YES BANK Partners with BaaS Startup Falcon To Tap into Embedded Finance Market
YES BANK is one of the pioneering banks that have embraced the BaaS model, which helps in rationalising technology cost and significantly reduces time-to-market, thereby empowering the bank to launch competitive offerings more frequently.
The partnership with Falcon will enable YES BANK to provide customers with tailor-made financial solutions by leveraging Falcon’s wide suite of products, backed by state-of-the-art technological infrastructure.
Commenting on the partnership, Ms. Anita Pai, Chief Operating Officer, YES BANK said, “We, at YES BANK have always been at the forefront of adopting digital initiatives that help us provide customers with a rewarding banking experience. Our partnership with Falcon aligns with this approach as it empowers the Bank to create innovative propositions within shorter time periods without compromising on the quality and convenience that the Bank is known to bring forth across all its offerings. Going forward, we foresee an exponential demand for embedding financial products in newer ways, and with this collaboration, we aim to deliver that experience to our customers.”
Falcon offers a future-proof stack to build bespoke cards, payments, accounts, and lending products at unreal speeds to financial institutions and tech companies. The company’s leadership team packs in former executives from the world’s largest financial players like RBL Bank, HDFC, FIS, Zeta, and Mahindra Comviva. Backed by several marquee investors from the US, India, and the Middle East, Falcon aims to tap into the $30-billion market opportunity.
Speaking on the development, Mr. Prabhtej Bhatia, Co-founder of Falcon said, “Team Falcon has always appreciated YES BANK for being one of India’s digital payments pioneers. We’re already working with the bank on introducing several innovative use cases and product lines, and the initial traction and response from customers have been phenomenal. We look forward to YES BANK being an essential part of our journey to achieving $100B in TPV.”
“Today, we’re proud to count YES BANK as one of our key partners in our ambition to become one of the world’s leading BaaS platforms,” he added.
Founded by accomplished entrepreneurs Priyanka Kanwar and Prabhtej Bhatia, Falcon is a financial technology company that is disrupting the way modern fintech is built.
No matter what their core business, or size of operation – banks, NBFCs, or tech companies – can use Falcon’s future-proof stack to build bespoke payment and lending products at unreal speeds. Falcon’s stack can either be seamlessly embedded via flexible open APIs or launched instantly with no code solutions.
The company is backed by investors like Shamir Karkal (Founder, Sila Money), Abhay Hanjura & Vivek Gupta (Founders, Licious), Jeremy Solomon (Former CFO, Affirm), Ali Moiz (Founder, Stonks), Rangarajan Krishnan (CEO, Five Star Finance), Deepak Shahdadpuri (MD of DSG Consumer Partners), Devesh Sachdeva (MD, Fusion Microfinance), and executives from Softbank, UAE Sovereign Fund, Silicon Valley Bank, Robinhood, & Facebook.
Falcon’s leadership team packs in ex-executives from the world’s largest financial players like RBL Bank, HDFC, FIS, Zeta, and Mahindra Comviva.
About YES BANK
YES BANK is a ‘Full Service Commercial ‘Bank’ providing a complete range of products, services and technology driven digital offerings, catering to Retail, MSME as well as corporate clients. YES BANK operates its Investment banking, Merchant banking & Brokerage businesses through YES SECURITIES, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Bank. Headquartered in Mumbai, it has a pan-India presence including an IBU at GIFT City, and a Representative Office in Abu Dhabi.
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