Paytm Money launches bond investing on its platform — continues to drive innovation by simplifying investing

byKrishna VanamaliLast Updated: May 25, 2023

Our wholly-owned subsidiary Paytm Money Limited has launched India’s most advanced bonds platform for retail investors. The company is simplifying bonds for retail investors and enabling them to invest in three types of bonds – government, corporate and tax-free. 

Having been the first to bring easy investments in direct mutual funds and equity investments, Paytm Money continues to be at the forefront of innovation in the Indian capital markets. Bonds on Paytm money app presents investors all relevant information at one place, and converts everything to yield so investors can analyse and understand the returns they can earn. Now, investors will not have to go to different sources for information on coupon vs yield, clean price vs dirty price, coupon frequency, coupon record dates etc, and instead find it all on one dashboard on the Paytm Money app. 

The company believes that investing in debt markets in India is still very new and the country has the potential to have 100 million investors, for whom bonds would be the best way to enter capital markets.

As a SEBI registered broker, Paytm Money is leveraging the existing strong regulatory framework to innovate and bring a simple, secure and transparent bond product to India. It has achieved so with investor safety features such as limit order as the default order types, prices compared across both NSE and BSE, and the best exchange rate pre-selected, credit ratings from multiple rating agencies, with the lowest being the default rating and many more such features. Currently, Bonds on Paytm Money is being launched with an early access waitlist program. 

Bonds are a safe option for investors who are looking at a steady income and fixed returns on their investments and can diversify their portfolio for good returns. One can invest in Government of India Bonds, with maturity ranging from 16 days to 39 years, giving investors great flexibility in managing their investments across all time horizons. The yield on these bonds are currently between 7-7.3% per annum. Further, bonds can be sold on the market at any time, without any premature penalty/lock in, giving investors flexibility in managing their investments. 

Tax free bonds are a great investment for Indians. One can invest in tax free bonds, issued by PSUs, like NHAI, IRFC, REC etc at yields of up to 5.8% per annum, and maturity, ranging from 5 months to 13 years. Investors, who wish to expand their portfolio, can also look at corporate bonds like Indiabulls Housing Finance, Edelweiss etc where depending on the credit profile of the company, and the maturity of the bond, one can earn up to 15% per annum. 

“At Paytm, we have revolutionised mobile payments and at Paytm Money, we are at the forefront of innovation in the Indian capital markets. This is just the start of bonds investing in India. We believe bonds are the best way for first-time investors to enter capital markets and every Indian should have a diversified wealth portfolio with bonds being a core part of it. We will continue to bring the best technology-driven features for investors with the safety and security they deserve.”

Varun Sridhar, CEO, Paytm Money

For an early access to the waitlist for Bonds by Paytm Money, click here.

Paytm Money continues to drive wealth creation by enabling users with investment products like Mutual Funds, Stocks, IPO, F&O, ETF, NPS & more. Paytm Money’s offerings of giving way to small ticket investments in mutual funds and stocks contribute to financial inclusion in India.

Disclaimer: Investment in the securities market is subject to market risks, read all the related documents carefully before investing. This content is purely for information purpose only and in no way to be considered as an advice or recommendation. Paytm Money Ltd SEBI Reg No. Broking – INZ000240532. NSE (90165), BSE(6707) Regd Office: 136, 1st Floor, Devika Tower, Nehru Place, Delhi – 110019.

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