Tag Archives: banking

Chatbots Will Soon Discuss Your Banking Info With You

Text a question like “What’s my credit card debt?” or “How much did I spend on gas this month?” and the friendly answer comes within seconds. “Let’s see,” it begins, before listing the requested information. This is a banking chatbot, a software program that understands and responds to questions and commands about your bank account. It’s like your bank’s customer service representative ... 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 »

Banking Sector Stares At Additional Rs. 40,000 Crore NPAs

New Delhi: The banking sector fears accretion of more than Rs. 40,000 crore of bad loans to its books following recent classification of eight consortium accounts of Axis Bank as non-performing assets by the RBI. The Reserve Bank has directed certain reclassifications in the private sector lender’s asset classification and provisioning as on March 2017, subsequent to the annual Risk ... Read More »

Banking Sector Stares At Additional Rs. 40,000 Crore NPAs

New Delhi: The banking sector fears accretion of more than Rs. 40,000 crore of bad loans to its books following recent classification of eight consortium accounts of Axis Bank as non-performing assets by the RBI. The Reserve Bank has directed certain reclassifications in the private sector lender’s asset classification and provisioning as on March 2017, subsequent to the annual Risk ... 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 »

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 »

Public sector bank merger healthy for banking system RBIs Urjit Patel

New York: RBI governor Urjit Patel has said the Indian banking system could be better off if some public sector banks are consolidated to have fewer but healthier entities, as it would help in dealing with the problem of stressed assets. “As many have pointed out, it is not clear that we need so many public sector banks. The system ... Read More »

Expectations of Donald Trump dismantling Dodd-Frank send banking shares higher

Shares in banks and insurance groups are rallying in London, following the reports that President Donald Trump will take steps to dismantle regulations brought in to prevent another financial crisis. Mr Trump is expected to order a review of the Dodd-Frank Act on Friday, which was implemented in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis to prevent a repeat of ... Read More »

Standard Chartered’s Thai unit to transfer retail banking business to TISCO

The Thai unit of Standard Chartered (STAN.L) has agreed to transfer its retail banking business to TISCO Bank PCL and All-Ways Company, as the UK lender’s Chief Executive Bill Winters continues with restructuring to boost earnings. Standard Chartered announced in November 2015 that it would take a series of restructuring actions to improve returns, including to divest businesses that lack ... Read More »

Lloyds Banking Group fails to meet ‘fee-free’ basic account guidelines

Lloyds Banking Group is failing to meet “fee-free” guidelines for millions of its basic bank accounts, which are typically held by people on low incomes. Data published by the Treasury showed more than 3.6 million of the group’s customers were at risk of running up bank charges because their accounts did not conform to a voluntary agreement reached between the ... Read More »