digital payments

Post-COVID, SMBs To Now Face Build vs Buy Dilemma For Digitisation!

Small retailers and businesses survived the global pandemic that plagued 2020 on the back of rapid digitisation by relying on platforms which helped them power e-commerce, deploy touchless payments and so much more.  But,...

Exclusive: PhonePe Raises ₹5,000 Crore At A Valuation of ₹45,000 Crore

The digital payment company PhonePe has raised Rs 5,000 crore (approx $690 million) in a fresh round of funding. After the new round of investment, the company is now valued Rs 45,000 crore (post-money valuation) that will...

Google Pay Fee On Instant Transfer: An Indication Of Google’s Aggressive Monetisation Strategy?

Google has decided to levy fee on instant payment, starting from the US market. A few days back, Google rolled out a highly revamped version of its payment app Google Pay in the United...

MobiKwik Takes A Dig At Paytm After The Recent App Ban

The ongoing China-India border tension is resulting in more apps getting banned, and every time that happens the Indian startup unicorn Paytm comes under attack, either directly or indirectly. This time the arch-rival of...

Ajit Doval Bears Down On Digital Payment Platforms in India

The grass really isn’t always greener on the other side. With the hoopla and convenience that Digital Payment platforms in India have afforded the customers, it has also come out as the perfect exponent of being two-edged...

India To Account For 2.2% Of The Global Digital Payment Market by 2023 [REPORT]

The global digital payment market is estimated to grow at 23.8% CAGR in the next five years to become a $12.4 trillion market by 2025. India, one of the fastest-growing internet and smartphone markets in the world,...

Accusing WhatsApp Of Its Dominant Position For WhatsApp Pay: A Sign Of Anxiousness?

Facebook-owned WhatsApp is gearing up to finally launch its UPI-based payment feature ‘WhatsApp Pay’ in India. Rumours are making rounds that the launch could take place anytime by the end of this month or early next month....

Can WhatsApp Pay Give PhonePe And Google Pay Run For Their Money?

The popular instant messaging platform WhatsApp’s newest offering WhatsApp Pay, which is a UPI-based payments app, is all set to officially roll out in India very soon. The two bankers who are familiar with the development, have...

The World’s First Digital Currency Will Put China Into The Driving Seat!

China has now been reported to be working to become the first nation which will be implementing a total central-bank digital currency (CDBC) into limited use. According to Citic Securities which is a...

PhonePe IPO: Eyes On 2023 But Will It Become A Reality?

The entire digital payments industry in India has been going through a bit of a rough patch since the very beginning of 2020. Starting from the transaction fee of payment firms for UPI and RuPay being slashed...

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COVID-19 Unemployment Leading To Ageing Indian Workforce, CMIE Reports

The latest data shared by the CMIE aka Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy has highlighted a huge red flag.

The Slip-Ups Keep On Coming: WhatsApp Web Users’ Mobile Data Leaked On Google

As the developments have unfolded over the past week, the clock for WhatsApp seems to be ticking with every passing minute and...

Trump Administration Has Landed Its Final Blow On Chinese Companies: Xiaomi Blacklisted!

In its recent move to safeguard national security, the United States’ Trump Administration has decided to go after China’s second-biggest smartphone marker...

Huawei Is Gunning For Acquiring A Fifth Of Android’s Userbase With Its Own HarmonyOS!

After Google’s ban on Huawei in 2019, the Chinese-origin tech company is all set to roll out HarmonyOS later in 2021 as...