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Bank of India board mulls merger plan

Dinabandhu Mohapatra, MD and CEO, Bank of India – Photo: Debasish Bhaduri BusinessLineDinabandhu Mohapatra, MD and CEO, Bank of India The bank is in the process of strengthening its systems and processes before exploring merger possibilities, says MD KOLKATA, SEPTEMBER 16:   The board of Bank of India is examining the possibility of merger with other banks, based on the kind ... Read More »

UK interest rates stay steady at record low of 0.25%

A Bank of England’s monetary policy committee voted 7-2 in favour of holding interest rates steady. Photograph: Alicia Canter for the Guardian The Bank of England left interest rates on hold at their record low of 0.25% amid sluggish pay growth and a squeeze on household spending, while hinting that a rise may come sooner than expected. The Bank’s monetary policy ... Read More »

What is a domestic systemically important bank

Last week, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) declared HDFC Bank Ltd to be a domestic systemically important bank (D-SIB). The other two such banks are State Bank of India (SBI) and ICICI Bank Ltd. What is it? D-SIB means that the bank is too big to fail. According to the RBI, some banks become systemically important due to their ... Read More »

RBI’s Viral Acharya calls for adequate of PSU bank recapitalization

RBI deputy governor Viral Acharya. Photo: Mint Mumbai: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) deputy governor Viral Acharya batted for “decisive and adequate recapitalization” of public sector banks to improve the health of these lenders, even as he expressed concern at the “glacial” pace of restoring public lenders’ health. “Given the correctly recognized scale of NPAs (non-performing assets) in the books of ... Read More »

Focus on cleaning bank books, rather than mergers: Raghuram Rajan

In an interview, former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan elaborates on his stint and nuances of monetary policy Former RBI governor, Raghuram Rajan’s latest book, I Do What I Do: On Reform, Rhetoric and Resolve, was launched on Tuesday. Ahead of the launch he spoke to BusinessLine on a wide range of subjects from tackling the NPA mess and independence of the RBI to ... Read More »

Unions threaten strike over pending wage revision in IDBI Bank

AIBEA and AIBOA have jointly written a letter to the MD and CEO of the bank THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, SEPT 5:   Bank employees and officers’ unions have expressed deep concern over the long-pending wage revision in IDBI Bank. The All India Bank Employees’ Association (AIBEA) and All India Bank Officers’ Association (AIBOA) have jointly written a letter to the MD & CEO ... Read More »

Rs. 200 Notes Notified, Likely To Be Introduced Soon

Rs. 200 notes could make their debut soon with the government notifying the new currency note. Experts say Rs. 200 notes will significantly ease transactions. “In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 24 of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 and on the recommendations of the Central Board of Directors of the Reserve Bank of ... Read More »

27 Percent of Small Business Owners Use Same Bank Account for Business and Personal (Infographic)

Managing finances is a key priority for small businesses. Yet many business owners make financial mistakesthat may cost them dearly. For example, a new study has revealed 27 percent of small business owners use the same checking account for personal and business finances. Downsides of Using the Same Bank Account for Business and Personal While it may seem easier to consolidate all ... Read More »

Let some banks die: Subbarao

KOLKATA. AUGUST 23:   Duvvuri Subbarao, former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, on Wednesday said consolidation of banks is necessary to strengthen the banking system, and the government should be bold enough to “let certain banks die” in the process. “Consolidation should be done keeping in mind the interest of minority shareholders and bring in greater autonomy for banks. ... Read More »

Top loan defaulters owe 27% of total amount to SBI alone

HIGHLIGHTS As many as 1,762 wilful defaulters owed Rs 25,104 crore to State Bank of India as on March 31 Punjab National Bank is next on the list with 1,120 wilful defaulters having bad loans of Rs 12,278 crore RBI has allowed banks to name and shame wilful defaulters by publishing their photographs NEW DELHI: Country’s largest lender SBI accounts for over ... Read More »