Thursday, 7 July, 2022

Topic: Loans

Loan demand at SBI rising despite inflation, higher borrowing costs, says chairman

Loan growth at India's biggest lender is expected to be robust, underpinned by demand from businesses after two straight years of credit contraction.

Indians are opting for ‘buy now, pay later’ schemes for festive season shopping

Rising vaccination rates & declining Covid cases are fueling optimism that people are more willing to spend this year. Consumers are now turning to installment plans from retailers.

Only 1.6% loans to street vendors under PM SVANidhi so far have come from private banks

Of total loans disbursed to over 20 lakh street vendors until 29 March, PSBs gave loans to over 18 lakh applicants while private banks distributed loans to just 32,534.

Every 4 out of 5 small businesses opted for RBI’s moratorium, but asset quality in question

The latest data indicates the stress the MSME sector faced after the lockdown. The central bank has also warned of a sharp rise in bad loans.

Chinese national, 3 others arrested in Hyderabad ‘instant loan’ apps case

The accused had developed 11 Instant loan apps, offering loans to individuals and levying hefty penalties in case of defaults, police said.

Hyderabad police find ‘Chinese link’ in instant loan apps cases that ‘drove 3 to suicide’

Police say unauthorised lenders shamed, harassed and even threatened borrowers online, links have been found to Indonesia and a 'Chinese national'.

In just 5 years, private banks have narrowed public sector’s huge lead in loans & deposits

Private banks’ market share in loans has risen to 36.04% in 2020 from 21.26% in 2015, while public sector banks’ share has gone to 59.8% from 74.28%.

As interest-on-interest gets credited today, only one way you can withdraw the amount

Borrowers of loans up to Rs 2 crore will receive the interest-on-interest credit for the 1 March-31 August period today, in accordance with the Supreme Court order.

Why Modi govt’s interest-on-interest ‘Diwali gift’ is good for India’s credit culture

Waiver of interest-on-interest for all during the moratorium can minimise moral hazard. Keeping it selective would've run the risk of hurting credit culture.

Banks need relief too, helping only borrowers will hamper next round of credit growth

As the moratorium on loan repayments ends, the government will have to answer the key question about how to treat defaulting borrowers.

On Camera


Mahendra Singh Dhoni sporting an Army insignia on his glove during the India-South Africa

MS Dhoni is the rainbow of Indian cricket, a cult figure who inspires youth across nation

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s honest self-assessment always put the interests of Indian cricket ahead of any desire to build a ‘legacy’ for himself.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Nepali Gorkhas to be recruited in Indian Army through Agnipath scheme, here is how

Similar to terms for Indian soldiers, the Nepalis would be inducted for 4 years, after which only 25 per cent would be retained.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.