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What prompted Paytm to roll back 2% fee on wallet top-up via credit cards?

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Paytm E-Commerce set to raise $252 mn in round led by Alibaba
India’s top digital wallet Paytm on Thursday reversed the 2% levy on top-ups via credit cards it had introduced a day earlier, saying it was doing so keeping users’ convenience in mind and that it would instead put in place new mechanisms to check misuse. “We are conscious that this mo...

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Why Paytm levied 2% fee on top-up via credit card, and MobiKwik seized the moment

India’s mobile wallet companies have a knack for being in the news. Just a day after Vijay Shekhar Sharma-led market leader Paytm said it will levy 2% fee for adding money to the wallet using credit cards, arch-rival MobiKwik has announced that it will continue to offer “free” uplo...

9 March, 2017 | More »

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Anil Ambani’s Reliance Capital sells its stake in Paytm for $41 mn

Anil Ambani-controlled Reliance Capital Ltd has sold its nearly 1% stake in digital wallet company Paytm for Rs 275 crore ($41 million) to China’s Alibaba Group, a report by Press Trust of India stated, citing unnamed sources. Reliance Capital had put in Rs 10 crore for its investment in the w...

7 March, 2017 | More »

PayU to widen fintech play, bets on cross-border payments, offline business

PayU to widen fintech play, bets on cross-border payments, offline business

Naspers-owned payments gateway PayU India is betting big on the fintech space in India. While its primary focus will be on payments, particularly cross-border payments, it is also entering the credit business and offline space. In an interaction with VCCircle, PayU co-founder and chief operating off...

28 February, 2017 | More »

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Paytm bets $89 mn on QR code payment system

Digital wallet firm Paytm, operated by One97 Communications Ltd, plans to invest Rs 600 crore ($89 million) to develop a QR code-based payments solution, several media reports stated. The company, which plans to train 10 million merchants to accept digital payments across 650 districts by the end of...

20 February, 2017 | More »

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Reliance Capital looking to sell its 1% stake in Paytm for $50-60 mn

Anil Ambani-controlled Reliance Capital Ltd is reportedly in talks to sell its 1% stake in digital payments firm Paytm as it looks to trim its proprietary investment portfolio and monetise non-core assets. Press Trust of India reported, citing some people in the know of things, that the company was ...

18 February, 2017 | More »

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Why a potential Snapdeal-Paytm merger makes perfect sense

Will they? Won’t they? Rumours come and go, but those around India’s third-largest e-commerce company Snapdeal’s merger refuse to die down, even though the suitors keep changing. For instance, not too long ago, the Jasper Infotech Pvt. Ltd-run company was in the news for exploring ...

18 February, 2017 | More »

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How payments firm Oxigen is charting a different route to growth

Payment services provider Oxigen Services India Pvt Ltd plans to strengthen its core offline business and expand its digital offerings, as it looks to grow steadily and without burning a hole in its pockets. The company, majority-owned by South Africa’s Blue Label Telecoms Ltd, also aims to tap in...

15 February, 2017 | More »

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

Will abundant cash supply spoil the m-wallet party?

Without a doubt, digital wallets have been the biggest beneficiary of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s November move to scrap high-value banknotes. The resultant cash crunch brought thousands of borderline and non-users into the ecosystem, something that would have otherwise taken a few quarters...

9 February, 2017 | More »

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Paytm’s Sharma, Mahesh Murthy on cloud 9 as Musk hints at summer launch for Tesla

It was just a 23-character tweet. But it came from Elon Musk, the maverick founder of electric vehicles giant Tesla Motors. And it was enough to leave the poster boys of India’s startup community euphoric. In response to a question from an apparent Tesla fan, who asked, “eagerly waiting for ...

8 February, 2017 | More »

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