Digital India Trust Agency

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The Reserve Bank of India is considering establishing a Digital India Trust Agency (DIGITA) to combat cyber fraud and illegal lending apps.

About Digital India Trust Agency

  • It will be responsible for stopping illegal lending apps from popping up.
  • It will enable the verification of these digital lending apps and will maintain a public register of these verified applications.
  • Any app which will not carry the “verified” tag of DIGITA, will be considered unauthorised.
  • Significance: This will create an important and much-needed checkpoint in the fight against online financial fraud.

What is digital lending?

  • It is a remote andautomated lending process, largely by use of seamless digital technologies.
  • It involves lending through web platforms or mobile apps, utilising technology in customer acquisition, credit assessment, loan approval, disbursement, recovery and associated customer service.
  • It generally involves three parties – a lender, a lending service provider (including a digital lending platform) and a borrower.
  • It includes products like Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL), which is a financing option (or simply a short-term loan product).

It allows one to buy a product or avail a service without having to worry about paying for it immediately.

Q1: What is the role of RBI?

It acts as a regulator and supervisor of the overall financial system. This injects public confidence into the national financial system, protects interest rates, and provides positive banking alternatives to the public.

Source: RBI mulls to set up Digital India Trust Agency to check illegal lending apps