Pune: Bank of Maharashtra has entered into a strategic partnership with Vayana Network, a supply chain financing platform, to offer financial support to the MSME sector.
Through this association, Bank of Maharashtra will provide short term credit to meet funding requirements of dealers/ vendors of reputed corporates through “Mahabank Channel Financing Scheme” launched by the bank, through Vayana Network’s expertise in this segment.
Under the partnership, Vayana Network will provide its SCF solutions including vendor and dealer financing programs across BoM's network of 1,870+ branches across the country.
Vayana Network’s proprietary tech platform will help to digitise the transactions of Supply Chain Financing, while the market services will help to increase penetration in the under-served MSME segment.
A S Rajeev, MD and CEO of Bank of Maharashtra said, “We believe in the power of partnerships, and hence have tied up with leading fintechs to launch innovative digital offerings. Through this partnership with Vayana, we look forward to offering a fully digital financing experience to our MSME customers, suppliers and distributors of leading corporates.”
Hemant Tamta, Executive Director of Bank of Maharashtra, said, “MSMEs are the backbone of our economy and Bank of Maharashtra is fully committed to support their recovery and growth in a post pandemic world. Easy and affordable access to working capital is critical to make supply chains resilient and to boost the mission of Atmanirbhar Bharat. The tie-up with Vayana has enabled rapid go-to-market for the Bank and we look forward to adding a robust portfolio within our MSME business through the Channel Financing Scheme.”
Ram Iyer, Founder and CEO, Vayana Network said, “Supply Chain Finance or Trade Finance has become a critical vehicle for affordable MSME loans. It has especially gained more traction in the post COVID era as both Corporates and their MSME Supply Chains aim to streamline their working capital cycles and liquidity. At this juncture, MSMEs are looking to rebound in 2021 and the ease to access finance is the need of the hour. Our partnership with Bank of Maharashtra, one of India’s most reputed banks will help them to rapidly scale up the SCF portfolio supported by our tech platform at virtually zero risk”.