India

WhatsApp India Has Rolled Out Its Payment Feature

WhatsApp has rolled out a secure payments feature for its users in India, the experience is said to make the process transferring money as easy as sending a message. WhatsApp designed the payments feature in partnership with the National Payments Corporation

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India’s Fintech Industry Growing Strong Despite COVID-19

Home to more than 2,100 fintech companies, India is one of the world’s largest fintech markets, after the US, China and the UK. Despite the massive disruption brought by COVID-19, fintech companies remain bullish on the long-term growth prospect of

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Razorpay Latest to Achieve Unicorn Status in Asia With US$100 Million Funding Led by Sequoia, GIC

Indian payment gateway provider Razorpay secured US$100 million in Series D financing, simultaneously achieving the major milestone of becoming the newest unicorn in India. With this round, Razorpay welcomes their latest partner GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund to its investor

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Rapyd Enters India Through Partnerships with Paytm and Other Major Players

Rapyd, a global fintech company, announced today its partnership with key players of India’s payments ecosystem – including Paytm Payments Bank, PhonePe, PayU, Citibank, DBS Bank, HDFC Bank, BharatPay and Unimoni to roll out a comprehensive payment service. This service

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10 Fastest Growing Fintechs in India According to IDC

IDC Financial Insights today released the 2020 update of its FinTech Fast 101 research which details a list of fast-growing FinTechs in Asia/Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) from 11 key markets. IDC’s FinTech Fast 101 research refers to fast-growing fintech players

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India’s ICICI Bank Launches Banking Services On WhatsApp in The Midst of Nationwide Lockdown

ICICI Bank announced the launch of banking services on WhatsApp to enable its retail customers to undertake a slew of banking requirements from their home at a time when they are advised to stay indoors in the wake of the

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India’s Top 30 Fintech Influencers 2020

Over the last five years, the Indian fintech industry has reached new heights both in terms of funding received and fintech adoption. This year, India is neck and neck with China on consumer fintech adoption with both their percentage of

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From Libra to WhatsApp Pay — A Glance at Facebook’s Fintech Play

For years, social networking giant Facebook has shown interest in the fintech market, partnering with PayPal to build digital payment capabilities into its Messenger app, testing and introducing payment services on its various messaging platforms, and exploring blockchain and cryptocurrency

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India Turns 350,000 Postmen Into Bankers To Serve Customers In Remote Areas

Across the country, over 350,000 postmen are offering doorstep financial services to people in even the remotest parts of India. They are equipped with a mobile phone and a hand-held biometric scanner to perform tasks of bankers including opening savings

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Fintech Infographic of the Week: Making Investing More Accessible with Decentralized Finance

Across the globe, access to financial markets diverges dramatically from one country to another. While in the US about 52% of people are investing in the stock market, in emerging countries like India and Mexico, the figure drops significantly with

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