By Salman SH

Niyo, a consumer-focused neo-banking platform, has actually raised $100 million in its Series C round of financing led by Accel and Lightrock India, with involvement from Beams Fintech Fund. Existing financiers Prime Venture Partners, JS Capital are likewise taking part in this round, together with others.

The business will use the funds for item development, marketing &&branding, increasing its circulation footprint, and working with leading skill throughout functions. Niyo is likewise seeking to supply detailed monetary services to over 30 million users through both inorganic and natural growth in the next couple of months.

Founded in 2015 by Vinay Bagri and Virender Bisht, Niyo uses digital cost savings accounts and other banking services in collaboration with banks. The start-up presently serves about 4 million clients throughout its banking and wealth management items, with over 10,000 brand-new users included day-to-day to its platform. Niyo declares that it is processing over $3 billion deals on a yearly basis.

The neobank likewise just recently introduced a digital income account this month and remains in the procedure of releasing individual loans, charge card, incorporated forex and other banking items in the next 3 months. To date, Niyo has actually raised moneying worth $145 million consisting of the existing round.

““ We are seeing enormous tailwinds for digital monetary items considering that Covid. Introduced less than a year earlier, our first-of-a-kind item offering ‘‘ NiyoX ’ is democratising the remarkable digital banking experience for users, and has actually experienced significant user adoption. With this raise, we intend to broaden the item suite for our clients and satisfy their growing expectations,” ” Niyo co-founder and CTO Virender Bisht stated in a declaration.

““ We are very delighted about the capacity of Niyo in re-imagining the banking experience for countless users in India throughout the earnings pyramid. Neobanks are an emerging possession class in India and think that the quality of Niyo’’ s group, client understanding and innovation stack will allow them to become the leader of the area,” ” included Ashish Garg, principal at Lighrock India.

The neo banking area has actually been a focus of financier attention since India started pressing digital payments through the government-sponsored UPI payment environment. Throughout the 12-month duration from February 2021 to January 2022, UPI deal volume struck a record of ‘75.6 lakh crore, according to The National Payments Corporation of India’s (NPCI) main information.

Unlike standard banks, a neobank does not have a brick-and-mortar existence on the ground. By cutting down capex included running physical banking points, neobanks rather focus on investing more in digital banking and payments innovation.

Other gamers in the sector consist of Jitendra Gupta-led Jupiter which raised $86 million at a $711 million appraisal in December 2021, and B Capital-backed Fi, which had actually raised $50 million at a $315 million evaluation in November.


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