• October 21, 2021

PayNearby bags the ‘Dream Company to Work For’ award at the 19th Asian HR Leadership Awards 2021 

The company was chosen in the Organizational Awards category for its commitment to the development of PayNearby’s family 

Mumbai,June, 2021: PayNearby, India’s leading branchless banking and digital payments network, has been awarded as the ‘Dream Company to Work For’ at the prestigious 19th Asian HR Leadership Awards, 2021. The awards were presented at a virtual ceremony held on June 2021, attended by representatives from leading corporations, celebrating the achievements of all the winners. The Asian Leadership Awards recognize outstanding business leaders and organizations for their commitment to excellence, developing best practices, and innovative strategies.

PayNearby, through its trusted network of 15+ lakh retailers across 17, 500+ PIN codes, has been instrumental in ensuring undisrupted financial services to the masses, bridging the urban-rural divide. Their BC network, known as ‘Digital Pradhan’, bring essential financial services at the last mile without which the population would have been left on the fringes of the society. Aiding PayNearby in this inspiring journey are its people. With about 72% of its colleagues belonging in the age group of 21 – 35 years of age, PayNearby is a young company driven by the passion for creating a change by driving the agenda of financial inclusion in the country.

PayNearby was evaluated and awarded based on the organization’s operational performance, innovative technology and commitment to the development of its people. PayNearby is an equal opportunity workplace that thrives on merit and rewarding performance. The company facilitates inclusive interactions, objective decision making and creates equal opportunities for everyone. Additionally, the company empowers its women leaders equally and is known for its diversity and inclusion that prospers on merit and performance. PayNearby is devoted to ensuring that its people have fun while they go about scaling new heights and achieving new milestones.

To top it all, PayNearby’s efforts to ensure the wellbeing of its people during the pandemic, focus on nurturing an inclusive workplace, digitalization of HR services, and a unique approach in fostering a learning culture and upskilling effort were highly commended. The HR has been consistently playing a critical role in driving workplace culture by practicing humility and empathy towards the development of the teams, connecting diverse people to a common purpose, adapting to uncertainty, and fostering trusting relationships within and beyond teams.In the post COVID-19 era, where there was an increasing need to engage its people online and offline, PayNearby designed various wellness programmes, counselling, awareness and digitalized services to empower its people in every way.

PayNearby believes that success is delivered as a team and the people are its most valuable assets. With growing operations across the country and PayNearby becoming a pure-play digital and financial services operator at the last mile, the company looks to be led by talent best positioned to become its enablers. PayNearby aims to nurture a pool of future leaders with a strong understanding of the industry landscape along with in-depth functional skills.

Acknowledging the win, Anand Kumar Bajaj, Founder, MD & CEO, PayNearby said, “We, at PayNearby, are grateful and honoured that we received the 19th Asian HR Leadership Award to become a ‘Dream Company to Work for’. This is a proud moment for us as we continue to innovate our HR practices to attract and retain the right talent and create an outstanding work environment for all. We live by the philosophy that culture eats strategy for breakfast any day. And, we are committed to creating an engaging culture for our people to ensure that life at PayNearby is always fun and fulfilling. At PayNearby, no voice is unheard, no suggestions are ignored.

Our people are our most valuable assets and we pledge to go the extra mile to ensure their growth and progress. Even during the pandemic which posed the ultimate test of resilience for business organizations globally, our HR team was dedicated to delivering the highest level of service to the PayNearby family so that they could serve our retailers and customers better. PayNearby is humbled by this prestigious award and for the recognition it signifies. The award means that we are doing the right thing at the right time in the right way in sync with our Zidd Aage Badhne Ki.”

About PayNearby: Incepted in April 2016, PayNearby is a fintech company creating technology and distribution network to reach financial/non-financial services to India and Bharat both. PayNearby empowers retail shop owners to offer digital services to local communities, thereby boosting digital financial inclusion. Retailer services are focused on Agent Banking, Digital payments, microSavings, microInsurance, Loan enablement among others.

It was founded by Anand Kumar Bajaj, Subhash Kumar, Yashwant Lodha & Rajesh Jha who bring with them rich experience in the field of banking, payments and other financial sectors. PayNearby is a DIPP-certified FinTech startup, partnering with various financial institutions including YES Bank, RBL Bank, IndusInd Bank, SBM Bank India, Equitas SFB, Ujjivan SFB, Axis Bank, ICICI Bank, State Bank of India, CC Avenue, Bill Desk, NPCI, FASTag, NBFC and FMCG companies. It is the sole technology provider using Aadhaar Enabled Payment Services (AEPS) and IMPS to YES Bank, making them one of the only two fintech companies hosted by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).

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