Banking

The government is considering increasing foreign investment limits in private banks to 100%, from 74% at present. It is also considering increasing foreign investment cap for public sector banks (...
Jan 17, 2018
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The recent revival in strong macro-economic fundamentals and reforms for sustained growth is a reflection of the government’s commitment to proactively capitalise and empower the Public Sector...
Jan 02, 2018
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SBI will initiate insolvency proceedings today against a dozen defaulting companies after failing to recast their loans by the December deadline. The bank will refer Videocon Industries, Visa Steel...
Jan 01, 2018
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Sebi has directed Axis Bank Ltd to conduct an internal inquiry into the suspected leak of its June quarter financial results.   Sebi held that based on first impression it seems that inside...
Dec 28, 2017
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The RBI has blamed conflicts of interest among merchant bankers as one of the prime reasons for faulty project appraisals that has led to the piling up of huge NPAs in the system which has crossed...
Dec 26, 2017
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The IMF, in its Financial System Stability Assessment (FSSA) for India, has suggested that India needs to strengthen the RBI’s independence to help it pro-actively supervise banks and deal with...
Dec 21, 2017
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The RBI has placed Bank of India under its ‘prompt corrective action’ (PCA) framework due to the bank’s high non-performing assets (NPAs), insufficient common equity tier 1 capital (CET 1) and...
Dec 21, 2017
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In the annual publication on banking ombudsman for 2016-17, RBI said that it received 30% more complaints against private banks such as HDFC and ICICI than in the preceding year and most of them...
Dec 20, 2017
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The RBI has defended its new guidelines on merchant discount rate (MDR), saying that banks currently incur losses in the acquiring business (signing up new customers for point-of-sale or PoS...
Dec 14, 2017
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The price of bitcoin swung wildly on Friday morning, going beyond $19,000 only to fall sharply within minutes, as the frenzy surrounding the virtual currency escalated just days before it starts...
Dec 07, 2017
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The All India Bank Employees' Association (AIBEA) has put forth a list of demands related to loan defaulters and Government’s holding in public sector banks. Among other things, the association has...
Dec 05, 2017
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Eight public sector banks (PSBs) have decided to raise capital from the market within four months as part of the Rs 2.11 lakh crore recapitalisation plan, according to official sources. Some banks...
Dec 04, 2017
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Banks might clinch one-time settlements (OTS) with defaulting companies — on the RBI’s second list of defaulting firms — and take haircuts of 50-60% rather than face uncertainty in the courts. As...
Dec 03, 2017
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The finance ministry has clarified that the central government has no plans to scrap the bank cheque book facility in the near future, according to a PTI report.   Terming it as an integral...
Nov 24, 2017
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Legal experts say that the government’s ordinance to amend the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) will not bar incumbent promoters from buying back their companies at a discount. According to...
Nov 23, 2017
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The RBI might issue another list of around 50 loan accounts that are either under stress or close to being classified as NPAs. These accounts are in addition to the 41 that the RBI has already...
Nov 17, 2017
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The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) has introduced new rules that will subject promoters proposing turnaround plans for their companies to stringent creditworthiness and credibility...
Nov 08, 2017
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S. Sriniwasan, managing director of Kotak Investment Advisors, said that the government’s plan to recapitalise public sector banks (PSB) could make it easier for distressed funds to buy loans....
Oct 31, 2017
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RBI governor Urjit Patel said that recapitalisation of public sector banks will bring market discipline into such capital infusion programmes, compared to earlier ones and that a well-capitalised...
Oct 25, 2017
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The Indian banking system is on the brink of facing a crisis in the form of bur­geoning gross non-per­forming assets (GNPA) which account for ~14 per cent in public sector bank assets, 4 per cent in...
Sep 29, 2017
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State Bank of India (SBI) became the first public sector bank to launch its wealth management service ‘SBI Exclusif’. Through this service, SBI, which is India’s largest bank, will target the fast-...
Jan 15, 2016
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The scheduled commercial banks across country can offer end number of services through automated teller machines (ATMs). In a circular issued on Thursday, Reserve Bank of India said that these...
Jan 15, 2016
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