Finnable is one of the fastest growing financial technology (Fintech) start-up to help employees get hassle free loans. Our mission is to make personal loans available to all salaried professionals in less than 1 minute.
The company is founded by Nitin Gupta and Viraj Tyagi. Both of them are ex-bankers and successful entrepreneurs. They previously built a start-up called NettPositive Analytics (in financial services) which was acquired by Equifax.
We bring deep expertise in financial technology to help employees improve their financial being. We believe that the financial services industry is regressive as higher earners can access better-value financial products than lower earners, driving inequality in society. Through technology and innovation, and with the support of employers, we strive to make the lives of millions of salaried earners less stressful, more productive and much happier.
Nitin has over 20 years of experience in doing analytics for financial services industry. From the era when analytics used to be only a few management reports in excel, to now when analytics is a fundamental and core function for any business with big data and AI, Nitin has been a significant contributor to this journey. Starting his analytics career at an MNC Bank, he later set-up his own analytics company which worked with large banks across the globe. He conceived and built innovative products which helped banks and NBFC’s to increase their customer cross holding significantly and drive down the credit risk.
He truly believes that best of analytics is yet to come in financial services. Lending industry is still largely paper-based and most of the analytics currently is inward focused rather than customer focused. Hopefully, he will be able to build Finnable with these nuggets of wisdom, as one of the most customer oriented financial company. He is also an angel investor and mentors a few start-ups.
Nitin is an MBA from IIM, Bangalore.
Viraj has over 25 years of international experience in building and managing large profitable retail finance balance sheets. This includes stints as Head of Credit Card & Lending business for American Express in UK and Business Head for Standard Chartered in India. In both roles he managed balance sheets of more than 1500 Cr and deployed analytics, technology and product innovation to build highly profitable businesses. Viraj was the CEO and Co-Founder of NettPositive – one of the first Big Data and Analytics company in India. NettPositive worked with most large banks in India to put analytics at the heart of lending and cross-selling decisions.
Viraj has hands-on experience in managing P&Ls and is skilled in fiscal management, budgeting and corporate governance. He is an active angel investor and serves on the board of 4 companies; including that went public recently.
He is an alumnus of IIM, Bangalore and IIT, Varanasi.
Amit is a seasoned retail banker with over 21years of global experience across business, risk and digital. In his last assignment as Global Head Digital Capabilities, he was driving the largest change initiative in the bank to deliver the end to end digital program with over US1b in planned investment. Prior to that as COO for Group Retail Products & Digital he implemented a risk management framework for retail banking across the group. As Country Risk Head in Malaysia, he implemented the risk appetite framework and key process re-engineering initiatives that enabled the turnaround of the de-growing US 5 bn Retail Mortgages and SME portfolio into a growth trajectory. As Country Retail Banking Head in Vietnam, he reinvigorated the retail franchise to make Vietnam the fastest growing market for the bank.
His common career theme is maximizing business growth opportunities by optimizing credit risk. With an engaging style and natural enthusiasm, he is recognized as a team player, a passionate and highly effective leader experienced in operating large scale businesses at the global level. His most recent leadership programs include Leadership across Boundaries at Oxford and Rethinking Leadership at INSEAD.