Today in FinTech: Non-Bank PPIs; LatAm FinTechs

In today’s FinTech news, Stashfin raised funds to reach more consumers in India with its virtual credit facility. Meanwhile, India’s central bank is halting non-bank issuesrs of PPIs from loading cards and digital wallets through credit lines, and Nubank is looking to buy FinTechs in Latin America.

RBI to FinTechs: Non-Banks Can’t Reload Funds to Prepaid Wallets, Cards

The Reserve Bank of India has announced that non-bank issuesrs of prepaid payment instruments (PPIs) can’t load cards and digital wallets with funds through credit lines. There are more than 35 non-bank PPI issuesrs in India, including Amazon Pay, Bajaj Finance, slice, Phone Pe and others.

Stashfin Secures $270M to Expand in Southeast, South Asia

Digital banking startup Stashfin is using its latest capital from a Series C round to continue growing its platform across Southeast and South Asia.

The startup offers a virtual credit facility to consumers in India with loans ranging from ₹1000 to ₹5,00,000, with repayment periods ranging from three months to 36 months. Stashfin also offers Stashfin Credit Line Cards, which offers virtual and physical cards with rewards and free ATM withdrawals.

PropTech Startup Huspy Nets $37M Series A

PropTech startup Huspy is using its fresh capital raised in a Series A round to invest in the development of new technology and expand across the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Europe.

The home financing startup enables buyers in the UAE to find mortgages online, and Huspy is also launching a full-service property marketplace.

‘Survival of the Fittest’: Nubank Hunts M&A LatAm FinTech Bargains

Latin America’s biggest digital lender Nubank has its sights set on picking up a few bargains in the region’s FinTech space. Nubank CEO David Vélez referred to the LatAm space as being too crowded and said that not every company will survive, opening the door for mergers and acquisitions.

Crypto Lender Babel Announces Debt Relief

After halting withdrawals on June 17, crypto lender Babel said it could be getting closer to an agreement that would offer some debt relief, although no date was given.

In a letter, the company said it is “in close communication with all related parties on the actions we are taking in order to best protect our customers. During this period, redemptions and withdrawals from Babel Finance products will be temporarily suspended, and resumption of normal service be notified separately.”

——————————

NEW PYMNTS DATA: THE TAILORED SHOPPING EXPERIENCE STUDY – MAY 2022

About: PYMNTS’ survey of 2,094 consumers for The Tailored Shopping Experience report, a collaboration with Elastic Path, shows where merchants are getting it right and where they need to up their game to deliver a customized shopping experience.

Leave a Comment