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Popular Crypto Exchange Zebpay Set to Relaunch in India After Shutting Down Due to Regulatory Pressure

Nearly 16 months after winding down its business operations in India, digital asset exchange Zebpay is reportedly set to resume offering services in the country. Zebpay was one of the most popular crypto exchanges in India. However, it had to shut down because of a… Read More

Public Sector Lender, Bank of Maharashtra, Tops List of Indian Banks for Most Digital Transactions in December 2019

Bank of Maharashtra (BoM), a small public sector Indian bank and lender, reportedly topped the list of all the country’s banking institutions for digital transactions performed in December of last year. This, according to India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity). Meity data shows… Read More

India: Federal Bank Opens First “Digital Branch”

Federal Bank, a private bank with a branch network of 1,251 branches and about 2000 ATMs, has issued a release that it has opened its first “digital branch” called “Fed-e-Studio .” This digital branch was announced at an event last week at Rajarhat Bhatenda. Dr…. Read More

Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Recommends Allocating $1.14 Billion to Boost Nation’s Fintech Economy, with Investments in AI, Machine Learning

The Indian government recently revealed its Union budget for the FY 2021. Following the announcement, it appears that the nation’s Fintech industry has been given special attention, as Indian finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman proposed on February 1 to introduce a policy for creating data center… Read More

Two-Thirds of Indian Fintech Consumers Applied for Online Credit and Made Digital Payments in 2019: Survey

Digital payments and online lending are becoming increasingly popular in Asian countries. According to a new survey, a large number of Asia-based users are conducting internet-based transactions, instead of visiting physical bank locations. The recent survey of Fintech customers by Robocash Group revealed that nearly… Read More

India-based Fintech Industry Firm U GRO Capital Reports Profits in Just One Year of Operations

India-based Fintech industry participant U GRO Capital is notably among the few digital lending players that has taken a serious approach towards business development. The listed firm offers credit to small businesses and has managed to achieve profitability in just the first year of its… 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

CBDC: India’s National Institute of Smart Government Suggests Issuing Central Bank Digital Rupee

  India-based non-for-profit organization, the National Institute for Smart Government (NISG), has reportedly proposed issuing a digital Indian rupee in its draft National Strategy on Blockchain. A central bank digital rupee, or CBDR, would be issued and managed on a permissioned (private) blockchain network, where… Read More

India’s Digital Payments Solutions Provider Infibeam Records Highest Ever Online Payments Processing Volume Despite Economic Downturn

India-based Infibeam Avenues Limited, an established online payment solutions and enterprise software solutions developer, recently recorded the highest ever digital payment processing volume of approximately INR 159 billion (appr. $2.23 billion) during a period of significant slowdown in the nation’s economy and also amidst tough… Read More

Maharashtra-based Nashik Merchant’s Co-op Bank to Go Digital, Partners with India Transact Services Ltd

The Nashik Merchant’s Co-op Bank (NAMCO), a Maharashtra-headquartered co-operative bank has decided to go digital. The Indian co-op bank has reportedly teamed up with India Transact Services Limited (ITSL), in order to introduce point of sale (PoS) terminals for all of its merchant accounts. This… Read More

India-based Consumer Lending Firm MoneyTap Secures $7 Million via Series B Equity and Debt Financing Round

India-based consumer lending firm MoneyTap has secured around $7.14 million through a  Series B equity and debt financing round from investors, including Aquiline Technology Growth (ATG), RTP Global and Sequoia India. Additionally, several Korea and Japan-based investors took part in the round. Existing investors Prime… Read More

Westpac-backed VC Fund Reinventure Joins $90 Million for Kredivo’s Owner, Indonesia’s Leading “Buy Now Pay Later” Platform

Westpac-backed VC fund Reinventure aims to increase its presence in Asia’s Fintech economy. Reinventure has reportedly joined a $90 million investment round for Kredivo’s owner, Indonesia’s fast-growing “buy now, pay later” (BNPL) platform. Asia Growth Fund and Square Peg led Reinventure’s latest round for FinAccel,… Read More

India-based Digital Bank Nupay Secures Investments via Round Led by Venture Catalysts

The rapidly evolving digital banking sector has been receiving a significant amount of venture capital investments. India-headquartered neobank Nupay recently acquired an undisclosed amount of capital from several investors led by integrated incubator and accelerator platform, Venture Catalysts. Navin Puri, ex-country head of Branch Banking… Read More

India-Based Merchant Commerce Platform Pine Labs Scores Investment From Mastercard

Pine Labs, an India-based merchant commerce platform, has received a significant investment from multinational financial services giant Mastercard. According to Pine Labs and Mastercard, the investment is part of a partnership to continue the rapid growth of convenient electronic payment options for consumers across the… Read More

Western Union Partners with India’s Airtel Payments Bank to Process Remittance Services

Leading multinational payments firm Western Union (NYSE: WU) has teamed up with established India-based Airtel Payments Bank, in order to process remittance services. The partnership will allow Airtel Payments Bank clients to direct Western Union transactions into their individual bank accounts via the banking section… Read More

Finance Professional Bhavik Vasa Launches New Fintech Project GetVantage for India’s E-commerce Sector

Bhavik Vasa, an experienced Fintech entrepreneur and former CBO of the first online wallet ItzCash in India, has introduced a new financial technology project, called GetVantage, which is a revenue-based financing (RBF) platform for the e-commerce industry. GetVantage has acquired capital from several early-stage investment… 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

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-backed Catalyst Fund Launches $15 Million Commitment from J.P. Morgan, UK Aid

Although the overall progress on reducing poverty has been steady during the past few decades, about half or 50% of the global population still has to live on less than $6 per day. Catalyst Fund is a newly established VC fund with a goal to… Read More

Wealthtech: Singapore-based Kristal.AI, a Wealth Management Firm, Secures $6 Million via Series A Round

Kristal.AI, a Singapore-headquartered digital wealth management firm, has secured $6 million in capital via a Series A round, which was led by Chiratae Ventures (previously known as IDG Ventures). The Desai Family Office and several others including high-net-worth-individuals (HNWIs) also took part in the round…. Read More

UK-based FTMarkets, a Foreign Exchange, Launches Platform in Vietnam

UK-headquartered FTMarkets, a foreign exchange established in 2005, recently introduced its trading platform in Vietnam, allowing the residents of the Asian nation to download applications and perform foreign exchange transactions. FTMarkets provides investors MT4 and APP platforms for conducting trades and it doesn’t charge clients… Read More

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