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Modi launches India’s largest payments bank

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union MoS Communication Manoj Sinha visit an exhibition at the launch of India Post Payments Bank (IPPB), in New Delhi on Sept 1, 2018. (Photo: IANS)
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union MoS Communication Manoj Sinha visit an exhibition at the launch of India Post Payments Bank (IPPB), in New Delhi on Sept 1, 2018. (Photo: IANS)
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses at the launch of India Post Payments Bank (IPPB), in New Delhi on Sept 1, 2018. Also seen Union MoS Communication Manoj Sinha. (Photo: IANS)
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union MoS Communication Manoj Sinha visit an exhibition at the launch of India Post Payments Bank (IPPB), in New Delhi on Sept 1, 2018. (Photo: IANS)
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses at the launch of India Post Payments Bank (IPPB), in New Delhi on Sept 1, 2018. (Photo: IANS)

NEW DELHI (Rahnuma):  Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched India Post Payments Bank (IPPB), the country’s largest payments bank by network size, officials said.

The bank was launched at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi and the function was witnessed at over 3,000 locations across India.

Modi while addressing the function said IPPB’s services will be made operational at 650 branches and more than 150,000 post offices which will be called “access points” within next few months.

“Through the IPPB, banking services will conveniently reach the remotest places in the country, and the people living there,” a government spokesman said.

The bank will offer a range of products such as savings and current accounts, money transfer, direct benefit transfers, bill and utility payments, and enterprise and merchant payments.

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