HDFC Bank to Launch Co-Branded Credit Cards with Paytm

HDFC Bank to Launch Credit Cards with Paytm
by 5paisa Research Team 20/09/2021

HDFC Bank may have lost 2% market share in the credit cards market to SBI, Axis and ICICI Bank in the last one year. But, that was largely due to the ban on issue of fresh cards by HDFC Bank, after customers had complained about repeated outages on their online app. However, with the ban lifted in Aug-21, HDFC Bank is going aggressive to recoup its market share. The latest move is the launch of co-branded credit card with Paytm.

Also Read: RBI allows HDFC Bank to issue Cards

HDFC Bank is India’s largest private sector bank in terms of total assets and the second largest bank overall after SBI. However, in terms of market cap, HDFC Bank has been head and shoulders above the other banks, with SBI market cap at just around half that of HDFC Bank. Paytm is the largest digital payment ecosystem in India with access to over 33 crore customers and around 2.30 crore small and medium size merchants.

The alliance makes business sense for a number of reasons. Firstly, it combines the banking and customer insights and service capabilities of HDFC Bank with the digital dominance of Paytm. The co-branded credit card will target merchants, small businesses and the millennial generation. The biggest benefit for HDFC Bank will be the rapid and focused access to Tier-2 and Tier-3 cities. Customers earn reward points on their HDFC Bank and Paytm usage.

The credit cards will be under the Visa franchise due to MasterCard currently facing RBI ban on issue of new cards due to non-compliance on local data storage. The timing of the launch has been set at Diwali, so that the full power of the festive season buying can be captured. As a result of this arrangement, Paytm merchants and customers get instant credit without too much of paperwork and documentation involved.

HDFC Banks remains India’s predominant credit card issuer with 1.48 crore cards issued followed by SBI at 1.20 crore and ICICI Bank at 1.10 crore cards issued.


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Kotak Bank Buys 10% Stake in Mutual Fund Registrar, KFIN Technologies

Kotak Bank buys stake in MF
by 5paisa Research Team 20/09/2021

It looks like Kotak Bank is on an inorganic growth spree. Just a week back, Kotak Bank had picked up the vehicle financing business of Volkswagen Finance. On 20th September, Kotak Bank announced another acquisition of stake in Hyderabad based KFIN Technologies. Kotak Bank will buy a total of 1,67,25,100 crore shares of KFIN Technologies at an average price of around Rs.185.35 per share. The total consideration paid is Rs.310 crore in cash.

This purchase will give Kotak Bank ownership of 9.98% in KFIN Technologies. KFIN Technologies was formerly called Karvy Computer share and has a major ownership by General Atlantic Partners. However, post the Karvy Group being banned from the capital markets due to the scam surrounding the sale of client shares, the global partners insisted on a change of name to highlight its independent arms-length ownership.

KFIN Technologies is one of India’s leading registrars and transfer agents for corporates, mutual funds, alternative investment funds (AIF), ETFs, insurance and pensions. KFIN is registrar to 25 out of the 44 AMCs in India, although in terms of AUM, listed entity CAMS is much bigger. It also provides central record-keeping for the National Pension System (NPS). KFIN has 13 crore folios in total, holds Rs.11 trillion in assets under custody and processes nearly 1 million transactions per day.

For Kotak Bank, this is in line with their policy of making focused minority investments in niche companies in the financial sector. Kotak will also look to leverage on the deep client entrenchment of KFIN as well as its fine-tuned processes and systems over last 30 years. For KFIN, the association gives them the backing of a much larger balance sheet. However, the deal is subject to regulatory approvals.

Interestingly, while KFIN Technologies is the registrar for the shares of Kotak Mahindra Bank, the official registrar for Kotak Mutual Fund is CAMS. It remains to be seen if the regulator is OK with a bank and a mutual fund owning a stake in a registrar.

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DHFL Lenders to get payments this week

DHFL Lenders to get payments this week
by 5paisa Research Team 20/09/2021

Dewan Housing Finance Ltd, the first NBFC to be referred to NCLT by the RBI under a special provision, is expected to complete its resolution process in Sep-21. The process was likely to be completed in the first week of September but was held up for various technical reasons.

DHFL’s biggest lender, SBI, has already signed the transaction document while the other financial creditors like Union Bank, Bank of Baroda, Canara Bank and Bank of Baroda are also expected to sign the transaction document this week. Under the NCLT regulations, the resolution deal becomes effective only after 90% of the financial creditors endorse the transaction document.

Under the terms of the resolution, Piramal Capital will pay a total consideration of Rs.37,250 crore against total admitted claims of Rs.87,082 crore. That implies about 42.7% recovery for the banks or you can also call it a 57.3% haircut. Out of this sum, Rs.12,700 crore will be the upfront cash payment and an additional Rs.3,000 crore is the interest income earned by DHFL during the CIRP process, which is also being paid out.

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In addition, the financial creditors will get Rs.19,550 crore by way of non-convertible debentures. These NCDs will mature after 10 years in 2031 but there will be a call back facility after 5 years under the terms of the resolution plan. This will be the second largest pay-out to lenders after the Rs.42,000 crore that Arcelor Mittal and Nippon Steel paid for Essar Steel owned by the Ruia brothers; Ravi Ruia and Shashi Ruia.

The NHB dues of Rs.2,300 crore are currently under dispute over preferential payment. However, the COC agreed to set aside the NHB claim of Rs.2,300 crore to expedite the process and complete it in this month. The acquisition will be funded by Piramal, partly through debt and partly through internal resources. Barclays will arrange a loan of Rs.4,500 crore while Standard Chartered has arranged a loan of Rs.9,000 crore for the deal.

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Carlyle Fund to Sell Further Holdings in SBI Cards

Carlyle Fund to Sell Stake in SBI Cards
by 5paisa Research Team 20/09/2021

Carlyle Fund plans to sell the third tranche of SBI Cards stock. In the latest round of block sale, which will be managed by BOFA Securities and Citigroup Capital Markets, Carlyle will sell 3.4% stake in SBI Cards equivalent to 3.2 crore shares of the company in the price range of Rs.1,021 to Rs.1,072.30. This price band had resulted in the stock falling sharply over the last two days on excess supply concerns in the market.

There is an interesting chronology of how the Carlyle stake in SBI Cards has evolved over the years, which is captured in the table below.


Time Period

Stake in SBI Cards (%)

Buy/Sell of Stake (%)

Residual Stake (%)

December 2017


+26% (from GE Capital)


March 2020


-10.11% (sold in OFS)


March 2021


-4.25% (block trade)


June 2021


-5.10% (block trade)


September 2021


-3.40% (block trade)


The September 2021 block trade is expected to happen as of the time of writing. If you look at the stock price of SBI Cards, the stock price today is at around the same level as it was at the time of the IPO in March 2020. Hence, post IPO, the stock did not make much money for Carlyle.

However, the actual cost of acquisition was much lower at just Rs.2,000 crore for 26% stake in 2017. On that investment, Carlyle is making a 7-bagger, which is phenomenal returns for the PE fund.

Let us return to the latest proposed sale of 3.40% stake by Carlyle. At the lower price band of Rs.1,021, the sale will fetch Carlyle Rs.3,267 crore while at the upper band of Rs.1,072.30, the block deal will fetch Carlyle Rs.3,431 crore. SBI Cards had halved during the pandemic on fears of rising bad assets, but the price has recouped back to IPO levels.

However, investors are concerned with the spike in gross NPAs from 1.35% to 3.91% in the Jun-21 quarter. Carlyle, must anyways be laughing all the way to the bank.

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BTST Trading Tips for Today: 21st September, 2021

BTST Trading Tips for Today: 21st September, 2021
by 5paisa Research Team 21/09/2021

5paisa analysts bring the best intraday ideas, short-term ideas and long-term ideas for you. In the morning we provide best momentum stocks to buy today, while in the last trading hour we provide buy today sell tomorrow (BTST) ideas.

BTST Trading Ideas for Today


- Current Market Price: Rs.4,305

- Stop Loss: Rs.4,270

- Target: Rs.4,370



- Current Market Price: Rs.7,762

- Stop Loss: Rs.7,730

- Target: Rs.7,835


3. ITC

- Current Market Price: Rs.241

- Stop Loss: Rs.237

- Target: Rs.250



- Current Market Price: Rs.4,663

- Stop Loss: Rs.4,600

- Target: Rs.4,758



- Current Market Price: Rs.666

- Stop Loss: Rs.659

- Target: Rs.679

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Paras Defence & Space Technologies IPO Subscription Day-1

Paras Defence IPO subscription Day 1
by 5paisa Research Team 21/09/2021

The Rs.170.78 crore IPO of Paras Defence & Space Technologies, consisting of a fresh issue of Rs.140.60 crore and an offer for sale or OFS of Rs.30.18 crore, was heavily oversubscribed on Day-1 itself. As per the combined bid details put out by the BSE, Paras Defence & Space Technologies IPO was subscribed 16.57X overall, with bulk of the demand coming from the retail segment followed by HNI segment. The issue closes on 23rd September.

As of close of 21 September, out of the 71.41 lakh shares on offer in the IPO, Paras Defence & Space Technologies saw bids for 1,182.92 lakh shares. This implies an overall subscription of 16.57X. The granular break-up of subscriptions were tilted in favour of retail investors but HNI investors were surprisingly robust on the first day of the IPO. QIB bids will typically come in only on the last day of the IPO.


Paras Defence & Space Technologies IPO Subscription Day-1



Subscription Status

Qualified Institutional Buyers (QIB)

0.01 Times

Non Institutional Investors (NII)

3.77 Times

Retail Individuals

31.36 Times




16.57 times

QIB Portion

The QIB subscription was subscribed just 0.01 times at the end of Day-1. On 20 September, Paras Defence & Space Technologies did an anchor placement of 29.275 lakh shares at the upper end of the price band of Rs.175, raising Rs.51.23 crore. The list of QIB investors including a number of marquee names like Ashoka India Equity, Abakkus Emerging Opportunities Fund, Saint Capital, Nippon India Fund and HDFC Mutual Fund. 

The QIB portion (net of anchor allocation) has a quota of 20.18 lakh shares of which it has got bids for just 0.24 lakh shares, implying a subscription ratio of just 0.01X for QIBs at the end of Day-1. QIB bids typically get bunched on the last day, but anchor response does show good interest.

HNI Portion

The HNI portion got subscribed 3.77X (getting applications for 57.94 lakh shares against the quota of 15.37 lakh shares). This is a surprisingly robust response on Day-1 and could be due to the small size of the IPO. Bulk of the funded applications and corporate applications, come in on the last day, so the actual picture should only get better.

Retail Individuals

The retail portion was subscribed a whopping 31.36X at the end of Day-1, showing strong retail appetite. For retail investors; out of the 35.86 lakh shares on offer, valid bids were received for 1,124.74 lakh shares, which included bids for 848.87 lakh shares at the cut-off price. The IPO is priced in the band of (Rs.165-Rs175) and will close for subscription on 23rd September.

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