Online Payments & Loyalty Conference: A Ringside Look At Emerging Trends
A bustling e-commerce industry in India has naturally thrown up a vast market for e-payments. Although the presence of a huge consumer base without plastic money means new modes of offline payment have cropped up, e-payment is certainly the way to go as the market matures. Techcircle's Online Payments & Loyalty Conference, held in Delhi on January 20, brought together the who's who of the e-payment industry in India and saw them discussing some key and defining trends in this space.
The opening session on Online Payments Infrastructure, moderated by Vijay Shekhar Sharma of the mobile Internet firm One97 Communications, brought out the current trends such as the big switch (read â€“ credit to direct debit as a payment mode), the nascent mobile payment environment and the security issues which still prove to be a hurdle in building consumer confidence.