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Bengaluru-based Digital Bank RazorPay Reports “Tremendous Adoption” of Fintech and Virtual Payments Due to COVID-19

Bengaluru-based Digital Bank RazorPay reports that there has been a significant increase in the number of digital payments, following the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. RazorPay notes in its recent report that only a month into the nationwide lockdown in India, there has been a noticeable shift… Read More

Indian Fintech PhonePe to Support Home Delivery Options via its Digital Payments App During COVID-19 Crisis

India-based PhonePe, a major digital payments platform, will be supporting delivery as an option through its app. The Bengaluru-headquartered Fintech firm will introduce a feature in the “Stores” section of its app, which will allow users to have groceries and other essentials delivered to their… Read More

Digital Banking: India’s Jana Small Finance Bank Introduces DIGIGEN, a Neobank with Competitive Interest Rates

Bengaluru-based Jana Small Finance Bank, a scheduled commercial bank, has introduced a new digital banking solution, called DIGIGEN. The neobank will allow users to digitally open a savings account and offers various fixed deposit options, which can be accessed instantly from anywhere at any time…. Read More

Indian Neobank Amica Technologies Secures $2 Million in Funding from Bedrock Capital, Hummingbird Ventures

Neobank Amica Technologies, which is managed by Jitendra Gupta, the former PayU India’s chief executive, has acquired $2 million in capital through an investment round led by two major VC firms, including UK-based Hummingbird Ventures and US-headquartered Bedrock Capital. Gupta said his company is planning… Read More

Indian Authorities Arrest 26-Year-Old Woman who Allegedly Stole 64 Bitcoins (BTC) from Local Crypto Firm

Indian authorities have arrested a woman who allegedly stole 64 Bitcoins (BTC), valued at around $380,000 (at time of writing), from a company where she had been working. Ayushi Jain, a 26-year-old woman, had reportedly been employed at Bitcipher Labs, a Bengaluru-headquartered firm. As confirmed… Read More

Business Payments Platform Cashfree Partners HDFC Bank, Kotak Bank, IndusInd Bank to Update Payouts, its Bulk Disbursal Platform

Bengaluru-headquartered Cashfree, a business payments platform, has teamed up with HDFC Bank, Kotak Bank and IndusInd Bank in order to enhance its bulk disbursal platform, called Payouts. Payouts is an API-based banking platform that automates how funds are transferred (in bulk) to any firm’s bank… Read More

Walmart Owned PhonePe Acquires $60 Million in Funding to Expand Operations, Compete with Amazon Pay, Google Pay, Paytm

Bengaluru- based PhonePe, a company owned by the world’s largest retail company Walmart, has acquired INR 4.27 billion (appr. $60 million) in capital from its Singapore-headquartered parent firm – as confirmed by the Registrar of Companies filings and several media reports.  According to documents sourced… Read More

India-based AI-enhanced Consumer Lending Platform ZestMoney Records Over 125% EMI Financing in 2019

India-based ZestMoney, an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered consumer lending platform, confirmed recently that last year, it managed to record more than 125% in equated monthly installment (EMI) financing. The Bengaluru-headquartered firm noted that online EMIs comprise a large portion of the Indian economy, experiencing a record-breaking… Read More

Bengaluru-based Digital Bank RazorPay Introduces Instant Refunds to Enhance Customers’ Digital Payments Experience

Bengaluru-headquartered Razorpay, a digital bank startup, has introduced its Instant Refunds product, which aims to enhance its clients’ online payments experience. The newly-launched feature activates refunds and credits the user’s source account across several different payment methods including credit cards, net banking and UPI within… Read More

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