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亚马逊领投资印度金融服务平台BankBazaar

上周末,印度金融服务平台BankBazaar完成了6000万美元的融资,领投公司正是电商巨头亚马逊。

上周五报道称,这是亚马逊对BankBazaar的第二次投资,并获得了BankBazaar的少数股份。截至目前,该公司的总融资额为7900万美元。

印度消费者可通过BankBazaar平台对23家银行所提供的金融产品进行比对和购买,例如在线借贷、信用卡和定期存款。

亚马逊印度的副总经理兼区域经理Amit Agarwal称:“BankBazaar的业务模式独特,所提供的服务也十分吸引人。它同亚马逊的合作将转变印度本土人的购买方式和销售渠道。同样,亚马逊也十分希望同他们进行合作,支持其业务发展。”

此轮融资过后,BankBazaar希望进一步发展其在线平台及移动端的业务,同时努力发展成为一个金融服务高端品牌。

这次投资无疑为亚马逊提供了个人理财市场的大好机会。据称,信用卡使用在印度并非十分普及,使在线支付成为一大难题。但是早在4月份,亚马逊竞争者Snapdeal进行了类似投资,显然这个问题就得到了很大改善。

BankBazaar的联合创始人兼首席执行官Adhil Shetty表示:“亚马逊是一家富有创新力的公司,它能够感知用户需求,并不断开拓创新。随着印度数字经济的不断发展,亚马逊将会成为一直以来都在强劲快速发展的BankBazaar的重要投资方。

Shetty还补充道:“随着各类部门在线消费者的不断发展演变。目前,随着我们对收益不断进行投资,扩大交易,平台也正开始寻求拓展业务范围。”

The eCommerce retailer led a $60 million funding round for India-based financial services marketplace BankBazaar late last week.

This is Amazon’s second investment in the company, which has raised a total of $79 million in funding rounds, giving it a minority stake in the company, Finextra reported Friday (July 3).

BankBazaar allows Indian consumers to compare and shop for financial products offers from 23 banks, such as online loans, credit cards and fixed deposits.

Amit Agarwal, vice president and country manager of Amazon India, told Finextra: “BankBazaar is a unique and compelling service that aligns with Amazon’s mission in India — to transform the way India buys and how India sells. Amazon looks forward to working with them and supporting their growth.”

With its latest funding, BankBazaar plans to further develop its online and mobile platforms, while also boosting the brand as a high-end destination for financial services, Finextra said.

The investment provides Amazon with a larger stake in the personal finance market. According to TechCrunch, credit card penetration remains low in India, making online payments a pain point, but this move strategically falls shortly after Amazon’s competitor Snapdeal made a similar investment back in April.

“Amazon is an innovative company that perceives consumer needs and innovates on their behalf. As the digital economy in India develops, Amazon will be an important investor in the robust and rapid growth of BankBazaar,” Adhil Shetty, cofounder and CEO of BankBazaar, told The Economic Times.

“With the rapidly evolving online consumer segment across categories, we have seen great demand for this platform. We are currently looking to expand the category as we reinvest all earnings in growing the business intelligently,” added Shetty.


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