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WhatsApp might soon start offering loans in India: Details here

29 Apr 2020

WhatsApp might soon start offering loans in India: Details here

Since 2018, WhatsApp has been working on a peer-to-peer transfer facility for India - its biggest market.

Create an app for Bill Gates, win Rs. 36 lakh

03 Jan 2020

Create an app for Bill Gates, win Rs. 36 lakh

If you are looking to use your technical expertise to make quick money then Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has something that might fit the bill.

#OneNationOneCard: PM Modi launches 'National Common Mobility Card'; Details here

05 Mar 2019

#OneNationOneCard: PM Modi launches 'National Common Mobility Card'; Details here

PM Narendra Modi launched an interoperable transport card, National Common Mobility Card (NCMC), which functions on the "One Nation, One Card" model across India.

Here's why RBI stopped Paytm bank from enrolling new customers

20 Dec 2018

Here's why RBI stopped Paytm bank from enrolling new customers

Although Paytm got off to a good start with its payments bank initiative, opening of new bank accounts and e-wallets abruptly came to a halt in August this year, thanks to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

#FinancialBytes: All about India's very own desi RuPay card

27 Oct 2018

#FinancialBytes: All about India's very own desi RuPay card

The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) launched the country's first indigenous card scheme called 'RuPay' in 2012, to deal with the monopoly of international card networks- MasterCard and Visa.

#FinancialBytes: All about India's very own desi RuPay card

21 Aug 2018

#FinancialBytes: All about India's very own desi RuPay card

The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) launched the country's first indigenous card scheme called 'RuPay' in 2012, to deal with the monopoly of international card networks- MasterCard and Visa.

Pune: Cosmos Bank's server hacked; over Rs. 94cr siphoned off

14 Aug 2018

Pune: Cosmos Bank's server hacked; over Rs. 94cr siphoned off

Hackers managed to transfer over Rs. 94 crore through a malware attack on the server of Pune-based Cosmos Bank and cloning thousands of the bank's debit cards.

Seems like you have to wait longer for WhatsApp Payments

01 Aug 2018

Seems like you have to wait longer for WhatsApp Payments

WhatsApp's Payments service has hit yet another hurdle in India - now, the government has reportedly told WhatsApp that it can't roll out the service till it sets up an office and recruits a team in India.

From August 1, NPCI bans UPI payments within same account

23 Jul 2018

From August 1, NPCI bans UPI payments within same account

In a bid to curb fake and artificial payments made to receive cashbacks, the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has decided to ban all payments within the same account from its Unified Payments Interface (UPI) platform.

#FinancialBytes: All about India's very own desi RuPay card

29 Jun 2018

#FinancialBytes: All about India's very own desi RuPay card

The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) launched the country's first indigenous card scheme called 'RuPay' in 2012, to deal with the monopoly of international card networks- MasterCard and Visa.

WhatsApp gets a new privacy policy: All details here

23 Jun 2018

WhatsApp gets a new privacy policy: All details here

Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp, which is launching payments services in India, has updated its privacy policy and terms of use to "reflect the addition of payment interoperability features."

#CareerBytes: 7 interesting and lesser-known internship offers in India

15 Jun 2018

#CareerBytes: 7 interesting and lesser-known internship offers in India

Summer is here and college students across the country are busy trying to grab internship opportunities that offer them a great learning experience.

Did demonetization boost Digital-India? Currency with public crosses pre-November'16 levels

10 Jun 2018

Did demonetization boost Digital-India? Currency with public crosses pre-November'16 levels

There were two prime goals of demonetization- removal of black money and advancing towards a cashless economy.

#FinancialBytes: 6 smartphone apps necessary to live a cashless life

02 Jun 2018

#FinancialBytes: 6 smartphone apps necessary to live a cashless life

The Modi government's 2016 demonetization drive paved the way for cashless transactions in India and ever since the digital payments ecosystem has evolved dramatically.

PM Modi launches three Indian digital payments apps in Singapore

31 May 2018

PM Modi launches three Indian digital payments apps in Singapore

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched three Indian mobile payments apps, BHIM, RuPay, and SBI, in Singapore at "Business, Innovation and Community Event" aimed at internationalization of the country's digital payments platform.

#FinancialBytes: 6 smartphone apps necessary to live a cashless life

13 May 2018

#FinancialBytes: 6 smartphone apps necessary to live a cashless life

The Modi government's 2016 demonetization drive paved the way for cashless transactions in India and ever since the digital payments ecosystem has evolved dramatically.

WhatsApp might share your payment data with Facebook

10 Apr 2018

WhatsApp might share your payment data with Facebook

WhatsApp recently beta-launched its UPI-based digital payments feature WhatsApp Pay that allows users to send and receive money through the chat app.

How Flipkart-owned PhonePe aims to reinvent UPI

21 Feb 2018

How Flipkart-owned PhonePe aims to reinvent UPI

Propelled by demonetization, cashless transactions saw a rise with Unified Payment Interface (UPI) trying to usher users towards a cashless economy.

Facebook is the world's most evil company: Paytm founder

16 Feb 2018

Facebook is the world's most evil company: Paytm founder

Vijay Shekhar Sharma, founder and CEO of India's biggest mobile wallet firm Paytm, has called Facebook "the most evil company in the world."

I am an entrepreneur, I should not be taken seriously

15 Feb 2018

I am an entrepreneur, I should not be taken seriously

That entrepreneurs are dreamy is an understatement. People outside the 'chaar dewari' find this job glamorous, people inside it find it lonely.

Booking train tickets through BHIM/UPI: All about the new system!

05 Dec 2017

Booking train tickets through BHIM/UPI: All about the new system!

The Railways now allows passengers to book train tickets from counters and pay via UPI/BHIM. The facility was already available on online booking on the IRCTC website from before.

Airtel 'misused' Aadhaar access to open bank accounts without consent

30 Nov 2017

Airtel 'misused' Aadhaar access to open bank accounts without consent

Airtel is reportedly abusing its access to customers' Aadhaar number by opening accounts in Airtel Payments Bank without their permission.

Finance Ministry refutes reports about banning of cheque books

24 Nov 2017

Finance Ministry refutes reports about banning of cheque books

After reports emerged that the government might ban cheque books, the Finance Ministry has denied any such proposal under consideration.

Govt to now end cheque books in India? Know more.

21 Nov 2017

Govt to now end cheque books in India? Know more.

According to Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) Secretary General Praveen Khandelwal, the Indian government is mulling yet another disruptive move towards a cashless economy: abolishment of the cheque book.

Now you can send, receive money using BHIM-UPI on Paytm

07 Nov 2017

Now you can send, receive money using BHIM-UPI on Paytm

After introducing Paytm "Inbox" in-app messaging feature, the Indian digital payments leader has now launched yet another exciting feature.

Digital transactions have shot up by 77 times since demonetization

06 Nov 2017

Digital transactions have shot up by 77 times since demonetization

PM Modi's demonetization drive may not have been as effective in tackling black money as it intended to, but it has served as a definitive catalyst in pushing India towards being a cashless economy.

Airtel Payments Bank gets UPI-integration: All you need to know!

30 Oct 2017

Airtel Payments Bank gets UPI-integration: All you need to know!

India's largest telco Bharti Airtel, which forayed into banking to launch Airtel Payments Bank earlier, recently integrated Unified Payment Interface (UPI) on its payments bank platform.

Soon, transfer money from Paytm to MobiKwik and other wallets!

12 Oct 2017

Soon, transfer money from Paytm to MobiKwik and other wallets!

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued guidelines regarding interoperability of prepaid payment instruments (PPIs). Once the move is implemented, they will be able to conduct transactions with each other.

Google Tez UPI-based payments app: All you need to know

18 Sep 2017

Google Tez UPI-based payments app: All you need to know

Google has finally launched its UPI-based payments app in India, called Tez. This standalone app can be used to pay bills, movie tickets and for other online transactions.

WhatsApp for Business kick-starts with BookMyShow; Ola, Oyo will follow

01 Sep 2017

WhatsApp for Business kick-starts with BookMyShow; Ola, Oyo will follow

WhatsApp in the bid to monetize its platform had launched, what it calls, "WhatsApp for Business" for certain select organizations.

BHIM cash back scheme extended for merchants till March

21 Aug 2017

BHIM cash back scheme extended for merchants till March

The cash back scheme, that offers merchants incentives of up to Rs. 1,000 when they accept payments via BHIM application, has been extended.

Soon, iOS users can watch YouTube videos directly on WhatsApp!

18 Jul 2017

Soon, iOS users can watch YouTube videos directly on WhatsApp!

iOS users will soon be able to play YouTube videos directly on WhatsApp, according to WABetaInfo, which claims the feature is under development.

Latest WhatsApp update: Share almost any kind of file

14 Jul 2017

Latest WhatsApp update: Share almost any kind of file

The latest update of WhatsApp makes sharing of files easier. Large documents can now be shared; the update limits the file size sharing up to 100MB.

WhatsApp to bring payments on its platform?

23 Jun 2017

WhatsApp to bring payments on its platform?

WhatsApp users might soon be able to transfer money via UPI on the platform. The Facebook-owned messaging app is already in talks with SBI, NPCI and other financial institutions to "devise ways to integrate their systems" for the same.

Soon, 'recall' your messages on WhatsApp!

20 Jun 2017

Soon, 'recall' your messages on WhatsApp!

How many times have you sent a message to a boss/ex/relative on WhatsApp, only to regret it the very next second?

NPCI: No vulnerability in BHIM, UPI apps

21 Mar 2017

NPCI: No vulnerability in BHIM, UPI apps

After "intensive testing" and "continuous monitoring", the National Payments Corporation of India has announced there is no "vulnerability of loopholes" in the BHIM or UPI apps.

Bharat QR latest to join govt bouquet of payment apps

21 Feb 2017

Bharat QR latest to join govt bouquet of payment apps

Giving another thrust to the drive towards a digital-economy, the government has launched a QR code-based payment system called BharatQR code.

Banks free to fix charges on cashless transactions

05 Feb 2017

Banks free to fix charges on cashless transactions

To encourage greater participation by banks in developing cashless economy, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has allowed them the freedom to fix service charges on cashless transactions.

PhonePe stops UPI payments on Flipkart

22 Jan 2017

PhonePe stops UPI payments on Flipkart

Payment services firm PhonePe has issued a temporary halt to all UPI payments on Flipkart's Android application.

ICICI-PhonePe tussle: ICICI defies NPCI's directive

20 Jan 2017

ICICI-PhonePe tussle: ICICI defies NPCI's directive

After a week-long tussle with Flipkart-owned PhonePe payments app, ICICI Bank has now defied a directive of National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).