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FULL LIST: 37 illegal loan apps delisted by FGI

In a decisive move to protect Nigerian consumers from unscrupulous financial practices, the Federal Government, through the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC), delisted 37 more illegal loan apps. The updated list of loan apps banned in Nigeria reinforces the government's commitment to maintaining a fair and transparent digital lending environment. With this latest development, the number of fully approved loan apps in Nigeria has increased to 164 from the previously reported 154, according to updates from The PUNCH as of Monday.

The FCCPC, wielding its regulatory authority, has been closely monitoring the activities of loan apps to ensure compliance with established regulations. As a result of these efforts, the number of loan apps with conditional approval has decreased to 38 from 40, clearly demonstrating the government's zero-tolerance approach towards non-compliance.

Furthermore, the FCCPC's watchlist has grown substantially, from 20 apps to 56, indicating an increased focus on scrutinizing apps that might pose risks to consumers or operate without the necessary approvals. This intensified vigilance serves as a clear message that the government is committed to safeguarding the interests of Nigerian borrowers.

The FCCPC's mission to protect consumers from predatory lending practices came into the spotlight on August 20, 2023, when it permanently delisted and initiated the process of removing at least two loan apps from the Google Play Store. These apps were singled out for their harassment of Nigerian borrowers, highlighting the real-world consequences of unregulated digital lending.

This action followed a request made by the FCCPC to Google on August 1, 2023, urging the tech giant to remove illegal apps that operate without regulatory approval or violate the Limited Interim Regulatory/Registration Framework and Guidelines for Digital Lending, 2022 (Guidelines). The government's decision to involve major app distribution platforms like Google is a strategic move to cut off access to these harmful apps and protect unsuspecting consumers.

Here is a list of the 37 newly delisted loan apps.

  1. Swiftkash App
  2. Hen Credit Loan App
  3. Cash Door App
  4. Joy Cash-Loan Up To 1,000,000 App
  5. Eaglecash App
  6. Luckyloan Personal Loan App
  7. Getloan App
  8. Easeloan Apps
  9. Naira Naija
  10. Cashlawn App
  11. Easynaira App
  12. Crediting App
  13. Yoyi App
  14. Nut Loan App
  15. Cashpal App
  16. Nairaeasy Gist Loan App
  17. Camelloan App
  18. Nairaloan App
  19. Moneytreefinance Made Easy App
  20. Cashme App
  21. Secucash App
  22. Creditbox App
  23. Cashmama App
  24. Crimson Credit App
  25. Galaxy Credit App
  26. Ease Cash App
  27. Xcredit
  28. Imoney
  29. Naira Naija
  30. Imoneyplus-Instant
  31. Nairanaija-Instant
  32. Nownowmoney
  33. Naija Cash
  34. Eagle Cash
  35. Firstnell App
  36. Flypay
  37. Spark Credit
  38. Luckyloan Personal Loan App

As the regulatory landscape continues to evolve, consumers can expect a safer and more transparent digital lending environment in Nigeria, with the FCCPC leading the charge in ensuring fair lending practices and consumer protection.

Rest assured knowing that none of the lending companies listed on the nairaCompare platform are on the list of banned loan apps in Nigeria. You can trust nairaCompare to provide you with the best lending options. We are dedicated to your financial well-being. Visit nairaCompare to compare loan options from verified lenders and select the best for you!

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