Category: Fintech

The Future of Insurtech: Surviving in the New Normal

Insurance Sector Outlook 2020 saw economy-wide crisis and numerous changes in consumer habits, expectations, and behaviours. The COVID-19 pandemic led to an increased awareness around insurance among all stakeholders—from regulators to banks and insurers, and especially to consumers. Its aftermath resulted in an industry-wide impact on employment and business globally, affecting specifically property-casualty lines harder...

Demystifying Subscription Business Model

Demystifying Subscription Business Model The subscription business model has been on a steady rise, gaining significance as the preferred type of billing for customers and businesses alike. With end-users able to subscribe to a product or service with monthly/annual recurring payments, they now have the option to try before committing and enjoy the experience first....

Open Banking And Its Effect On Banking And Fintech

Open Banking is an evolving and innovative norm in consumer banking. Open Banking refers to providing access to consumer banking through the use of Application programming interfaces (APIs) to third-party service providers. This provides open access to banking transactions and other financial data from Banks and NBFCs. This enables networking of accounts by consumers, financial institutions and...

Video KYC – A Foolproof Formula For Social Distancing

The latest measure of social distancing could be worrisome and may have restricted our routine financial activities. No worries, here is some good news! The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has taken a great initiative to retire the traditional paper-based KYC method for customer identification and digitalize the KYC process for the lending and non-lending ecosystem. Yes,...

5 Reasons Why The Digital Lending Explosion Is A Certainty

Recently, the finance minister talked about loans for micro, small and medium scale enterprises (MSMEs) on the basis of GST invoices they file. Interesting! This adds another type of loan to a long list of loan categories. Loans are an integral part of our lives. They could be personal loans, car loans, home loans, or...

Blockchain is the New Disruption in HR

In one of our previous blog titled ‘The Potential of Blockchain’, we discussed why blockchain is the next generation of transaction systems. To continue the discussion further, in today’s blog we would like to discuss use case of blockchain in Human Resource. “Blockchain technology can be incorporated into multiple areas. The key use of blockchain…

Blockchain And Capital Markets

The most talked about topic “Blockchain” is poised to disrupt the Banking / Payments industry. Along with Capital Markets (Trading/Clearing/Settlement), Insurance, Supply Chain, Transportation and Ride Sharing, Cloud Storage, Real Estate, Healthcare, Energy, Retail, Online Music, Government are the top ones. The Internet is abundant with articles explaining how blockchain provides a distributed ledger database…

Fintech Will Uberize Banking

There are three main things people need everyday banking services for (or rather have to rely on banks for) – Payments, Lending, and Investment. Individuals and businesses want to do one or more of the following: 1) Make payments to others for buying product or services from the (Transfer of money from one entity’s bank…

The Tsunami Of FinTech Startups – Reasons & Impact

Background In the last 24-36 months, there has been a tremendous impetus in the FinTech startup ecosystem.  We have seen an unprecedented funding as evident from CBinsights report on FinTech investments.  Although there has been a slight dip towards the end of 2016, the sentiment is still strong for 2017.  If we look at geographically...

The Potential Of Blockchain

Internet of things (IoT) is conquering and transforming cities, homes, industries, practically everything around us by making them more efficient and smart. According to Gartner, by 2020, there would be more than 20 billion connected things across the globe, powering a market worth approximately $3 trillion. However the chaotic growth of IoT does pose several...