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Sensex, Nifty hit fresh highs; bank stocks drive rally

Markets continued their record- setting spree for the second straight day with BSE benchmark Sensex rising over 178 points to hit new closing high of 35,260.29 and Nifty ending above 10,800 for the first time, driven by a rally in banking counters. Upbeat sentiment got boost on reports that the government is considering raising the foreign investment ceiling in private ... Read More »

World Bank Says India Has “Enormous Potential”, Projects 7.3% Growth Rate In 2018

India needs to take steps to boost investment prospects, according to World Bank. WASHINGTON:  HIGHLIGHTS India’s growth numbers of past three years “very healthy” According to World Bank, the country has favourable demographic profile But reducing youth unemployment, pushing for private investment critical With an “ambitious government undertaking comprehensive reforms”, India has “enormous growth potential” compared to other emerging economies, ... Read More »

Anyone With Your Aadhaar Number Can See Which Bank You Have an Account In

UIDAI’s SMS-based service shows banks with which Aadhaar holders have accounts in to anyone HIGHLIGHTS The SMS-based service does not require an OTP UIDAI does not inform Aadhaar holders their details were checked either Does not seem to work for all banks though UIDAI, the authority that issues Aadhaar, allows people to check online if their bank account has been linked ... Read More »

ICICI Bank To Offer New Range Of Services For Ola Ride Booking. Details Here

ICICI Bank will also offer a ‘Pay Direct’ card for Ola’s driver partners. New Delhi: Cab-hailing app Ola today said it has partnered with ICICI Bank to offer a range of integrated services to customers and driver-partners. As part of the tie-up, customers of ICICI Bank will be able to book Ola rides and pay the fare through the bank’s ... Read More »

World Bank Says India Has “Enormous Potential”, Projects 7.3% Growth Rate In 2018

India needs to take steps to boost investment prospects, according to World Bank. WASHINGTON: HIGHLIGHTS India’s growth numbers of past three years “very healthy” According to World Bank, the country has favourable demographic profile But reducing youth unemployment, pushing for private investment critical With an “ambitious government undertaking comprehensive reforms”, India has “enormous growth potential” compared to other emerging economies, ... Read More »

Bandhan Bank IPO: Five Things To Know

Equity shares of Bandhan Bank are proposed to be listed on BSE and NSE. Bandhan Bank Limited is set for an initial public offer (IPO) comprising 11.9 crore equity shares next fiscal year. Kolkata-based Bandhan Bank said it has filed a Draft Red Herring Prospectus with market regulator Sebi (Securities and Exchange Board of India). Bandhan Bank, which is owned ... Read More »

Linking Aadhaar With Bank Accounts, Mobile Phone SIMs: Last Date And Other Things To Know

    The deadline for linking Aadhaar card with essential services is March 31, 2018. The Aadhaar card, a 12-digit unique identification number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), is mandatory to be linked with a host of essential services. The Aadhaar card, which is based on the biometric and demographic data, of Indian citizens, has to ... Read More »

Why we should worry about the fall in bank credit

A curious crisis: Investors unwilling to borrow, banks reluctant to lend Growing economies show increasing deployment of bank credit, but in India this has been decreasing for years and is now falling flat. This impacts economy in myriad ways January 1, 2018: In most market economies, the disbursal of bank credit is usually a relatively reliable indicator of the extent ... Read More »

Should Indians be worried about the safety of their bank deposits? What we know (and what we don’t)

The Finance Ministry in a series of tweets earlier this week clarified that rights of depositors will not be compromised by the Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill, 2017, or FRDI Bill, expected to be tabled in the Parliament in the upcoming winter session. The ministry said that “besides providing similar protection /guarantee of Rs.1 lakh to depositors,as it exists today, the ... 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 »