Airtel Payments Bank Surpasses Rs 400 Crore Quarterly Revenue Mark

Airtel Payments Bank achieves remarkable Q1'FY24 performance with substantial revenue growth and impressive profit surge of 143 percent YoY.

Highlights

  • Airtel Payments Bank profits surge by 143 percent YoY during Q1 FY24.
  • Customer deposits grow to Rs 1,922 Cr, driven by new users.
  • Airtel Payments Bank user base expands to 55.4 million monthly transacting users.

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Airtel Payments Bank Surpasses Rs 400 Crore Quarterly Revenue Mark
Airtel Payments Bank, India's leading multi-segment fintech with a banking license, has reported a robust financial performance for the first quarter of the fiscal year 2023-24. The bank's quarterly revenue has surged to Rs 400 crore for the first time, marking a substantial increase of 41 percent year-on-year (YoY). Moreover the bank said its profits have grown 143 percent YoY during the same quarter.

Also Read: Airtel Payments Bank Revenue Surges by 37 Percent to Rs 1,291 Crores in FY23




Transacting User Base

Airtel Payments Bank (APB) stated that fueled by the addition of new users, customer deposits experienced growth, reaching Rs 1,922 crore. Presently, the bank has a user base of 55.4 million monthly transacting users. The annualized gross merchandise value (GMV) stands at Rs 2,381 billion, while the annual revenue surpasses Rs 1,600 crore.

Uptake in Digital Offerings

The bank has attributed the revenue growth to the uptake of its digital offerings, including digital banking solutions and financial services. This has resulted in a notable demand for the bank's customized plans, which offer added benefits such as insurance to savings account customers on an annual basis for an additional payment.

Also Read: Airtel Payments Bank Now Offers Comprehensive Health Insurance on Airtel Thanks App

Airtel Payments Bank stated: "We have achieved a remarkable milestone in our growth journey this quarter. For the first time, our revenues have surged to Rs 400 cr. Our brand's reliability and cutting-edge product offerings, combined with an unparalleled distribution network and advanced technology, have positioned us favourably to continue accelerating our expansion. The remarkable success we've achieved serves as a validation of the payments bank model and its crucial role in meeting the digital and financial inclusion requirements of the country."

Strategic Approach

Airtel Payments Bank said it has adopted a strategic multi-segment approach, catering to diverse customer segments, including urban digital consumers, rural underbanked individuals, and industries and businesses. The Bank offers a complete end-to-end suite of digital banking services complemented by insurance, lending, and investment solutions. The annualised transaction volume, exceeding 7 billion, has established the bank as one of India's fastest-growing digital banks, according to the bank.

Also Read: Airtel Payments Bank launches BizKhata for Small Businesses and Merchants

Airtel Payments Bank, with over 500,000 banking points in remote rural areas offering essential financial services, is also the largest micro cash player in the country with over 3,000 corporate partners.

In conclusion, Airtel Payments Bank's financial performance, digital solutions, widespread distribution network, and unwavering commitment to financial inclusion collectively underscore its remarkable growth in revenue and profits in Q1'FY24.

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