Regulatory Ramblings

India: The Regulatory Landscape for FinTech, Digital Assets & Payment Systems

April 05, 2023 Reg/Tech Lab - HKU FinTech - HKU-SCF FinTech Academy - Asia Global Institute Episode 17
Regulatory Ramblings
India: The Regulatory Landscape for FinTech, Digital Assets & Payment Systems
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Regulatory Ramblings episode 17 with Aaron Kamath and Purushotham Kittane of the law firm Nishith Desai Associates.

Aaron, Bangalore-based leader of the FinTech Law & Policy Practice at firm Nishith Desai Associates, and his colleague Purushotham, speak to Regulatory Ramblings host Ajay Shamdasani about the following:

  • The evolving landscape of fintech models in India: Contributing factors and investments
  • The traditional role of payment service providers viz card networks and banks: Recent fundamental shift in the licensing regime
  • Digital lending: Evolving models, buy-now-pay-later, and recent guidelines on lending apps
  • E-wallets: Co-branding and white-labeling issues, and cross-border fund flow issues
  • UPI and mobile-based banking: Arteries of India’s digital payments ecosystem
  • The regulatory conundrum around cryptocurrencies
  • Taxation and virtual digital assets
  • CBDCs and the move towards ‘E-Rupees’

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India’s evolving FinTech Landscape
Cultural context and financial landscape in India
Fintechs reshape traditional financial services
Perceptions on Crypto
Fintech and Digital Lending
e-Wallets and India's Gaming Industry
Regulating Crypto in India: Commodity or Currency?
India's Blockchain Strategy
Monitoring and Taxing Crypto
India's CBDC: The Digital Rupee
India’s Unified Payments Interface or UPI
Fintech driving India's Financial Inclusion
The Lopsided Tax Regimes: Digital Assets & NFTs
UPI and Cross Border Payments