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Reserve Bank of India Releases New Cybersecurity Report which Outlines the Technology Vision for Local Banks

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has released a new report, titled “Technology Vision for Cybersecurity for Urban Co-operative Banks – 2020-2023.” The RBI notes that the document makes recommendations or suggestions on how to improve the nation’s cybersecurity infrastructure of its urban co-operative banking… Read More

Canada: Payments Tech Firm FSS to Help Modernize Everlink’s Card Operations

Payments tech firm FSS (Financial Software and Systems) is helping Everlink Payment Services Inc., a payments solutions working with Canadian credit unions, banks, and SMEs, modernize its card operations to support its future growth plans. According to a release, the FSS solution was chosen as… Read More

India’s National Security Adviser Warns that Fraudulent Activities have Increased as More Consumers are Conducting Online Payments

Ajit Doval, the National Security Adviser (NSA) to the Prime Minister of India, recently warned that financial crime and fraudulent activities have increased significantly and could continue to rise, because more consumers are conducting transactions online following the COVID-19 outbreak. Doval said that the country… Read More

India-Based Insurtech ACKO Secures $60 Million Through Latest Funding Round Led By Munich Re Ventures

  ACKO, a India-based insurtech startup, announced this week it secured $60 million through its latest funding round, which was led by Munich Re Ventures. Founded in 2016, ACKO claims it is India’s first and fastest-growing InsurTech company which makes buying and using insurance effortlessly…. Read More

AI and Machine Learning Technologies Are On the Rise Globally, with Governments Launching Initiatives to Support Adoption: Report

Kate MacDonald, New Zealand Government Fellow at the World Economic Forum, and Lofred Madzou, Project Lead, AI and Machine Learning at the World Economic Forum have published a report that explains how AI can benefit everyone. According to MacDonald and Madzou, artificial intelligence can improve… Read More

India’s Consumer Lending Platform ZestMoney CEO Reveals Country’s Severe Lockdowns led to “Almost Complete Cessation” of Economic Activity

Lizzie Chapman, CEO and co-founder at ZestMoney, which claims to be one of the largest and fastest-growing Fintech firms in India, recently discussed what she considers the future of lending in a post COVID world. She acknowledges that this has been one of the most… Read More

Indian Fintech PhonePe Partners Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport to Offer Contactless Payment Options

India-based PhonePe, a major digital payments platform, has teamed up with the Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) in order to offer a frictionless, contactless, safe, and secure payment option to commuters in Mumbai, which is a major financial center and one of the country’s… Read More

Asian Countries like India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand have One of the Fastest-Growing Digital Asset Markets: Report

Cryptocurrency and blockchain technology adoption continues to rise, with banks, institutional investors, and everyday consumers now using these platforms to engage in everyday transactions or to implement various business use cases. According to Chainalysis, the “patterns of cryptocurrency usage” vary widely across the globe. The… Read More

Indian Fintech 5paisa to Allow Locals to Invest in US Stocks like Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Netflix, Tesla

India’s 5paisa, a publicly-listed Fintech company, has introduced the option to acquire international stocks. Prakarsh Gagdani, CEO at 5paisa, confirms that the new service allows its customers to invest in shares listed on Indian stock exchanges and it also allows them to acquire US stocks…. Read More

Reserve Bank of India Is Reportedly Planning to use Infosys Co-Founder Nandan Nilekani’s Formula to Measure Effectiveness of Digital Payments

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is reportedly planning to use the Nandan Nilekani (Infosys co-founder) formula in order to measure the effectiveness of digital payments. Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s administration has introduced the Digital India initiative which aims to determine the extent of… Read More

Y Combinator backed Indian Fintech Investment App Groww Secures $21.4 Million via Series B

Groww, an investment app that aims to focus on providing services to Indian millennials, has reportedly secured $21.4 million in capital through a Series B funding round – which was led by US-based VC firm Ribbit Capital. Existing investors Sequoia India and Y Combinator also… Read More

Matic, which Supports Secure, Instant Crypto Transactions, Verified by Ethereum, Announces Major Updates

Matic, a platform that aims to facilitate secure, scalable, and instant transactions that are verified by the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain network, has announced new project updates. The Matic developers claim that their project has been making steady progress after it was introduced via Binance Launchpad… Read More

Indian Fintech RapiPay to Install 500,000 Micro ATMs in the Country as Its Not Ready to Give Up Cash and Switch to Digital Payments

Fintech firm RapiPay, a subsidiary of Capital India Finance, revealed on September 8, 2020, that it’s planning to install 500,000 micro ATMs (mATMs) in the country during the next two years. RapiPay uses a franchised retail network to offer banking business correspondents (BCs) services. The… Read More

Fintech Service Providers Must Enhance Online Security, as Digital Payments are on the Rise in India, Finance Ministry Official Says

Consumers in India are conducting more transactions online. Digital payments are on the rise which means that merchants must ensure that their websites are secure so that their customers can make secure payments. Financial service providers should work with Fintech solution developers to create resilient… Read More

State Bank of India Is Now Completing Over 90% of Tasks via Digital Platforms, According to Managing Director, Ashwani Bhatia

Ashwani Bhatia, MD at State Bank of India (SBI), has said that Fintech solutions should improve the nation’s banking and payment system. Bhatia revealed that the SBI is handling 91% of its tasks via all-digital platforms, which would have been inconceivable just 35 years ago…. Read More

Fintech Lenders in India are Trying to Implement RBI’s One-Time Loan Restructuring Scheme

Fintech lenders in India are reportedly looking for ways to implement the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) loan restructuring scheme. Non-bank Indian companies and online lending platforms are trying to rework their loan collection and overall business strategies, according to the ET, which cited sources… Read More

Digitization and Growth in India and UAE’s Fintech, Healthtech Sectors will Lead to Key Changes in Financial and Medical Services, Industry Exec Says

Sameer Nawani, Chief Representative of the Dubai Chamber’s International Office in Mumbai, has noted that the digitization and ongoing growth in technology will lead to significant changes in financial and healthcare services. Nawani, whose comments came during a recent webinar about the impact of COVID-19… Read More

Indian Fintech Niyogin Acquires Controlling Stake in iServeU for $8 Million to Offer Wide Range of Digital Financial Services

Fintech firm Niyogin, which is listed on the BSE (previously called Bombay Stock Exchange and located at Datal Street, Mumbai), has acquired a majority 51% stake in iServeU for INR 592 million (appr. $8 million) in a cash and stock deal. Niyogin aims to develop… Read More

Singapore Fintech Atlantis Introduces Digital Bank in India, will Focus on Serving Millennials and Gen Z Consumers

Singapore based Fintech firm Atlantis has reportedly launched a digital bank in India. The company’s business aims to target the estimated $15.7 billion global Millennial banking market. The neobank will mainly focus on serving Millennials (people born around 1980 to 1996) and Gen Z (born… Read More

Around 55 to 75% of Loans Issued in India by 2025 Will be Through Digital Onboarding Processes, Fintech Exec Predicts

Online or digital onboarding for obtaining loans in India is expected to increase to 55-75% of the total credit disbursement by 2025, according to Akhil Handa, head of Fintech, partnerships and mobile banking and digital lending department, Bank of Baroda. Handa revealed that, between 2015… Read More

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