Monday, November 13, 2017
The Transition of The Indian Banking Sector to Cashless Society is Driving Increased Technology Investments
The transition of the Indian banking sector to a cashless society is creating many opportunities of technology investments into digital payments infrastructure, according to Gartner, Inc. IT spending in banking and securities firms in India will increase by 11.7 percent in 2017 to reach $9.1 billion.
Several top banks in India are investing heavily into contactless payment, which uses near field communication (NFC) mechanisms, which is also propelling many investments into devices.
Devices spending in the Indian banking sector will grow the fastest at 20 percent in 2017, followed by IT servicesat 15.8 percent. Firms in the banking and securities industry are investing more in devices to upgrade their existing infrastructure.
“Indian banks are getting back on track after slower IT spending the last two quarters, which was prompted by demonetization,” Moutusi Sau, principal research analyst at Gartner. “However, as banks focus on enhancing the legacy infrastructure and making digital transformation the primary goals for the banks, we will see more investments flow into newer concepts like artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain.”