22nd Feb 17 Government launches BharatQR code to encourage cashless payments
With a view of encouraging customers to go cashless, Government of India in association with National Payment Corporation of India has launched another digital payment channel BharatQR code. Customers can make payments without swiping their credit and debit card by scanning the QR code that will be generated by merchant. With QR code, government intends to replace card swiping terminals. To support the initiative, NPCI has partnered with 14 banks including RBI and ICICI Bank.
21st Feb 17 Bandhan Bank to retain its focus on retail loans
Bandhan Bank is planning to retain its focus on the retail loan segment. Currently, 91 percent of its lending portfolio is in micro loans. Leading official of the bank has hinted that the bank is planning to target the financially excluded customer segments in rural areas. With a focus on rural sector, the bank expects to grow its loan portfolio to Rs. 22,000 crore by March 2017.
21st Feb 17 Home Credit India plans to tap customers through online channels
Home Credit India, a leading NBFC in India is planning to offer financial services through online channels to Indian customers who are increasingly shifting towards online purchasing. The company expects a three- fold growth in its loan portfolio in the year 2017 as compared to Rs. 1,570 crore during 2016.
17th Feb 17 Citibank India launches instant chat service for its users
Citibank India has launched an instant chat service for its customers using net banking. The chat platform will enable its users to connect with bank executives through internet to resolve their queries related to cards, domestic and non domestic accounts, loans etc.
16th Feb 17 Yes Bank boosts debit card portfolio via contactless cards
Yes Bank has launched contactless debit cards to boost its debit card portfolio in lieu of its commitment to supporting the vision of Indian government of a cashless economy. Contactless debit cards will use radio frequency identification (RFID), Near Field Communication (NFC) and Samsung pay (MST) to enable the customers to make payments simply by waving their card over a reader at the point of sale.
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