Mahindra Finance sells 49% of asset management arm to Manulife

Singapore-based investment management company Manulife has bought a 49% stake in the asset management arm of Mahindra Finance, marking yet another collaboration between an Indian financial company and a foreign asset management company for operations in India. The transaction has been structured as an investment of $34.9 million, or about Rs 2,000 cr, into the […]

HDFC to acquire majority stake in Apollo Munich at Rs 1,347 cr

HDFC said it has agreed to buy a 51% of Apollo Munich Health Insurance Company Ltd for around Rs 1,347 cr. Apollo Munich will be merged with HDFC’s general insurance subsidiary, HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company Limited, even as Munich Re continues to remain invested in the new, merged entity. HDFC already has a joint […]

IndusInd Bank to merge with Bharat Financial Inclusion on July 4

lnduslnd Bank said it will give effect to its take over of Bharat Financial Inclusion Limited — formerly known as SKS Microfinance Limited — on July 4. The private sector bank said it received the approval of National Companies Law Tribunal or NCLT last Thursday. With the merger, “all the assets and liabilities of Bharat […]

Edelweiss ties up with Bank of Baroda for MSME loans

Edelweiss Financial Services said its unit ECL Finance has signed an agreement with Bank of Baroda to explore co-lending or co-origination of loans to small businesses. The two will offer loans and expertise to MSME (micro, small and medium enterprises), self-employed persons as well as “priority sector groups”. “Under the arrangement, both partners can widen […]

Reliance Capital to raise Rs 6,000 crore from Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Limited stake monetisation

Anil Ambani owned Reliance Capital Ltd said that it signed binding definitive agreements with Nippon Life Insurance, one of the largest life insurance companies in Japan to increase its stake in investment management firm Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Limited (RNAM) to 75%. Reliance Capital said that it will receive Rs 6,000 crore from the […]

Way2Wealth: SAT stays SEBI order in NSE leased line case

The Securities Appellate Tribunal has stayed an order by the stock markets regulator imposing strict restrictions on stock broker Way2Wealth in the ‘NSE leased line’ case. The Securities and Exchange Board of India had, two weeks ago, imposed penalties and restrictions on several parties, including the National Stock Exchange, for facilitating or indulging in unfair […]

Wipro helps Thailand move towards fully digital economy via blockchain

Wipro Ltd said it has helped deploy a new information technology system to kick off the digitization of the currency in Thailand. The achievement marks a small, but crucial step in what many consider the inevitable evolution of money into a more convenient digital format. DIGITAL PAYMENT vs BLOCKCHAIN At present, digital money is handled […]

NSE seeks clarification from Jet Airways on Brit entrepreneur’s interest

The National Stock Exchange on Wednesday sought a clarification from Jet Airways regarding reports that a British entrepreneur has expressed interest in acquiring it. The NSE has asked Jet Airways whether such negotiations were taking place and whether it was aware of any information that has not been informed to both NSE and BSE. This […]

Nucleus Software Q4 FY 2019 revenue up by 14%, net profit after tax reports slight dip

Banking services and solutions provider Nucleus Software reported a consolidated revenue of Rs 127 crore in the fourth quarter of FY 2019, compared to the Rs 111 crore it generated in the corresponding quarter of the previous year. This is also higher than the Rs 123 crore it posted three months ago and the Rs […]

CCI approves Bandhan Bank merger with GRUH Finance

Regulatory body Competition Commission of India (CCI) approved the merger of Kolkata-based Bandhan Bank with affordable housing finance company GRUH Finance. On January 7, 2019, board of directors of both the companies had approved the merger and said that it would be completed within six months. The merger comes after the Reserve Bank of India […]

TCS Deploys Core Banking Software At ChinaTrust Commercial Bank In Taiwan

IT firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) said that it has deployed its core banking product TCS BaNCS at ChinaTrust Commercial Bank (CTBC) in Taiwan. BaNCS is TCS’ main product for banks, and offers various solutions for core banking, internet banking, treasury, wealth management, mobile banking and insurance. “We chose TCS BaNCS as our preferred solution […]

TCS deploys Core Banking Software at National Bank of Bahrain

IT firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) said that it has deployed core banking software TCS BaNCS at National Bank of Bahrain (NBB). BaNCS is TCS’ main product for banks, and offers various solutions for core banking, internet banking, treasury, wealth management, mobile banking and insurance. BaNCS will standardise and streamline NBB’s operations across multiple countries, […]

IndoStar buys CV finance business of IIFL

IndoStar Capital Finance Ltd, a lender promoted by private equity fund Everstone Group, announced the completion of its acquisition of the commercial vehicle finance business of India Infoline Finance, a subsidiary of IIFL Holdings. The acquisition includes the entire commercial vehicle finance assets under management of Rs 3,620 crores. Indostar will also acquire a total […]

Xiaomi launches Mi Pay wallet in India with ICICI Bank

India’s largest smartphone maker Xiaomi has launched Mi Pay, its payment service, in India, marking the first time the service has been expanded beyond its home market of China. The company will use the National Payment Corporation of India’s UPI and Bharat Bill payment network for its core functionality. The company has tied up with […]

ICICI Lombard, MobiKwik join hands to provide cyber-insurance cover

ICICI Lombard, one of India’s leading private sector general insurance companies, said it has entered into a strategic partnership with one of India’s largest retail payment platform MobiKwik to provide cyber-insurance cover. The newly formed partnership aims to provide the customers protection against unauthorized and fraudulent transactions online across bank accounts, debit/credit cards and mobile […]

SBI starts ‘doorstep banking’ for senior citizens

India’s largest commercial bank, State Bank of India (SBI), launched ‘doorstep banking’ for senior citizens, the differently-abled and infirm customers, including those with visual-impairment. Under this facility, doorstep services will be made available to fully KYC-compliant customer holders with a valid mobile number registered with the bank and residing within 5-kilometre radius from their home […]

Paytm to set up 1,000 branded ATMs?

Paytm, India’s largest digital wallet player, is reportedly planning to set up 1,000 ATMs across the country under a branding tie-up with Tata Communications Payment Solutions Ltd. Although Tata Communications did not confirm the news, the network connectivity provider said it has a “co-branding alliance” with a “leading payments bank recognized as India’s largest digital […]