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Making banks treat customers fairly

RBI's regulatory philosophy is to issue guidelines and create a process of grievance redress

banking sector

Debashis Basu
About the worst experiences we have as consumers are with banks and financial services. False promises in equity and insurance investment schemes, harmful outcomes of traditional insurance products, and getting locked into products you cannot get out are routine, as is mis-selling by agents and distributors. The reasons for such horrible experiences are two-fold. One, most of these are non-standard products or services. For a bar of soap, production and benefit features can be standardised; so all bars will do the job of cleaning. Not so for financial services, where some products will work for some customers and will not
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First Published: Mar 26 2023 | 9:55 PM IST

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