Monday, Dec 06, 2021

Digital Payments /Digital Banking

Visa Complaints To US Govt About India ‘Promoting’ Rival RuPay

Nov 29, 2021 Outlook Business Team

The memos of the US government show that in a meeting between US Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Tai and VISA executives, including CEO Alfred Kelly, the company had raised concerns about a ‘level playing field’ in India.

Paytm Says Large Merchants Of Competitors Now Switching To Its Platform

Nov 29, 2021 Outlook Business Team

Paytm Chairman and Managing Director Vijay Shekhar Sharma said the company is one of the largest acquiring side partners for all payment networks be it Visa, Master and PCI, Amex, UPI.

Paytm IPO: Is It A Prudent or Pricey Buy?

Rs 18,300 crore Paytm IPO open for subscription at a price band of Rs 2,080-2,150 per share. Should you subscribe?

India Surpasses China And Germany In Financial Inclusion Metrics

Nov 08, 2021 Pushpita Dey

Recent SBI report says that Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana has helped expand digital economy banking facilities

5 Years Of Demonetisation: Did We Actually Need It to Formalise Indian Economy?

Even after five years of demonetisation that aimed to promote digital economy, Indians still love to deal in cash

25 September, 2021

Banks In Emerging Markets Failing To Convert Increased Adoption Of Digital Banking Into Digital Sales, McKinsey Survey Finds

Kamalika Ghosh

The report states despite the higher frequency of customer interactions, banks are not doing enough to convert customer interest in digital products into digital sales

13 July, 2021

Bank Holiday Alert: Banks To Remain Closed On These Dates Until July 31; Check Your Region

Outlook Web Bureau

Here’s a list of days when banks will remain closed this month in various states:

28 June, 2021

Holiday Alert: Banks To Remain Closed For 15 Days In July 2021; Check Your Region

Outlook Web Bureau

Banking activities and holidays may differ in different states and from bank to bank.

05 May, 2021

Delhi HC Rejects PhonePe’s Plea Against BharatPe For Using 'Pe'

The Delhi High Court refused to pass an interim injunction order against "BharatPe" while holding that its mark was not in violation of the trademark held by “PhonePe”.

11 March, 2021

Google Pay To Give Users More Control Over Their Data


Google Pay is rolling out an update to the app from next week that will provide users with more controls to decide how their Google Pay activity is used to personalise features within the app.

09 March, 2021

Paytm To Equip 50 Lakh Merchants With IoT Devices To Ease Payments Acceptance


Paytm had recently announced that it has achieved over 1.2 billion monthly transactions led by the massive growth in offline payments and financial services.


19 January, 2021

How Cloud Can Rescue India’s Banking Sector From Post-Covid Slump

Ciaran Chu

In 2021, cloud will power vital infrastructure for India’s banking and payments sector, enabling agility, improved remote collaboration and faster application development and deployment.

16 December, 2020

With This New Feature, You Can Now Make Payments On WhatsApp

Outlook Web Bureau

With 'WhatsApp Pay' users will be able to make UPI payments using WhatsApp.

05 October, 2020

Absolute Digital Monopoly, Corrupts Absolutely

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

Imagine if Google stops its Map services in India, It will destroy billions of dollars’ worth of businesses built in India over Google Maps, and make millions of drivers of aggregated cab services jobless and have severe repercussions on the economy per se. This is the high time, we must develop anything of our own.

16 September, 2020

Digital Banking Will Be The Future Of Banking Post Corona Pandemic

Srivatsa Subbanna

Customers now expect banks to maximize digital interactions and come up with digital alternatives for their day-to-day banking needs as they are now more open to trying out a new app than they were before the COVID-19 pandemic.

17 July, 2020

Cash No King Anymore: Covid Pandemic Has Accelerated Adoption Of Digital Payments

Manas J Sharma

Given the fact that Coronavirus can sustain on various surfaces for several hours, bank notes going through rapid change of hands during a day could turn out to be a serious health hazard. The risk could be even more pronounced on the coins in circulation.

30 April, 2020

Reliance Jio-Facebook Deal Is A Game Changer For India’s Digital Ecosystem

Vinod Dham

The deal is a win-win situation for both Facebook and Reliance and a big win for fulfilling PM Narendra Modi’s vision of digital payment adoption, writes Vinod Dham.


28 December, 2019

No MDR Charges Applicable On Payment Via RuPay, UPI From 2020: Nirmala Sitharaman


Homegrown digital payment medium like RuPay and BHIM UPI will now have edge over the payment gateway promoted by foreign companies.

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Chairperson of Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury addresses the conference to mark centennial year celebration of PAC, in the Central Hall of Parliament House, in New Delhi. Lok Sabha Speaker Om...

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Expelled AIADMK leader VK Sasikala pays tribute to J Jayalalithaa on her fifth death anniversary, near Marina Beach, in Chennai.

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Devotees wait in queues outside the Sri Krishna Janambhoomi temple in Mathura. Security has been tightened in Mathura after Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha announced its plan to perform ‘jalabhishek’ at Shahi Eidgah in...

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Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla delivers valedictory address during the conference to mark centennial year celebration of Public Accounts Committee (PAC), in the Central Hall of Parliament House, in New Delhi.

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A black flag being hoisted at the venue of Hornbill festival in solidarity with the civilians, killed in an anti-insurgency operation, in Kisama, Nagaland.

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Let's Talk About Ageism And Sexism In Indian Films, A Zillionth Time!

While everyone is going gaga over actress Katrina Kaif in the revamped version of 'Tip Tip Barsa Pani', the replacement of Raveena Tandon does point towards the problem of sexism and ageism in the Indian film industry

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T20 World Cup 2021 Analysis: David Warner And Mitchell Marsh - Tale Of Two Comebacks

Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.

Nov 15, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Education In India During Covid-19: Challenges Faced And Solutions For A Post-Pandemic Era

As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.

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India's cricket administrators showed more drive to boost BCCI's coffers rather than take care of players' welfare during pandemic times.

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