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President at Indian Digital Payments Giant Paytm Says Company Is “Super Comfortable” Despite Competition from Fintechs

Madhur Deora, President at Paytm, a major digital payments company, says that there’s no doubt that India is a leading technology market. Deora, whose comments came during a recent CNBC interview, states that it’s only natural that there will be a lot of competition from… Read More

Google Temporarily Removes Paytm Mobile App from Play Store Due to Supposedly Being in Violation For Gambling

Mobile wallet service provider Paytm announced on Friday its Android mobile app was temporarily removed from the Google Play Store. The company reassured its uses that their account balances are 100% safe and its services are fully functional. Paytm reported that it recently launched “Paytm… Read More

Indian Digital Payments Giant Paytm to Offer Additional Financial Services after Acquiring Raheja QBE, an Insurance Business

Indian digital payments giant Paytm recently acquired insurance company Raheja QBE for $74 million. Amit Nayyar, President at Paytm, has noted that the company aims to promote greater financial inclusion by helping half a billion Indians with gaining access to modern digital platforms and services…. Read More

Overseas Expansion Is Logical Step for Alipay as China’s Fintech Sector Continues to Expand Presence in Asia, McKinsey & Co Partner Says

The rise of Chinese Fintech firms as major industry participants across Asia is playing a vital role in transforming the region’s financial services ecosystem. Joe Ngai, partner at consultants McKinsey & Co, confirmed: “Chinese Fintech companies have been expanding overseas.”  In 2016, Ant Financial, the… 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

Google Pay and India’s Digital Payments App PhonePe were Most Frequently Downloaded Fintech Apps in February 2020

Google Pay was reportedly the most downloaded Fintech app (globally) during the month of February 2020 with 15.6 million downloads. It was closely followed by Indian digital payments firm PhonePe’s app which was downloaded 6 million times. For Google Pay, this is notably more than… Read More

Once Viewed as Disaggregating, Fintechs Now Re-bundling Financial Services

For a long time, Fintechs were viewed as slicing and dicing various services that banks and other financial services firms provided as part of a cafeteria of offerings. Take online lending for example, marketplaces and direct lenders targeted SME loans and consumer credit as a… Read More

Indian Digital Payments Giant Paytm’s Founder Reveals Fintech Firm’s Roadmap to Profitability

India-based digital payment giant Paytm says it hopes to become profitable in the coming years  as it plans to develop a new business strategy. Vijay Shekhar Sharma, the 41-year-old billionaire founder and CEO at Paytm, who leads One 97 Communications, the parent firm of Paytm,… Read More

India’s Payments Giant Paytm Partners Uber to Add Credit and Debit Card Processing to Allow Users to Easily Settle Card Transactions

India-based Paytm, an established payment gateway, has teamed up with ride-hailing app Uber in order to add credit and debit processing and will allow customers to easily perform card transactions. Uber will use the existing digital wallet integration with Paytm’s platform to offer riders a… Read More

India’s Leading Fintech Firm Paytm to Target 25 Million Retailers via Consolidated QR Payments Solution

The Indian government recently confirmed that online transactions performed using RuPay credit cards or UPI QR codes won’t face the Merchant Discount Rate (MDR). Now, the nation’s leading Fintech firm Paytm has introduced a consolidated QR payment for local retailers. The “All-in-One” QR will allow… Read More

Indian Digital Payments Firm Paytm’s Parent One 97 Communications Secures $660 Million from AliPay, Softbank’s SVF Panther, Others

Indian online payments company Paytm’s parent has secured 4,724 Crore (appr. $660 million) from several large investors including Alibaba’s Alipay, SoftBank’s SVF Panther (Cayman) and investments are overseen by T Rowe Price. The board members of One 97 Communications Ltd, Paytm’s parent, will be allocating… Read More

Paytm Confirms $1 Billion Raise, Valuation Pegged at $16 Billion

India’s largest mobile payments company Paytm has confirmed a $1 billion funding round at a valuation of $16 billion. Last month, Crowdfund Insider cited a report that indicated Paytm was planning a $2 billion funding round with a valuation of $15 billion. According to a… Read More

India’s Largest Mobile Payments Group Paytm to Raise $2 Billion from Ant Financial, Softbank to Expand Operations

Paytm, India’s largest mobile payments company, is planning to raise $2 billion from investors including Alibaba’s Ant Financial and Softbank in order to compete with other giant retailers such as Amazon and Walmart, according to sources familiar with the matter As reported by the Financial… Read More

The Oracle of Omaha: Warren Buffet Gives Fintech Some Love

Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway has moved into Fintech. Long a lover of more boring investments like insurance and rusty metal businesses, Berkshire has recently invested in two different Fintech firms. First, Berkshire backed Brazil based payments tech firm StoneCo. with a mere $300 million. StoneCo…. Read More

Brief: Satish Kumar Gupta Steps in as New Paytm Payments Bank CEO

Paytm Payments Bank has been in flux since this past summer when the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) put the kibosh on the platform’s plans to  onboard new customers; as indicated on its website: “Paytm Payments Bank Limited has been prohibited by Reserve Bank of… Read More

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

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