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ICICI Bank Debuts Banking Services on WhatsApp

India-based banking group Icici Bank announced on Monday it has launched its banking services on WhatsApp in oder to enable retail customers to undertake in a “slew of banking requirements” from their home.  Anup Bagchi, Executive Director, ICICI Bank, stated that through WhatsApp, retail customers may… Read More

Contactless Payments: National Payment Corporation of India Requests Locals to Perform Digital Transactions to Reduce Physical Contact During Coronavirus Outbreak

The National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI), a local, non-profit umbrella organization for operating retail payments and settlement systems in the country, has requested the nation’s residents to make digital payments in order to reduce physical contact during the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The NPCI,… Read More

SOLV, an Indian Online Lending Marketplace for SMEs, Recommends Taking Immediate Measures to Prevent Economic Downturn Due to Coronavirus

SOLV, an online marketplace that matches lenders and micro-, small and medium-sized MSME borrowers, has expressed concerns regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, which has resulted in economic uncertainty and instability. SOLV, which is a B2B platform backed by the Standard Chartered Bank, expects SMEs to… Read More

Digital Transformation: Big Data and AI Firm ADVANCE.AI to Help Financial Services Providers Enhance Operations

Big Data and artificial intelligence firm ADVANCE.AI aims to assist businesses based in Asia with their digital transformation strategies. ADVANCE.AI is expanding its business operations into India by establishing business offices in Bangalore and New Delhi. The Singapore-headquartered firm also intends to open an office… Read More

Malaysia’s OneCENT Mobile Fintech Platform to Help Businesses Transition to Cashless Digital Transactions

TFP Solutions Bhd, a provider of business productivity solutions and services for large enterprises, is planning to market the OneCENT mobile-based Fintech platform to local consumers in Malaysia after the Movement Control Order (MCO) has been lifted. Datuk Hussian A Rahman, managing director and board… Read More

Indian Authorities Arrest 26-Year-Old Woman who Allegedly Stole 64 Bitcoins (BTC) from Local Crypto Firm

Indian authorities have arrested a woman who allegedly stole 64 Bitcoins (BTC), valued at around $380,000 (at time of writing), from a company where she had been working. Ayushi Jain, a 26-year-old woman, had reportedly been employed at Bitcipher Labs, a Bengaluru-headquartered firm. As confirmed… Read More

U.S. Fintech HUMBL Partners With Digital India Payments To Enter India’s Market

HUMBL, a US fintech that delivers mobile payments and financial services, announced on Friday it has formed a new partnership with India’s payment service Digital India Payments Limited to help with its expansion into the country’s market. HUMBL describes itself as a mobile, financial services… Read More

Chennai-based Vivriti Capital, an Online Lending Platform, Secures $50 Million via Series B Round

India-based Vivriti Capital, an online debt platform, has reportedly secured INR 3.5 billion (appr. $50 million) in funding through a Series B investment round from LGT Lightstone Aspada. Vivriti’s latest round has come only around 10 months after the firm’s Series A round from US-headquartered… Read More

NYSE Listed Wipro Joins Hedera Governing Council

Hedera Hashgraph an “enterprise-grade” distributed ledger technology (DLT) that seeks to solve many of the issues plaguing existing iterations of blockchain, has received a nice endorsement of sorts. Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) has joined the Hedera Governing Council.  Wipro is an India-based IT company. Wipro operates… Read More

India’s Khatabook, a Fintech for SMEs, Teams Up with Former Indian Cricket Captain MS Dhoni

Khatabook, a business app that helps micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs)  with performing digital transactions, has revealed that it has entered a partnership with former Indian Cricket captain Mahendra Singh (MS) Dhoni. MS Dhoni, the World Cup-winning skipper, will make a strategic investment in… Read More

Reserve Bank of India’s New Guidelines for Payment Aggregators May Increase Number of Digital Commerce Transactions

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the nation’s central bank, has announced that it will be lowering the capital requirements for payment aggregators. This move may further increase the number of digital transactions carried out in the country. The RBI noted in a statement published… Read More

Walmart-Owned Indian Digital Payments Platform PhonePe is Planning to Become Full-Fledged Financial Services Firm

India-headquartered PhonePe, a major digital payments platform, has been diversifying its line of products and services, which initially included only a mobile wallet (and a few other services). PhonePe is planning to become a full-fledged financial services firm, and has been working toward this goal… Read More

ICICI Bank Launches Digital Banking Platform “ICICIStack”

India-based banking group Icici Bank announced on Tuesday the launch of its digital banking platform, ICICIStack. According to ICICI Bank, the platform will offer digital banking services and Application Programme Interface (API) to ensure banking experience to customers in retail and business industries, which includes… Read More

India-based Clix Capital, an Online Lending Platform, Introduces AI Bot Maya to Improve Customer Experience

India-based NBFC Clix Capital Services Pvt Ltd (Clix), an established online lending platform, has introduced an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered bot, called “Maya,” in order to improve customer experience. Maya will assist the lending service’s clients in acquiring quick loans by first checking their credit scores… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

The PBC, NDRC and Four Other Authorities Jointly Release the Work Plan for Coordinated Regulation of Financial Infrastructures In order to strengthen the construction of financial infrastructure, coordinate the regulation of important financial infrastructures and improve the capability of the financial sector to serve the… Read More

Traditional Banks and Fintech Firms are More Likely to Work Cooperatively than Compete: Report

The ongoing competition between traditional banks and innovative Fintech firms might be coming to an end or is already over, according to Barclays, a British multinational investment bank and financial services company with over $1.2 trillion in assets. A recent report from the London-headquartered investment… Read More

Indian Fintech U GRO Capital, an Online Lending Platform for SMEs, Launches New Product to Help Women Entrepreneurs

India-based Fintech industry participant U GRO Capital aims to assist women business owners by offering them convenient access to working capital. U GRO Capital is an online lending platform that focuses on small and medium-sized (SME) businesses. The firm has introduced an unsecured lending product,… Read More

Artificial Intelligence Spending Will Surpass $15 Billion, Mainly for Network Optimization and Preventing Fraud: Research

A study recently published by Juniper Research has revealed that total spending on artificial intelligence (AI)-enhanced platforms and solutions will surpass $15 billion by 2024. Juniper Research’s latest study, titled AI Strategies for Network Operators: Key Use Cases & Monetisation Models 2020-2024, noted that only… Read More

Allied Wallet Brings Blockchain Payment Technology to India

Online payment processing provider Allied Wallet announced on Monday its new plans to bring blockchain technology to India’s e-commerce market. Allied Wallet reported that it and its Founder Andy Khawaja have supported India’s e-commerce growth for many years and now aim to bring their e-commerce… Read More

Pine Labs Partners ZestMoney, a Leading Consumer Lending Fintech in India, to Offer In-Store Digital Equated Monthly Installment Options

Pine Labs has teamed up with ZestMoney, a leading consumer lending Fintech firm based in India. Through the partnership, the companies will offer in-store digital equated monthly installment (EMI) options to “new-to-credit” customers via Pine Labs’ Plutus and Plutus Smart point of sale (PoS) devices. … Read More

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