National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and Fiserv, Inc., have entered into an understanding that will enable the launch of plug and play RuPay credit card stack, ‘nFiNi’. This BaaS (banking-as-a-service) programme offers a ready stack of services needed for fintechs and banks to issue RuPay credit cards.
Under the nFiNi program, NPCI and Fiserv will be expanding the market base by enabling fintechs and banks on credit cards.
The nFiNi programme is said to be reducing onboarding time via services offered including a hosted card management system covering transaction processing, fraud, and risk management, open APIs, and surround services to support card programs. Fintechs will now be able to co-create new credit card programs sponsored by banks on nFiNi.
Nalin Bansal, Chief of Corporate Relationships & Fintechs, NPCI said, “We are glad to collaborate with Fiserv for the launch of innovative RuPay credit card stack for banks and fintechs. The program will add variety to the services offered by new-age fintechs and banks, especially for the issuance of credit cards. We believe this will accelerate the penetration of RuPay cards in the country as well as lead to increased penetration of credit in the market in both urban and rural space. It is important to provide a robust tech stack of services to these institutions which will not only help them in seamless integration of products and services but also allow them to reach out to a greater number of customers more effectively.”
Rishi Chhabra, General Manager – India & Sri Lanka, Fiserv said, “Fiserv is proud to partner with NPCI in the journey to expand credit card and financial solutions to the larger population. NPCI, with its well-established market leadership in enabling digital payments and settlements, is in an excellent position to support the fintech ecosystem in building access to credit for India. The service-oriented architecture and open APIs of locally-hosted FirstVision facilitate rapid application development to enable new capabilities to be brought to market more quickly, while at the same time, facilitating regulatory compliance. In this endeavor to drive financial and credit inclusion, we look forward to working with NPCI and the alternate data providers and credit bureaus as we jointly build use cases in the market.”