SEBI allows Bank of India conduct QIP to meet minimum shareholding requirement

The Securities & Exchange Board of India, the regulator for traded securities such as stocks, has given an exemption to Bank of India to conduct a qualified institutional placement or QIP of Rs 3,000 cr. The bank is technically ineligible for conducting a QIP — which is not considered a ‘public offering’ — as it […]

SBI’s new minimum balance rule leaves OBC, UCO and PSB as only ‘free’ banks in India

With the country’s largest bank, State Bank of India, refusing to rollback service charges for customers who do not maintain a minimum balance in their accounts, only Oriental Bank of Commerce, UCO Bank and Punjab & Sind Bank remain as ‘free’ providers of savings bank services, according to an analysis of RBI data. SBI said […]

PNB, Corp Bank most aggressive in going after big debtors; SBI, BoB more relaxed

Punjab National Bank, the third largest public sector bank in India, and smaller┬ácousin Corporation Bank can teach bigger siblings like State Bank of India and Bank of Baroda a thing or two about going after big loan defaulters, an analysis of Reserve Bank of India data shows. In the last four years, these two banks […]