After the advent of ATM cards, people have started roaming around with light pockets, with just a couple of ATM cards in their wallet which provide them the opportunity to withdraw cash as and when they require. While urban cities and towns have ATMs of various banks within walking distance, villages are deprived of this privilege. People dwelling in the outskirts do not get to live with such freedom and thus are always under threat of theft. Another pain-area is while we are travelling to the outskirts. Now taking a lot of cash while travelling is not a good idea but money-need can arise anytime, anywhere. In areas where ATM’s are a scarcity and one cannot live or travel with a lot of cash with them, it becomes a huge problem.
At a place where you know no one and you do not have enough cash, Payworld is no less than a silver lining on the cloud. Payworld offers a wide range of services which ensures you always have helping hand. If you are at a place where there is no hint of an ATM at a wide stretch, Payworld Cash Point is at your service. You can just step in, at a Kirana, Stationery or Chemist store who has tied-up with Payworld and get up to Rs. 2000 instant in cash. As a traveller, this becomes really easy for one to withdraw the minimal amount of cash required and travel without worrying about any excess cash. For the village dwellers, this concept of Mini-ATM is nothing less than a blessing in disguise.
While urban towns have a lot of platforms and services which help make their life easier and worry-free, rural India is still living in a state of oblivion. By offering a plethora of services, Payworld is bringing villages close to the urban towns and cities having access to all modern amenities.
Cash Points, basically, are another term for an Automated Teller Machine, more popularly known as ATMs. For a metropolitan city, ATMs are an everyday sight. But what about the rural man who has to walk endless kilometres just to withdraw some cash? Payworld recognized this need and acted upon it.
In 2015, Intelligent Electronic Transaction Processing platform Payworld, announced that it has launched Payworld Cash Point, a service that lets consumers obtain cash at retail points in areas where ATMs are not available or accessible. Payworld in association with State Bank of India is operating this scheme. “This would also be helpful to the millions of people in rural and semi-urban areas that have opened bank accounts under the Prime Minister’s Jan Dhan Yojana and have debit cards but no access to an ATM machine in their neighbourhood,” Payworld said in a statement.
To provide this service, a retailer will use the Payworld app installed on a smartphone equipped with a card reader machine. Payworld provides both the app and the card reader. “All he has to do is to swipe the walk in customer’s debit card, and on authorization by the bank, pay out the cash,” Payworld said. Account holders with a debit card can request a maximum of ₹. 2,000 in cash from this cash-out facility of Payworld.
The company’s target is Tier III and Tier IV cities and rural areas where bank branches and ATMs are scattered. “Our initial plan is to launch the scheme with 500 retailers and gradually scale it up to over 5,000 by December 2016,” said Praveen Dhabhai, COO of Payworld.
Money is a critical resource needed by all individuals for their daily functioning. In many instances, we have sufficient funds in our bank account but often run out of liquidity in our wallet. Further, accessing this money can be quite difficult at times like when one is travelling. Many times it happens that while on vacation we are on the look-out for an ATM to withdraw cash, which can be quite difficult in the under developed areas of the country. A lot of residents living in rural areas in India with legitimate bank accounts are unable to access their money in times of need due to lack of ATM machines and bank branches in their locality. Continue reading