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Moody’s affirms State Bank’s ratings

MUMBAI, OCT 16:   Moody’s has affirmed the ratings on State Bank of India’s local and foreign currency deposits of Baa3/P—3 apart from affirming the Baa3 rating on its senior unsecured debt issued through its London branch and the Baa3 rating on its medium term note programme. While retaining the ratings today, the global ratings agency noted that since the merger ... Read More »

Market Live: Nifty inches towards record high, Sensex up over 200 pts; Banks lead

Moneycontrol News 11:24 am Buzzing: Jaiprakash Associates share price gained 4 percent after the company told Supreme Court that it was unable to raise Rs 2,000 crore to deposit before court as directed. It sought court nod to sell Yamuna Expressway to mobilise funds. Supreme Court will hear Jaiprakash Associates plea on October 23. 11:15 am Rate cut likely post macro ... Read More »

Small finance banks on deposit mobilisation spree on 1st year of operation

With eight out of ten small finance banks now fully operational, aggressive deposit mobilisation in the first year of operation has turned out to be the key strategy for almost all the new entities. In addition, the new age banks are betting big on technology to reduce the cost of operations.   All the operational small finance banks are offering up to 100-150 basis points higher interest rate on term deposits over market rates. ... Read More »

Finance Entrepreneurs Want To Make It Safer for Banks To Work With Cannabusiness

Dockside Marijuana Store in Seattle One of the hardest things for a legal marijuana business to do is open a bank account, because Federal law prohibits it. In Washington state, which will sell about $1B of marijuana this year, just a handful of small banks and credit unions offer banking to cannabis businesses. Two entrepreneurs in Chicago with backgrounds in ... 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 »

It’s official, Indian banks’ health will worsen

The Reserve Bank of India is pushing banks hard on NPAs, but the resolution of bad loans will be a long haul. Photo: Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint Those who have been hoping that the worst is behind the Indian banking industry are a disappointed lot. Going by the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) June Financial Stability Report, the risks to the banking ... Read More »

Small Business Lending from Big Banks and Institutional Lenders Surges, Biz2Credit Reports

Big banks and institutional lenders continue giving small businesses a reason to smile. According to the newly released Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index report for November 2016, loan approval rates at both big banks and institutional lenders continued to rise, improving to new highs. What’s more, small banks also showed an increase in small business loan approval rates. The only drop in ... 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 »

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 »