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Different SBI Savings Bank Accounts Explained: Interest Rates, Minimum Balance And Other Details

SBI small savings account: A person holding this account is allowed a maximum balance of Rs. 50,000 State Bank of India (SBI) offers several special types of savings bank accounts. These include the savings plus bank account, basic savings bank account, small savings accountand savings account for minors. While all these bank accounts offer an interest rate of 3.5 per cent for balance up to Rs. 1 crore, just ... Read More »

Why creating a ‘bad bank’ is a better idea than simply throwing money at PSBs

The financial year 2017-18 was among the bleakest for public sector banks (PSBs) as they together reported a record loss of Rs 85,370 crore. The banks had to make higher provisions for bad asset recognition as the Reserve Bank of India’s latest guidelines meant they could no longer restructure loans the way they had been doing in the past. Much ... Read More »

No need for a bad bank! Stop giving loans to the wrong people

The idea of creating a ‘bad bank’ is back on the table, but it’s a bad idea under the circumstances. Not because it won’t work. Bad banks have worked in several countries around the world, including South Korea and the US. But it’s a little different in India. Far from a bad bank, India currently needs a solution to bad ... Read More »

SBI’s Overdraft Facility Against FD For Online Customers: Interest Rates, Eligibility Explained Here

Customers can now avail an overdraft against Fixed Deposit (FD) via State Bank of India (SBI) YONO app, informed country’s largest lender on its official twitter handle- @TheOfficialSBI.  Under SBI’s overdraft facility, customers holding fixed deposit (FD) in a single name can avail up to 90 per cent of the fixed deposit (FD) amount as an overdraft to meet emergency and other needs. The ... Read More »

Yes Bank may give 50% upside by FY19 end: Akash Jain

We believe Yes Bank will get rerated after reporting stellar Q4FY18 results. Before results, we were expecting an upside of 30 percent plus by FY19 end. After this strong performance, we would not be surprised if it delivers 50 percent upside from current market price by FY19 end. As expected, the results of the Bank were above expectations. What we like the ... Read More »

Serving, retired top officials of IDBI Bank booked by CBI in Rs 600-crore loan fraud

The CBI has booked top officials of two public sector banks, a former CMD of IDBI Bank, former Aircel promoter C Sivasankaran, his son and companies controlled by him in connection with a Rs 600-crore loan fraud, officials said today. The CBI has named 15 bank officials who worked at senior levels at IDBI Bank in 2010 and 2014 when loans ... Read More »

HDFC Standard Life Insurance Q4 FY18 review: Premium valuations to sustain

It has been estimated that India has nearly 17 percent of the world’s population but when it comes to protection gap, it is huge. As it is India accounts for less than 1.5 percent of the world’s total insurance premium and inspite of the growing insurance market in the country, India is still both under-penetrated and inadequately insured. A transformation ... Read More »

IDBI Bank to close loss-making branches, limit NPAs and focus on retail to get out of PCA: Deputy MD

IDBI Bank hopes to come out of the regulatory restrictive Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) after taking a host of measures, including closure/merger of branches, conversion of 31 loss-making branches into outlets, divestment in non-core assets, setting up of separate stressed assets management group and focus on retail and good quality corporate business. Amid talks of part stake sale by the ... Read More »

Going Digital In Banking — DBS, Citi, BBVA, ING Lead The Way

DBS, the Asian bank headquartered in Singapore, was the first to be named the world’s best digital bank by Euromoney in 2016. When just about every money center, regional, community bank and credit union promotes itself as a digital leader, Euromoney looked for more than talk. “Leaders in digital banking talk about the difference between digitising aspects of a bank and creating ... Read More »

High provisions may dent bank profits this quarter

“We expect PNB to report a large loss owing to higher provisions.” MUMBAI: Higher provisions due to rising non-performing assets, losses on account of marked-to-market investments in government securities and uncertainty on leadership will weigh on banks as they set to report fourth-quarter results. Analysts expect net profits of large banks to fall as elevated provisions continue to take a ... Read More »