IDFC First Bank and a lesson for fintech startups
Bank partnerships are falling apart, raising concerns over many fintech business models in India, while regulatory scrutiny and conflicting product lines heighten the pressure.
30 July 2021
How Pine Labs went from card machine operator to hot fintech
The PoS terminal company built a strong, profitable business over more than a decade, and has now remade itself in search of a public listing.
28 July 2021
What does Paytm actually do?
One97 Communications has seen so many twists and turns that it can be easy to miss how the company actually makes its money in 2021.
Jayshree P. Upadhyay
20 July 2021
MobiKwik’s public defiance
MobiKwik has lived through a painful existence marred by challenges that would have sunk a lesser startup. In its desire to go public, it continues on the path of pain.
14 July 2021
What goes on behind the scenes at BharatPe?
The three-year-old fintech is poised to realize CEO Ashneer Grover’s vision of banking. But many questions remain.
28 June 2021
CRED focuses on revenue with lending play, plans unicorn round
The hotly debated fintech startup is focusing on monetization, with a rapidly growing loan book, but challenges old and new loom on the horizon.
08 March 2021
Paytm’s ambitious insurance bet is in limbo
Paytm was right to get into selling insurance. But two years in, its ambition to build its own insurance business has gone nowhere.
16 February 2021
How a Chinese-run NBFC built a Rs 1,300 crore business in a year
A non-bank fintech lender controlled by Chinese organizations through a Nasdaq-listed Norwegian software firm shows the depth of the predatory loan app crisis.
04 February 2021
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