Cedar unit IBS Intelligence hosts Payments & Lending Conference

16 March 2022 Consultancy.in 3 min. read
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Taking place on the 24th of March 2022, the Payments & Lending Conference will welcome leaders of the payment and lending space in India gather to discuss the leading developments in the industry. The event in Mumbai will see several high-profile experts share the latest insights and top trends with attendees.

Having transformed the payment market in recent years, technology-based payment service providers – particularly payment FinTechs – are increasingly entering the credit market. PayPal and Square are the most prominent examples of such payment FinTechs, but others are active in the lending markets all over the world. This is something which is posing a number of challenges to traditional operators.

For example, digitisation of the banking industry and developments in new technology have led to customers demanding a seamless experience and real-time payment services.

Cedar unit IBS Intelligence hosts Payments & Lending Conference

Meanwhile, in the lending space, lending continues to rise progressively in spite on the continued Covid-19 pandemic – supplemented by an influx of alternative lending channels now competing for advantage. And the Buy Now, Pay Later model has also emerged globally amid an explosion of demand for cost-effectiveness and convenient payment.

This disruption is challenging established players – but it is also generating huge opportunities for those able to pivot their businesses accordingly. Globally, the payments and lending market is forecast to reach $9.8 trillion in the next three years, according to one recent estimate.

Payments & Lending Conference

To help businesses across India truly understand what the changes to the market mean, and how to adapt to them, IBS Intelligence (IBSi) and Cedar Consulting are teaming up to host an industry event in Mumbai. The inaugural Payments & Lending Conference 2022 will occur on the 24th of March 2022, at the Four Seasons Hotel.

Cedar Consulting is a global management consulting, research, and analytics firm with a focus on among others the financial services sector. IBS Intelligence is a leading pure-play financial technology research, analysis, and advisory firm.

As the two firms look to support clients in navigating the disruption in the payment and lending space, the conference will see leaders from across the landscape attend the event. The conference will feature the latest insights on some of the top trends and developments in the industry, as delivered by leading figures across the field.

Featured experts

Headline names include Bharat Panchal, the Chief Industry Relations & Regulatory Officer for India, at Discover Financial Services and Gunit Chadha, Founder of APAC Financial Services and Ex-CEO Asia-Pacific of Deutsche Bank, who represent some of the heavyweight industry incumbents at the event.

At the same time, Lizzie Chapman, CEO and Co-Founder of ZestMoney represents a number of new challenger brands at the event. Chapman is a leading figure in India’s FinTech scene, having been nominated by the Government of India to the National Startup Council to advise the government on measures to nature and boost innovation in the country.

Elsewhere, the Government is itself represented by the presence of JA Chowdary. The Chairman for the Blockchain Committee at the Bureau of Indian Standards has spent the last 25 years helping grow the Indian IT and FinTech industry, also working as a policy advocate for several Indian State Governments.

Registration for the Payments & Lending Conference 2022 is open on the website of IBS Intelligence.