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Axis Bank Launches Super Bike Loans; To Fund 95% Of Costs

Mumbai: As the higher engine displacement ‘super bikes’ catch fancy of the Indian consumer, Axis Bank on Wednesday introduced a special loan product, offering to fund up to 95 per cent of the costs. The loans, which are for motorcycles with an engine displacement of over 500 cubic centimetres (cc), will come at a price tag of 10-11 per cent ... Read More »

ICICI Prudential to take over Sahara Life’s insurance business

ICICI Prudential is the only company to be publicly listed as of now. Photo: AFP New Delhi: ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Co. Ltd has agreed to take over the life insurance business of Sahara India Life Insurance Co. Ltd, which was effectively wound up by the regulator last month. “ICICI Prudential Life has agreed to take over the policyholders’ liabilities of ... Read More »

Why Trump just slapped new sanctions on Chinese banks

cThe Trump administration’s months-long effort to be gentle in encouraging China to rein in North Korea is officially over. On Thursday, the White House announced that it’s slapping sanctions on a Chinese bank, a Chinese company, and two Chinese individuals for their ties to North Korea — an unambiguous sign that patience over China’s reluctance to help curtail Pyongyang’s nuclear ... Read More »

Don’t underestimate the power of the UK economy – it’s more resilient than you think

The outcome for the UK economy seems more positive than first thought Reuters Janet Yellen was in London this week, talking with Lord Stern at the British Academy. My main thought watching her was how lucky the Americans were to have her as chair of the Federal Reserve Board: calm, sensible, measured and wise. But of course the rest of ... Read More »

UK banks ordered to hold more capital as consumer debt surges

The Bank of England has warned against spiralling consumer borrowing. Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters The Bank of England is to force banks to strengthen their financial position in the face of a rapid growth in borrowing on credit cards, car finance and personal loans. The intervention by Threadneedle Street means banks will need to set aside as much as £11.4bn of ... Read More »

Bank employees body questions need for turnaround plan for 10 weak govt banks

In March, the centre had asked weak public sector banks to come up with turnaround plans by setting stiff targets for improving asset quality, bad loan recovery, cost control, capital utilization, etc. Photo: Mint Mumbai: The All India Bank Employees’ Association (AIBEA) has questioned the purpose of a turnaround plan for 10 weak public sector banks (PSBs) identified by the ... Read More »

RBI Move On Insolvency Proceedings Credit Positive: Moody’s

New Delhi: Moody’s Investors Service on Monday said the initiation of insolvency proceedings on 12 large loan defaulters is credit positive for Indian banks as it will improve their overall asset quality. The Reserve Bank last week said it has identified 12 large loan defaulters who account for 25 per cent of the total NPAs or bad loans in the ... Read More »

Mutual Fund Managers Continue To Snap Up Banking Shares

New Delhi: Mutual fund managers continued to be bullish on bank shares, with their allocation to the sector reaching an all time-high of over Rs. 1.44 lakh crore at the end of May, mainly due to cheaper valuations. In comparison, the figure was Rs. 90,014 crore at the end of May 2016. Banking continues to be the most preferred sector ... Read More »

RBI Governor Cited ‘High Uncertainty’ On Inflation For June 7 Policy Review

  Mumbai: Reserve Bank of India Governor Urjit Patel cited “high uncertainty” on inflation while holding the key interest rate for a fourth successive policy review, according to minutes of the June 7 meeting of Monetary Policy Committee released on Wednesday. It was the first time that a Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) member had voted against the majority decision. At ... 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 »