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Lenders had turned cautious in disbursing unsecured loans in 2020-21. According to data from the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) April 2021 monthly bulletin, pe­rsonal loans, which had clocked a growth rate of 14 per cent in 2019-20, could register only 8.6 per cent growth in 2020-21. Growth in credit card outsta­nding fell from 25.7 per cent to 7.6 per cent. Even as loan growth had picked up in the fourth quarter of 2020-21, players are likely to turn cautious again amid the second wave of Covid. Who will be affected? Some sections of borrowers, in particu.....

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