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Budget 2017: BHIM at centre stage, not digital payment startups

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 | More »

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Union budget 2017 has clearly put the spotlight on digitisation, but that hasn’t really got players in the digital payment space excited as they feel the government’s emphasis is on promoting its own BHIM app rather than strengthening the entire ecosystem. In his budget speech, finance m...

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Budget 2017: Govt goes the whole hog on digitisation

Ever since the Modi government came to power in 2014, union budgets have had a sharp focus on digitisation and infusion of technology in everyday life. With budget 2017, comes as it on the back of a decisive cashless push, the government has indeed gone the whole nine yards—it appears “digit...

1 February, 2017 | More »

In U-turn, NPCI tells PhonePe to adhere to UPI norms

In U-turn, NPCI tells Flipkart’s PhonePe to adhere to UPI norms

Making a U-turn in the tussle between private-sector lender ICICI Bank and Flipkart’s digital wallet PhonePe, National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) on Friday said PhonePe doesn’t adhere to interoperability norms of the Unified Payments Interface (UPI). NPCI, the umbrella organisation...

20 January, 2017 | More »

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ICICI Bank rejects NPCI call to unblock PhonePe

The tussle between ICICI Bank and online retailer Flipkart’s digital wallet, PhonePe, isn’t likely to end soon with the private-sector lender again refusing to allow transactions through the payment app. The latest refusal comes after National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), an umbrell...

20 January, 2017 | More »

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Now make payments via Paytm sans the Internet

Mobile wallet firm Paytm on Wednesday announced that users can pay and receive money as well as recharge mobile phones without an Internet connection. To enable offline transactions, the company has introduced a toll free number, where users can register their mobile numbers and set a four digit Pay...

8 December, 2016 | More »

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Govt to incentivise district administration to boost cashless payments

The government of India has introduced a series of measures to provide incentives to the district administration in order to boost cashless payments across districts, talukas, and panchayats. This comes at a time when there is a cash crunch after Prime Minister Narendra Modi abolished Rs 500 and Rs ...

5 December, 2016 | More »

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Exclusive: China’s Tencent close to investing more than $150 mn in FreeCharge

Snapdeal, India’s third-largest e-commerce venture is in talks with Chinese Internet giant Tencent to raise more than $150 million for its digital payments platform FreeCharge, a person close to the development told VCCircle. “Tencent and FreeCharge have had intense discussions over the past two...

31 August, 2016 | More »

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Exclusive: Paytm valued at $4.8 bn in new funding round

One 97 Communications Ltd, which runs mobile payments and e-commerce platform Paytm, has received commitment of $60 million (Rs 403 crore) from Taiwanese chipmaker MediaTek Inc.’s Mountain Capital fund as part of its ongoing fundraising exercise. A person directly familiar with the development...

29 August, 2016 | More »

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MobiKwik and FreeCharge trade barbs as mobile wallet war gets nasty

Which is the number two mobile wallet company in the country? That question has sparked off an online spat between digital recharge platform and mobile wallet venture MobiKwik, run by One MobiKwik Systems Pvt Ltd, and Snapdeal-owned rival FreeCharge. A Nielsen report on mobile wallets released last ...

16 June, 2016 | More »

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How fin-tech startups are changing India’s financial services sector

India’s financial services sector is set for a transformation in coming years thanks to the emergence of fin-tech startups that are changing the way payments are processed, loans are sanctioned and personal finance decisions are made. According to a joint report by KPMG in India and Nasscom 10,000...

8 June, 2016 | More »

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