Alright! Continuing with our series of blogs where we cover the AMAs we hold over on our Slack channel. In case you missed it we regularly host Product Managers and talk about everything #product.
Deep-diving into Neobanks, FinTech, raising funds, and working as a VC, we were joined by Suman Gandham, Founder, finin.in (Previously he was an Ex-VC at Nekko Capital) on a really interesting topic "Demystifying Everything About Neobanks and FinTech".
Here are some key takeaways:
If you see at the last 5 or 6 years of FinTech, it’s just two things that have happened i.e. Spending and Lending. FinTech is not about payments, it’s much more and there are multiple startups focusing on solving Wealth management and Insurance, and Neobanks are going to play a huge role in near future.
Niche segment focused Fintechs and Neobanks are going to be funded.
There is news that RBI is contemplating on issuing Digital banking licenses and in a couple of years, I think we will have a pure digital bank like Monzo. Simple, still depends on BBVA.
FinTechs focusing on creators and freelancers are going to be the next thing, we at finin.in are focusing a lot on freelancer and creators too.
Our target segment is white collar employees, freelancers and first time employees.
We do user research, user interviews and also we have our beta users wherein we iterate and release our features.
There is a huge scope for Neobanks in India. We are getting huge traction and positive feedback on the product. Neobanks will change how people will bank in the near future. It will take some time but there is a change on its way.
Real Robo advisory on wealth management, financial health and savings habits will be the future.
There is no live Neobank focusing consumers in India other than Finin.in. We went live recently and we are gaining good traction. This year there are few Neobanks coming up and there will be huge growth and potential for Neobanks.
RBI comes up with different regulations and when they do we have to oblige and also naming the bank/NBFC is a good thing as a user I know whose money I am getting.
Building trust is an ongoing process, surprisingly only 24.6% of our users were worried about the bank we partnered with and rest are fine. Once you start providing the value you promised and building the right features the customers need, then the trust factor builds itself.
It will happen soon. Better features, savings focused, financial health and transparency will bring the transition.
There will be multiple Banking-as-a-platform startups soon and it will change the whole landscape.
Yes, read the news about YONO as a separate entity but I am not sure if they will be able to get the Neobanking features or concept as an entity.
FinTech always looks for someone with Banking experience but all depends on what roles you are looking for.
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