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E-payments, digitisation: Why is the govt muddying the waters once again?
Business

E-payments, digitisation: Why is the govt muddying the waters once again?

Keeping multiple slabs will compel small businesses to open two separate shops showing turnovers of under Rs.20 lakh per annum.

Valentine's Day-centric fake apps surge, increase security risks: Norton Mobile Survey
News & Analysis

Valentine's Day-centric fake apps surge, increase security risks: Norton Mobile Survey

Nearly 59 percent of people who used online dating services or apps on their mobile devices reported experiencing a security problem, a survey by global leader in cyber security Norton by Symantec has revealed.

Media investigation points out that Facebook is buying data on what you do offline
News & Analysis

Media investigation points out that Facebook is buying data on what you do offline

Facebook already knows a lot about your online activities and you are pretty much aware of it. But a new media investigation has revealed that the social networking giant buys data on your offline activities without your knowledge.

Cashless economy: RTO offices in Delhi set to accept digital payments in 2017
India

Cashless economy: RTO offices in Delhi set to accept digital payments in 2017

Regional Transport Offices in the national capital are set to go cashless from January when fees for all services including driving licence, auto permit and fitness certificate can be paid electronically.

Demonetisation: The road from savings to debt goes via cashless credit
India

Demonetisation: The road from savings to debt goes via cashless credit

The current cash crunch could be leading to overuse of credit cards which is the easiest way to get into debt forever.

Why RBI's move to implement Islamic banking is exhaustive and thoroughly mature
Business

Why RBI's move to implement Islamic banking is exhaustive and thoroughly mature

Interest-free banking which is based on a participatory model should be allowed to function in India so that people have the option to enter into commercial transactions which are participatory in nature.

Demonetisation puts focus on NPCI's UPI: Key facts you need to know about the product
Business

Demonetisation puts focus on NPCI's UPI: Key facts you need to know about the product

Although, the market is flooded with an array of debit and credit cards from numerous banks over the past few years that aids online transactions, the NPCI's United Payments Interface (UPI) is a easy to use app

Demonetisation boost: Paytm scales $5 bn in GMV as mobile payments galore amid cash crunch
Business

Demonetisation boost: Paytm scales $5 bn in GMV as mobile payments galore amid cash crunch

Paytm has been able to serve over 45 million users in last 10 days alone and over 5 million new users added since the demonetisation drive

Rs 500, Rs 1,000 notes banned: The missing elements in Narendra Modi’s attack on cash
Business

Rs 500, Rs 1,000 notes banned: The missing elements in Narendra Modi’s attack on cash

While government ads talk about fighting black money, fake currency and terror funding, it is private businesses that are focusing on shifting focus from hard cash to virtual money.

GST can be paid with debit, credit cards online, says Revenue secretary Hasmukh Adhia
Business

GST can be paid with debit, credit cards online, says Revenue secretary Hasmukh Adhia

The government proposes to roll out the new indirect tax regime from April 1 next year and has made registration, refunds, returns filing and payment processes online.

The changing face of money - Technology is finally playing the role it was designed to do
News & Analysis

The changing face of money - Technology is finally playing the role it was designed to do

It is not possilbe to cover each payment gateway provider, mobile wallet company or a company that is solving the payment problems in India, but a few notable names such as PayUMoney, Freecharge, Novopay amongst others have done their bit too.

Rural people can now pay their utility bills from 1.66 lakh common service centres
Business

Rural people can now pay their utility bills from 1.66 lakh common service centres

The CSCs have been opened in villages for the delivery of various electronic services like online ticket booking, Aadhaar enrolment, etc

Indians spend more time shopping than social networking when online: Survey
News & Analysis

Indians spend more time shopping than social networking when online: Survey

Indians voted online shopping (98 percent) as the top reason to access internet; closely followed by social networking (96 percent), revealed a recent survey conducted by American Express and Nielsen to gain consumer insights on online buying habits.

Identity theft: Fraud cases in auto, mortgage loans and credit cards segment rise
Money

Identity theft: Fraud cases in auto, mortgage loans and credit cards segment rise

Frauds due to applicants submitting fraudulent contact information has risen by 3% contributing to 18% of all detected frauds

Here's how to increase your credit card limit
Investing

Here's how to increase your credit card limit

Here's how to increase the your credit card limit

Yes Bank to enter credit cards, hires Prabhu to lead division
Business

Yes Bank to enter credit cards, hires Prabhu to lead division

The announcement to enter the credit cards business comes following foray into home loans.

Independence Day Special: Read fine print before going for cash back credit cards
Business

Independence Day Special: Read fine print before going for cash back credit cards

Cash-back card, simply put is a credit card benefit that returns cash, when used it for shopping.

Pay more to fly, eat out: New service tax regime of 14% from 1 June
Economy

Pay more to fly, eat out: New service tax regime of 14% from 1 June

The service tax is currently levied at the rate 12.36 percent including education cess.

80% of global retailers fall short on card data security compliance: Report
Business

80% of global retailers fall short on card data security compliance: Report

The report found only 20 percent of those tested to be fully compliant less than a year after installing security safeguards.