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LoanTap, a one-of-its-kind fintech with an in-house NBFC platform delivering flexible EMI-free loan and Overdraft products to salaried professionals, has announced securing funds worth $3 Mn in a Series A investment round. LoanTap will be leveraging the raised capital to expand its operations in NCR, Mumbai Metropolitan Region, Pune and Bangalore. Nearly 85% of the funding, which was led by Mumbai-based HNIs, will be used for onward lending by the platform, while a part of the remaining capital will also be used to augment its technology and distribution frameworks.

Commenting on the capital raised, Satyam Kumar, CEO of LoanTap, said, “Our platform was established for the millennials, keeping in mind the otherwise risk-averse low-salaried loan segment. The Series A investment is a strong validation of LoanTap’s robust business model and experienced promoters having a proven track record in technology, retail-asset underwriting and business scale-up. Instead of burning the entire capital on technology upgrades and distribution, we will chiefly utilize the money for creating end-user specific products and delivering it directly to retail customers. The funding will also enable us to grow in the loan market owing to our simple processes and product relevance.”

Headquartered in Mumbai with the Back Office in Pune, LoanTap follows an agency-based collection model catering to the low-delinquency salaried segment with a job experience of merely 2-5 years in its first phase. The online platform also allows professionals to make flexible single and bulk payments that are convenient and cost-effective.

Currently emphasizing exclusively on the upwardly-mobile salaried professionals, LoanTap envisions penetrating deeper into the salaried segment. It eventually aims to tap into the MSME sector with an average loan size of Rs 6 Lakhs by expanding to the top 10 cities of the country and reaching a book size of INR 750 crores in the next 3 years.

LoanTap is a fintech platform delivering a bouquet of Loan Products to salaried professionals. From the Regular EMI based Loans, to EMI Free Loans to Personal Line of Credit Loan Tap caters to all the requirements of a budding Salaried Professional. Unlike most FinTech Companies it is not an aggregator platform and directly dispenses Loans through its in-house NBFC. It uses technology to deliver smart and innovative products for millennials. Borrowers can choose custom- made loan products from an array of offerings like Overdraft Facility, Credit Card Takeover Loans, Rental Security Deposit Loans, Advance Salary Loans and consumer durable loans. Registered with RBI, it has an in-house NBFC offering unique products and features within the regulatory guidelines, thereby ensuring a fully transparent pricing structure.

Headquartered in Mumbai and operational in Pune as well, LoanTap was incorporated in the first half of 2016 by ex-banking professional Satyam Kumar and former tech professional Vikas Kumar. This online platform in its first phase has ventured into the low delinquency salaried segment that is characterised by a job experience of merely 2-5 years. The company manages to stand out for its speedy disbursement of loans with an average amount of Rs 4 lakhs for 15 days to 5 years. It also makes a pitch for flexible single and bulk payments that are convenient and cost-effective.

The company eventually aims at tapping the MSME sector with an average loan size of Rs 6 Lakhs by expanding in the top 10 cities of the country and reaching a book size of INR 750 crores in the next 3 years.

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Suman Chaudhary
An engineer by education and writer by profession, Suman keeps tab on startup ecosystem of India and leads the research team of IndiaWeb2 for covering funding deals, merger & acquisition and market reports.

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