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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

Reserve Bank of India is Planning to Submit a Review Petition on Supreme Court’s Ruling to Lift Ban on Cryptocurrency Transactions

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the nation’s central bank, is getting ready to submit a review petition on the Supreme Court’s recent ruling regarding cryptocurrency transactions. According to the Economic Times, which cited sources familiar with the matter, the RBI is concerned the Court’s… Read More

Reserve Bank of India, RBI, is Establishing Three Departments to Oversee Fintech, Regtech, and Supervisory Tech Activities

India’s banking regulator, the Reserve Bank India (RBI), has issued an update regarding how it plans to regulate the country’s Fintech and regulatory technology, or Regtech, industry. The RBI is establishing three new divisions, which include one unit to regulate Fintech, another unit to oversee… Read More

CoinDCX Founders Respond to Supreme Court of India’s Ruling on Cryptocurrency

Earlier today, Crowdfund Insider reported on the Supreme Court of India’s ruling on cryptocurrency that removed restrictions on virtual currency transactions imposed in April 2018 by the Reserve Bank of India. The ban impeded banks from providing services to entities dealing with cryptocurrencies. Of course,… Read More

Landmark Cryptocurrency Ruling: Supreme Court of India Lifts Reserve Bank of India’s Ban on Virtual Currency Transactions

In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court of India on March 4, 2020 officially removed the restrictions imposed by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on regulated commercial entities, which prohibited local banks and non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) from offering services to firms and individuals… Read More

Securities and Exchange Board of India Launches Regulatory Sandbox for Fintech Firms

India’s financial technology sector is expanding rapidly, which has led to SEBI, the nation’s financial market regulator, to launch a regulatory sandbox. The sandbox program will assist local Fintech firms with testing out new products and services with a small group of users before introducing… Read More

SBM Bank India Teams Up with Karbon to Launch Karbon Card, India’s First Corporate Credit Card for Startups

SBM Bank India recently confirmed that it has teamed up with Karbon in order to introduce the Karbon Card, which is notably one of the nation’s first corporate credit card designed specifically for startups or early-stage firms. All corporate credit cards issued will come with… Read More

Popular Crypto Exchange Zebpay Set to Relaunch in India After Shutting Down Due to Regulatory Pressure

Nearly 16 months after winding down its business operations in India, digital asset exchange Zebpay is reportedly set to resume offering services in the country. Zebpay was one of the most popular crypto exchanges in India. However, it had to shut down because of a… Read More

CBDC: India’s National Institute of Smart Government Suggests Issuing Central Bank Digital Rupee

  India-based non-for-profit organization, the National Institute for Smart Government (NISG), has reportedly proposed issuing a digital Indian rupee in its draft National Strategy on Blockchain. A central bank digital rupee, or CBDR, would be issued and managed on a permissioned (private) blockchain network, where… Read More

Reserve Bank of India to Allow Local Banks and Fintech Firms to Use Video Calls to Complete Know Your Customer Checks

Indian banking institutions and Fintech firms have reportedly been given the green light to use video calls, in order to carry out know-your-customer (KYC) compliance checks, after a recent ruling by the nation’s central bank. The updated rules and guidelines will allow regulated entities to… Read More

Reserve Bank of India, the RBI, Might Provide Fintech Firms Direct Access to Real-Time Gross Settlement Transactions

India’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), is reportedly looking into the possibility of providing non-bank entities, including local Fintech firms and insurance providers, direct access to handling RTGS (real-time gross settlement) and NEFT (national electronic funds transfer) transactions – which would be… Read More

Report Says No Libra Crypto in India as Facebook Has Not Received Necessary Government Permission

A report indicates that Facebook may have to skip over India when it launches Libra, its cryptocurrency based off a basket of stable assets. According to the EconomicTimes, “a person directly in the know” said Facebook has failed to ask for, and receive, regulatory approval:… Read More

Tweets by “Blockchain Lawyer” Indicate Reserve Bank of India Decided to Restrict Banking Services to Blockchain Companies with Little Research

In April of this year, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) commented on the status of cryptocurrencies. The RBI stated “we have decided to ring fence the RBI regulated entities from the risk of dealing with entities associated with virtual currencies. They are required to… 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

Vaibhav Pandey, CEO of P2P Lender i2iFunding Shares Insight into Nascent India Market

The peer to peer lending industry in India has been slow to evolve in contrast to many other nations. Yet India is the second most populous country with more than 1.2 billion people and is the most populous democracy in the world. The opportunity for… Read More

Brief: JM Financial Ltd Leads Series A Round for Indian P2P Lender Faircent

P2P lending startup Faircent has raised Series A round led by JM Financial Ltd subsidiary which has picked up 9.8% stake in the company, according to a release. The capital will be utilized by the Mumbai-based company to build its technology and product as well strengthening and growing… Read More

Reserve Bank of India Consultation Paper on Peer to Peer Lending (Document)

Embedded below is the consultation paper crafted by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in anticipation of creating a regulatory regime for peer to peer lending.  The document sets out to review the various legal frameworks in place around the world for peer to peer… Read More

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