India’s leading end-to-end payments and banking solutions provider, Sarvatra Technologies announced that they have successfully on-boarded ‘Sevalia Urban Co-operative Bank’ as a 450th co-operative bank on National Financial Switch (NFS) on 17th August 2018. With this addition, the company has enabled as many co-operative banks on digital payment platform by making them interoperable with large banks. It has enabled lakhs of semi-urban and rural customers to the digital banking world and their aim is to add another 50 plus co-operative banks by FY 2019.
Sarvatra has provided digital payment platform from the smallest cooperative banks to the largest lenders in India like ICICI Bank, IDBI Bank and new generation clients like Paytm Payments Bank, Equitas Small Finance Bank etc.
Sarvatra backed by prominent investors like Mr. Vallabh Bhanshali, Chairman, Enam Group, ICICI Bank, Indian Overseas Bank and Oracle Financial Services Software, has played a vital role in contributing towards Financial Inclusion in India.
Mr. Dilip Asbe, MD & CEO, National Payments Corporation of India said, “Sarvatra started with NFS, providing RuPay Debit and Kissan Credit Cards issuance and enabling transactions on ATMs, POS and eCommerce. They are bringing sub-member banks on other NPCI platforms like IMPS, UPI, AePS and Bharat BillPay. Sarvatra not only on boards UCBs but also SCBs and DCCBs which is helping in financial inclusion.”
Speaking about the development, Mr. Mandar Agashe, Founder & Vice Chairman, Sarvatra Technologies said, “Sarvatra has done a pioneering role in bringing latest digital payment technologies to India’s ‘underbanked’ population. We defined financial inclusion as providing all payment facilities to a customer of a bank in the remotest location of India which an urban customer of a modern bank will get in a metro city like Mumbai. In our journey, we had to handhold smaller cooperative banks in every aspect of digitization. For large banks like ICICI Bank and Paytm we ensured that we provided top quality payment switches like UPI and IMPS which scaled from a few thousand transactions to few lakh transactions per day effortlessly within a few weeks.”
“Co-operative bank customers are increasingly relying on digital payment services. From a relatively small amount transacted earlier, the transaction value on Sarvatra platform has grown ten-fold in the past five years. In 2018, the transaction value is set to touch Rs. 40, 000 crores and is expected to continue growing exponentially over next few years.” he further added.
Sarvatra Technologies provided SaaS-based technology infrastructure for banks to centralize its system and to participate in the national payments network. The entire management of data centers and technological infrastructure has led to reduced operating cost for them.
The company has on-boarded banks across India covering 23 states and 03 union territories. Sarvatra works very closely with its sponsor banks – HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank and Yes Bank. The company holds a leadership position in providing technology for UPI transactions in India and manages more than 50% of the total transaction that is generated on UPI nationally.