In keeping with its commitment to serve India’s vast under-served rural areas, PayPoint India, the last-mile technology-enabled Distribution network of financial services, has partnered with Dvara and launched e-Gold on its platform. This initiative is yet another huge step, extending an entire gamut of financial products to the proverbial bottom of the nation.
India’s tech-unsavvy rural customers can now easily invest in e-gold with guided assistance from PayPoint store staff. With more than 48,000 tech-enabled offline stores across India, Paypoint India has eased the means of investing in smaller denominations through the Dvara SmartGold investment. Unlike buying physical gold, Customers can invest as low as Rs. 500 on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. It is also a safe investment instrument as every rupee of e-gold purchased is supported by physical bullion purchased and held securely in government-approved lockers managed by one of the world’s largest gold vaulting services providers. The company’s retailer-driven assisted model helps customers make an informed decision for availing services from their trained partners and its digital platform.
Through its plug-and-play platform, PayPoint offers a bouquet of services. 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 of the company remains in bridging the financial inclusion gap between developed urban India and under-served rural India.
Dvara SmartGold is promoting micro-savings to motivate and assist the more vulnerable households in creating a Financial Safety-Net for their families. It is the only institution offering a savings product that the target customers are familiar with and comfortable with and are willing to benefit from the significant value that the platform provides. The Dvara SmartGold Micro-Savings platform allows the customer to save in a regular asset class – Gold, in the most convenient, secure, and cost-effective manner and enable the flexibility to use gold savings anytime for any planned requirements or emergencies.
Additionally, e-Gold investment provides high liquidity wherein customers can instantly cash on gold balances from their local PayPoint touchpoints. Through this uniquely crafted micro-savings plan, customers can save in small flexible installments over time to achieve a degree of financial security for their family.
Commenting on the development, Ketan Doshi, Managing Director of PayPoint India, said, “PayPoint has always strived to offer customers a value-packed option. This association with Dvara Smart Gold is another milestone in our journey towards being best-in-class for our customers. Transparency in pricing and seamless purchase and savings are major advantages of this initiative. It is high in liquidity as one can sell it at any point of time with no impurity risks.”
Sanjeev Agarwal, Founder Director of Dvara SmartGold, said,” We are delighted to partner with PayPoint – one of the topmost Business Correspondents (BCs) in India. We look forward to work on our joint mission of financial inclusion and leveraging technology to connect the middle and lower-income households with a diverse range of financial products & services.”
In today’s unprecedented times, when COVID-19 is ravaging the world, PayPoint is making every effort to mitigate people’s financial burden due to the crisis. While the current situation has brought the need for continual savings to the fore, the initiative would ensure people in India’s remotest part avail of steady investment options, thereby securing their Golden Future!