3 out of 11 pull out of payments bank, including Tech Mahindra, Paytm goes on

India / Red Newswire | May 25, 2016 12:22 AM IST.

Payment banks are not looking lucrative all of a sudden. After Telenor and Cholamandalam, Tech Mahindra has scrapped its plan after wining a licence from the RBI. With this, 3 out of 11 licences aborted as reported by CNBC News.

CNBC also shared an exclusive interview with Paytm founder & CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma.

Watch the full interview of CNBC here  .

Tech Mahindra said it was dropping its plans to start a payment bank as the increasing aggression in the business would have eroded its margin potential.

TechM become the third license winner to pull out of the business. Sun Pharma promoter Dilip Shanghvi and Cholamandalam Investment and Finance Co. had already announced that they would not be setting up the bank.
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Tech Mahindra said it would look to surrender its payment bank license to the Reserve Bank of India.

The RBI had initially received 41 applications to start a payment bank in February 2015 and issued 11 final in-principle licences in August.

Source: ET Bureau / CNBC

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