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
Inside the scramble to cut off Chinese loan apps
The actions taken by the authorities, payment companies and NBFCs to flush out predatory apps reveal a lot.
03 February 2021
Ashneer Grover’s quest for a Rs 5,000 crore loan book
Grover’s QR-code payments startup BharatPe is all-in on lending to small businesses, but elusive regulatory permissions and management churn are stumbling blocks.
20 January 2021
A new worry for fintech lenders
Will the uncovering of reckless and potentially fraudulent Chinese lending apps will drive the RBI to look at regulations for the sector?
05 January 2021
2021, the TMC perspective
A list of the important things you need to be on top of. In Internet and Business.
The Morning Context team
18 December 2020
Imagine Paytm minus Alibaba
Following the India-China spat and the uneasy tension between Paytm and its largest shareholder, this what-if hasn’t received as much attention as it should have.
19 November 2020
Avail Finance: Ola’s bigger financial services bet?
The fintech startup, which lends to blue-collar workers, has big plans and deep ties to India’s biggest ride-hailing startup.
15 October 2020
Inside two-and-a-half years of WhatsApp Payments hell
The proposed payments service has languished in regulatory and legal limbo. This is the story of why.
05 October 2020
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