The value of transactions processed through the National Payment System (NPS) in the first week of October declined by 14 percent from $2.3 billion in the previous week to $1.9 billion due to a decline in Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) transactions.
In a weekly report, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) said RTGS transactions declined by 20 percent from $1.7 billion reported previously to $1.3 billion, accounting for 70 percent of the value of transactions processed through the NPS.
Mobile-based transactions were largely flat at $345.96 million from $342.70 million while Point Of Sale (POS) increased by 12 percent to $243.41 million from $218.07 million.
Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) went up 22 percent to $5.29 million.
Cheque transactions declined by 5 percent from $1.30 million to $1.24 million.
In terms of volumes mobile based transactions accounted for 69 percent transactions while POS took up 29 percent.
RTGS and ATMs were at 0.67 and 0.53 percent respectively. –The Source