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LuLu Exchange Partners Global Fintech Ripple and Federal Bank to Enhance Real-Time Payments from UAE to India

The LuLu Exchange in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has confirmed that they’re teaming up with American Fintech Ripple (which is the subject of a major enforcement action from the US SEC) and Federal Bank in order to enhance real-time payments capabilities from the UAE… Read More

U.S. Fintech Provider Empaxis Announces New India Location

Empaxis Data Management, a cloud-based fintech and middl-and back-office services provider for investment management firms, announced on Tuesday it has opened  new office in Kolkata, India.  Founded in 2004, Empaxis provides outsourcing, automation tools, and cloud-based fintech to investment firms worldwide. The company’s clients include… Read More

Publicly Listed Indian Fintech 5paisa Confirms Great Year for Indian IPOs in 2020, Projects Solid 2021 As Well

Mumbai-based 5paisa, a one-stop shop for quality research and low-cost and “cutting-edge” trading platforms, notes that last year, there were relatively few IPO listings, but there was still a lot of participation on Dalal Street (which is the address of the Bombay Stock Exchange and… Read More

UK Challenger Bank Tide Reportedly Announces India Expansion Plans

UK-based challenger bank Tide reportedly announced on Monday it is planning to expand its services to India.  According to Business Standard, Tide is planning a test launch in India during the first quarter of 2021. The company will later be doing a wider rollout later… Read More

Digital Payments are Now Being Used by A Third of Indian Households with Usage Spread Across Different Income Groups: Survey

A third or around 33% of households in India are now using digital payments, with usage being evenly spread across different income groups, according to a survey performed by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and People Research on India’s Consumer Economy (Price). The… Read More

Banks and Digital Payments Providers in India Ask Government to Bring Back Merchant Discount Rate on RuPay and UPI Transactions

Banking institutions and online payments providers in India have asked the nation’s government to bring back the Merchant Discount Rate (MDR) on RuPay, which is an international card payment service launched by the National Payments Corporation of India. Digital payments providers in the country also… Read More

Indian Digital Commerce Unicorn Udaan Secures $280 Million in Capital via Series D Round

India’s B2B digital commerce platform Udaan has secured $280 million in funding via its extended Series D investment round from new and existing investors. Octahedron Capital and Moonstone Capital are listed as new investors. They’ve joined Udaan’s existing backers which reportedly includes Altimeter, DST Global,… Read More

AI and Digital Tech Adoption in India to Help Banks and Financial Institutions with Streamlining Operations: Report

The Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (formed by the Reserve Bank of India) has revealed that the digital economy sector in India is expected to “double its output as early as 2025.” Digitization in India is expected to lead to “widespread economic… Read More

India-Based Fintech CRED Secures $81 Million Through Series C Funding Round Led By DST Global

    CRED, an India-based fintech startup, has reportedly secured $81 million through its Series C funding round, which was notably led by DST Global with participation from Sequoia Capital, Ribbit Capital, Tiger Global, and General Catalyst. The investment round brings CRED’s post-money valuation to… Read More

Google Pay Users in India can Easily Review, Analyze All Transactions from 2020, Apple Pay Support Rolled out at NY Subway Stations

Google Pay for Android and iOS users now lets people see how much money they’ve spent during 2020. The expense tracking feature allows consumers to get a rough idea or estimate of their spending habits throughout the last year. Google Pay will also show users… Read More

Reserve Bank of India to Measure Growth and Adoption of Digital Payments in the Country by Using New Index

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has introduced a new index in order to measure the growth and adoption of digital payments in the country. The RBI revealed that virtual payments grew 2x in March 2020 when compared to March 2018. The index was created… Read More

AI and Machine Learning are Expected to Improve Fintech Apps in India, with Support from Regulators

The steady growth and adoption of Fintech services has helped in promoting greater financial inclusion in India. Emerging technologies like AI and machine learning (ML) are now expected to further promote the usage of Fintech apps in the $2.5 trillion economy, which should benefit consumers… Read More

Google India Exec Says AI Could Add $500 Billion to Economy, Google Pay Claims 43% Market Share

Artificial intelligence (AI) alone could potentially add $500 billion or half a trillion dollars to India’s economy, according to Google India Country Manager and VP, Sajay Gupta. Gupta, who has previously worked as MD of Star India and The Walt Disney Company India, noted (while… Read More

Government Policies are Evolving Quickly in India, and Provide a “Favorable Backdrop” for Fintech, Industry Exec Reveals

The Coronavirus outbreak has accelerated the adoption of digital payments and other Fintech services in India. Technology has been the foundation for the growth and development of Fintech platforms in the country, according to Raj N Phani, the Founder at Indian Fintech firm Zaggle. Phani… Read More

Cashaa Joins Forces With United Multistate Credit Cooperative Society to Launch Unicas Crypto Bank in India

  UK-based next-generation banking platform Cashaa announced on Monday Unicas has opened its first physical branch in Jaipur, India. Unicas is notably a join venture between Cashaa and the United Multistate Coop Society and allows users to transact in cryptocurrency and fiat from one account…. Read More

Fintech Lending Is on the Rise Globally but Policymakers Must Watch the Space Closely to Protect Consumers: Report

Demand for Fintech services and loans have surged in India this year, according to local news outlet Live Mint. The credit flows of Fintechs and Big-tech firms have increased significantly during the past few years in highly developed countries. Commercial banks have emerged as leaders… Read More

Asian Countries like Bahrain and India Continue to Develop Financial Infrastructure to Support Payments Processing and other Fintech Services

Dalal Buhejji, the Director of Business Development, Financial Services at the Bahrain Economic Development Board, has noted that there are currently around 400 financial institutions based in Bahrain. Buhejji pointed out that these companies are offered a “stable, predictable and proven” regulatory and business environment… Read More

Digital Payments and Fintech Adoption Surged in India during COVID, while Other Sectors Struggled to Maintain Operations

The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) focus and support for contactless payments and the entry of WhatsApp into the nation’s Fintech sector is expected to lead to an increase in digital transactions. Although most business sectors have struggled to maintain operations due to the COVID-19… Read More

ICICI Bank Launches Comprehensive Online Platform for Foreign Companies Setting Up Operations in India

  India-based banking group ICICI Bank announced earlier this week the launch of, Infinite India, which is an online platform for foreign companies looking to establish or expand business in the country. According to ICICI Bank, the platform offers them banking solutions as well as… Read More

India-Based Cryptocurrency Exchange CoinDCX Raises $13.9 Million Through Series B Funding Round Led By Block.one

  CoinDCX, an India-based cryptocurrency exchange, announced on Tuesday it raised Rs 100 crore ($13.9 million) through its Series B investment round, which was led by Block.one with participation from DG, Jump Capital, Uncorrelated Ventures, Coinbase Ventures, Polychain Capital, Mehta Ventures, and Alex Pack. Founded… Read More

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