Modi launches APIX technology; what it is, how it will help 2 billion people without bank accounts globally

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November 14, 2018 3:11 PM

In a bid to reach two billion people worldwide who are still without bank accounts, Prime Minister Modi launched the APIX (Application Programming Interface Exchange), a banking technology platform in Singapore Wednesday.

Rs 75 commemorative coin, Features of 75 rupees coin, 75th anniversary of Tricolour hoisting by Bose, Modi government, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Port Blair, the Ministry of Finance.APIX is a banking technology platform which is designed to reach two billion people all across the world who are still living without bank accounts.(Reuters)

In a bid to reach two billion people worldwide who are still without bank accounts, Prime Minister Modi launched the APIX (Application Programming Interface Exchange), a banking technology platform in Singapore Wednesday. The technology platform was launched by Modi along with Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore T Shanmugaratnam after he became the first leader to address the esteemed Fintech Festival in the country.

“We must bring the unbanked 1.7 billion people in the world into the formal financial market. We must extend the security of insurance and pension to more than a billion workers in the informal sectors worldwide, who still do not have it,” PTI reported citing Prime Minister Modi.

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About APIX

APIX is a banking technology platform which is designed to reach two billion people all across the world who are still living without bank accounts. The technology platform has been designed by software experts based out of Hyderabad, Colombo and London. It is a sophisticated technology developed by Boston-headquartered Virtusa, especially for smaller banks, Tier 3 and 4, to reach out to people living in the remote regions.

How it will help people without bank accounts

The technology platform is designed to assist banking institutions to reach out the people without bank accounts in 23 nations such as 10 ASEAN members as well as major markets such as India, and small nations including Fiji, said Nikhil Menon, PTI reported citing Virtusa’s senior vice president and Asia regional head.

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