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Fintech regulations must be based on entity, not activity: RBI Dy Governor

If a fintech player is providing liquidity service (such as deposits and credit), it must be regulated as strictly as a bank, says T Rabi Sankar

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Fintech regulations | Reserve Bank of India | Fintech

Anup Roy  |  Kolkata 


The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI's) regulation around financial technology (fintech) should be more entity-based than activity-based, Deputy Governor T Rabi Sankar said on Tuesday. This is the first time a senior RBI official spoke on regulations around Big Tech after Google and Amazon announced their association in facilitating deposit products - a key focus of the banking regulator.

During his speech, he mentioned why fintechs are not allowed in deposit products, but only as payment service providers. If a fintech firm provides liquidity services, such ...

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First Published: Tue, September 28 2021. 12:43 IST

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