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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

Digital Asset Derivatives Trading Platform, Delta Exchange, Acquires Strategic Investment from New York’s CoinFund

Delta Exchange, an established cryptocurrency derivatives exchange that maintains offices in Singapore, has received funding from New York-headquartered blockchain investment firm, CoinFund. As mentioned in a release shared with CI, the new investment will provide Delta Exchange with the resources needed to scale its operations… Read More

Leading Indian Crypto Exchange CoinDCX Secures $2.5 Million in Additional Investments to Support Nationwide “TryCrypto” Campaign

  CoinDCX, one of India’s largest digital asset exchanges, has secured an additional $2.5 million in funding from several major blockchain investors, including Coinbase Ventures (the investment division of cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase) and Polychain Capital. The latest investment acquired by CoinDCX has come around two… Read More

Indian Fintech Zaggle Teams Up With Visa to Develop Payments Solutions for Local Startups and SMEs

Indian Fintech firm Zaggle has teamed up with Visa in order to support various payments solutions for SMEs. Both companies will work cooperatively to develop solutions for startups and SMEs that will help them improve their overall productivity and efficiency. Businesses will be able to… Read More

India Fintech Startup Jingle Pay Set to Bring Neobanking Services to the Middle East

Jingle Pay, an India-based neobanking startup, announced on Thursday it is launching its fintech services into the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Launched in 2019, Jingle Pay offers social payment solutions for individuals and businesses on mobile as well as desktop platforms. “Jingle Pay has digitized… Read More

Molinari Media Plans Fintech.TV Launch in India

Molinari Media will open its first international subsidiary office in Delhi, India, according to a company release. Founded by CEO Vince Molinari, Molinari Media (MM ) is a global Fintech media and broadcast company that broadcasts from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), NASDAQ and… Read More

Indian Online Lender Lendingkart Secures Over $42 Million in Funding via Round Led by Bertelsmann India Investments, Others

India-based online lender Lendingkart Technologies has secured Rs 319 crore (appr. $42.16 million) in funding through a Series D investment round, which was led by existing investors Bertelsmann India Investments, Fullerton Financial Holdings, IndiaQuotient, and Sistema Asia Fund. LendingKart’s management said that the capital raised… 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 Lenders are Concerned About Poor Monetary Transmission by Banks and Capping of Interest Rates: Report

Indian Fintech firms that issue loans to SMEs have welcomed the government’s efforts to provide greater liquidity to the banking system. However, financial technology companies are concerned about the poor monetary transmission by local banks and the capping of interest rates. India’s non-bank lenders have… Read More

Fintech MoneyGram Partners with Federal Bank in India

MoneyGram Payment Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of MoneyGram International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MGI), has entered into a partnership with the Federal Bank Limited – a private bank in India. MoneyGram is a global payments and transfer Fintech. The collaboration will see MoneyGram services made available for… Read More

BitGo to Now Provide Custody For India-Based Crypto Exchange CoinDCX

Digital asset custody provider BitGo announced on Thursday it has been named as the custodian of India-based crypto exchange, CoinDCX. BitGo reported that as the custodian of CoinDCX, it will provide the secure storage and custodianship of cryptocurrencies held on CoinDCX, fully insured and protected by… Read More

deVere Group Set to Launch Digital Finance Operation in Dubai

Independent financial advisory organization deVere Group announced on Wednesday it is set to develop a major digital finance operation from Dubai. CEO and Founder of the deVere Group, Nigel Green, confirmed the news by stating that in order for him and his team to meet… Read More

India-based Sindhuja Microcredit, a Digital Microfinance Firm, Secures $8.7 Million in Capital

Sindhuja Microcredit, a digital and rural-focused micro finance service provider that aims to help women entrepreneurs, is planning to secure $8.7 million in capital through a Series B investment round. The investment will be reportedly be made by Norway’s Nordic Microfinance Initiative (NMI) and Carpediem… Read More

Standard Chartered Bank’s India Division Launches All-Digital Financial Services During COVID-19 Crisis

Standard Chartered Bank has introduced a wide range of self-service requests for customers based in India. The new services will be available via the Standard Chartered Mobile app and through the institution’s online banking portal. Standard Chartered bank’s customers in India will now be able… Read More

Sumit Gupta: Co-founder at CoinDCX Reveals How India’s Banks Have Responded to Crypto Businesses After Supreme Court Lifted RBI’s Banking Ban

  In March, it was reported that CoinDCX had secured $3 million in funding through a Series A investment round, led by Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange (BitMEX) operator, HDR Group. At that time, Sumit Gupta, co-founder and CEO at CoinDCX, said the crypto space in India was developing… Read More

Indian Neobank RazorPay to Hire More Staff to Meet Rising Demand for Digital Payments Due to COVID-19

India-based digital bank RazorPay announced on May 11, 2020 that it’s planning to recruit more staff members for key positions across its engineering and product design teams. As previously reported, the banking challenger had revealed that there had been a significant increase in the number… Read More

Reserve Bank of India-licensed Paytm Payments Bank Surpasses $79 Million in Fixed Deposits

Paytm Payments Bank, a new type of bank, licensed by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) as a payments service provider, recently revealed that it has surpassed INR 600 Crores (appr. $79.4 million) in fixed deposit (FD) accounts, which have been maintained through a partnership… Read More

Indian Digital Payments Platform Simpl Reports 30% Increase in Transactions Involving Purchase of Essentials, After COVID-19

India-based digital payments platform Simpl has reported a significant increase in transaction volume for online orders of daily essentials. The company claims there has been a 30-35% increase in the number of transactions involving the purchase of essential items. The change in consumer spending habits… Read More

India: CoinSwitch Plans Crypto Exchange

CoinSwitch, an aggregator of cryptocurrency exchanges, has announced the launch of a dedicated cryptocurrency exchange for India. The announcement follows recent changes in India that enabled crypto exchanges to have relationships with banks. India is, of course, a huge market with profound potential for growth…. Read More

Finablr, a Global Platform for Payments and Foreign Exchange Solutions, Uncovers £1.3 Billion in Hidden Debt

Finablr (LON:FIN), a global platform for payments and foreign exchange solutions that was planning to secure $200 million (last year) in order to prepare to list on the London Stock Exchange, has reportedly uncovered a “hidden” debt pile of £1.3 billion ($1.625 billion). Finablr’s company… Read More

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