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Even as some of us, in states like Maharashtra, begin the fourth month in lock-down, the rest of the country seems determined to put COVID-19 behind it. This has two significant financial implications for all of us. First, several concessions offered during the lock-down have been rolled...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 26 June 2019
It has been a few years since the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had allowed financial institutions and merchants to use contactless credit or debit cards for transactions. However, several customers are still apprehensive about using such contactless cards, especially about payment being...

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Moneylife Digital Team 30 May 2019
HDFC Ltd, India’s premier housing finance company has disbursed subsidy amounting to over Rs2,300 crore benefitting over 1,04,000 families under the government’s flagship housing scheme - Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY).   The corporation has approved Rs22,136 crore of home loans...

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Nishant Vivek 21 January 2019
If you are a growing business or want to widen your reach by tapping into the online market then you must be able to accept credit card payments. By accepting credit card payments your business can witness up to a 40% boost in sales. So, put the right software and hardware in place so as to...

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Moneylife Digital Team 27 June 2018
A Special Court on Wednesday granted bail to Ravindra Marathe, managing director (MD) and chief executive officer (CEO) of Bank of Maharashtra (BoM). Last week, Marathe, along with five others were arrested by the Pune Police in the DS Kulkarni fraud and cheating case.   SN Sardesai,...

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Moneylife Digital Team 27 June 2018
Lenders to Alok Industries Ltd took a haircut of 84% in approving Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL)-JM Financial Asset Reconstruction Company (ARC)’s resolution plan to take over the bankrupted textile company. However, in a statement, DT Franco, General Secretary of All India Bank Officers'...

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Shrikrishna Kachave 26 June 2018
Every day for the past two months, even existing customers of Axis Bank have received a promotional mailer captioned - "Get Your Zero Balance AXIS ASAP Savings Account in 3 Easy Steps”. For the first time in its history, the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) has also woken up to the need to...

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Last week a consortium of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) and JM Financial Asset Reconstruction Co (ARC) succeeded in their bid for Alok Industries Ltd. This may appear as a great success of a bad loan resolution attempt but it is in fact a sad day in the history of Indian banking. The...

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R Balakrishnan R Balakrishnan 25 June 2018
According to news reports, the Life Insurance Corp of India (LIC) will now buy shares in IDBI Bank from the government of India. Logically the price should not exceed one rupee for the entire lot (one rupee so that there is some accounting entry possible). Of course, if wound down, the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 25 June 2018
Without even understanding the meaning of orders passed by the Supreme Court or reading the notification issued by Ministry of Finance, several banks are found harassing customers for want of Aadhaar. In fact, to her utter shock, Anoo Bhuyan, a journalist, found three of her bank accounts...

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Moneylife Digital Team 20 June 2018
The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Pune Police on Wednesday arrested Ravindra P Marathe, Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive (CEO) of Bank of Maharashtra along with five others in the multi-crore DS Kulkarni default case. Those arrested include the Bank’s former Chairman and MD Sushil...

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Sucheta Dalal Sucheta Dalal 04 December 2017
“We don’t mind haircut, but we don’t want to be bald,” quipped State Bank of India (SBI) chairman, Rajnish Kumar, to make the point that the Bank was willing to take a discount while resolving bad loans, but wouldn’t be willing to accept a deep discount that leaves them with nothing. On a...

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Moneylife Digital Team 07 November 2017
Bank customers, especially fixed deposit (FD) holders often wonder why their bank has deducted tax on their FDs, even when it was not applicable or why they are unable to get tax deducted at source (TDS) certificate from the bank in time. Blame it on lethargic implementation of relevant...

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Chennai, Two major unions -- All India Bank Employees' Association (AIBEA) and All India Bank Officers' Association (AIBOA) -- will chalk out separate agitation and strike programmes in support of early wage revision in IDBI Bank, the unions said.   Employees of IDBI Bank will strike...

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New Delhi, In a major decision aimed at tackling the mounting non-performing assets (NPAs) of public sector banks, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday night issued an ordinance to amend the Banking Regulation Act that will empower the RBI to go after defaulters.   The Cabinet is believed...

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New Delhi, As a crucial part of the resolution of the non-performing assets (NPAs), Rs 2.44 lakh crore worth of gross NPAs have been sold to the Asset Reconstruction Companies (ARCs) while the current stock of stress in the Indian banking system is estimated at Rs 11.80 lakh crore, a study...

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Dr B Yerram Raju Dr B Yerram Raju  and   Vikas Singh 02 May 2017
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has put four banks on its critical watch list and warned another ten to spruce up their capital. What prompted the RBI to do this is anybody’s guess. Both the warning and action are sorely needed.   Huge bank frauds are reported, many of them from...

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Moneylife Digital Team 20 April 2017
The Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) updated "prompt corrective action" (PCA) framework could suggest a greater willingness to take regulatory action to address problems at struggling banks. However, according to a ratings agency, its implementation is likely to be effective only if it is...

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Mumbai, The RBI's latest notifications to force banks to report deviations from prescribed asset quality norms and under-provisioning for bad loans, and take in higher standard asset provisioning across risky sectors, particularly in telecom, point to the implemention of Indian Accounting...

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New Delhi, The central government and the RBI on Wednesday allowed time till April 30 for "commensurate deposits" by citizens who have declared their unaccounted income under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Deposit Scheme (PMGKDS) that offered non-interest bearing deposits for four...

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