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Mumbai based Fintech Firm TaxBuddy Secures $1 Million in Capital from UAE’s Zenith Global

Mumbai-headquartered Fintech firm TaxBuddy recently revealed that it has secured $1 million in early-stage funding from UAE’s fund Zenith Global. Launched in 2019 and owned by Mumbai’s SSBA Innovations Pvt. Ltd, the firm aims to offer an online tax advisory service through various subscription-based plans…. Read More

Indian Fintech U GRO Capital, an Online Lending Platform for SMEs, Reports Over $2 Million in Net Profit for Current FY

Indian Fintech U GRO Capital, an online lending platform for SMEs, has released its Q2 FY21 financial results and posted a (profit after tax) PAT of INR 17.2 Crores (appr. $2.28 million). The BSE (formerly called Bombay Stock Exchange) stock exchange-listed, technology-focused platform noted that… Read More

Bank of India Postpones Plans to Launch New Physical Branches as More Consumers Using Digital Banking Platforms

The Bank of India (BoI), a major commercial bank with headquarters in Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai, has decided to postpone its plans to launch additional physical branches because the institution’s customers now prefer to use its digital banking platform. The BoI is also looking into… Read More

Indian Fintech GetVantage Acquires $5 Million in Seed Funding to Develop Digital Commerce Solutions

India-based Fintech platform GetVantage has acquired $5 million in capital through a seed investment round that included debt and equity financing. Chiratae Ventures (previously IDG Ventures) and Dream Incubators (from Japan) took part in the round along with other investors – which included non-bank financial… 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

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 Insurtech Policybazaar, a Digital Insurance Platform, Is Planning to Conduct IPO at $3.5 Billion Valuation

Policybazaar, a digital insurance platform, is reportedly planning to conduct an initial public offering (IPO) next year at a valuation of more than $3.5 billion. If it’s successful, then it might potentially become the first of India’s major startups to carry out such a large… Read More

Indian Fintech Rupeek, a Gold Lending Startup, has Introduced “Zero Contact” Gold Loan Kiosks to Provide Financing Options during COVID-19

Rupeek, an Indian online gold loan company, has introduced RupeekZ, a “zero contact” gold loan kiosk, in order to safely issue gold loans, following the COVID-19 outbreak and resulting economic challenges. The Fintech firm says it aims to eliminate human touch during transactions to prevent… Read More

Mumbai based Online Lender InCred Acquires Fintech Platform Qbera

Mumbai based online lender InCred has reportedly acquired Fintech platform Qbera. The acquisition has come as India struggles to cope with the COVID-19 outbreak and associated challenges. InCred and Qbera haven’t disclosed the amount paid for the transaction, however, sources claim the deal may be… Read More

Indian Fintech U GRO Capital Partners Global Value Creation Partners to Offer Better Online Lending Services to SMEs

Indian Fintech U GRO Capital, an online lending platform for SMEs, has teamed up with Global Value Creation Partners (GVCP), in order to provide better financing services to small businesses. GVCP has appointed two expert advisors, Vincent Polizatto and William Haworth, to the U GRO… Read More

Mumbai based Fintech Home Capital Acquires Seed Funding from Varanium NextGen Fund, Others

Mumbai-based Home Capital, a Fintech firm focused on supporting housing initiatives for younger people, has acquired seed funding via a round led by the Varanium NextGen Fund. Shalin Shah, Singapore Angel Network, JITO Incubation and Innovation Foundation, Venture Catalysts, and Venture Gurukool also took part… Read More

Indian Fintech Fintso Claims that Previously Stable Debt Securities are Now More Volatile than Equity

Mumbai-based Fintech firm Fintso, which aims to “democratize” wealth management in India, is arguing that debt securities can be more volatile than equity. Recently established in December 2019, Fintso secured $2.6 million in funding in March 2020. Fintso’s management says that debt securities have previously… Read More

Indian Fintech Firm NIRA Secures $2.1 Million in Capital via Round led by UK, Europe, Local Angel Investors

Mumbai-based Fintech firm NIRA, which provides small-ticket loans to low-income workers via its mobile-based app and website, recently revealed that it has secured $2.1 million in funding through its pre-series A investment round. NIRA’s funding round included contributions from new and existing angel investors based… Read More

Digital Banking: Israel’s First Neobank, backed by Tata Consultancy Services, to Launch Next Year After Acquiring Banking License

  India-based Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS), the country’s largest multinational information technology (IT) service and consulting firm, confirmed recently that it will launch the very first all-digital bank in Israel. As previously reported, Tata’s neobank project aims to transform existing business and banking processes…. 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

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

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

Regtech: Centenal, CustomerXP, Dathena, IDfy, Merkle Science are the Top 5 Asian Regulatory Tech Firms according to Regtech100

Regtech100 recently published its latest list of the world’s top or best 100 regulatory technology (Regtech) firms. There were five Regtechs on the list that are based in Asia. Regtech100 compiles a list of the 100 most innovative Regtech firms each year. The list aims… Read More

Seneca College Launches New Fintech Center in Mumbai, India in Collaboration with the Thakur Institute of Management Studies and Research

Seneca College, a provider of polytechnic education to around 30,000 full-time and 60,000 part-time students, has launched a new Fintech Centre in Mumbai, India via a collaboration with the Thakur Institute of Management Studies and Research (TIMSR). According to a release: “The Seneca-TIMSR Fintech Centre… Read More

San Francisco-based AngelList Launches New India-Focused Venture Capital and Angel Fund

San Francisco-based AngelList, a platform facilitating online capital formation and job-seekers interested in working at startups, has launched a new India-focused venture capital and angel fund, according to a report in the Economic Times. The newly launched fund will allow individuals to raise relatively small… Read More

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