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India based Online Lenders U GRO Capital, SOLV, Instamojo, Sanjeevani Platform Continue to Issue Loans to SMEs during COVID-19

The Indian government has been asking local banks to work cooperatively with SMEs by providing much-needed liquidity during the COVID-19 crisis. Several local digital lenders and non-bank finance companies (NBFCs) will be offering credit solutions to Indian businesses. U GRO Capital, a Bombay Stock Exchange… Read More

Naveen Surya, Chairman at Fintech Convergence Council, Wants Indian Businesses to Identify Key Opportunities and Challenges Created Due to COVID-19

Naveen Surya, Chairman, Fintech Convergence Council & Chairman Emeritus, Payments Council of India, has noted that it’s important to understand the key challenges and opportunities created by the global COVID-19 outbreak. Surya added that we must identify opportunities across the Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance… Read More

Indian Fintech StockEdge with 1 Million+ Users Aims to Help Traders with Equity Markets and Mutual Funds Investments and Improving Financial Literacy

Vinay Pagaria, co-founder at Indian Fintech firm StockEdge, a company that helps India’s residents, particularly the younger generations, with learning more about how to responsibly and effectively invest their money in stocks and bonds, confirms that most or about 80% of the firm’s services are… Read More

India: Digital Asset Investment Firm B21 Launches as Country Opens Up to Crypto

Digital asset investing company B21 has launched its B21 Invest app in India. According to a release, B21 Invest simplifies the purchase and management of cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Ethereum, and EOS. B21 Invest supports investment for as little as INR 2,000 ($25) per transaction. Users… Read More

Indian Financial Services Firm LivQuik Joins Visa’s Fintech Fast Track Program

India-based LivQuik, a company that aims to enable the efficient movement of funds, has joined Visa’s Fintech Fast-Track Program. Visa’s fast-track program offers a new commercial framework that allows clients to easily access the payment giant’s services in order to settle transactions more efficiently. LivQuik,… 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

Indian Fintech Slice, which Helps Millenials with Managing Credit Scores, Acquires $6 Million in Capital via Round led by Japanese VC Firm Gunosy

Slice, a Fintech company that provides various card-based products to young people in India to help manage their credit scores, has secured $6 million in capital via a round led by Japanese venture capital firm, Gunosy. Other investors that took part in the round included… Read More

India’s Department of Economic Affairs, the Reserve Bank (RBI), and Securities and Exchange Board of India Continue to Support Country’s Fintech Sector

K. Rajaraman, Additional Secretary, Investment and IER (International Economic Relations), in the Department of Economic Affairs, India, says that the country’s private sector should work cooperatively with the government to further improve and expand the Fintech ecosystem. Rajaraman said Fintech has enabled greater financial inclusion… Read More

PwC and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry Recommend that Banks, Fintechs Should Perform Video KYC Checks during COVID-19

A new report recommends that the Indian government should bring back subsidies for digital payments for transactions valued at less than INR 2,000 (appr. $26.50) and also implement Aadhaar-based electronic KYC checks for Fintechs, non-bank financial companies (NBFCs) and mutual funds. The report has been… Read More

India Remains a “Crucial” Market for the Dubai International Financial Center, Salman Jaffery, Chief Business Development Officer at DIFC Says

Fintech firms based in India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) plan to continue working cooperatively in order to address key socio-economic changes and challenges resulting from the global COVID-19 outbreak. India and UAE’s financial hub Dubai aim to stay on top of major changes… Read More

Binance Joins the Internet and Mobile Association of India, Prepares for More Global Expansion with Planned UK Launch, Becomes Largest Bitcoin SV Miner

Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange that has successfully branched out into digital assets lending, staking, and many other initiatives, has joined the crypto-asset exchange committee at the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), which is the leading trade body of digital businesses based… Read More

CoinDCX, one of India’s Largest Digital Asset Exchanges, Launches DCX Learn, a Resource for Learning about Blockchain and Crypto

CoinDCX, one of the largest digital asset exchanges in India, has introduced an online platform and subsidiary, called DCX Learn, which aims to serve as a comprehensive resource for people who want to learn more about cryptocurrency and blockchain tech. As mentioned in a release… Read More

Flexible Banking Solutions Needed as Digitization becomes More Pervasive, According to Former State Bank of India Chair Arundhati Bhattacharya

Arundhati Bhattacharya, the former Chair of the State Bank of India who was ranked as the world’s 25th most powerful woman by Forbes in 2016, has argued that banking service providers must become more data-driven and also more digital. In a recent interview with Livemint,… Read More

India Banking Group ICICI Bank Launches End-to-End Fully Digital Facility “Insta Flexicash”

India-based banking group Icici Bank announced on Monday the launch of its end-to-end fully digital facility, Insta Flexicash. According to ICICI Bank, the facility enables the bank’s Salary Account customers to get approval for overdraft instantaneously and in a paperless manner. “The facility comes handy… Read More

WhatsApp Payments Might Become India’s Leading Digital Banking Service, As Online Transactions Surge Due to COVID-19

WhatsApp Payments, an in-chat payment feature that lets customers perform transfers through the messaging app to anyone in their contact list, may finally be on track to achieve mass adoption in India. WhatsApp is owned by Facebook, (NASDAQ:FB) who bought the social media platform in… Read More

Indian Financial Services Group IIFL Introduces #IIFLDisrupt Initiative to Fund Fintech Firms Struggling Due to COVID-19

Indian financial services group IIFL (India Infoline) recently introduced an initiative that aims to support local Fintech firms that might be experiencing challenges due to COVID-19. IIFL’s initiative, #IIFLDisrupt, aims to assist Indian Fintechs by providing funding, and potentially becoming their first client. IIFL also… Read More

Indian Fintech StockEdge CEO Vinay Pagaria Reveals that Financial Literacy and Investment Platform now has 1 Million Registered Users

Vinay Pagaria, co-founder at India-based StockEdge, a company that helps India’s residents, particularly the younger generations, with learning more about how to responsibly and effectively invest their money in stocks and bonds, has revealed that the platform now has 1 million registered users. Pagaria claims:… Read More

“We Can’t Regulate Bitcoin” because it’s Regulated by Its Own Protocol, Indian Blockchain Professional Explains

Sidharth Sogani, a Certified Bitcoin Professional and CEO at CREBACO Global Inc, a credit rating firm for exchanges, blockchains and coin offerings, has argued that it’s clear the Indian government hasn’t figured out how Bitcoin (BTC) works. There’s a new proposal that aims to ban… Read More

New Crypto Ban Proposal in India Recommends Over $3 Million Fine and Up to 10 Years Prison Sentence for Entities Dealing in Virtual Currencies

Indian officials are reportedly considering passing a law that would ban the use of decentralized cryptocurrencies.  As reported by India’s Economic Times, the nation’s government might see a legal framework as being more effective than the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) blanket ban on crypto-assets…. Read More

India Fintech Tabby Raises $7 Million to Launch “Buy Now Pay Later” Solution in Saudi Arabia

India-based fintech Tabby announced this week it raise of $7 million through its latest funding round, which was led by Raed Ventures with participation from MSA Capital and existing investor Arbor Ventures. Founded in 2019, Tabby states it provides customers with the flexibility to pay… Read More

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