Point of Sale (PoS) transactions in State Bank of India surged 300% in numbers and 200% by value, SBI chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya said on Thursday.
“If you take a look at the wallet, the wallet download is hugely up. In fact, we have never seen so many wallet downloads, which itself is more than 100%.
“Typical transaction levels have surged and we are seeing a huge demand. A lot of people are coming to us for PoS machines,” she said.
For instance, the Bombay Doctor’s Association had on Thursday requested the bank for 650 PoS machines for use in doctors’ chambers, she pointed out.
Similarly, a lot of corporates were asking for Impress Cards for low value payment to many of their contract workers, even for people like drivers who were given cash to tank up cars.
They can be given Impress cards as there was a lot of demand for cards and PoS machines, Bhattacharya said.
SBI is installing 3,600 PoS machines at various toll plazas so people can use cards instead of cash at the tolls, she said, adding there was a lot of activity currently going on for installing PoS machines and issuance of cards.