HDFC Bank, India’s largest private sector bank, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Manipal Business Solutions (MBS), a fully owned subsidiary of Manipal Technologies Limited (MTL). MTL is part of the diversified USD 2 billion enterprise “The Manipal Group” with a 8000+ strong workforce.
Through this MoU, MBS will become a corporate business correspondent of HDFC Bank. MBS has a decade long financial inclusion experience and a network of over 230,000 SahiPay merchants that will further strengthen HDFC Bank’s presence in rural geographies, bridging the Bharat-India divide. MBS’s in-house and robust technology solutions will ensure high quality services in rural areas, secure transactions, and quick turnaround time for setting up the network.
The MoU was signed by Mr Rajesh Shet, CBO, Manipal Business Solutions and Mr. Dinesh Luthra, National Head Corporate BC Business, HDFC Bank, in the presence of Ms Smita Bhagat, Country Head GIB, CSC, E-Commerce, Start-ups & Inclusive Banking Initiatives Group, HDFC Bank and Mr Ajay Kumar Sharma, National Product Head, Corporate BC Business, HDFC Bank at Delhi.
This partnership will primarily aid in inculcating savings behaviour and will bring banking products and services to deeper geographies. The idea is to educate consumers on the importance of Banking and managing money. MBS with its reach and expertise will act as a banking point catering to collection and payment of small deposits and withdrawals in areas which are unbanked, furnish of mini account statements and other account information. This will also provide digital solutions and finance options to small traders and merchants.
With our partnership with MBS, we will foster collaboration and longevity and allow the Alliance to offer banking services and solutions by leveraging their network and platform. We want to take Banking across the country wherein a non-banking consumer can perform Banking functions at ease and is able to experience best financial services with impact on their life” said Ms. Smita Bhagat, Country Head, HDFC Bank
Mr. Kamaljeet Rastogi, CEO – MBS, said “Our expertise in the financial inclusion domain, led by our SahiPay merchant network and backed by cutting-edge technology makes us the right partner for HDFC Bank to extend their banking services to the unbanked. Through this partnership, we’ll offer all asset and liability banking products & services, which is in line with our vision of providing affordable banking access in rural India.”