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Fintech committee recommends new legal framework for consumer protection

The Steering Committee on fintech-related issues has also suggested cash flow-based financing for micro, small and medium enterprises A panel on issues related to financial technology (fintech), in its report submitted to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday, has recommended a new legal framework for consumer protection. The framework encompasses fintech and digital services, a National Digital Land Records Mission, a unified database (stacks) for small industries and the agriculture sector, removing discriminatory regulatory barriers in digital payments infrastructure, and allowing non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) into agriculture credit. The Steering Committee on fintech-related issues has also suggested cash flow-based financing for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs); using drones and remote sensing to assess risk in agriculture credit and insurance; increasing the use of artificial intelligence among state-owned banks; and regulatory and legislative changes …

FPIs pulled out Rs 38,930 cr in FY19 due to weak market sentiments: Sebi

According to Securities and Exchange Board of India annual report, eligibility norms for FPIs were relaxed and data privacy concerns of FPIs were addressed As macroeconomic headwinds weighed on investor sentiments through the year, foreign portfolio investors pulled out Rs 38,930 crore in 2018-19, according to market regulator Sebi's annual report. "In order to further develop the Indian securities market as an avenue for fundraising, eligibility norms for FPIs (Foreign Portfolio Investors) were relaxed and data privacy concerns of FPIs were addressed," the 2018-19 annual report said. Among other steps, the watchdog had withdrawn the minimum residual maturity restriction of three years for investment in government securities and state development loans. Besides, sub-categories under the category of corporate bonds were discontinued resulting in a single limit for FPI investment in all types of corporate bonds, as per the report. The limit for FPI investment in debt was rev…