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NayaPay becomes 1LINK’s PayPak affiliate member with Meezan Bank as the settlement bank

NayaPay (Pvt.) Limited (NayaPay) has joined 1LINK (Pvt.) Limited’s (1LINK) PayPak scheme as an Affiliate Member, with Meezan Bank Limited as the settlement bank.

Mr. Danish Lakhani, CEO, NayaPay and Mr. Najeeb Agrawalla, CEO, 1LINK signed an agreement to this effect at 1LINK’s office in Karachi.

An applicant for the recently introduced E-Money Institution (EMI) license, NayaPay aims to build a robust payment services platform enabling merchants and consumers to sign up, transact and communicate cheaply, securely and conveniently. NayaPay places great emphasis on providing multiple cash-in and cash-out avenues to customers for their convenience.

As a PayPak Affiliate Member, NayaPay will be able to issue PayPak debit cards to their E-Money account holders who can then withdraw their funds at any ATM across Pakistan, and use their PayPak cards to transact with various retailers through PayPak enabled POS terminals.

Left to right: Bashir Khan (COO, 1LINK), Najeeb Agrawalla (CEO, 1LINK), Danish Lakhani (CEO, NayaPay), Shariq Mubeen (Head of ADC, Meezan Bank)

In line with the State Bank of Pakistan’s Vision 2020, the partnership between NayaPay and 1LINK is a step forward in the effort to enhance financial penetration and broaden access to formal financial services in Pakistan.

Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Lakhani, CEO, NayaPay, said: “We believe the enablement of E-Money institutions will usher in an era of immense convenience, innovation and transparency in our financial system. With NayaPay, we intend to introduce a mobile app based, low cost and secure digital payments platform – the benefits of which will extend to all segments of society.”

Mr. Agrawalla, CEO, 1LINK stated, “1LINK is pleased to have NayaPay onboard. It is encouraging to see non-banking entities playing an active role in offering digital payments variants and offer value added services. Launch of Electronic Money Institutions (EMI) is a game changer for promoting digital economy in the country. The wider acceptance of Electronic money will have substantial effects in people’s lives and in the future development of electronic commerce.”

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