NSE seeks clarification from Jet Airways on Brit entrepreneur’s interest

The National Stock Exchange on Wednesday sought a clarification from Jet Airways regarding reports that a British entrepreneur has expressed interest in acquiring it. The NSE has asked Jet Airways whether such negotiations were taking place and whether it was aware of any information that has not been informed to both NSE and BSE. This […]

SBI says no plan to buy Etihad’s stake in Jet Airways

State Bank of India said it has no plans to buy the 24% stake owned by Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways in embattled Indian carrier Jet Airways. The report ” is factually incorrect and no such transaction has been contemplated,” SBI said in a statement today. The clarification comes in the wake of heavy criticism that […]

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 […]

With Hitachi, SBI hopes to beat back competition from PayTM, PhonePe

State Bank of India and Hitachi Payment Services announced the start of operations of their payment processing venture in India as India’s largest bank tries to stay on top of the merchant-payment business. Hitachi took a 26% stake in SBI Payments in January for an undisclosed amount. SBI Payments was already India’s biggest merchant-enabler payment […]

Reliance Jio and SBI announce new partnerships

Reliance Jio and State Bank of India today announced further deepening of their financial relationship, including deeper penetration of SBI services into Jio’s customer care app MyJio. “MyJio, one of India’s largest over-the-top (OTT) mobile applications will now bring in financial services capabilities of SBI and Jio Payments Bank,” the telecom operator said. In return, […]

NPA crisis: We’re not out of the woods yet – SBI official

A senior State Bank of India official warned against assuming that the bad loan malaise affecting the Indian banking sector has started declining. Praveen Kumar Gupta, MD in charge of retail and digital banking, said one cannot directly draw conclusions by extrapolating trends seen in the first two quarters of the current financial year. In […]

Moody’s to train SBI employees to appraise loan applicants

State Bank of India, the country’s largest bank, said Moody’s Analytics will train its employees to source, appraise and monitor loans. SBI employees will be granted the Moody’s Analytics Certificate in Commercial Credit (CICC) as part of the program. The program has been adapted to the India’s banking sector with the help of former SBI […]

Don’t ignore cards in the era of mobile payments – SBI

The ongoing rollout of Bharat QR and other mobile payment systems could result in some pain for banks as it could make it harder for their card or PoS business to become profitable. According to an estimate by the State Bank of India, card swipe transactions cost significantly more than Bharat QR and mobile transactions, […]

SBI warns against fraudsters luring customers with fake deposit schemes

India’s biggest bank, State Bank of India, has been forced to issue warning letters to its customers after fraudsters targeted the banks’ customers with fake schemes and offers. An email message has been sent to customers warning them against depositing money on the advice of such people. “The recent spate of fictitious offers of cheap […]

SBI, Canara Bank lead in opening unorganized sector pension accounts

State Bank of India has opened the largest number of accounts under India’s universal pension scheme for the unorganized sector, the government said today. State Bank of India has opened 51,000 out of the total 3.07 lakh pension accounts opened by banks under the scheme, which guarantees a rate of return of at least 8%. […]

SBI, IOB and Corp Bank only PSBs to charge for mobile NEFT

Only three public sector banks — State Bank of India, Indian Overseas Bank and Corporation Bank — levy charges on even the smallest money transfer done via mobile phones using the National Electronic Fund Transfer or NEFT facility, data compiled from public sector banks show. None of the remaining 18 public sector banks have a […]