Jaipur-headquartered AU Small Finance Bank plans to ramp up its business via crowd-sourcing by involving not only employees but also customers and non-customers with the help of a mobile-based app called ‘Kamao’ (earn).
It plans to encourage stakeholders to log leads on prospective customers, who want to open deposit accounts or get loans, on the app and win ‘rewards’. Sanjay Agarwal, MD & CEO, AU SFB, said: “We have developed an app called ‘Kamao’. If you (employee, customer or non-customer) give us leads (prospective customer’s name, contact details, and banking requirements) for our business, we will reward you. We will also inform you (via the app) about the status of the lead you gave.”
“In the case of employees, the bonus is linked to generation of (business) leads. For the outside world, we will try to figure out how to reward,” explained Agarwal Adding that the app will be rolled out in next six months.
Agarwal said in the last one year, his bank has acquired more than 5 lakh customers, mopped up around Rs.7,000 crore in deposits (of which about 31 per cent deposits are low-cost current account, savings account) and grew assets by 60 per cent year-on-year to about Rs.16,000 crore (with about 85 per cent of loans classified as retail loans).