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P2P lending comes of age in India

Reported by | Updated: December 21, 2016

P2P lending is gaining a major foothold in India. Four major operators discuss the prospects and how technology is the distinguishing factor in the operations: When P2P lending started in China in 2005, it was only a $2 million industry. Today, it has grown to be a $164 billion marketplace. India has only 10% of […]

Fintechs getting indispensable

Reported by | Updated: November 25, 2016

While newspapers today have regular columns on startups, what is really making waves is the fintech startups that strive to change the way we handle our financial transactions. They are evolving and trending and they are here to stay: Imagine a scenario where you can pay for a cup of coffee with your iPhone or […]

Bill payments – anytime anywhere

Reported by | Updated: November 12, 2016

The Bharat Bill Payment System, which got launched in a pilot version, is a game changer for the Indian economy India is poised to provide its citizens with the luxury of a ‘anytime anywhere’ bill payment system. A pilot of this ambitious project was launched on 31 August 2016 with the National Payments Corporation of […]

Innovation is all about solving problems

Reported by | Updated: October 26, 2016

Kevin Johnson is head, Innotribe Innovation Programs, SWIFT. Innotribe was created to identify emerging trends in financial services innovation and generate discussions about how these trends could impact the industry going forward. He speaks to Banking Frontiers at SIBOS 2016 in Geneva Babu Nair: What is your definition of innovation? Kevin Johnson: When people speak […]

Paynext An insight into Payments Business 2016

Reported by | Updated: August 30, 2016

Banking Frontiers organized the fourth edition of PayNext Insights conference, highlighting the recent innovations in the payments space. Here are the highlights of the conference Payments system stakeholders in the country have to take into account the level innovation in the payments system across the world, in order to be ready to meet the increasing […]

Canara Bank – future ready

Reported by | Updated: July 25, 2016

Another South-based bank, Canara Bank, is in the midst of an organizational transformation. Rakesh Sharma, MD and CEO of the bank, explains the roadmap that has been created for the purpose: Mohan: How does Canara Bank take care of the key issues like customer care, ease of doing business, technology efforts and profitability so that […]

Dual approach for technology implementation

Reported by | Updated: June 27, 2016

Vijaya Bank is readying for a technological transition. The bank’s MD and CEO Kishore Kumar Sansi believes this will place the bank in an enviable position, especially catering to the needs of the GenNext customers N. Mohan: What are the major factors that distinguish Vijaya Bank from other banks?  What are the strength areas of […]

P2P lending here to stay

Reported by | Updated: May 20, 2016

RBI has recently announced that the hitherto unregulated P2P lending in India would come under regulation soon and for this purpose it has issued a consultation paper. What is P2P lending? Is it another version of money lending? A discussion P2P lending is in the news. The Reserve Bank of India has recently issued a […]

NHB – geared to accomplish ‘Housing for All by 2022

Reported by | Updated: April 19, 2016

National Housing Bank is an apex agency for the central government’s ambitious ‘Housing for All by 2022’ program. Sriram Kalyanaraman, MD and CEO, outlines the work his organization has in hand: Mohan: Can you outline the activities that you propose to undertake as the nodal agency for the implementation of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana? Do […]

Bahrain – the new investment target

Reported by | Updated: March 16, 2016

Bahrain is emerging as a new target for investments – not just in oil but in sectors like financial service, IT, tourism and other services. Khalid Al Rumaihi, CEO, Bahrain Economic Development Board, elaborates on the investment climate in the country at the 5th annual Euromoney GCC Financial Forum Human capital is the key factor […]