September 30, 2022


New Delhi: Spice Cash, a DiGiSPICE Group firm devoted in the direction of making use of fin-tech options to realize larger monetary inclusion, has taken one other robust step in the direction of this goal by means of its ‘Micro-ATMs’ related in design to Level-of-Sale card machines.

Spice Cash has already been rolling out the money withdrawal facility throughout its 2,00,000 service provider factors by means of Aadhaar Enabled Cost System. It continues so as to add 1000’s of retailers to this community each month.

Contemplating the truth that Confederation of ATM business (CATMi) has introduced its plans to close down almost 50 per cent ATMs because of excessive upkeep price of software program and tools upgrades, Spice Cash has taken up the urgent activity of creating an alternate transactional framework. 

The enterprise’s AEPS techniques allow thumb-print pushed transactions by means of, whereas its Micro-ATMs permit customers carrying debit playing cards to do important monetary transactions. The AEPS techniques have already reached throughout 2 lakh buyer touchpoints, whereas greater than 10,000 micro-ATM gadgets unfold throughout the states of UP, Bihar, Jharkhand and Orissa are easing monetary operations for tens of millions of Indians daily.

Plummeting variety of ATMs is a large disaster going through the nation in the mean time.  The issue is compounded additional by the growing variety of financial institution accounts by means of initiatives akin to Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, which lie unused because of restricted accessibility to ATMs. 

Spice Cash’s Micro ATMs goal to bridge this rising want hole by permitting customers to hold out important monetary transactions by empowering native retailers and kirana retailer house owners with these gadgets. The AEPS techniques empower even essentially the most marginalized and underserved Indians, bringing the comfort of thumb-print enabled transactions at their doorstep.

Whereas India is digitizing quickly, a significant section of Bharat’s inhabitants continues to be underserved, particularly with regards to monetary operations. The agricultural-urban schism is large, with solely 49 financial institution branches per million individuals in rural areas towards 139 in metros and solely 110 ATMs per million in semi-urban and rural India as in comparison with a whopping 305 in city India.

Contemplating the ATM scarcity disaster, the state of affairs can solely worsen additional. Spice Cash’s twin solutions-Aadhaar Enabled Cost Techniques and Micro ATM devices-tackle these issues most effectively. They permit important monetary transactions akin to Money Withdrawal and Steadiness Enquiry. Customers can swipe their debit playing cards on the machine and withdraw the respective amount of money. Steadiness enquiry by means of a safe PIN/ID based mostly system will also be accomplished. Via its targeted efforts, Spice Cash has established itself as one of many frontrunners in strengthening the nationwide banking system by initiating a parallel, and more cost effective, community of monetary empowerment.

Commenting on the similar, Dilip Modi, Chairman, DiGiSPICE stated, “Bridging the hole between ‘Bharat’ and ‘India’ is on the coronary heart of Spice Cash’s efforts. Our Micro-ATMs and AEPS system have enabled individuals to place cash into their accounts at their comfort and transact greater than they ever might earlier than. It’s by means of the facility of technologically superior options akin to superior analytics, AI, and new supply platforms that the dream of a really financially inclusive India will be achieved, making ‘Bharat’ as empowered, and aspirational as the remainder of India!”

India has the world’s second largest variety of web customers and is predicted to have greater than 450 million smartphone customers by 2022.

Contemplating the identical, the easiest way to realize larger monetary inclusion is to make use of the facility of digital know-how and make each particular person a potential financial institution, fairly than make them journey 15-20km to even find an ATM! Because the formal banking sector turns into extra technologically aligned and strategically targeted, they’re visualizing enterprises like Spice Cash as efficient companions fairly than rivals to be higher ready for the way forward for banking.



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