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Bank Holidays In July: Banks To Remain Closed For 15 Days, Check Dates

If you have any important bank-related work in the month of July, then here's something important for you. Banks across India are likely to remain closed for up to 15 days in July.

RBI Extends Cheque Truncation System In Banks; Click For Latest Circular

Bhubaneswar: The Reserve Bank Of India (RBI) has decided to extend the Cheque Truncation System (CTS) across banks in the country. Earlier, the RBI had announced pan-India coverage of CTS by bringing all branches of banks in the country under an image-based CTS clearing mechanism. As per the latest notification, the CTS is in use […]

Trade Union Strike: 20L Cheques Worth 18000 Cr 'Miss' Clearance

Chennai:  Banking operations across the country was affected on Thursday with about 4.5 lakh bank employees joining the nationwide strike called by the central trade unions, said a top official of the All India Bank Employees’ Association (AIBEA). He also said about 20 lakh cheques worth about Rs 18,000 crore could not be sent for […]

PM Modi Discusses Credit Growth, Risk Aversion With Banks, NBFCs

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday held a meeting with the stakeholders of banks and NBFCs and discussed issues in the financial sector, including credit growth and risk aversion. The meeting largely talked about the vision and roadmap for the future. A statement from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said that the crucial […]

Banks To Face Tough Time Reporting Bad Loans, Restructuring To Increase

New Delhi: Banks and other secured lenders may face a tough time in terms of reporting of non-performing assets in their books and may take to loan restructuring over the next one year as new cases under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) will not be admitted, experts said. The Centre has suspended the admission […]

Banks May Not Extend Second Moratorium To All Customers

New Delhi: Banks may not extend the second moratorium to all their customers amid gradual resumption in business activity and rising asset quality risk emerging from longer duration loan forbearance. Sources said that banks are evaluating their loan portfolio with regard to customers who availed moratorium of interest repayment during the fist instalment period of […]

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Bank strike from March 11 to March 13 postponed indefinitely

Bhubaneswar: In what could bring relief for bank customers, the proposed all-India bank strike scheduled to be observed from March 11 to March 13 has been postponed indefinitely, informed Convenor of United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU), Sambit Mishra. The strike was called by the constituents of UFBU, the umbrella body of the trade unions […]

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Banking Services Impacted Due To Nationwide Trade Union Strike

New Delhi: Banking services were impacted on Wednesday as employees went on a nationwide strike called by 10 central trade unions to protest against the government’s “anti-people” policies. Branch activities including cash withdrawal deposit in public sector banks in many places across the country have been affected due to the strike. Most of the lenders […]

Don't Hesitate To Give Loans To SHGs Backed By Credible Spiritual Leaders: Sitharaman To Banks

Bengaluru: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday lauded self-help group movements led by religious and spiritual leaders and advised banks to give up any hesitation in giving loans to such groups backed by credible leadership. When you have social, religious and spiritual leaders leading the (self-help group) movement, banks find easy to find credible […]

RBI Guv: Nothing To Panic About Banking System; To Review Coop Banks Regulations Soon

Mumbai: Allaying fears of any threat to the banking system, Reserve Bank governor Shaktikanta Das on Friday asked the public not to panic as the entire banking system, including cooperative ones, continue to remain sound and stable. Das also said in the wake of the crisis at Punjab & Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank, the RBI […]

Pro-active Odisha Police hit FICN jackpot in 2019; seizures touch a record Rs 7.3 cr till date!

Bhubaneswar: Fake currency circulation is still posing a real challenge in Odisha. Post dipping to a historic low in the demonetisation year, the total seizure value of Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) has again picked up pace to a record seizure of over Rs 7.3 crore in mere 9-months of 2019. However, the paradigm shift […]

Markets Snap Winning Run; Banks, Auto Weigh

Mumbai: Benchmark indices surrendered early gains to close in the negative zone on Thursday as investors preferred to cash in on recent gains ahead of key macroeconomic data releases. After swinging 386 points intra-day, the 30-share BSE Sensex settled 166.54 points, or 0.45 per cent, lower at 37,104.28. Similarly, the broader NSE Nifty fell 52.90 […]

SBI Planning To End Debit Card Use; Here's Detail

In a bid to promote digital payments and eliminate plastic cards, the State Bank of India(SBI) may herald the beginning of the end of the ubiquitous debit cards from the banking system. This is despite the huge reliance on debit cards by customers of SBI which services a fifth of the population. “…it is our wish […]

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SBI And Other Debit Cardholders, Is Your Money Safe? Check Details

Even though debit-cum-ATM card offers a lot of conveniences, it is prone to risks which a cardholder must be aware of. Banks have been issuing advisories from time to time to debit cardholders to ensure that they do not fall victim to fraud and hacking. Tips issued by banks: It is always advisable to memorise […]

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RBI Imposes Heavy Penalty On 9 Banks. Here's Why

Mumbai: The Reserve Bank has slapped penalties on nine commercial banks, including State bank of India, Punjab National Bank and Bank of Baroda, for a host of violations, including delay on the reporting of fraud in the account of Kingfisher Airlines in case of two lenders. The nine lenders in separate regulatory filings said that […]

Credit Card Users Never Do This Or You Will Be In Trouble

Credit cards offered by banks and financial institutions provide a variety of benefits. Many use credit cards to purchase movie tickets or shop apparels or refuelling their vehicles. With these featured credit cards, life has become easy while earning reward points and discounts on purchases. However, the user must be aware of the features, rewards […]

Allahabad Bank narrows losses to Rs 732.81 crore in Quarter 3

Kolkata: State-run Allahabad Bank on Wednesday announced a net loss of Rs 732.81 crore for the quarter ended December 31, 2018, narrowing the net loss of Rs 1,263.79 crore reported for year ago period. The lender, which is under the prompt corrective action (PCA) of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), had reported a net […]

Allahabad Bank narrows losses to Rs 732.81 crore in Quarter 3

Kolkata: State-run Allahabad Bank on Wednesday announced a net loss of Rs 732.81 crore for the quarter ended December 31, 2018, narrowing the net loss of Rs 1,263.79 crore reported for year ago period. The lender, which is under the prompt corrective action (PCA) of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), had reported a net […]

Indian Bank's 3rd quarter profit down by 50% to Rs 152 crore

Chennai: Public sector lender Indian Bank on Friday announced about a 50 per cent fall in its standalone net profit for the third quarter ended on December 31 in the back drop of an increased provision for bad loans, said a top bank official. For the period under review, Indian Bank posted a net profit […]

RBI's excess capital should be used to recapitalise banks: Arvind Subramanian

New Delhi: In the midst of a government-Reserve Bank of India (RBI) tussle over utilisation of capital reserves of the central bank, former Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian strongly supports the government’s view, saying the RBI is holding excess capital between Rs 4.5 and Rs 7 lakh crore which should be used to recapitalise the […]

Centre uses banks to violate states' space: Ex-RBI Governor

Hyderabad: The Central government uses banks as a weapon to penetrate into jurisdiction of states, said former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Y.V. Reddy on Saturday. He said by controlling the banking system, the government of India is having access to extra budgetary resources or unaccountable resources to penetrate into the policies which it […]

Parliamentarians grill RBI governor over challenges faced by banks

New Delhi: RBI Governor Urjit Patel, who was on Tuesday grilled by parliamentarians over challenges being faced by the banking sector including the huge number and size of bad loans and frauds like the one in Punjab National Bank, sought more powers for the central bank to oversee Public Sector Banks (PSBs). Patel, summoned by […]

Banks raise interest rates; EMIs to increase for auto, home & business loans

New Delhi: Within a day of RBI hiking the key lending rate, banks have started raising interest rates which will increase EMIs for auto, home and business loans. Some big lenders including SBI, ICICI Bank and HDFC Bank had increased their Marginal Cost of Funds Based Lending Rates (MCLR) in anticipation of RBI raising repo […]

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No continuous holidays for banks anymore!

Chennai: Banks will not remain closed for five consecutive days starting from Thursday, a union leader said on Monday. “The banks will work on March 31 (Saturday) and there is no continuous holidays as per messages in the social media,” D. Thomas Franco Rajendra Dev, General Secretary of the All India Bank Officers Confederation told […]

Original IDs must for bank transactions over Rs 50,000

New Delhi: To check use of forged copies during bank transactions, the Government has made it mandatory for banks and financial institutions to check original identification documents of individuals dealing in cash above Rs 50,000. The Revenue Department in the Finance Ministry has issued a gazette notification making an amendment to the Prevention of Money-laundering […]