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Sumitomo Mitsui Launches App for Personal Loan to US Residents
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Sumitomo Mitsui Launches App for Personal Loan to US Residents

TOKYO, July 13, 2023 -- Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group announced that it has begun providing personal loans to U.S. residents through Jenius Bank, a division of Manufacturers Bank. California based state-chartered bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SMBC Group. Jenius Bank creates an opportunity for SMBC Group to deepen and expand its U.S. business, providing scale and growth potential in the U.S. consumer banking market. Starting with a 270-strong workforce, the digital banking service targets some tens of billions of yen (hundreds of millions of dollars) in net profit within 10 years, said Daisuke Tanaka, an executive at the bank's corporate development group. By taking a different approach to conventional banking services, Jenius Bank will operate as a digital bank w...
How to Invest your Money in Future?
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How to Invest your Money in Future?

Investing your money in the future is a prudent strategy for building wealth and securing financial stability. While we can provide some general guidance, it's important to note that investing involves risk, and you should consider your own financial goals, risk tolerance, and seek advice from a financial professional before making any investment decisions. That being said, here are some principles to consider when investing money for the future: Diversify your investments: Spreading your investments across different asset classes (such as stocks, bonds, real estate, and commodities) can help mitigate risk. Diversification allows you to balance potential losses in one investment with gains in others. Invest for the long term: Investing is a long-term commitment, and it's g...
Fast Loan Options For Your Small Business
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Fast Loan Options For Your Small Business

Cash flow problems are a common and dangerous threat for many small business owners. But even if they’re able to maintain a reliable cash flow, it is still not always sufficient enough to put all their plans into action. In most cases, they would need some form of financing to cover unexpected expenses or help expand their business.  Banks are the traditional provider of business loans. But while they’re a good option to keep loan costs down, it can take months to get your money, plus they usually won’t lend to small businesses.  If your small business is in a financial shortfall and needs financing as soon as possible, here are some fast loan options that are worth considering. Business Cash Advance Loans Business cash advance loans are an advance on your busine...
Facebook offers Loans to Small businesses in India
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Facebook offers Loans to Small businesses in India

New Delhi, 20 Aug 2021: Facebook India announced an initiative known as the ''Small Business Loans Initiative'' in partnership with Indifi to help small and medium businesses (SMBs) get quick access to credit through independent lending partners. India is the first country for Facebook where this program is getting rolled out. The program is open to businesses registered across 200 towns and cities of India. Through Facebook's partnership with Indifi, small businesses that advertise with Facebook can get loans between Rs 5 lakh ($6,720) to 50 lakh ($67,200) at a predefined interest rate of 17-20 percent per annum, and applicants will not be charged a processing fee. Indifi will also disburse the loan amount within five working days of the borrower completing all documentation for...
Smallcase raises $40 mn from Amazon & others
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Smallcase raises $40 mn from Amazon & others

Bengaluru, 20th Aug 2021: Bengaluru-based stock management company Smallcase raises USD 40 million (about Rs 297 crore) in funding, led by Faering Capital as well as new investors Amazon, Smbhav Venture Fund, and Premji Invest. The Series C round also saw participation from existing investors, including Sequoia Capital India, Blume Ventures, Beenext, DSP Group, Arkam Ventures, WEH Ventures, HDFC Bank Group, and Rare Enterprises CEO Utpal Sheth, a statement said. The round brings the total capital raised by Smallcase to over USD 60 million, it added. With the close of the transaction, Sameer Shroff - co-founder and Managing Director at Faering Capital will join the board of Smallcase. The fund raised will be used to continue launching better investment products for the retail investo...
Walmart Launch Fintech Startup in partnership with Ribbit Capital
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Walmart Launch Fintech Startup in partnership with Ribbit Capital

BENTONVILLE, Ark., 18th Jan 2021-- Walmart announced the creation of a new fintech startup in a strategic partnership with leading fintech investment firm Ribbit Capital. The venture will bring together Walmart’s retail knowledge and scale with Ribbit’s fintech expertise to deliver tech-driven financial experiences tailored to Walmart’s customers and associates. “For years, millions of customers have put their trust in Walmart to not only save them money when they shop with us but help them manage their financial needs. And they’ve made it clear they want more from us in the financial services arena,” said John Furner, President and CEO, Walmart US. “We’re thrilled to work with Ribbit Capital in a new venture to help us deliver innovative and needed options to our customers and ass...
Financial Psychology: The Art of Knowing How to Invest
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Financial Psychology: The Art of Knowing How to Invest

If you want to make smarter decisions about money, you can benefit from learning a bit of psychology. Experts in this field have been dissecting consumer and investor behaviour for decades. Today, there are plenty of insights that can improve your relationship with money. Whatever your situation, this knowledge will help you grow your wealth. Humans are irrational things by nature, and they make poor decisions with money all the time. Discover the way psychology and finance are connected. These takeaways will help any trader or investor in India. When Economics and Psychology Come Together Psychology and economics are pretty different subjects. The former is concerned with human behaviour, emotions and cognition. Economics studies the ways we produce, consume and transfer wealth....
Step Raises $50 Million in Series B Funding from Stripe, Justin Timberlake & others
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Step Raises $50 Million in Series B Funding from Stripe, Justin Timberlake & others

SAN FRANCISCO, 4th December 2020-- Step, a financial services company built for teens and families raises a $50 million Series B round of funding. The round was led by Coatue, with participation from returning investors Stripe, Crosslink Capital, Collaborative Fund, and Will Smith’s Dreamers VC. Step also added several new investors including Charli D’Amelio, Justin Timberlake, The Chainsmokers, Eli Manning, Kelvin Beachum, Larry Fitzgerald, and Andre Iguodala alongside prominent fintech executives from the likes of Facebook, Square, Venmo, Visa, and others. To date, Step has raised more than $75 million from investors. “Since Step’s launch, we’ve seen massive demand for this new type of all-in-one banking solution, making it much easier for teens to learn about money manag...
Truebill raises $17 Million in Series C Funding
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Truebill raises $17 Million in Series C Funding

New York, 13th Nov. 2020: US-based fintech startup Truebill raises $17 million in Series C round funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners, with participation from existing investors Eldridge, Cota Capital, Firebolt Ventures, and Day One Ventures. Truebill improves the financial health of millions of people and helps them to track and manage their subscriptions and bills. The current round of funding in Truebill brings the total raised amount to $40 million. The team will use a new round of funding in product development to let people save more in the finance part. It’s no secret that 2020 brought many challenges, 90 percent of Americans stressed about finances and Truebill helps over a million people to save over $100 million.
Aye Finance raises $17 million from Invest in Vision
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Aye Finance raises $17 million from Invest in Vision

Fintech startup Aye Finance raises $17 million (Rs 125 crore) in debt from Germany-based Invest in Vision, a top official of the company said. The company will use the fund to enhance lending for the micro-enterprise sector, Aye Finance managing director Sanjay Sharma said. "Since our inception in 2014, we have been making affordable loans a reality for the historically credit-starved micro-enterprises of India. We are grateful for the support we receive from Invest in Vision and other debt partners in helping us realize our mission of creating an inclusive India," Sharma said. Aye Finance is a finance company that provides business loans to micro and small businesses has raised a total of $244.4 Million in funding over 22 rounds. быстрый займ на картузайм на карту мгновенно с п...
Uday Kotak to sell 2.8 pc stake in Kotak Mahindra Bank
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Uday Kotak to sell 2.8 pc stake in Kotak Mahindra Bank

Mumbai, Jun 1, 2020: Billionaire banker Uday Kotak, who had a long run-in with the Reserve Bank over his excess personal holding in Kotak Mahindra Bank, will sell 2.8 percent stake in the lender for at least $90 million (Rs 6,800 crore). The move would bring the curtains down on a long standoff between the regulator and the bank over the issue, which saw Kotak dragging the RBI to the Bombay High Court in December 2018, and the case is still pending. "The stake dilution will be done through a block deal and will be completed shortly at a price band of Rs 1,215 to Rs 1,240 a share," a person familiar with the development told PTI. As per the term sheet, the deal would be worth $90 million at the lower end of the price band. Currently, Kotak and his family hold a 28.8 percent stake ...
4 Startups That Want to Change How We Bank for Good
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4 Startups That Want to Change How We Bank for Good

Technology is everywhere, and it's been disrupting various industries including banking. While people used to go to physical banks to manage their finances, request loans and transfer funds, nowadays, all these can be done in just a few clicks. But aside from streamlining the way people deal with their money, fintech startups are effectively changing the way we bank for good. InstaReM highlighted that fintech is third when it comes to having the highest number of unicorns or privately held startup companies valued at over $1 billion following internet software services and e-commerce. Here are some of the startups that are effectively changing the way we bank: Revolut Managing your finances, when every bank account has its own app, can be a little overwhelming and confusing. Hai...