Author: Radha Sapkota

Hi, I am a postgraduate student of Economics, stock market enthusiast, an occasional storyteller and a habitual reader.

Did you check out IME Pay digital wallet’s new UI/UX? It has upgraded mobile app to version 3.1.6 with its user interface and user experience in August 1, 2022. You can find the change after updating the app from Google PlayStore or App Store and get to see the vibrant icons for payment tabs. What’s New in IME Pay Digital Wallet? #1 Vibrant Display There you can see colorful payment icons displayed in the home page. This is the major update in the UI of IME Pay digital wallet. The icons are colorful which makes it easier to recognize between…

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If you do not want to reply upon insurance agents while buying insurance policies, Mero Beema will help you out. It is a new product in the market launched just today, that helps you make decisions regarding your insurance policies. Mero Beema is officially launched today as Nepal’s largest insurance aggregator amid an event at Hotel Mariott, Kathmandu. It was inaugurated by the Minister of Informations and Communications Technology Gyanendra Bahadur Karki at the Futuristic, Banking & Insurance Summit 2022, presented by the company itself. The event took place with some panel discussions where the speakers from banks and financial…

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After the big merger of banks and insurance companies, the turn of digital payment systems have arrived. The digital payment systems like digital wallets are the next target of NRB to command for the merger and acquisition process. The Monetary Policy 2079/80 presented by the NRB on Friday (Shrawan 6, 2079) hinted about the preparation of NRB to let the digital payment systems for the merger of PSPs and PSOs that are operating in Nepal. Monetary Policy Guidelines Digital Payment System What is merger and acquisition? A lot of companies go into merger and acquisition due to various strategic reasons.…

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The use of digital wallets is increasingly being popular in Nepal. While most of the digital wallets are advertising about cash backs while linking the bank accounts, a significant number of the users load digital wallets from credit cards. While loading the wallets from bank account is free, sometimes you might need to load it from the credit card. At times when you have no balance in the bank or cash in hand, paying through the credit cards might be problematic in Nepal where POS machines are not available. Additionally, the credit cards come with certain restriction while withdrawing cash.…

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The jaw dropping increase in the price of the US Dollar is making daily headlines in the world. With this increase, some sectors are having a rise while some are getting into churning a lot of costs. Be it a company or the whole economy, almost every country in the world is being affected through this hike in the US Dollar price. Since the global trade impliedly relies in the US Dollar across the countries (in most cases), the rise in US Dollar has been a boon to some countries, while some economies, are in a huge loss. Why is…

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South Asian Network Operators Group (SANOG)- 38 meeting is happening from tomorrow in Nepal. It is a 5-day event that is happening in Nepal where various IT professionals and network experts will be gathering in a single forum and discussing topics related to networks and information systems. What is the South Asian Network Operators Group (SANOG)? South Asian Network Operators Group (SANOG) is a non-profit forum for data network operators in the South Asian region. It was started to bring together the operators for educational as well as co-operation for the betterment of technological utilities. It provides a regional forum…

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The Buy Now Pay Later scheme is not a new concept in the world. Many banks, credit, and payment companies have been providing the Buy Now Pay Later plans to their customers since long. The global payment giants like PayPal, Klarna, etc have provided Buy Now Pay Later plans long before. And they have hit a larger number of customer base globally. PayPal alone has 400 million active users under BNPL plans. TrueLayer had predicted that the alternative payment methods like BNPL is expected to grow by 70% over the next four years in Europe. However, with the fears of…

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Swasti, who has been using a prepaid dollar card to run Facebook ads for her online jewelry store, says that her dollar card is reaching its limit within 6 months of issuance. Since the price of the US Dollar is a record high in 2022, she is fearing that she will run out of her marketing funds as she needs to pay more Nepali rupees while loading her prepaid dollar card these days. She shares, “I used to load $100 each time on my prepaid dollar card. I have been solely using this to run Facebook and Instagram ads for…

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While the world is moving towards Web 3 and Web 3.0, Nepali IT experts and blockchain enthusiasts also have been working in this technology. Under such domains, how can we not discuss about cryptocurrencies? You will be intrigued to know about Zebec, a company by a young 23- year old Nepali Sam Thapaliya, which grew to $90 million in valuation within a year of its establishment. Although Nepal Rastra Bank has restricted the trading and mining of cryptocurrencies, there is no clear indication on the prohibition of blockchain technology. There are few of Nepali working on the blockchain technology staying…

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Are you running out of groceries? If you are going to Big Mart for the shopping, a grand discount offer is waiting for you. IME Pay and Big Mart have collaborated for an offer where you can scan and pay using Smart QR through IME Pay at Big Mart and get Rs 2500 discount. IME Pay and Big Mart have signed a partnership agreement to facilitate the customers during this offer. IME Pay is a digital wallet under IME Digital Solutions Limited, which is a subsidiary company of IME Group. As per the agreement, you can get 15% discount (up…

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