Wednesday 22 July 2015

Flipkart launches financial assistance programme for vendors

Online retail major Flipkart on Friday launched its financial assistance programme Growth Capital Initiative for sellers across the country. The company has tied up with leading banks and financial institutions such as Bajaj Finserv, Axis Bank, NeoGrowth, Lendingkart and Capital First, for the same.
The platform will compare lending services between different financial players and enable access to capital. While Flipkart will play the role of a curator, the platform will create an arena and ecosystem of financial services for sellers that will be governed by the market forces.
"Lack of funding has often emerged as one of the key hurdles for small businesses. In fact, most of the lending organisations consider them as 'un-bankable' which results in a lot of SMEs/units closing down or borrowing from other sources at higher rates. We see a huge unmet demand in this sector. Our initiative will provide simple, hassle-free and competitive options to sellers to avail financial services," said Ankit Nagori, Chief Business Officer at Flipkart.

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