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China could restrict bank tie-ups with fintech platforms, official suggests By Reuters

China could restrict bank tie-ups with fintech platforms, official suggests By Reuters
China could restrict bank tie-ups with fintech platforms, official suggests

Many of these companies have gathered large amounts of user data in the course of providing their services.A securities watchdog official said Beijing should consider imposing a digital tax on technology companies that hold copious amounts of user data, state media said last week.FILE PHOTO: Chinese national flag flutters near the building of China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) at the Financial Street area in Beijing BEIJING (Reuters) - China's former finance minister Lou Jiwei suggested that China could restrict the number of banks a single fintech platform can partner with, to prevent any platform from gaining too much market share, state media reported on Sunday.Speaking at a wealth management forum on Saturday, Lou, who remains influential as the external affairs director at a top advisory body to the Chinese government, warned that a fintech platform with an oversized market share can lead to bad debts, the Securities Times said.

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