Indian agency searches fintech Paytm, Razorpay and Cashfree offices in Chinese loan apps probe ‘TechCrunch’ News Summary (United States) BEAMSTART


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Quick Summary: India’s financial crime fighting agency searched the offices of fintech unicorns Paytm and Razorpay as well as Cashfree on Friday as part of an ongoing investigation into fraudulent Chinese loan apps, it said Saturday, the latest in a series of probes in recent months. Indian authorities are cracking down on lending apps that are charging exorbitant fees and using unethical means to collect the payments back. India’s central bank is moving ahead with new guidelines for digital lending that will mandate firms to provide more disclosure and transparency to benefit consumers as well as restrict several business practices.