BankBazaar.com, India’s leading financial marketplace is deepening its presence across India with a 63% increase in non-metro visitors to the website in FY19 as compared to FY18. Of these, more than 54% are new visitors. BankBazaar is present in more than 1300 cities across India. The total increase in visitors in the last financial year, including metros, stood at 35.7%.
As more and more first-time internet users log on to buy financial products online, BankBazaar noted a 92% year-on-year increase in non-metro visitors from South India. Cities like Mangaluru (271%), Kozhikode (259%), and Coimbatore (245%) showed the highest increase in the number of visitors in South India. East India showed a 62% increase in non-metro visitors followed by North India at 58% and West India at 51%. Some of the fastest growing cities in these regions are Agartala at 240%, Meerut at 244% and Surat at 220%.
Speaking about the increasingly pan-India growth, Adhil Shetty, Co-founder and CEO, BankBazaar, said, “There is a strong demand for online, instant financial services in smaller towns. Increasing levels of digitization have also made the business model viable for smaller towns and cities. Today, they are outpacing the metros in adopting new-age banking methods and are demanding services that are quick, efficient, and innovative. We believe that BankBazaar with its technology and platform can bridge any gap effectively by bringing the widest range of products tailored for every customer segment.”
The non-metro market made its presence felt strongly with higher average loan ticket sizes. According to BankBazaar, the average personal loan ticket size in non-metros is Rs.2.8L, higher than the average ticket size of Rs.2.55L in the metros. This trend has been seen across products.
The company gives credit to its Paperless platform for this growth. There has been an overall 46% year-on-year increase in the number of paperless transactions. In the Personal Loans category alone, there has been a 158% increase. As the company steps into its 12th year, with a view to accelerate this growth and support an increasing customer base, BankBazaar has shifted to a bigger office in Ticel Bio Park Phase-2, Taramani, Chennai.
BankBazaar.com hosts the widest range of financial products from over 50 of the biggest public and private sector banks and NBFCs in India. It closed FY19 with 160mn+ unique visitors. The company raised USD 110M through funding from investors such as Amazon.com, Experian, Fidelity Growth Partners, Mousse Partners, Sequoia Capital and Walden International.
BankBazaar.com, ranked as the best financial website in India by the Internet And Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and the best emerging brand in Asia by CMO Asia, is India’s first neutral online marketplace that gives you instant customized rate quotes on loans, credit cards or any other personal finance products. It simplifies the loan application process. Anyone can instantly search for tailor-made offers, compare, customize it as per his or her need or profile and apply for their finance products. It is designed with smart technology capabilities and over 50+ of India’s leading financial institutions have chosen to integrate themselves with the platform. For the online consumer today, banking is as easy as shopping for anything online. What’s more, BankBazaar's services are completely free!
BankBazaar services are available through the web-portal, made-for-mobile web service, or the BankBazaar app available on the Android play store and iOS app store. It helps consumers compare best offers across various banks and NBFCs. Apart from these, it gives the consumer the latest news/trends and insights into managing finances better. The consumers can track their application and troubleshoot issues in the process through a host of channels like the BankBazaar app, WhatsApp, Email, Voice-support etc.