eSewa Awarded by NRB for 15 Years of Continuous Excellency

Best Digital Wallet of Nepal Awarded for 15 Years of Service

Best Digital Wallet of Nepal eSewa awarded for by the central bank of Nepal for 15 years of building digital nation and continuous excellency

On the occasion of Nepal Rastra Bank’s 69th Anniversary Program held on April 26, 2023, eSewa has been awarded by Nepal Rastra Bank for the 15 years of contributing and digitally transforming financial landscapes of Nepal. 


Digitally transforming the financial landscapes of Nepal at its best 

There was a time when people had to actually endure physical efforts to going to shop, buying recharge card, scratching it, entering the code manually, just to recharge. There was also a time where people used to spend hours in the long lines to make utility payments, or rely upon middle men for airlines and bus tickets, and everything. There are just a few representation examples, times were so much different and harder in financial and payment landscapes back then.  But not anymore. The payment and financial landscapes of Nepal has changed massively throughout the years, thanks to eSewa, Nepal’s first and pioneering digital payment service provider. 

From conveniently paying utilities bills to buying airlines and subscribing to affordable healthcare plan, eSewa has been the integral element of digital transformation of the country. It has been one of the most useful tools for peoples’ financial needs, which has established as the best digital wallet of Nepal, enhancing the digital as well as physical lifeline of Nepali families.

First digital wallet and payment service provider 

eSewa is Nepal’s first and pioneering digital payment service provider, licensed by Nepal Rastra Bank (Central Bank of Nepal), and an ISO 27001:2013 certified company. eSewa is a subsidiary company of F1Soft International, a leading FinTech company of Nepal. eSewa envisions to create a cashless economy by covering every part of the payment sector (Big/Small, Retail/Wholesale, Public/Private), provide quality financial service, and become the most preferred service provider in the country.

Idea and development to the best digital wallet of Nepal 

An idea initiated in 2006 and bringing towards people in 2009, eSewa has grown to be nation’s most trusted digital wallet as well as the best app for household payments in Nepal. In this short period of time, eSewa has evolved to be more than just another mobile app but a community of 8M+ registered users, 250,000+ Agents (eSewa Zone/Point), 49+ banks, 45 microfinance, 2200+ Cash Points, and 350,000+ merchants. 

Changing lives and transforming the financial landscape of the nation, eSewa has been here there and everywhere. eSewa has access to all 77 districts of Nepal, not only limited to urban centers but also outside the valley with 8 branch offices and 3 contact offices located in major cities across the country, in all 653 administrative bodies.

eSewa for Individuals

In the changing modern world, users can experience the convenience of the paying bills promptly from their mobile devices. Users can enjoy maximum benefits from a wide range of services on eSewa from regular household payments to other investment related settlements and business payments.

These include mobile recharge and top-up, payment of landline bills, booking of international as well domestic flight tickets, booking bus tickets, paying electricity and water bills, paying internet bills, subscribing and paying for television services, purchasing movie tickets, booking hotel accommodations, paying school fees, insurance premiums, EMI payments, opening and renewing DEMAT accounts, settling credit card bills, engaging in online shopping, booking appointments at hospitals and clinics, renewing bluebook of vehicles, buying affordable healthcare packages and making bank deposits as well as paying taxes and other payments to several governmental agencies.

eSewa for Business 

eSewa has been more than just a digital wallet, it has been the financial management backbone of all kinds of businesses, from small scale merchants to medium and big businesses. eSewa for business have been categorized in two types: eSewa QR Merchant and eSewa eCommerce Merchants.

  • eSewa QR Merchants: These are the types of merchants with Fonepay integrated eSewa QR Code to receive payment. eSewa QR Merchants have eSewa Business QR stand or eSpeaker at their payment counter to receive payments from customers. More information can be found here.
  • eSewa eCommerce Merchant: Merchants with eSewa integrated in their e-commerce sites or business panels are eSewa eCommerce Merchants. Mainly three types of integration modes are used in eSewa eCommerce Merchant: Epay, SDK (Software Development Kit), and Form-Based. More information about this can be found here

Cross-Border Payments for eSewa QR Merchants 

eSewa has joined hands with Fonepay and NPCI (National Payment Corporation of India) to facilitate the cross-border payment in Nepal. By adopting the Cross-Border Payment, eSewa Merchants shall be able to receive the payment seamlessly on their eSewa Acquired Fonepay QR for the goods or services they offer to Indian Tourists via PhonePe App, BHIM App, & Google Pay.

To enable Cross-Border Payment (International Payment) in Nepal, Indian citizens need to open their PhonePe App or BHIM App or Google Pay and activate UPI International Payments feature.

Offers and Promotions 

eSewa has been the best digital wallet of Nepal for a reason. Transforming lives digitally and empowering dreams innovatively, eSewa always comes ahead with different exciting opportunities for its users. In order to encourage to be benefitted from the digitization and enjoy convenience of seamless digital payments, eSewa also rewards it users in many ways. 

From regular cashback to larger rewards like motorcycle, smartphones, holiday trips, and cash prizes, eSewa creates and executes many promotional offers and advertising campaigns timely. 

Note: It is mandatory for eSewa users to have their KYC verified to participate in any offers and win prizes.


Download eSewa today to enjoy seamless digital transactions 

Join us today and experience the convenience of digital transactions with the best digital wallet of Nepal, eSewa!

All you have to do is download our user-friendly app on your mobile device, register using your mobile number, and you’re all set to dive into the world of convenience through seamless digital transactions.

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