Liquidity crunch continues to hurt NBFCs, GDP growth – Fitch

Operating conditions for Indian non-banking financial companies/institutions (NBFCs or NBFIs) have improved slightly in the first two months of 2020, however, uncertainty levels continue to be high for certain segments within the sector such as housing finance and wholesale lending, global ratings agency Fitch said in a note today. “The recent fundraising by a number […]

Tech-savvy scammers try to steal flood relief donations

Even as a large part of the country grapples with torrential rain and floods, scammers have set up fake bank IDs to get their hands on at least a part of the donations meant for disaster relief. For example, the original UPI ID for donating to Kerala’s disaster relief fund is keralacmdrf@sbi. However, given that […]

ICICI Bank tops in banking fraud hits; SBI, HDFC Bank follow

ICICI Bank, one of India’s top three lenders, has emerged as the No.1 target of bank fraudsters last year in terms of the sheer number of such incidents, overtaking bigger rival State Bank of India. ICICI Bank reported 374 medium and large sized incidents of fraud, beating back SBI, which came in with 338 such […]

‘We’re cleaning up the banks’ – FinMin gives the numbers

Finance ministry on Thursday gave detailed numbers to detail the efforts that the Narendra Modi government has been making to overcome the problems created by corruption and bad loans in India’s public sector banks. Finance Minister Nirmala Seetharaman pointed out that a review in 2015 found that a huge chunk of loans issued in previous […]

SBI starts ‘doorstep banking’ for senior citizens

India’s largest commercial bank, State Bank of India (SBI), launched ‘doorstep banking’ for senior citizens, the differently-abled and infirm customers, including those with visual-impairment. Under this facility, doorstep services will be made available to fully KYC-compliant customer holders with a valid mobile number registered with the bank and residing within 5-kilometre radius from their home […]

Paytm to set up 1,000 branded ATMs?

Paytm, India’s largest digital wallet player, is reportedly planning to set up 1,000 ATMs across the country under a branding tie-up with Tata Communications Payment Solutions Ltd. Although Tata Communications did not confirm the news, the network connectivity provider said it has a “co-branding alliance” with a “leading payments bank recognized as India’s largest digital […]

RCom gives up on lender talks, to file for bankruptcy proceedings

Anil Ambani Group’s Reliance Communications has given up on reaching a debt resolution plan acceptable to all its lenders and has decided to start bankruptcy proceedings at the Mumbai National Company Law Appellate Tribunal. The original plan, unveiled in 2017, envisaged a step-by-step asset sale process through which the company planned to raise tens of […]

ICRA revises YES Bank’s outlook from ‘positive’ to ‘stable’ on RBI order on Rana Kapoor

ICRA, a part of Moody’s Investors Service, revised its outlook on YES Bank’s borrowings to ‘stable’ from ‘positive’ on the basis of the Reserve Bank of India’s direction last week cutting short the tenure of the company’s CEO Rana Kapoor. “The revision in outlook to stable from positive considers the recent direction from RBI whereby […]

Airtel Payments Bank: RBI lifts ban on new signups

Bharti Airtel said the Reserve Bank of India has lifted the restriction on signing up new customers imposed on its banking unit Airtel Payments Bank. The restriction was imposed in January after reports that the company was signing up its mobile customers on its payments bank platform without seeking their full consent. Payments Banks are […]

Temasek investment to boost growth – AU Bank MD

AU Small Finance Bank said it received its shareholders approval for Singapore-based Temasek to invest around Rs 1,000 cr in the bank for a stake of around 5%. “This is the largest primary capital infusion in AU Bank and its first ever since their last raise in fiscal 2012,” said the bank, which went public […]

Yes Bank gets SEBI approval for starting FII services

YES BANK, India’s 4th largest private sector Bank, said it has received approval from Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) for acting as Custodian of Securities, allowing it to act as an intermediary for foreign institutional investors or FIIs. “The Custody business will allow the Bank to comprehensively service the Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPis), […]