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Paytm Adds Paytm Money Mutual Fund App to Wallet for its 850K Users Strong and Growing

Today Paytm‘s newest wallet addition, its Paytm Money app, went live on Android and iOS. In preparation for the launch, the platform reported reaped in 500K registrations to officially start Money’s operations with 850K users, with 65% of the users based in India’s top 15 cities. The announced… Read More

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Set to Buy Stake in Paytm’s Parent Company One97 Communications

Berkshire Hathaway, a multinational conglomerate holding company that was founded by American business magnate, investor, speaker and philanthropist Warren Buffett, is reportedly set to buy a small stake in One97 Communications Ltd, the parent of mobile wallet service provider Paytm. According to India’s media outlet… Read More

Paytm Launches AI Cloud Computing Platform  For India

Mobile wallet service provider Paytm announced on Tuesday it has launched its new AI Cloud computing platform in India. According to Paytm, the Paytm AI Cloud for India’ is geared towards Developers, Startups, and Enterprises. Paytm explained that the AI Cloud offers a suite of business-centric apps… Read More

Paytm Announces Acquisition of Management Startup Balance.Tech

India-based mobile wallet service provider Paytm announced on Wednesday it has acquired management startup Balance.Tech. Founded in 2010, Paytm claims to be India’s largest mobile payment and commerce platform. It offers a full marketplace for consumers through its mobile apps. The company’s investors include investors include… Read More

SoftBank & Yahoo Japan JV Collaborates With India’s Paytm to Launch Japanese Barcode-Based Smartphone Payments Service “PayPay”

PayPay Corporation, a joint venture created by SoftBank Corp. and Yahoo Japan Corporation, announced on Monday it will launch “PayPay” smartphone payment services using barcodes (QR code) this upcoming fall. PayPay Corporation reported it will team up with India’s largest digital payment company Paytm, a… Read More

3 Takeaways from Mary Meeker’s 2017 Internet Trends Report

This article highlights three takeaways for Fintech firms from Mary Meeker’s 355-page-long report: 1) The Internet’s center of gravity shifts to Asia; 2) The biggest get bigger; 3) Fintechs must use gamification to improve customer engagement. Since 2001, Mary Meeker, a Partner at venture capital… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Financial Technology Becomes a New Spotlight of the Belt and Road Initiative Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, also known as the Belt and Road Initiative, was held in Beijing on May 14-15. President Xi Jinping highlighted the role that financial technology has played… Read More

Paytm Payments Bank Limited to Launch Next Week

Paytm is launching a bank. The news was published in advance of the announcement that SoftBank had invested $1.6 billion into Paytm’s parent company One97 Communications Limited. The SoftBank investment may have been incentivized due to the fact the Reserve Bank of India had approved the… Read More

SoftBank Backs Paytm with $1.6 Billion

Paytm has announced that SoftBank has invested in their parent company One97 Communications Limited. The $1.6 billion commitment is said to be the single largest funding round from a single investor in India. Crowdfund Insider reported this past week that Paytm was discussing an investment… Read More

MobiKwik Reaches for Unicorn Status, Set to Raise Funding from BlackRock

One billion dollars. MobiKwik is set to raise funds from investors including BlackRock Inc. which will value the innovative Indian Fintech company at about $1 billion, according to Bloomberg. Headquartered in Gurgaon, MobiKwik offers a mobile phone based payment system. Customers add money to an online wallet that… Read More

KPMG: $3.2 Billion in Fintech Deals During Q1 as 2017 “Starts Modestly”

KPMG has published their most recent Pulse of Fintech covering the global Fintech industry during Q1 of 2017. According to their numbers, global investment in Fintech topped $3.2 billion accross 260 deals the first three months of the year. KPMG says that Fintech investment got… Read More

Alibaba Continues its Push for Global Dominance with Stake in Paytm

Alibaba has been roaming the globe acquiring or investing digital businesses. The most recent investment lands in India – marking an important entrant for Jack Ma’s firm. According to multiple reports, Alibaba has led a funding round in Paytm, an Indian ecommerce and payments platform. A… Read More

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