AIF-II cheer as bank taps open

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has allowed banks to resume investing in AIF-II or Category-II Alternate Investment Funds (AIFs). It means that banks can again invest in equity and debt funds of private equity (PE) firms. This follows a master risk circular by the RBI on Monday which provides a cap on every type… Continue reading AIF-II cheer as bank taps open

Govt to initiate PSBs’ consolidation process after Q1 results

The finance ministry is expected to initiate the process of consolidation of public sector banks (PSBs) once the first quarter results of the current fiscal have been announced, a senior official has said. There are various things including financial performance which have to be looked at before a merger decision is taken, said the official… Continue reading Govt to initiate PSBs’ consolidation process after Q1 results

Bank of India swings from loss to profit in Q1, bad loans fall

Bank of India (BOI), the country’s sixth biggest lender by assets, reported a first-quarter profit as its bad loan ratio narrowed and loan-loss provisions fell. Net profit was Rs 87.71 crore in the quarter ended June 30, compared with a loss of Rs 741 crore a year earlier, the Mumbai-based bank said on Wednesday. Analysts… Continue reading Bank of India swings from loss to profit in Q1, bad loans fall

HDFC Bank looks at refinancing to build corporate loan book

At a time when many large banks are putting brakes to growing corporate lending, due to capital constraint and exposure limits, HDFC Bank is aiming to expand its wholesale loan book through refinancing. Term loans constitute about 30 per cent of its corporate banking book, which grew by over 20 per cent to Rs 125,000… Continue reading HDFC Bank looks at refinancing to build corporate loan book

Black money: Swiss say Indian laws ‘adequate’ for auto-sharing banking info

Bank representatives are to meet here on Monday for a review of the work done on the resolution process under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC). It would be the first such exercise since the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), on June 13, directed action on 12 big-size bad loan cases. The aim is to… Continue reading Black money: Swiss say Indian laws ‘adequate’ for auto-sharing banking info

SBI plans to raise Rs 2,000 crore via Basel-III bonds

India’s largest lender State Bank of India plans to raise Rs 2,000 crore by allotting Basel-III compliant bonds to various investors. “The committee of directors for capital raising accorded its approval today to allot 20,000 AT1 Basel-III compliant non-convertible, perpetual, subordinated bonds in the nature of debentures… Aggregating Rs 2,000 crore to various investors,” State… Continue reading SBI plans to raise Rs 2,000 crore via Basel-III bonds

Bad loans: RBI to take up more cases, says Jaitley

The process of resolution of bad loans will start shortly, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday in the Lok Sabha as it passed a bill which gives RBI the power to direct banking companies to resolve the problem of stressed assets. Replying to a debate on the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2017, Jaitley said… Continue reading Bad loans: RBI to take up more cases, says Jaitley