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    Rural India wants Budget 2021 to handle digital money better

    The government’s ambition of a Digital India needs to begin with solving issues at the grassroots level, something Budget 2021 can help with.

    Eight months after its roll out, Government's Rs 3-lakh crore ECLG scheme helped some, bypassed other

    For Covid-stricken small businesses, the ECLG scheme was to be a savior. After eight months, the results may be mixed.

    Loans to bottom of pyramid pick up, but repayments still a concern

    As the loan moratorium period came to a close in August 2020, early delinquencies by value risky portfolio which were upto 30 days past due spiked up to as high as 15.7% as of September 2020.

    Eyeing those jeans? ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ in instalments

    When people did not want to part with cash, the ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ model found its moment of glory among a host of consumers.

    2021: The year of hybrid banking, new players and even newer technologies

    In 2021, banks that take advantage of the efficiency, flexibility and convenience of digital banking will succeed.

    From Udupi, TMA Pai's Syndicate Bank empowered local entrepreneurs. L-commerce can now magnify it across India

    The story of Syndicate Bank and its formative years under TMA Pai has invaluable lessons about inclusive growth in the age of digital finance.

    Clubbed in groups, lending models for women-run businesses have a peculiar problem

    Group lending models have been the order of the day in the microfinance sector. However, the model may not be the most ideal for women entrepreneurs.

    MIT's endowment fund and Old Bridge Capital pick up stake in Tanla Platforms

    Investors are bullish on Tanla Platforms after it reported earnings growth in the September-ended quarter with a net profit of Rs 81.5 crores against a net loss of Rs 47 crores in the corresponding quarter of the previous year.

    With a commission of Rs 15, RBI’s Business Correspondents model might be failing Government's financial inclusion plans

    In 2006, the RBI tried to increase banking outreach and pick up financial inclusion by introducing the Business Correspondent model to the under-banked population. Today, the model is grossly unviable.

    Dealmakers may have to let their old template go as COVID-19 changes the M&A playbook

    The emerging themes in the post-pandemic play will be falling asset prices, the pressure to generate liquidity, investors looking to exit portfolio companies, growing distress and value maximisation.

    Digital financial services have a problem. It’s called trust deficit

    Digital financial services have a problem. It’s called trust deficit

    Digital financial services are considered the panacea to the problem of low financial inclusion of India’s poor. However, for many, digital finance suffers from a trust deficit.

    SIDBI's 'Standup Mitra' portal records over 96,000 loan sanctions

    SIDBI's 'Standup Mitra' portal records over 96,000 loan sanctions

    The Stand-Up India scheme aims to ensure access to women, SCs and STs by providing them financial assistance starting of Rs 10 lakh to Rs 1 crore.

    Recovery cycle will be long, Fintech needs to reinvent: RevFin’s Sameer Aggarwal

    Recovery cycle will be long, Fintech needs to reinvent: RevFin’s Sameer Aggarwal

    The Fintech sector will have to prove the efficacy of its business models all over again, especially their ability to underwrite and collect effectively, before funding resumes.

    Account Aggregators can change the lending landscape, but there is a hitch

    Account Aggregators can change the lending landscape, but there is a hitch

    AAs have the potential to revolutionize the digital lending segment and enable the integration of more people and businesses into the formal credit system.

    How to choose the right group health insurance policy for your employees

    How to choose the right group health insurance policy for your employees

    As per an MHA notification, it has now become mandatory for employers to offer health insurance coverage to their employees in case they resume operations post Covid-19 lockdowns.

    Why you may want to get a loan for your business, even if you don’t need one

    Why you may want to get a loan for your business, even if you don’t need one

    You may have the cash in your business to carry on operations or undertake that expansion, but as this pandemic has proven, there can be a complete shutdown of all activities suddenly.

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