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Dvara Analysis Weblog | The elements making prospects try from the Account Aggregator journey


Nishan Gantayat & Anushka Ashok (The Last Mile)

Srikara Prasad & Beni Chugh (Dvara Analysis)*

*The authors thank Anubhutie Singh for editorial evaluate of this publish

This publish is the third in a collection the place we search to create intuitive and complete consent artefacts for constrained prospects within the RBI’s Account Aggregator (AA) framework. To this point, we’ve mentioned literature on why prospects, particularly constrained prospects, are unable to offer knowledgeable consent in a mortgage transaction. This publish presents design parts that suppliers can use to make their consent artefacts simpler for constrained customers. These design suggestions emerge from the insights from an immersive behavioural area research we performed with 60 constrained prospects by means of a gamified simulation of an AA transaction.

  1. Introduction

An Account Aggregator (AA) helps prospects share their monetary info with potential lenders. The AA can share this info solely with the shopper’s specific consent i.e., free, knowledgeable, particular, and revocable consent (Reserve Financial institution of India, 2016; Reserve Financial institution of India, 2022).[1] Nevertheless, the consent prospects give hardly ever meets this normal in a mortgage transaction. That is normally attributed to prospects being unable to grasp the language of the artefact or the artefact being too lengthy to retain prospects’ engagement. However the issue turns into extra nuanced when it’s examined from a behavioural lens.

Taking a behavioural lens reveals us that prospects defer to creating consent choices passively i.e., they provide the consent artefact a cursory look and are pre-programmed to just accept it, even with out studying it or partaking with it. Within the earlier publish on this collection, we mentioned three elements that make prospects accomplish that in a mortgage transaction (Determine 1). Broadly –

  1. The urgency created by the bigger mortgage context

    rushes prospects in direction of giving consent with out taking the time they might want to think about their choice.

  2. The shopper’s psychological fashions about consent

    , corresponding to not having efficient selection in giving consent to the lender due to the take-it-or-leave-it nature of the consent artefacts, energy asymmetries with the lender, beliefs that lively engagement may have no impression on the mortgage consequence, or different causes. These psychological fashions make prospects assume that actively partaking with consent artefacts is pointless and redundant.

  3. The purchasers’ appraisal of the consent artefact

    (i.e., their analysis and emotional response to the consent artefact) makes them really feel disagreeable due to its size, complexity and technicality. This unpleasantness makes prospects wish to disengage and exit the method (Gantayat, Ashok, Chugh, & Prasad, 2022).

Utilizing this decision-making framework, we got down to conduct a behavioural research with constrained prospects. The research helps respect (i) the various factors that have an effect on prospects’ consent decision-making course of within the AA context, and (ii) the potential behavioural options addressing these elements. The hypotheses for the research, methodology, and findings are set out beneath.  

  1. Hypotheses explored within the research

Our hypotheses explored 5 themes drawing from our literature evaluate and insights from stakeholder immersion. The 5 themes embody three descriptive themes and two prescriptive themes (Determine 2). The descriptive themes try to elucidate why constrained prospects interact passively with consent artefacts. The prescriptive themes discover options to the challenges captured within the descriptive themes and, subsequently, emerge from the descriptive themes.

Every of the descriptive themes lend to granular hypotheses that attempt to clarify what makes consent much less precious, much less related, or much less helpful for constrained prospects. These hypotheses construct on completely different behavioural and cognitive elements set out in Determine 3.

Equally, the prescriptive themes lend to hypotheses exploring completely different options to enhance prospects’ engagement with AAs and make the AA course of extra related to them (Determine 4).

  1. Pattern & methodology for the research

We performed the research with 60 constrained prospects. All of the members got here from households in Kasmanda (rural cohort) and Sitapur (semi-urban cohort) in Uttar Pradesh, and Mumbai (city cohort) in Maharashtra. The participant households earned annual incomes between 2 lakhs and 5 lakhs. Many of the members used digital monetary companies and had expertise with going through or listening to about digital monetary fraud. Lower than half of the respondents had expertise with credit score (formal or casual). 

The research was performed utilizing the Last Mile’s proprietary analysis methodology, EthnoLabTM . The EthnolabTM is a gamified simulation of various contexts during which researchers can seize the behavioral boundaries and enablers of members’ decision-making (Determine 5).

The EthnoLabTM situates members inside decision-making situations mirroring real-time choices which might be related for a given downside assertion. The members are incentivised to reply instinctively and with the response they assume the opposite members are additionally probably to offer. The Last Mile staff created a bespoke EthnoLabTM set-up for this research, comprising seven life-like situations or simulations. Throughout simulations, characters are required to interact with AA consent artefacts whereas in search of a mortgage for various functions. The context of the simulations and the archetypes of the characters have been fastidiously crafted to make sure the respondents of the research discovered them relatable.

  1. Insights from the research

The research offered in-depth insights into how members made choices when interacting with the consent artefact. The detailed quantitative outcomes from the EthnoLabTM research shall be accessible right here. Our insights by way of insights related to the AA consent decision-making course of are set out beneath.

4.1. The context for consent decision-making.

The context during which members should make a consent choice is marked by –

  • An urgency to get their mortgage authorised.

    Members’ choice to offer consent is closely influenced by this urgency. They imagine that giving consent shortly would assure their mortgage approval. Consequently, they don’t actively assume twice about it.    

  • A way of obligation to offer consent. Members affiliate the phrase ‘consent’ with a scarcity of selection – as one thing they have to give the supplier as a vital procedural step. Members related the phrase ‘permission’ with extra company. 

  • Unfamiliarity with the AA which breeds distrust within the course of and will increase members’ notion of threat.  Uncertainty in making trade-offs between the dangers and advantages of giving consent by means of the AA.

4.2. Members’ psychological fashions influencing the consent choice.

The members’ psychological fashions or beliefs are anchored of their earlier digital experiences (banking and non-banking). Members create thumb guidelines to assist them make choices within the mortgage transaction together with the consent choice by means of the AA.

For instance, they take the mere presence of consent artefacts, phrases and circumstances, and privateness insurance policies as a proxy for the app being protected. Consequently, members bypassed studying the consent discover. Members additionally mistrust on-line processes due to consciousness and suspicion round digital frauds. Many fear that they might not discover recourse after they want it essentially the most, making them favor offline processes to digital journeys. Additional, members belief monetary establishments and entities with excessive model recall to maintain their information protected. That is thorny as a result of we frequently discovered a niche within the members’ notion of how their trusted establishments handled their private information and the establishments’ said information safety practices.

4.3. Members’ emotional analysis of the AA consent artefact.

The members’ analysis (or appraisal) of the AA consent artefact makes them see it as one thing that’s dangerous and irrelevant. The members don’t understand having management over the implications of partaking with the consent artefact.

For instance, some members defined that they might be tense and fearful after they come throughout a consent artefact as a result of they can not perceive what they have to do. The members additionally report,

“[I]f [a person] does one thing fallacious then that can improve his issues or this process will turn out to be extra difficult. He’ll make a mistake and his mortgage would possibly get cancelled… If he had the information [about using the artefact] then he would fill this appropriately and the method can be carried out simply. Since he didn’t have this information, he thought it was higher to depart it as an alternative of constructing a mistake.

Members don’t understand having the ability to address any such destructive penalties arising out of the AA course of.

  1. Making consent artefacts simpler

AA suppliers should design for these influences on a prospects’ decision-making course of after they design consent artefacts. The insights from the EthnoLabTM level in direction of an actionable design technique that may assist suppliers do that. This technique builds on 5 choice levers that, when carried out, can enhance prospects’ engagement with consent artefacts (Determine 6)

The choice levers present principle-level steering to AA suppliers on how they design their consent artefacts. Our upcoming design toolkit helps these levers with extra particular and actionable design parts. These parts are fine-tuned to counter the elements that make prospects disengage from the consent journey at completely different levels of the consent journey i.e., from the purpose prospects enter the AA interface to the purpose after they provide consent.

Factoring in these design inputs may also help suppliers enhance how actively their prospects interact with their consent artefacts. Consequently, they’ll higher align with the RBI’s normal for consent.


Gantayat, N., Ashok, A., Chugh, B., & Prasad, S. (2022, December 23). The behavioural mechanics that make notice-and-consent fashions ineffective. From Dvara Analysis:

Reserve Financial institution of India. (2016). Grasp Route – Non-Banking Monetary Firm – Account Aggregator (Reserve Financial institution) Instructions, 2016. From Reserve Financial institution of India:

Reserve Financial institution of India. (2022). Pointers on Digital Lending. From Reserve Financial institution of India:

[1] These parts are derived from the obligations regarding legitimate consent that the RBI’s Grasp Instructions on NBFC-Account Aggregators, 2016 and the Pointers on Digital Lending, 2022 impose on AAs and lenders, respectively.

Cite this weblog:


Gantayat, N., Ashok, A., Prasad, S., & Chugh, B. (2023). The elements making prospects try from the Account Aggregator journey . Retrieved from Dvara Analysis.


Gantayat, Nishan, et al. “The elements making prospects try from the Account Aggregator journey .” 2023. Dvara Analysis.


Gantayat, Nishan, Anushka Ashok, Srikara Prasad, and Beni Chugh. 2023. “The elements making prospects try from the Account Aggregator journey .” Dvara Analysis.



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