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Big Tech in financial system poses concentration risk: Shaktikanta Das

'Unbridled mushrooming of digital lending apps is a material concern'

Shaktikanta Das
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RBI in the past has flagged the increased engagement of bigtechs in the financial services space which has implictions for financial stability

Subrata PandaBhaskar Dutta Mumbai
The increasing involvement of Big Tech in the financial system could give rise to concentration risk and there are potential spillovers, which call for closer attention, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das said on Tuesday.

“…enormous amounts of consumer data is being generated and leveraged upon by a few entities (the so-called Big Tech) by virtue of their huge customer base. Such developments raise concerns on concentration risk and potential spillovers as their level of engagement with the financial system strengthens in the years to come,” Das said at the Global Fintech Fest 2022.  

“Therefore, potential risks to

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First Published: Sep 20 2022 | 9:50 PM IST

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