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ItzCash’s Attempt To Make India Financially PHYgital

In the mid-2000s, Internet penetration had just begun in the lower sections of society and mobile adoption was increasing. But, when it came to payments or any kind of financial transactions, there was cash and only cash. “In 2005-2006, 97% was cash and only 3% was digital,” begins Naveen Surya, the co-founder of payments platform ItzCash. “This … Continued

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Paytm, ItzCash, RazorPay and PayU making most of this unexpected business opportunity

Paytm, ItzCash, RazorPay and PayU making most of this unexpected business opportunity It has been an extremely busy period for the fintech industry right from the night of November 8, when the Prime Minister announced demonetisation of high denomination currency notes. For companies in the sector, it was a boon. Banks, on the other hand, … Continued

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The Economic Times (Page No. 22), November 25, 2016 Smart Money In the two weeks since the government announced its demonetization initiative, India’s internet commerce industry has scrambled to adjust. Internet entrepreneurs have applauded the move, ostensibly for its long-term payoffs, although online marketplaces and logistics startups have been hit hard because of the cash … Continued

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Digital Payments Gain On India’s Currency Demonetization

Investopedia.com, November 15, 2016 As almost 86% of India’s currency circulation turned into worthless paper after November 8, 2016, mobile wallets and fintech companies providing alternative payment avenues saw a big boost. People turned to digital payments after initial confusion followed by serpentine queues outside banks and empty ATMs. That’s a big deal for a country that paid cash … Continued

Demonetization triggers spurt in digital payments

CIO.in, Mumbai, November 11, 2016 Demonetization triggers spurt in digital payments; drives India towards cashless economy.  The demonetization move that initially paralyzed the economy is now catalyzing the country’s digital payments ecosystem. We’re are witnessing an economic transition right now. The quintessential digitally-spooked `Aam aadmi’ is keeping aside his wad of cash and signing up for e-payments and mobile … Continued