Wednesday, May 5, 2021

RBI Move to support the SFBs and Ease Out Liquidity to the Last Mile SMEs

" The RBI move to create an Rs.10,000 crore Special LTRO for SFBs is very well-timed and a highly proactive move to ease out liquidity to the last mile SMEs amid a raging pandemic. Equally, the loan amount is capped at Rs 10 lakhs to efficiently reach the intended beneficiaries. It is heartening to note that the central bank has rightly acknowledged the role of SFBs as a true conduit for the last mile supply of credit to India’s growth engine.


The relaxation in KYC requirements is a very welcome step for all regulated entities, but more so for the pre-paid instruments and wallets. Conversion and recognition of limited KYC accounts - opened in non-face-to-face Aadhaar-based e-KYC mode - to fully KYC-compliant accounts will go a long way in popularising wallets among customers. The extension of time for updating KYC till December 31, 2021 without any restrictions on customer accounts shows the caring and thoughtful side of the regulator.” Ketan Doshi, MD at PayPoint India


About PayPoint India Network Pvt. Ltd.

PayPoint is a technology-enabled Distribution network of Financial Services. The company's digitally connected network of 48000+ offline stores offers various Financial services like Banking (PMJDY accounts), micro ATM services, Wallets (Paypointz), Remittances, Bill payments, insurance, Merchant QR, and many more. Apart from Financial services, PayPoint also offers consumer services to the underserved like Travel booking, Recharges, Amazon-assisted shopping, Gift Cards, etc. through its strong network of retail stores spread across the country. The company's retailer-driven assisted model helps customers make an informed decision for availing services from their trained partners and its digital platform.


PayPoint offers a bouquet of services through its plug-and-play platform. More than 100 Services providers are plugged into the company's system and interact with them on a real-time basis catering to more than 4 million customers month on month. The primary objective is to bridge the financial inclusion gap between developed urban India and under-served rural India.

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