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How to build a security-first culture: lessons from CRED

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There are two types of companies: one where security is seen as an after-thought and the other where security is of the utmost importance.  What about the in-betweeners, you ask?  At CRED, we genuinely believe that there are no in-betweeners to the above rule. And that’s probably why we belong to the latter camp. This is especially true since ours is an enterprise where we have to work...

What CRED Members Consumed During Lockdown?

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Food and medicines for the body, Subscriptions for the mind Force majeure – an obscure clause in contracts that refers to an Act of God, which moved out of lawyerspeak to mainstream usage in a matter of weeks with the COVID-19 outbreak and lockdown. Overnight, Indians everywhere were forced to change how they work, play and live. The most creditworthy Indians had fewer avenues to spend, and...

Averting Cloud Misconfiguration at Scale with DIAL

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Cloud misconfigurations are a major cause of cloud security breaches with more than 40% breaches that are attributed to it.  The autonomy constraints to build and establish a mature cloud native incident response are deemed to exist industry wide. Attackers and defenders thrive for a cat-and-mouse game on ever growing cloud assets and it has raised alarms in Information Security teams across all...

Making your savings work for you

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Sometimes days move at a breathtaking speed. Before you know it, the day’s done. The days when you do nothing are important. They reboot your mind. But unlike people, money shouldn’t sit idle. It needs to keep working. But how do you make your money more productive? Why can’t it just do nothing? Idle money loses value because it cannot keep up with inflation. And like every LinkedIn post will...

P2P finance in a high trust community

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A Peer to Peer (P2P) service connects lenders and borrowers, enabling individuals to get  loans directly from others like them. P2P finance makes borrowing and investing easier — with application, identification and verification processes running digitally. In addition, P2P Finance offers borrowers lower interest rates and enables higher returns for investors due to fewer overhead expenses. It...

Final update on Oxygen mission: you’ve helped deploy an additional 110 million litres of O2

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In the past months, the support from CRED members has helped us not just reach our initial mission targets but progress even further: so far, ₹10 crores have been channeled to contribute over 210 million litres of oxygen every month. The generous contribution by CRED members of their CRED coins has helped us channel ₹10 crores in May this year to our on-ground partners at Give India, Milaap and...

Update on Oxygen mission: 100 Million O2 Litres Deployed

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In the past 10 days, CRED members have helped us progress in our mission to deploy over 1 billion litres of oxygen. Over 750,000 of them have generously contributed their CRED coins toward the cause helping us channel ₹10 crores to our on ground partners, Give India, Milaap, and Hemkunt Foundation enabling them to rapidly mobilize the equipment needed to reach our goal.  After already deploying a...

Update on Oxygen mission: 450 oxygen concentrators received.

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Over the last week, more than 7.5 lakh CRED members pledged their CRED coins and helped us initiate deploying funds of ₹10 crores to our partners at Milaap, Hemkunt Foundation, and Give India. These organisations are placing orders for necessary equipment for hospitals and healthcare organisations, and having them shipped this week. The contributions shared with Milaap have helped accelerate...

How we at CRED are responding to the COVID crisis

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at CRED, we have always believed in the power of the community. of people coming together and making the impossible happen. we see it everyday at CRED, as our team works from all across the country. we see it now, as so many of you are showing up to help each other and mobilize resources.  in a time of crisis like this,  here’s how we’re directing our resources to support our community: procuring...

The Cosmos of CRED Application Security

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Introduction As much as we take pride in our elegant design and stunning UI, we share the same if not more delight and dignity when it comes to the security of our app. CRED has always been on top of its security, our main motive has always been and will always be to provide users a beautiful and secure experience over our app. Security has become one of the pillars of CRED workflow from the...

Meet the CRED member who won a Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupé

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On 24th October, we launched a raffle on CRED. The idea was simple, our members could earn CRED coins by paying their credit card bills on time, and use those coins to participate in the raffle where they had the chance to win a Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupé. Sangeeta Khanna, a celebrity makeup artist from Mumbai, was announced as the winner of this raffle , on 8th Novemeber. As far as having your good...

The LTC cash voucher scheme: a secret way to save up on income tax

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the finance minister announced changes to the attractive LTC scheme (leave travel concession cash), allowing government and private sector employees to claim the LTC fare exempt from income tax. what is it? the LTC scheme originally allowed for tax exemption on the expenses for travel (air, rail or bus fare) to any place in India.  since travelling is not a preferred option for most in the...

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