ICICI Bank Launches ‘InstaBIZ’ Banking Platform For MSMEs
The programme allows customers to avail as many as over 115 products and services in a digital and secure manner on their mobile phone or internet banking platform.
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ICICI Bank launched ‘InstaBIZ’ a new digital platform curated specially for MSMEs and self-employed customers to enable them to undertake their business banking transactions digitally and instantly.
The programme allows customers to avail as many as over 115 products and services in a digital and secure manner on their mobile phone or internet banking platform. Many of the services are first-in-the-industry and are available instantly.
This digital platform enables businesses to experience the convenience of a range of services completely digital, instant overdraft facility up to Rs 15 lakh and business loans, easy bulk collection and payments of funds through multiple digital modes, automatic bank reconciliation and undertake largely all of the export-import transactions like inward and outward remittances among others.
MSMEs, who are not customers of the Bank, can also download ‘InstaBIZ’ and avail the un-paralleled convenience of industry-first solutions. Prominently, they can get an instant sanction of an overdraft facility up to Rs. 10 lakh simply by uploading their bank statements and KYC details. They can also apply for a current account and customise its account number, which is displayed instantly.
Speaking about the initiative, Pankaj Gadgil, Head - Self Employed Segment, ICICI Bank, said, “The MSME and self-employed segment in India employs the largest workforce and is the backbone of our economy. We believe that ‘ease of doing business’ and ‘digitisation’ are key parameters for the growth of the MSME businesses. To this endeavour, we have launched ‘InstaBIZ’, the country’s first digital platform for entrepreneurs available as a mobile app and web portal.
A result of long and extensive research into the digitisation requirements of business transactions, we believe that ‘InstaBIZ’ is the most comprehensive digital platform available among banks in the country today. With 115 services on ‘one single digital' platform, it allows MSMEs and entrepreneurs to undertake almost all business-banking transactions digitally and on-the-go. It brings in unprecedented convenience for them by eliminating branch visits for transactions; providing access to instant outdoor even to non-customers of the Bank; instant tax-payments, inward remittances among many others. We believe that this ‘all-in-one’ digital platform service will provide easy banking services to MSMEs, free up their bandwidth from paper-intensive procedures and thus boost their business growth by improving overall productivity and efficiency”.
Any MSME can download ‘InstaBIZ’ application from the Google Play Store. It will shortly be available on Apple App Store also. They can also access ‘InstaBIZ’ on internet banking by logging into ICICI Bank’s ‘Corporate Internet Banking’ platform.