Mumbai: In line with its vision to create a digitally one nation and connect Bharat with India through financial empowerment at the last mile, PayNearby, the country’s largest branchless banking network, today unveiled its new brand identity. The company introduced its new brand logo and brand slogan ‘Zidd Aage Badhne Ki’, signaling the company’s determined vision to lead India into a new age of growth and prosperity, where the benefits of advancements reach everyone, everywhere.
With over 15 lakh retail touch points across 17,300 PIN codes in India, servicing close to 12 crore Indians on a range of products and services while delivering a monthly throughput of ~5000 crores, PayNearby today stands tall as the largest agent banking platform in the entire Southeast Asia region. The company now aims to aggressively upscale its retail network from the existing 15 lakhs to over 50 lakhs in the near future. The new brand identity is, thus, part of a larger evolution of the brand as it aims to solidify its leadership position while diligently embarking on a mission to uplift the life of every citizen in the country.
While driving financial inclusion at the last mile, empowering local retailers who are building the nation ground-up and thereby creating a digitally forward and financially inclusive India has been the company’s constant pursuit. With the new brand identity, the company aims to reimagine its brand narrative to reflect its current strengths, core values, and aspirations. The idea behind the logo revamp is to present PayNearby 2.0, with a fresh brand narrative that is deeply rooted in the past, is reflective of the present, and draws inspiration for the future.
The new brand logo consists of two key elements – an arrow symbolizing growth and prosperity and the location pin denoting PayNearby’s reach across the country, to everyone everywhere. The corporate logo thus represents the company’s vision of growth while its brand narrative ‘Zidd Aage Badhne Ki’, reiterates its commitment to empowering the last mile through its retail network, which has the ability to influence and uplift the surrounding ecosystem.
Commenting on the development, Anand Kumar Bajaj, Founder, MD & CEO, PayNearby said, “Determination is not just a word but a passion that is inside us all. When we started our journey, little did we know that we would make such a big difference in the lives of our countrymen at the last mile? It is this determination and passion to move ahead towards our goal that has made this possible. And, this journey would not have been imaginable without our Digital Pradhans, who have time and again selflessly come to the aid of the banking sector to serve the masses including the migrants and rural population by offering seamless digital and banking services, even in these tough times. The remarkable work done by our retailers and our 650+ colleagues at PayNearby, over the last four years has made PayNearby synonymous with financial inclusion in the country. Our brand narrative is an ode to the resilience demonstrated to succeed against all odds, to the zeal demonstrated to lead a better life individually and collectively as a nation, and to the unstoppable ambition that each of us carries to be a part of the country’s growth journey.”
“PayNearby’s new logo represents the company’s commitment to driving change and innovation to connect Bharat with India and to empower every retailer, thereby taking digital and banking services to every nook and corner of the country. While our name remains the same, our logo has changed significantly to better represent PayNearby 2.0, our dreams and commitment to create a stronger, better India. Zidd Aage Badhne Ki is not just an expression, it’s our emotion,” Bajaj added.
Commenting on this Jayatri Dasgupta, Chief Marketing Officer said, “India is a young nation, with a billion dreams that we live every day. From the daily age worker who migrates to a city for a better life, to the young man from rural India donning the Indian shirt to play for his country, our thirst to move ahead, to do better is exemplified in numerous moments around us.
Our customers and our Digital Pradhans are living examples of this determination. They personify the strong zeal to create a better life individually and collectively as a community. They reflect the dreams of our founders and 650 of us at PayNearby, who mirror this unstoppable ambition to make a meaningful impact in our country’s growth and create a better life for ourselves and the nation.
Our brand positioning is rooted in that sentiment, it is reflective of the journey we had in the past 4 years, our reality today, and our inspiration for tomorrow. We thank our research partner-Eschalot, and our creative agency- Leo Burnett Orchard, who partnered us in this journey.”