Feature Suggestions

multi-utility mPOS

Fino Payments Bank intends to set up a multi-utility mPOS apparatus across 10,000 banking issues to eliminate the hassle of carrying multiple devices by its own employees.

New Delhi: In a move to revamp its own infrastructure, Fino Payments Bank intends to set up multi-utility Android-based mPOS apparatus across 10,000 banking issues around the country in a phased way during the next 12 months, the business said on Thursday.

The movement is targeted at eliminating the hassle of carrying a number of devices by the agents resulting in improved services to clients, the business said.

"At another 12 months, we'd deploy these devices at 10,000 of our retail in addition to corporate banking issues, such as divisions, Bharat Petroleum (BPCL) sockets, franchisee factors and spouse bank business correspondent(BC) station," said Ashish Ahuja, executive vice president and head-products, Fino Payments Bank.

"We've deployed around 2000 apparatus to boost doorstep and neighbourhood banking solutions in urban centres in addition to rural areas for the convenience of our clients," additional Ahuja.

Currently, the correspondents of this lender need to carry several devices to ease fingerprint authentication and electronic transactions.

The crucial characteristic of the new Android-based mPOS is the fact that it's a single device with an in-built fingerprint scanner, card reader, camera, tablet and printer, in a mobile form factor, a statement by the lender stated.

"Along with using multiple functionalities, mPOS apparatus can also be interoperable. That means clients with debit cards issued by other banks may also do obligations and withdrawal transactions at Fino's banking issues," said Ahuja.

When the new infrastructure is set up, the business maintains its executives carrying the apparatus will have the ability to provide all of the banking services, such as account opening, deposit, withdrawal, cash transfer, product earnings (insurance, gold mortgage prospects, BC lending providers ) and also Aadhaar-enabled payment methods (AEPS portal), to clients directly to their own doorstep.

Fino that was a remittance service provider received consent in the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to function as a lender in March 2017. It began operations in September this past year.

The lender, whose clients have to keep Rs1,000 as minimum balance condition, provides 4 per cent interest on savings deposits.

The bank has a network of 422 branches and 25,000 access points spread throughout 14 states. These access points are in addition to the corporate BC brokers which provide services for other banks.

To make sure, a similar transfer was embraced by India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) that will press into support mail carriers outfitted with smartphones to return to the door and will start 3,250 customer access points around 650 districts as soon as it starts operations in April, wanting to cater mostly to under-banked rural places.

India includes three additional functional payment banks--Airtel Payments Bank, Paytm Payments Bank and Aditya Birla Idea Payments Bank.

  • simene83
  • Jan 7 2021