Monday, 5 December, 2022

Topic: Fintech

‘All about helping Rajni’ — tech gurus at iSPIRT quietly power India’s digital revolution

With the fictitious Rajni from rural India as its guiding light, iSPIRT has been using internet & software to change structure of country’s economy, with aim to improve quality of life.

App-based credit card Slice’s Invite Code JOHN196618 gives Rs 300 bonus on signing up

Slice offers a credit limit from Rs 2000 to Rs 10 lakh. In every single transaction, it also gives an instant 1-2% cashback point.

Actor Sunny Leone claims identity theft, PAN details allegedly used for fintech loan fraud

Leone tweeted Rs 2000 loan was taken against her identity & tagged Indiabulls Securities Ltd (now Dhani Stocks Ltd) & Indiabulls Home Loans. Actor latest to have claimed fraud on Dhani.

Cash is dying all over the world, but we aren’t ready to bury it yet

Even in nations where technology has turned it into an anachronistic appendage, cash can’t be allowed to die. Not before central bank digital currencies are ready.

Time to convert Fintech into a revolution to provide low-cost payment system, ​says PM Modi

Speaking at the InFinity Forum Friday, PM said technology is bringing a big shift in finance, and mobile payment last year exceeded ATM withdrawals.

Fintech startups to make a bigger move in 2020, experts suggest

Sweeping mergers, acquisitions have transformed some of the industry’s largest incumbents in payments, who are gearing up for a bigger fight with newcomers.

You can’t coerce India to adopt digital payments. Here’s what Modi govt should try instead

Those who invested in or built standalone payment firms might be regretting because Modi govt’s move to remove MDR has harmed their business model.

PMC fiasco shows why it’s time to pull the plug on urban cooperative banks

Rather than waste resources on recovery and sustenance of urban cooperative banks, focus can be on articulating a credit disbursement mechanism.

Banks better watch out, the fintech payment revolution is coming

As local-currency payments in Asia become instantaneous, cashless and cheap, customers will demand similar features when they remit funds overseas.

Dr. Evil would love Mark Zuckerberg’s ‘GlobalCoin’, Facebook’s cryptocurrency

Given its access to people's transaction data, Facebook’s use of its own cryptocurrency should raise questions on the implications on privacy, potential data breaches, and credit scoring.

On Camera


Megha Thakur was no run-of-the-mill pretty face, but an influencer who touched many lives

21-yr-old Indian-Canadian Instagram star and TikTok celebrity Megha Thakur, who died this week, subverted the expectations of a content creator by opening up her mind and heart.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


The National War Memorial at India Gate, New Delhi | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh | ThePrint

A walk around National War Memorial to read 8 stories of heroism on 51st anniversary of 1971 war

ThePrint walks around the National War Memorial at India Gate in New Delhi & looks back at the stories of those who sacrificed their lives in the war and were awarded top gallantry medals.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.