Finance

Advantage captives as global finance companies move core tech work in-house

PUNE: Global financial services providers are moving more core technology development work inhouse, making India captive centres increasingly important in their business plans. More than 78 global banking and financial services companies, including Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan and Standard Chartered, have set up captive units here that employ a combined 250,000 people, according to industry consultancy Zinnov. Earlier this month, former SAP ... Read More »

Ujjivan Small Finance Bank IPO: Share likely to list at 50% premium over issue price

After drawing robust investor response for its initial public offering (IPO), Ujjivan Small Finance Bank is likely to make strong market debut. Shares of Ujjivan Small Finance Bank will be listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange as well as the National Stock Exchange on December 12. According to market analyst, the share of Ujjivan Small Finance Bank is likely to ... Read More »

From farm to home, M&M Financial is doubling down on digital sales

A diversity can often open up new avenues. For Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services, it might have just opened up new revenue streams. In the first half of 2019-20, the liquidity crisis hovering over the non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) in India reached the doorsteps of M&M Financial. The NBFC arm of automobile major M&M Group — which focuses on vehicles, equipment, and ... Read More »

Robots in finance could wipe out some of its highest-paying jobs

Robots have replaced thousands of routine jobs on Wall Street. Now, they’re coming for higher-ups. That’s the contention of Marcos Lopez de Prado, a Cornell University professor and the former head of machine learning at AQR Capital Management LLC, who testified in Washington on Friday about the impact of artificial intelligence on capital markets and jobs. The use of algorithms in electronic markets has ... Read More »

DoT to take up Rs 36,000 crore ITC refund with finance ministry

New Delhi/Mumbai: The Department of Telecommunications will ask the finance ministry to refer the pending issue of refunding input tax credits of telecom companies worth Rs 36,000 crore to the GST Council, a move that could provide further relief to Vodafone Idea and Bharti AirtelNSE -1.33 %. One official said wider consultations are needed on the matter of reducing licence fees for telcos and this ... Read More »

Sebi taps finance ministry over new tag for foreign-owned MFs

Mumbai: The markets regulator has written to the finance ministry over its recent circular tagging foreign-controlled mutual funds as investment vehicles, two people familiar with the matter said. The regulator’s intervention comes amid fears that the new rules could force several equity asset managers to freeze investment activity and even sell their holdings. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) made its representation ... Read More »

Hero Corp could buy 10-15% stake in Max Financial Services Ltd

NEW DELHI: Sunil Kant Munjal’s Hero Corp is set to buy a significant minority stake from Analjit Singh in Max Financial Services LtdNSE -1.35 %, said two people familiar with the development. The listed Max Financial houses Max Life Insurance, the largest non-bank private life insurer in the country. Singh, who has pledged more than 90% of the promoter stake in Max Financial, ... Read More »

RBI flags shortcomings at Ujjivan Small Finance Bank

Mumbai: In its recent inspection report the Reserve Bank of India has made certain observations regarding Ujjivan Small Finance Bank’s lack of fraud management system, rating methodology and categorisation of priority sector loans among many others. The bank has filed initial papers to raise Rs 1,200 crore via an initial public offering (IPO) in August. Under the condition for small finance bank ... Read More »

Nissan names new finance chief, some managers to leave in latest shake-up

TOKYO- Nissan Motor Co on Friday appointed American Stephen Ma as its next chief financial officer and said Hitoshi Kawaguchi and other veteran executives were stepping down, a shake-up that one source said marked a “generational change” at the automaker. The announcement comes just weeks after the Japanese company named the head of its China business, Makoto Uchida, as its next chief executive. Following the ... Read More »

Fintech and legacy finance, not fintech vs legacy finance

Financial services firms have been able to weather the digital onslaught even as software has been eating the world. There is excitement about fintech eating traditional finance. The incumbents are institutions with legacy systems and older-generation leadership while the new-age challengers are building models on open APIs and have modular, scalable platforms. In the new world, customer engagement is expected ... Read More »