Pratik Bhakta

  • Non-financial firms chase digital verification startups

    Non-financial firms chase digital verification startups

    These companies are using the services of startups such as IDfy, VerifyDigital, inVOID and Yoti to identify employees, run checks on gig economy workers and providers of shared services like bike rentals, car rentals, and for dating and marriage services.

    Zerodha steps up as angel investor

    Zerodha steps up as angel investor

    Rainmatter is more of an incubator than a fund, said the founder of a startup which raised funding from the initiative. Startups look for advice from Kamath and his backing reduces the ‘go to market’ time for the companies, the founder said.

    Just 5 banks claim 80% of UPI’s big billion October fest

    Just 5 banks claim 80% of UPI’s big billion October fest

    State Bank of India, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank and ICICI Bank together account for more than 45% of the total transactions reported on UPI last month, according to numbers sourced by ET from bankers in the know of the matter.

    Background screening is a gig that needs fixing

    Background screening is a gig that needs fixing

    Zomato rejects about 25% applications due to reasons like unavailability of proper documents, failure in background-check clearance and lack of right intent on part of the candidate to work as a delivery partner, the company said.

    War on bad loans begins to pay for fintech lenders

    War on bad loans begins to pay for fintech lenders

    The tough financial conditions have meant that startups are using technology innovatively to reduce the cost of operations.This year has been stressful for non-banking finance companies (NBFCs), with a liquidity squeeze affecting the broader financial services sector.

    Lending startups now chase logistics firms

    Lending startups now chase logistics firms

    There is a huge demand for loans to buy used vehicles, and that is where Loanzen intends to position itself. Firms are lending to driver-owners, fleet operators and even first-time borrowers, to finance vehicles and also to fund spare purchases.

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