Paytm to launch FASTag-based parking service across India, after DMRC facility

Digital payment and financial services firm Paytm plans to enable FASTag-based parking services across the country, after launching its first with the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). Paytm Payments Bank Ltd (PPBL) on Monday said it has enabled the country’s first FASTag-based metro parking facility in partnership with the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). “This … Read more

Prosus makes $4.7 billion bet on online payments in India

Amsterdam-listed Prosus, which is majority owned by South African holding company Naspers Ltd., said its payments and fintech subsidiary PayU will pay 345 billion rupees, equivalent to $4.72 billion, for BillDesk in an all-cash deal. Prosus shares rose 5% Tuesday following the announcement. The acquisition will bring Prosus’s cumulative investment in Indian tech to more … Read more

HDFC Bank and Paytm tie up to leverage on each other’s strengths

2017 – “payment wallets like Paytm have no future” – Aditya Puri 2021 – HDFC and Paytm tie-up to leverage on each other’s strengths. Times change and so do the business compulsions ! It’s a very interesting arrangement and has the potential to lay roadmap for similar other tie-ups in future. Why is it so? … Read more

Xiaomi to offer full spectrum of financial services in India via partners

Xiaomi is bringing in offerings like gold loans, credit line cards and insurance products as it looks to provide the full spectrum of financial services across payment, lending and insurance in India, its India head Manu Jain said.   Speaking with PTI, Jain said these financial services will be offered in partnership with organisations like … Read more

Paytm, HDFC Bank tie up to develop payment products for new online ventures

IPO-bound digital payments firm Paytm and India’s largest private sector bank, HDFC Bank, announced a strategic partnership to build comprehensive solutions across payment gateway, point of sale machines and credit products including Paytm Postpaid which is Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) solution, Eazy EMI and Flexi Pay.   The partnership will aim to empower new … Read more

Paytm cut marketing spend more than the competition: Bernstein report

Paytm, whose initial public offering is expected later this year, has cut down its marketing spend as it focuses on building revenue, and competes with PhonePe and Google Pay in the super application (app) space, according to a Bernstein report.   “Within the UPI (unified payments interface) super-apps, PhonePe leads the pack on overall UPI … Read more

Inside Zerodha’s race to become the Vanguard of India’s stock market

India’s $442 billion asset management industry is finally having to reckon with the passive investing juggernaut. After decades of sluggish growth, the number of accounts invested in index-tracking or exchange-traded funds more than doubled to 5.6 million in the year to April. Passive products now account for nearly a quarter of equity assets under management … Read more