Tagged: india

Walnut Brief: Tracking 20% Spending Increase in India During Diwali

India saw a 20% increase in spends during Diwali compared to the previous quarter reported Walnut, a leading personal finance app based in India, suggesting strong consumer demand and “festive cheer.” ‘Tis the season! The app revealed interesting insights on consumers’ spending habits during this festive… Read More

PayPal Opens Domestic Operations in India & Launches Money Pool Fundraising Feature

PayPal announced earlier this week that it has launched domestic operations in India. The company revealed that over the past decade it has been on a journey to digitize India by enabling cross-border transaction. “Today, we are proud to announce that we are adding domestic… Read More

FinTech Hive Member Sarwa Digital Wealth Receives In-Principle Approval For Innovation Testing License From Dubai Financial Services Authority

The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) today granted Sarwa Digital Wealth Limited (Sarwa), an automated investment advice service, in-principle approval for its Innovation Testing Licence (ITL). According to the organization, Sarwa Digital Wealth is considered the first fintech operator to receive approval for this special… Read More

NIN Ventures Begins International Expansion By Opening India Office

Nin Ventures announced on Monday it has begun its international expansion by opening its new office in India. It was revealed: “India is one of the most competitive nations in the world, equipped with both skilled and unskilled workforce in areas of science, engineering, technology,… Read More

FundedByMe Expansion: Launches Operations in Dubai & UAE

On Thursday, FundedByMe announced it has launched operations in both Dubai and the UAE. This news comes less than two months after FundedByMe launched its operations in Mexico FundedByMe stated it has the ambition to be a true global player in the equity crowdfunding scene. The… Read More

Peer to Peer Lending Rules Revealed in India

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is out with “Master Directions” regarding non-banking financial companies or peer to peer lenders. RBI indicated last month P2P lenders would not be considered banks. The governmental directive is officially known as the “Non-Banking Financial Company – Peer to… Read More

Abu Dhabi Global Market Announce New Fintech Partnership With Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, announced on Monday it has formed a new partnership with Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB), a leading financial institution, to seek opportunities to collaborate and consult on initiatives to promote the growth and… Read More

Reserve Bank of India Set to Classify Peer-to-Peer Lending Platforms As Non-Banking Financial Institutions

Reserve Bank of India recently announced it will be classifying peer-to-peer lending platforms as non-banking financial institutions. According to Economic Times, Sudarshan Sen, executive director of RBI, announced that the regulator is currently waiting for the gazette notifications from the central government for the final… Read More

Fintech Startup InstaReM Receives RBI Approval to Offer Outbound Remittance Services From India

InstaReM (IE instant remittance), a Singapore-headquartered fintech start-up that convenient, fast and cost-effective cross-border money transfers to individuals and businesses, announced on Monday it has received regulatory approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for facilitating overseas remittances from India. InstaReM stated its plans to… Read More

Online Lending Platform EarlySalary Secures Rs 5 Crore Debt Financing Investment From IFMR Capital

India-based online lending platform EarlySalary has reportedly received Rs 5 Crore debt financing investment from IFMR Capital. Founded in 2015 by Ashish Goyal and Akshay Mehrotra, EarlySalary stated that it is building its mobile first platform, smart risk scoring system, and will soon introduce a fast/easy… Read More

India-based Online Lender Capital Float Secures $45 Million During Series C Funding Round Led By Ribbit Capital

Last week, India-based online lender Capital Float announced it secured $45 million during its Series C funding round, which was led by Ribbit Capital with participation from returning investors SAIF Partners, Sequoia India, and Creation Investment. Founded in 2013, Capital Float describes itself as a… Read More

dLocal Announces Payments Platform Launch in India

dLocal, a fintech company specializing in facilitating cross-border payments for global e-commerce merchants in emerging markets, announced on Thursday the launch of its payments platform in India. The company stated its newly-opened local office in New Delhi enables global e-merchants to accept and remit payments… Read More

Singapore Fintech Hub Lattice80 Expands: Set to Open New India Office

LATTICE80, Singapore-based Fintech hub owned and operated by private investment firm Marvelstone Group, announced it is set to open its new office in India this month. According to Bloomberg, the hub is currently in discussion with thirty tenants for the 30,000 square feet office space, which… Read More

Securities and Exchange Board of India Announces Committee Dedicated to Fintech

Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) announced this week the launch of a new committee dedicated to financial and regulatory technologies. This news comes less than six months after the organization revealed plans for the committee.  During Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI)’s… Read More

Startupbootcamp FinTech Mumbai Collaborates With PwC For New Fintech India Trends Report

Startupbootcamp FinTech Mumbai announced this week it has collaborated with PwC for a new India fintech report that revealed that the “open innovative paradigm” is increasingly being adopted by many traditional institutions. “The FinTech ecosystem in India has evolved significantly since its emergence and has… Read More

P2P Lender Faircent Announces New Auto Invest Feature

P2P lending platform Faircent announced the launch of its new auto investment feature, which according to Economic Times, will eliminate the need for lenders to browse through borrower profiles by automating the process. While sharing details about the new feature, Chief Technology and Product Officer… Read More

Deloitte Looks into the Crystal Ball, Reveals the Future of Finance in India

Deloitte has recently released a report concerned with how finance will look in the years to come, titled “Crunch time – Future of Finance in a Digital World: An Indian Perspective.” In this report, Deloitte takes into account how rapidly digital adoption has improved within… Read More

Ethereum Enterprise Alliance Adds 34 New Members Becoming World’s Largest Open Source Blockchain Intiative

This week, the Ethereum Enterprise Alliance (EEA) announced the addition of 34 new members, pushing the organization’s total membership to over 150 organizations, making the alliance the world’s largest open source blockchain initiative. World’s Largest Blockchain Initiative The EEA is an alliance of fortune 500… Read More

Ain’t No Stopping MobiKwik, Indian Mobile Wallet Celebrates New Partnership with Samsung Pay

Indian mobile wallet MobiKwik has linked with Samsung Pay, integrating with Samsung Pay Mini to enable one-tap payments at merchants using Mobikwik. “We are enthused by the tremendous response Samsung Pay has received since its launch, both from our consumers as well as partners. Moving… Read More

New Marketplace Vivriti Capital Aims to Address Indian End-to-End Financial Service Requirements

Vivriti Capital has launched in India, aiming to provide a financial services marketplace that will provide a comprehensive range of offerings across the lifecycle of customers that lack access to efficient finance. Vivriti Capital offers loans, receivables finance, working capital, structured debt and capital market instruments, seeking to transform the fragmented… Read More