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Exits are a form of dissent, nudge system onto right path: Viral Acharya

Exits are a form of dissent, nudge system onto right path: Viral Acharya

August 5, 2020 12:03:18 pm

Acharya left the RBI on July 23 2019, six months before his term was scheduled to end

RBI nod to Jagdishan as HDFC Bank MD & CEO; Puri set to retire in Oct

August 5, 2020 1:31:36 am

Kaizad Bharucha, executive director and head of wholesale banking at HDFC Bank, was the next choice and Sunil Garg, global CEO of Citi Commercial Bank, was third.

RBI clears Sashidhar Jagdishan as HDFC Bank CEO and MD

August 4, 2020 12:43:10 pm

Sashidhar Jagdishan will be appointed for a period of three years starting from October 27, HDFC Bank said in a BSE filing.

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Bank accounts opened under Jan Dhan Yojana crosses 40-crore mark

August 3, 2020 5:33:34 pm

As per the latest figure, there are 40.05 crore beneficiaries of this scheme and deposits in Jan Dhan bank accounts are in excess of Rs 1.30 lakh crore.

Bank of India Q1 net profit rises over three-fold to Rs 844 crore

August 3, 2020 3:04:39 pm

The total income during the period under review increased to Rs 11,941.52 crore, from Rs 11,526.95 crore in the year-ago period, Bank of India (BoI) said in a regulatory filing.

Negative returns for savers may hold back RBI from repo rate cut

August 3, 2020 3:01:50 am

Technically, bank deposits are fetching negative real returns of nearly one per cent (-0.99 per cent) as one-year fixed deposit rate has come down to 5.10 per cent (State Bank of India rate) whereas inflation in June was 6.09 per cent.

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Privatisation of healthier PSBs should be on table: Viral Acharya

August 1, 2020 1:18:26 am

“In my opinion, the divestments are a first step ... divestment beyond majority stake, because they will help relax the fiscal constraint,” former RBI Deputy Governor Viral Acharya said

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No need for moratorium beyond Aug 31: SBI Chairman

August 1, 2020 12:55:29 am

Bankers are worried that loan restructuring, if allowed, will be misused by corporates.

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Banks cannot refuse credit to MSMEs covered under emergency credit facility: FM Sitharaman

July 31, 2020 6:15:30 pm

As part of the Aatmanirbhar Bharat Package, the government had announced Rs 3 lakh crore Collateral-free Automatic Loans for businesses, including MSMEs.

SBI’s profit surges 81% to Rs 4,189 crore in Q1

July 31, 2020 2:49:00 pm

State Bank of India's (SBI) standalone total income increased to Rs 74,457.86 crore in the first quarter of 2020-21 as against Rs 70,653.23 crore in the same period a year ago, as per the financial results posted by the bank on stock exchanges.

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July 28, 2020 7:39:44 am

The RBI had announced a three-month moratorium on repayments in March to help borrowers tackle the impact, especially lockdown, of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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ICICI Bank profit rises 36% on stake sales in subsidiaries

July 26, 2020 12:30:26 am

Total income during the quarter rose to Rs 26,066 crore from Rs 21,405.50 crore a year earlier, the bank said.

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NPAs set to rise sharply on COVID impact, financial system remains sound, says RBI

July 25, 2020 12:30:59 am

According to the RBI, nearly 50 per cent of the customers, accounting for around half of outstanding bank loans, opted to avail the benefit of the relief measures — loan moratorium — to tackle the lockdown impact.

Gross NPA of banks may rise to 12.5 per cent by March 2021: RBI Financial Stability Report

July 24, 2020 6:14:00 pm

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) released its Financial Stability Report today where it warned the gross nonperforming assets (GNPA) ratio of all scheduled commercial banks could rise to 14.7 per cent under very severe stress.

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Former RBI Guv Urjit Patel says insolvency law caused rift with central government

July 24, 2020 3:54:42 pm

In a book released Friday, Patel -- who headed the RBI between September 2016 and his unexpected resignation in December 2018 -- said the government seemed to lose enthusiasm for the legislation in the middle of the year he left the central bank.

Amid rising bad loans, losses and COVID disruption, bank staff to get 15% salary hike

July 24, 2020 3:19:54 am

Bank managements and unions have agreed to introduce the system of performance-linked incentive (PLI) in public sector banks for the first time.

Capital conservation for banks important as moratorium ends on August 31: SBI report

July 22, 2020 2:52:22 pm

The SBI report said as per the regulatory requirement, banks in the country need to have a regulatory capital of 9 per cent of risk weighted assets (RWA) along with additional Capital Conservation Buffer (CCB) of 1.875 per cent, which was slated to increase to 2.5 per cent by March 20.

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‘Centre can fund deficit at lower rates through direct monetisation’

July 21, 2020 5:12:35 am

Under monetisation, the Centre can raise funds directly from the RBI via issuance of “COVID perpetual bonds” or such instruments.

PNB-led consortium likely to move court seeking release of assets worth Rs 1,000 cr attached by ED

July 20, 2020 3:51:55 am

The consortium is set to move the court under Section 8 (8) of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) to stake its claim on the mortgaged assets attached by the ED, said sources.

Recovery could lose steam due to partial lockdown: Aditya Puri

July 19, 2020 7:15:24 am

“Rural economy seems to have been relatively isolated from the virus. There was too much pessimism around. In response to high frequency indicators… there was marked improvement in May which sustained in June,” Aditya Puri said.

EPFO Board members raise red flags over lack of info on investment returns, files lost in December fire

July 16, 2020 3:05:25 am

Some of the members have sought details about the expenditure under the PM Garib Kalyan Yojana and whether the expenses have been reimbursed by the government to the EPFO.

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SBI plans ‘work from anywhere’, to save Rs 1,000 cr

July 15, 2020 6:32:32 am

“The measure is expected to save Rs 1,000 crore through cost optimisation and will be a key component of our business continuity during the times of COVID-19,” SBI Chairman Rajnish Kumar said at SBI’s virtual annual general meeting.

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Banks, RBI deploy close to Rs 8K cr to ease MF liquidity

July 15, 2020 5:31:05 am

The data compiled by the RBI shows banks deployed Rs 5,522 crore from their own resources under the Special Liquidity Facility for Mutual Funds (SLF-MF) scheme for Rs 50,000 crore announced by the regulator.

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Credit offtake falls Rs 1.81 lakh crore in April, May

July 14, 2020 3:00:33 am

According to RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das, the liquidity measures announced by the RBI since February 2020 aggregate to about Rs 9.57 lakh crore — equivalent to about 4.7 per cent of 2019-20 nominal GDP.

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Asset quality and profitability stressed, banks to raise Rs 1,50,000 crore in next 12-18 months

July 13, 2020 1:06:36 am

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das on Saturday had said that “building buffers and raising capital will be crucial not only to ensure credit flow but also to build resilience in the financial system” in the wake of the pandemic-induced stress.