Digital payments started gaining traction in India around the time of demonetisation in 2016 and have been booming ever since. This has been possible due to India’s strong will to become a cash-lite economy and efforts of multiple stakeholders. The government of India is working for this cause on the front foot and the banks and private players have been equally participating and driving initiatives to boost digital payments.
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“It is imperative for us to understand the precautions that we must take while using them. While the cards do replace the need to carry huge amounts of cash, one must be extremely cautious while using them, especially with a high-risk merchant,” explains Rajesh Desai, CEO & Director, Lyra Network India.
“The credit and debit card purchases sky-rocket during this shopping sale season and as many of us use them, it is imperative for us to understand the precautions that we must take while using them. While the cards do replace the need to carry huge amounts of cash, one must be extremely cautious while using them, especially with a high-risk merchant,” Rajesh Desai, CEO & Director, Lyra Network India.
Rajesh Desai, CEO & Director Lyra Network (India), stressed on the need to follow certain security measures to avoid frauds. “With the technology becoming more and more sophisticated with each passing day, digital transactions are hardly vulnerable to breaches anymore. Today, the payment gateways offer highly effective security and anti-fraud tools to make transactions safe and secure. Transactions are done after double (or even triple) authentication. So, we can say that following certain security measures can help one avoid any cyber fraud,” Desai told FE Online.
Rajesh Desai, CEO & Director, Lyra Network India
The budget has clearly shown that present government has set a long term vision for moving the country to cashless society. In transport payments, mentioning of an integrated transport card (Rupay Card Scheme) to make payments for multiple transport options is indeed a step forward.
Lyra Network India, a fintech company offering transaction routing services, has been playing a pivotal role in making India’s e-payment journey smooth. This year Lyra Network plans to touch new horizons by introducing innovative offerings and services in the digital payment space.
Lack of infrastructure
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Operating as a processor of card payments from the point of sale and as an
ecommerce gateway provider, Lyra Network handled more than 10 billion
transactions last year from 3 million POS terminals and 55,000 online merchants. Those merchants include Carrefour, Eram..
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France-based payments solution provider Lyra Network India expects a growth of 50
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plans to double its investment in the country.
H.E. Alexandre Ziegler, Ambassador of France to India hosted the maiden edition of
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An avid leader envisioning to manifest his goals at every step of the journey is Rajesh
Desai, the CEO at Lyra. He collaborated with French professionals – Mr. Alain Lacour
and Mr. Christophe Mariette of Lyra Network, France to establish the company..