The company is currently present in 35+ cities and plans to scale its presence by adding another 30 cities by December ...
BharatPeplans to substantially scale up its presence by adding another 30 cities to its list by December 2020.
- The cities, spread across India, include
tier-1 citieslike Kolkata and Chennai, emerging cities like Coimbatore, Kochi, Dehradun, Nagpur, Bhubaneswar, Patna as well as tourist hubs like Amritsar, Varanasi, Agra, Allahabad, amongst others.
- The company aims to add another 3 million merchants to its existing list of over 5 million merchants by the end of FY 21.
and Chennai, emerging cities like Coimbatore, Kochi, Dehradun, Nagpur, Bhubaneswar, Patna as well as tourist hubs like Amritsar, Varanasi, Agra, Allahabad, amongst others. The company aims to add another 3 million merchants to its existing list of over 5 million merchants by the end of FY 21.
The announcement is in line with the company’s commitment to become the preferred financial services partner for over 60 million SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) in India. The company will be rolling out it’s one-of-a-kind interoperable UPI QR with zero transaction fees, and it’s recently launched zero rental, zero fees card acceptance machine (BharatSwipe) in the new cities.
Additionally, BharatPe would be offering attractive collateral-free loans of upto Rs 7 lakhs at competitive interest rates to merchants, with the objective of helping them grow their business.
BharatPe will offer its hybrid repayment model with a combination of daily QR/ POS collection and weekly payments made directly from the bank account to the merchants availing loans. Speaking on the expansion,
month basis. Also, our lending vertical has scaled very well and we are on track to disburse loans of Rs 1000 crores by the end of the year.”
Added Suhail, “We are committed to create a well-rounded financial ecosystem for SMEs with our variety of products including payments, loans, gold and insurance. This decision to double our footprint in the country is in line with this. We have handpicked cities that are either business hubs or emerging commercial centres, for this phase of expansion. We look forward to enabling millions of more businesses in the new cities we are venturing in.”
BharatPe will be rolling out its range of financial services for merchants, across all the new cities.
These include Amritsar, Kota, Guntur, Kakinada, Rajmundri, Jodhpur, Coimbatore, Madurai, Nagpur, Kochi, Trichy, Raipur, Trivandrum, Bilaspur, Durg Bhilai, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Kolkata, Patna, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar, Guwahati, Jamshedpur, Chennai, Agra, Allahabad, Aurangabad, Dehradun, Patiala, Rohtak, Silchar, Agartala, Shillong and Varanasi.