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Banks close FY19 with 13.24% credit growth, deposits up 10.03%

Banks closed fiscal 2019 with robust disbursals that rose in double-digits for the second year in row, after the sub-5 percent in FY17, which was the lowest in five decades. According to the Reserve Bank data released Thursday, bank credit rose 13.24 percent to Rs 97.67 lakh crore for the fortnight to March 29, while deposits grew by 10.03 percent to Rs ... Read More »

Banks working on legal pact for ‘good’ loans

MUMBAI: Banks, led by state-run lenders, are working on a legal agreement for “good” loans, a senior banker in know of the development said, much like the inter creditor agreement they already have in place for dealing with bad loans by large borrowers. Most banks have made changes to their credit processes after bad debts piled up, with many either cutting down ... Read More »

Budget 2019 to set tone for markets; banks, consumers, cement stocks in focus

The New Year started positive but slightly on a somber note with the Indian equity market making a marginal gain in the first 15 days of the year. Both Nifty50 index and BSE Sensex rose 0.2 percent and 0.7 percent, respectively. The surge in the global equity market and continuation of buying interest by domestic institutional investors (DIIs) helped the ... Read More »

Forget privatisation, govt has hugged its banks tighter

The government in its rescue mission has increased its hold on banks in direct contrast to what it had promised in 2014. Photo: Bloomberg A stitch in time saves nine. The government has, over the years, received advice from numerous quarters to reduce its stake in public sector banks (PSU banks) to below 51%, so that these lenders have sufficient ... Read More »

These Banks Pay Up To 9.55% Interest On Fixed Deposits Below Rupees 1 Crore

tate Bank of India (SBI), offers 6.8 per cent interest for a tenure of one year to less than two years. Small finance banks (SFBs) are niche banks which aim to extend financial services to under-banked customers. Since these banks are new, they offer higher interest rates than mainstream banks because they want to attract more customers. They also offer ... Read More »

Indian Bank’s board withdraws dividend announcement

RBI cites rules relating to full provisioning of losses. The board of directors of Indian Bank has decided to withdraw its May 10 resolution recommending declaration of dividend at ₹ 6 per equity share (60%). In a filing with the BSE, the bank said the decision was taken at a board meeting held on June 28. The move comes after ... Read More »

NPCI asks banks to reject UPI transactions from non-compliant apps

In a circular released on Friday, the National Payments Corporation of India has cracked the whip on non-compliant Unified Payments Interface apps, instructing banks and payment service providers to reject UPI transactions generated from non-compliant apps.The circular sent to all UPI-supported banks in the BHIM ecosystem stated that it is mandatory for all UPI apps to have support for sending or receiving money through virtual payment addresses, generate QR codes for Bharat ... Read More »

Just two things can fix public sector banks’ problems

At the root of the governance problem in public sector banks is the way transfers and promotions are done across all layers. Photo: HT Sometime in late 2017, billionaire diamantaire Nirav Modi walked into the office of the chief executive officer (CEO) and managing director of a large Indian private bank in Mumbai with two of the bank’s directors in ... Read More »

6 Reasons Small Businesses May Need to Change Banks

Do you know how some people are quick to purchase those novel kitchen gadgets in a TV infomercial? Well, there were a handful of years when I got excited about new banking options and opened a bunch of savings accounts with different banks. Just like people found uses for those “As Seen on TV” gadgets, I found ways to justify ... Read More »

Will Banks Survive? Inside Financial Tech’s Disruption of the Way You Fund Your Business

“My six-month-old baby daughter is probably going to open her first bank account, not with an HSBC or a JP Morgan, but rather with a Facebook or Apple.” Financial technology (fintech) aficionado Henri Arslanian believes that in the future, banks will be obsolete. Instead, people will turn exclusively to solutions such as Facebook or Amazon for their financial needs. He ... Read More »