RBI to crack whip on recovery agents, calls for restricting messaging apps

The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI’s) working group on digital lending is expected to recommend measures to rein in excesses by recovery agents, particularly things like damaging the reputation of customers for late payment of small amounts.    Sources familiar with the thinking of the RBI said the central bank was strongly of the opinion that immediate measures be taken to restrain recovery agents from using private messaging apps to send texts to those in the contact list of a late payer or defaulter.    The RBI constituted the working group last week to stu.....

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