Axis Bank open to partnering with Paytm for new business: CEO Amitabh Chaudhry

Axis Bank, which claims leadership in the merchant acquiring space, is in talks with Paytm regarding partnerships across business lines. The bank, which has partnered with Paytm earlier, is now discussing newer areas for collaboration following RBI’s action against Paytm Payments Bank in Jan. Axis Bank MD & CEO Amitabh Chaudhry told reporters that any … Read more

Paytm taps ex-Sebi boss, others for advice

Paytm’s parent One 97 Communications Ltd on Friday said it has formed an advisory committee chaired by M. Damodaran, former chairman of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi). The committee will work with the One97 board on strengthening compliance and regulatory matters. The committee will also include M.M. Chitale, former president of the … Read more

RBI takes stringent action against Paytm Payments Bank

Paytm group is not new to RBI’s penal actions. Check Paytm’s track for details. Earlier in March 2022, RBI had stopped Paytm Payments Bank (PPB) from onboarding new customers due to certain material supervisory concerns. The regulator had then directed the bank to appoint a reputed external auditor to conduct a comprehensive audit of it’s … Read more

India reaffirms confidence in Aadhaar technology, slams Moody’s concerns

India has reassured confidence in Aadhaar technology after the US-based rating agency highlighted concerns about it like establishing authorisation and biometric reliability. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) issued a strong rebuttal to Moody’s Investors Service by saying, “A certain investor service has, without citing any evidence or basis, made sweeping assertions against Aadhaar, … Read more

Fintech firms need to be self-regulated: Rabi Sankar

Self-regulation is the way to regulate fintech companies, according to Reserve Bank of India (RBI) deputy governor T. Rabi Sankar. Speaking at the Global Fintech Fest on Tuesday, Sankar said that fintech companies are not strictly financial entities and, therefore, the current model of regulation may not apply to these companies. “Regulators and fintech firms … Read more

Goldman Sachs Considers To Exit Partnership With Apple

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) is considering exiting its partnership with Apple Inc. (AAPL), the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources familiar with the matter. The report stated that the bank is in talks with American Express Co. (AXP) to take over its Apple credit card and other services with Apple Inc. The iPhone-maker and … Read more