Finance

Veritas Finance raises Rs 350 crore from Kedaara Cap, others

Veritas Finance has created a loan book of Rs 1,308 crore as February 29, 2020, with a customer base of 48,638 across eight states and one union territory Veritas Finance, the Chennai-based non-banking financial company (NBFC) focused on lending to micro, small, medium enterprise (MSME), on Thursday announced that it has raised Rs 350 crore through a Series E investment ... Read More »

Approaching Trade Finance From The Payables Side

Trade finance is a critical tool in supporting global trade for both buyers and sellers, particularly smaller businesses. Yet these financing products aren’t without their risks and drawbacks, and today, criticism continues to mount for certain invoice financing tactics in particular. High-profile corporate collapses and questionable invoice discounting programs run by major conglomerates has led financial officials in the U.K., U.S., Australia and beyond to take ... Read More »

Airbnb Is Giving Away $1 Million To Help Finance Your Dream Home

In an announcement made by Airbnb Tuesday, the home sharing company has unveiled a new contest to help ten lucky winners finance and build the home of their dreams. Called the Unique Airbnb Fund, Airbnb will be gifting a total of $1 million dollars to find and finance the most “unconventional, creative and unique livable spaces on the planet.” The fund—which is meant to empower anyone ... Read More »

Millennial-Focused Digital Bank Empower Finance Raises $20M

San Francisco-based Empower Finance, a mobile banking app aimed at helping millennials save wealth, has raised $20 million in a Series A funding round led by Defy Ventures and Icon Ventures, according to a report. The Founder and CEO of Nubank David Velez also participated in the funding round. The company, which was founded in 2017, is run by a former Sequoia Capital ... Read More »

Leap Finance raises $5.5M to democratize financing for foreign-bound Indian students

Tens of thousands of Indians move to the United States to pursue higher education each year. But like many others who have arrived from a foreign land, they can’t secure education loans or personal loans from the banks at interest rates on par with those levied on local students. The reason why these students — or anyone else moving to ... Read More »

Education-focused lender Leap Finance raises $5.5 million led by Sequoia

MUMBAI : Leap Finance, a fintech startup for Indian students pursuing international higher education, on Tuesday, said it has raised $5.5 million led by venture capital firm, Sequoia Capital India Advisors. The round also saw participation from angel investors, including Bhupinder Singh, founder of consumer lending firm InCred and Kunal Shah, founder of credit card payment startup Cred. Founded in 2019 ... Read More »

Do high returns and cover make small finance bank FDs worth it?

Many small finance banks offer 8-9% on fixed deposits of one to three years compared with an average of 6-6.5% that large public and private sector banks give. The returns for seniors (typically, 50 basis points higher) in small finance bank FDs are even better than what the Senior Citizen Savings Scheme offers (8.6%). In Budget 2020, the finance minister increased the ... Read More »

Suryoday Small Finance Bank finalises merchant bankers, targets Diwali D-Street debut

Mumbai-headquartered Suryoday Small Finance Bank backed by the likes of International Finance Corporation (IFC) and HDFC has kicked off the process to raise around Rs 1,000 crore through an initial public offer (IPO) and has shortlisted four merchant bankers, sources with knowledge of the matter told Moneycontrol. IFC is the World Bank’s private-sector investment arm. “Axis Capital, ICICI Securities, SBI Capital ... Read More »

Supervision, not just regulations, key to financial system: Principal Economic Adviser Sanjeev Sanyal

In India, the share of non-bank financial intermediaries in total financial assets rose from roughly 10.5% in 2006 to over 14.5% in 2018. Rising banking regulations over the past decade have shifted market activity to less-regulated shadow lenders not just in India but across the globe, according to a concept paper by principal economic advisor in the finance ministry Sanjeev ... Read More »

Top 9 Millennial Personal Finance YouTube Channels (To Grow Your Money)

Millions of Millennials are struggling with a financial triple whammy – subpar income, high debt levels, and low- to nonexistent-savings. If this describes you, you don’t need to be wracking your brain trying to come up with your own money solutions. GETTY If you have any financial situation whatsoever, whether it has to do with budgeting, getting out of debt, making more money, ... Read More »