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Ujjivan Small Finance Bank Drives Digital Adoption Among Unserved Customer Segments Uplifting Conversions From 2% to 18%

Discover how Ujjivan used MoEnage’s segmentation and dynamic messaging capabilities to drive the onboarding of almost 2 lakh unique customers towards digital payments.

About Ujjivan Small Finance Bank

Ujjivan Small Finance Bank is a state-of-the-art, mass-market bank that serves the unserved and underserved customers who are currently outside the formal banking system. The bank currently caters to more than 57 lakh customers.

Banking & Finance
Use Case
Products Used
Dynamic Product Messaging
Omnichannel Flows
RFM Segmentation
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Using MoEngage, we sent targeted campaigns to those who weren’t transacting digitally, urging them to pay their dues online. As a result, we saw over 4.5 lakh customers onboarded to digital payments, more than ₹123+ Crores of EMI collected and a jump in conversions from digital channels from just 2% to 18%!

Sriram Srinivasan
Head Of Digital Banking
2% to 18%
Uplift in conversions
from digital channels
Crores of EMI collected in
just 5 months via digital mode
Business Challenge

Traditional EMI collection via physical meets for micro-banking customers was affected by the pandemic-induced restriction of movement. Ujjivan Small Finance Bank realized the need for driving digital adoption and an insights-led engagement platform to achieve that.

MoEngage Solution

Apart from setting up payment integrations and networks, Ujjivan Small Finance Bank encouraged digital repayments by segmenting customers and running targeted campaigns using SMS as a channel. The Small Finance Bank also gamified engagement campaigns to build balance base.

Ujjivan Small Finance Bank realizes the need for omnichannel engagement amid the pandemic

The traditional EMI collection process via physical meets for micro-banking customers was affected by restriction of movement owing to the pandemic. There was a need for digitizing the EMI payments which not only was more convenient but also saved time.

With a substantial retail base, one of the key opportunities was to increase the balance base for the bank to have float. The Small Finance Bank identified customers who are more likely to build balance, based on past expenditure patterns and ran engagement campaigns (leveraging gamification) to increase balance.

Ujjivan Small Finance Bank’s 4-pronged approach to building digital payments ecosystem and driving adoption


Set up payment integrations with BBPS aggregator, SETU, which aided in increasing digital repayments.


Encouraged digital repayments by segmenting and running targeted campaigns in 12 regional languages via SMS.


Staff training to build and spread awareness about online transactions among micro-banking customer segments.


Gamification of engagement campaigns utilizing exclusive offers encouraging higher deposits and online bill payment.

How Ujjivan Small Finance Bank increased the usage of digital transactions

The team segmented customers based on:

  • Monthly Average Balance (MAB)
  • Recent expenditure pattern
  • Average monthly balance movement, and
  • Probability to respond to offers sent earlier

Different pools were created like Champions, Loyal Customers, Potential Loyal Customers, and more. Ujjivan Small Finance Bank then utilized exclusive offers to encourage higher deposits and customers to pay bills online.

The Result

The Ujjivan team collected and analyzed historical month-on-month repayment data and segmented them based on their inconsistency in repayments across digital channels. Post this exercise, they created Flows for the target groups identified.

• 2 Lakh unique customers onboarded to digital modes of payments
• The conversion rate from digital channels rose from just 2% to a whopping 18%
• ₹ 123+ Crores of EMI collected in just 5 months via digital mode
• ₹ 550 Crores worth of total incremental balance generated

Two variations of SMS text were sent to these groups for each payment mode – Digital payment through SETU and Cash deposit via Airtel and Pay nearby. To make the campaign more approachable to the micro-banking segment, regional language was used in the content with a total of 12 languages being used.

Gamification of campaigns was done to build a balanced base, such as customers making ‘n’ number of digital transactions of ‘x’ amount would receive a gift voucher. Such events were used to understand spending behaviors, segment customers, and run personalized campaigns to drive digital revenue growth.

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