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Google India has informed that it has removed many such personal loan apps from the Play Store in India which were violating the safety policy of users. These apps were providing online loan service in violation of the safety policy. Google has informed through a blog post that it is reviewing more than 100 personal loan apps based on information provided by the government and users.

Google This decision of the company has come to the fore at a time when many users had complained to the companies giving short term loans in the past that they are harassing them. Some affected customers had alleged that several personal loan lending apps were accessing their contact details. It was being used by recovery agents to intimidate them.

So far, Google has not shared the number of apps that have been removed from the Play Store after the recent decision. However, fintech expert Srikant L has reported that Google has removed at least 118 digital loan apps in the last 10 days. Google has asked several such personal loan apps to explain how they are complying with local laws and regulations.

In such a situation, the apps which have not done so yet have been removed without giving notice. This information has been given by the Vice President of Android Security and Privacy. Reuters has found in its investigation that at least 10 Indian leading apps on Google Play have not yet provided any information on the payment length.

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