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    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 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

    Raising funds is difficult. Should your business rely on credit cards?

    Most credit cards are designed to reward you as you spend, but in a situation where cash flow itself is impacted, you may not be looking for rewards. If you think your situation would be better in about a month or so, a credit card may be a good choice to cover some expenses.

    Invisible, but ubiquitous: The future of commerce and digital payments

    Invisible, but ubiquitous: The future of commerce and digital payments

    2020 has marked the beginning of a new transformation with the huge global disruption that the COVID-19 pandemic and the confinement of people have generated.

    Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme: From eligibility to interest rate, everything about Government's Rs 3-lakh crore collateral free loan

    Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme: From eligibility to interest rate, everything about Government's Rs 3-lakh crore collateral free loan

    To keep things simple, the scheme has an automatic pre-approve mechanism, which means you do not have to approach the lender for the loan. If a borrower is eligible, a lender will automatically offer it.

    Gearing up for the new normal: How SMEs can manage their finances better in the post-COVID economy

    Gearing up for the new normal: How SMEs can manage their finances better in the post-COVID economy

    Businesses can be small in size, but big in reach, so that they are not at the mercy of a handful of customers. Digital can be truly empowering in this regard.

    SAFE and SMILE, two SIDBI schemes that can help you raise money during Covid-19

    SAFE and SMILE, two SIDBI schemes that can help you raise money during Covid-19

    Finding money and funding for your business has become very difficult. However, two SIDBI schemes can provide some succor.

    How CFOs can minimise the impact of Covid-19 and build business resilience in times of disruption

    How CFOs can minimise the impact of Covid-19 and build business resilience in times of disruption

    Organizations are struggling to implement an immediate crisis response mechanism while exploring long term sustainability solutions to build resilience against future black swan events.

    Show me the money: The challenge of raising venture capital

    Show me the money: The challenge of raising venture capital

    A googly that founders often face from investors is the market they address is too crowded. Now competition is a given, very much like death or taxes, and it’s often better to have competition that validates that the market exists than otherwise.

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