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  • Rishi Sunak plans new Tech Visas to boost UK fintech: Report Feb 22, 2021 02:36 PM IST

    Rishi Sunak plans new Tech Visas to boost UK fintech: Report

    The Daily Telegraph' quoted Whitehall sources with knowledge of the plans to say that the new visas are likely to be approved by Tech Nation, Britain's national network representing tech entrepreneurs

  • Sequoia-backed MoneyTap to launch ‘Buy Now Pay Later’ model Feb 10, 2021 05:18 PM IST

    Sequoia-backed MoneyTap to launch ‘Buy Now Pay Later’ model

    BNPL is becoming used increasingly by millenials for shopping online and traveling, but its risk needs to be fully understood

  • Ex-Deutsche father-son duo show investors the way to Wall St with Globalise Jan 23, 2021 09:31 AM IST

    Ex-Deutsche father-son duo show investors the way to Wall St with Globalise

    Many Indians are looking at investing in technology giants listed on American bourses. Globalise attempts to get them on board with an online platform that enables them to place long-term bets on global companies from the comfort of their homes.

  • ED, police CIDs crack whip on Chinese-backed fintech lenders: Report Jan 22, 2021 01:29 PM IST

    ED, police CIDs crack whip on Chinese-backed fintech lenders: Report

    The ED and police CIDs have also sent written notices to payment gateways such as Razorpay and Paytm, asking them to “stop dealings with such companies”

  • Paytm Money launches F&O trading on the app Jan 13, 2021 01:38 PM IST

    Paytm Money launches F&O trading on the app

    Bengaluru-based Paytm Money has almost completed the entire gamut of investment options for its consumers; starting with direct mutual funds two years back, it has moved into stock trading, ETFs, pension scheme, IPO investments and now F&O trading

  • Paytm starts offering instant personal loans, enters a hot fintech market segment Jan 06, 2021 02:31 PM IST

    Paytm starts offering instant personal loans, enters a hot fintech market segment

    After insurance, wealth management and credit cards, Paytm has now waded into the personal-loan space, looking to dish out credit with flexible tenures, mostly to new credit customers.

  • BharatPe to raise $150-200 million equity, $500 million debt in new fundraising round: Report Jan 05, 2021 03:15 PM IST

    BharatPe to raise $150-200 million equity, $500 million debt in new fundraising round: Report

    The first tranche of $100 million equity is targeted by March 2021

  • Digital lending startups face image crisis as borrowers cry coercive collection tactics by some app-based lenders Jan 05, 2021 07:52 AM IST

    Digital lending startups face image crisis as borrowers cry coercive collection tactics by some app-based lenders

    The industry association has pointed out that most of such entities are unregulated, unscrupulous players who need to be barred by the RBI. However, it admits that some course correction is required for startups themselves as well.

  • Lendingkart to stress on tech play, looks at banks and NBFCs for partnerships Dec 31, 2020 09:38 AM IST

    Lendingkart to stress on tech play, looks at banks and NBFCs for partnerships

    The Ahmedabad-based NBFC which leverages technology to solve the financial needs of small businesses, wants to push its technology game more and lend through a co-lending model. It is already working with banks and NBFCs to push interest rates southwards and reach out to more small businesses.

  • Exclusive| Billionaire Yuri Milner fund in talks to invest in Rupeek Dec 29, 2020 01:52 PM IST

    Exclusive| Billionaire Yuri Milner fund in talks to invest in Rupeek

    Milner, along with other top VCs, is in talks to invest in gold loans startup Rupeek, nearly doubling its valuation in less than a year. Its current backers include Sequoia, Accel and Binny Bansal.

  • SEBI allows fintechs to apply for mutual fund licenses with relaxed norms Dec 16, 2020 06:26 PM IST

    SEBI allows fintechs to apply for mutual fund licenses with relaxed norms

    The market regulator has relaxed the profitability criteria for companies looking to start mutual fund businesses

  • Banking tech startups find new business opportunities as banks digitise systems rapidly Dec 16, 2020 08:32 AM IST

    Banking tech startups find new business opportunities as banks digitise systems rapidly

    Technology companies are reaping benefits as banks look for quick deployment of technology solutions to take their physical processes digital, accelerated by social distancing mandated by COVID-19.

  • Broking startups race ahead as stock trading stands at the cusp of a digital disruption Dec 10, 2020 10:56 AM IST

    Broking startups race ahead as stock trading stands at the cusp of a digital disruption

    Players such as Upstox, Groww, Paytm Money and 5Paisa are expanding their customer base rapidly, with Zerodha leading the pack. Traditional brokers need to up their digital game to attract millennial customers, but the question is how many will become active traders in the future?

  • Top 5 fintech innovations that have had a profound impact on Indian business ecosystem Dec 08, 2020 12:57 PM IST

    Top 5 fintech innovations that have had a profound impact on Indian business ecosystem

    They are QR Codes, NFC Cards, Instant Settlements, Video KYC and AePS. In between, there is also the story of BharatQR, which was launched with much fanfare and could have emerged as a top innovation.

  • Crypto rally continues globally on institutional buying, India still sees mostly retail trading Dec 01, 2020 08:32 PM IST

    Crypto rally continues globally on institutional buying, India still sees mostly retail trading

    Crypto saw a massive rally over the last two days, following a blip last week, when many investors were booking their profits. Now as bitcoins have crossed their 2017 highs, industry insiders believe the best is yet to come

  • Kunal Shah's Cred valued $800 million with DST partners funding Dec 01, 2020 12:34 AM IST

    Kunal Shah's Cred valued $800 million with DST partners funding

    Cred, formed in 2018, has raised $80 million at a valuation of $800 million.

  • Entrepreneurs queue up to set up neo-banks, hoping for digital banking licence whenever it comes Nov 27, 2020 11:41 AM IST

    Entrepreneurs queue up to set up neo-banks, hoping for digital banking licence whenever it comes

    From established fintechs to serial entrepreneurs everyone is working on different strategies around a neo bank or a digital bank, while some are targeting kids with a money management product, some are going after different ways of analysing credit worthiness, will these experiments succeed?

  • NPCI gets new shareholders, allots 4.6% shares worth Rs 81.6 crore Nov 26, 2020 05:30 PM IST

    NPCI gets new shareholders, allots 4.6% shares worth Rs 81.6 crore

    NPCI has broadbased its shareholding to 67 RBI-regulated entities; now payment banks, small finance banks, and digital payment companies have all become shareholders of the retail payments body.

  • Indian crypto market picking up activity on cues of a global rally Nov 26, 2020 11:12 AM IST

    Indian crypto market picking up activity on cues of a global rally

    The Indian crypto trade is seeing something of a revival on the back of a global run-up, but investors still wary of government's plans on this sector. Industry insiders believe regulations will make this a much more vibrant industry with more retail and institutional participation

  • Exclusive | Three BharatPe senior execs leave company, blaming work culture Nov 24, 2020 01:22 PM IST

    Exclusive | Three BharatPe senior execs leave company, blaming work culture

    BharatPe has a network of over 5 million merchants across 35 cities and processes transactions worth $7 billion every month, the company says. However, beneath this rapid growth lies festering dissatisfaction among senior executives and a work culture becoming increasingly hostile, say sources.

  • Like A Boss: Don’t like me? That's ok. We can still happily co-exist if there's respect - Oyo’s Ritesh Agarwal Nov 24, 2020 10:40 AM IST

    Like A Boss: Don’t like me? That's ok. We can still happily co-exist if there's respect - Oyo’s Ritesh Agarwal

    Ritesh Agarwal, who built one of the world’s biggest hospitality brands, on his management style, inspiration, the book that has influenced him the most and more.

  • Visa, ICICI Bank join hands to offer better launching platform for Indian fintechs Nov 23, 2020 12:40 PM IST

    Visa, ICICI Bank join hands to offer better launching platform for Indian fintechs

    Indian fintechs can leverage the Visa in a box initiative to test their products, drive innovation and at the same time shorten their go-to market time

  • BankMobile CEO Luvleen Sidhu on mobile banking, leadership and future of fintech Nov 21, 2020 08:42 AM IST

    BankMobile CEO Luvleen Sidhu on mobile banking, leadership and future of fintech

    Luvleen Sidhu, co-founder and CEO of BankMobile, shares insights into her business model and the personal factors that led to her professional growth.

  • Ex-banker set to start his own neo-banking startup SaveIN Nov 17, 2020 04:26 PM IST

    Ex-banker set to start his own neo-banking startup SaveIN

    Jitin Bhasin was heading fintech company RupeeRedee, but he quit recently to start SaveIN. Though the neo-banking ecosystem in the country is already getting crowded, Bhasin wants to create a different experience through technology innovations and a superior mobile banking experience through an app or a website.

  • Senior payment execs to set up umbrella entity under new RBI norms Nov 12, 2020 04:34 PM IST

    Senior payment execs to set up umbrella entity under new RBI norms

    The umbrella entity will broaden the digital payments landscape in India, reduce dependence on NPCI, and increase innovation.

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