United Bank of India to raise up to Rs 3,000 cr ahead of PNB merger

United Bank of India said its board of directors has approved in principle a plan to raise ‘up to Rs 3,000’ cr via a preferential sales of shares ahead of its merger with two other banks. A preferential sale of shares, as distinct from a private placement, is a quicker form of selling shares to […]

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 […]

United Bank to raise up to Rs 300 cr from LIC

United Bank of India said it is allotting equity worth up to Rs 300 cr to Life Insurance Corporation of India. United Bank of India is an Indian government-owned financial services company headquartered in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Life Insurance Corporation of India is an Indian state-owned insurance group and investment company headquartered in Mumbai. […]