Written by Staff Writer
07 Dec, 2019 | 7:13 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st) – The Central Bank with the Ministry of Finance has taken action to draft a bill for licensing, regulation and supervision of money lenders and protection of customers.
The said law is currently in the drafting process and is expected to be enacted in the near future.
As per the existing legal framework, money lenders do not come under a licensing and regulatory regime, unless they accept deposits.
In view of these observations, the public is advised to exercise due diligence and care to avoid becoming victims of the scams operating in the guise of money lending businesses.
Further, it is advised to rely on regulated entities when entering into financial transactions.
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