Bank

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 »

HDFC Bank cuts savings account interest rate by 50 bps: As rates fall, it’s time you shift to liquid funds

HDFC Bank on Thursday announced slashing interest rate on savings accounts starting this Saturday, joining a spate of banks who underwent the similar exercise in recent weeks. According to the bank, customers who maintain a savings bank account balance of Rs 50 lakh and above will continue to earn interest rate at 4 percent per annum. Similarly, customers having a ... Read More »

Finally, PayPal Allows Instant Transfers to Bank Accounts

PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL) users in the U.S. will soon be able to instantly transfer money to their bank accounts and have the cash show up in minutes. This is in contrast to the three to five business days it currently takes the popular payment platform to process funds.  U.S. users will be able to move the money via eligible debit cards ... Read More »

Govt to initiate PSU bank consolidation process after Q1 numbers

The government in February had approved the merger of these five associate banks with SBI. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint New Delhi: The finance ministry is expected to initiate the process of consolidation of public sector banks (PSBs) once the first quarter results of the current fiscal have been announced, a senior official has said. There are various things including financial performance which ... Read More »

High-end Livestreaming that Won’t Break the Bank

Cheaper and better — it’s a combination every small business owner loves hearing, but researching reliable B2B products or services to genuinely make tasks cheaper and better is far from easy. Overwhelmed by the time required to do research, small businesses will do DIY experiments with what’s affordable in video marketing. But ultimately, low-quality video and wasted time make those ... Read More »

In debt with cancer: Is your bank listening?

Tracy Jameson was diagnosed with ovarian cancer last year Some cancer sufferers who phone the Macmillan support line want to talk about death, and the process of dying. But for 25 times as many patients, it’s not their health they want to discuss. It’s their finances. Macmillan’s research shows that most cancer suffers are nearly £7,000 a year worse off ... Read More »

A further re-rating on the cards for Yes Bank?

It was a quarterly performance that ticked all boxes. Stung by the bad press of the previous quarter’s numbers, Yes Bank seems to have been determined to erase all the memories. So not just the numbers, but the quality of disclosure, too, was superior this time around. With best-in-class asset quality, strong growth momentum and a focused approach to retail banking, Yes ... Read More »

Earnings, bank shares propel S&P 500 to record high

NEW YORK, JULY 26:   The S&P 500 climbed to an all-time high on Tuesday on a heavy day of corporate results highlighted by well-received reports from McDonald’s and Caterpillar and gains for bank shares. The Nasdaq also managed to set a record high despite declines in Google parent Alphabet after its results. Alphabet shares ended down 2.9 per cent. Shares of McDonald’s rose 4.8 ... Read More »

Most Small Business Owners Have Negative View of Mobile Banking

Small businesses are generally early adopters of technology, but a new survey conducted by RateWatch on the subject of mobile banking says otherwise. According to the survey, which was conducted in the third quarter of 2016, the perception of 69 percent of the respondents regarding this technology was not positive. Another data point in the survey corroborates this fact, as ... Read More »

Don’t panic on that WhatsApp message! No bank is closing down

There are increasing number of messages on WhatsApp and other social media platforms informing people about closure of nine banks. However, these are baseless, untrue and all depositors’ money is safe, according to Finance Ministry and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Since last few weeks, Whatsapp Groups have seen a barrage of messages claiming closure of nine public sector ... Read More »