Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicPrivate banks

Topic: private banks

HDFC to double retail loans as consumer demand picks, Covid uncertainty declines

HDFC's retail loans grew around 9.3 per cent slower than its overall book's 14.4% in the June quarter, much lower than SBI (16.5%) & ICICI (20%) growth in that portfolio.

Nirmala Sitharaman to meet CEOs of public sector banks on 25 August to review performance

Meeting is expected to take stock of banking sector, bad loans (NPAs), progress on restructuring RBI's 2.0 scheme. Banks may be nudged to push loan growth in productive sectors.

Private banks lending more than PSU banks as Indian economy recovers from Covid

Most recent data shows India’s top 3 private banks lent nearly 3 times the average industry rate in the quarter of March, while maintaining better asset quality than their state peers.

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.

India, Pakistan LoC peace commitment a relief but how long will it last?

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.

Finance Ministry lifts embargo, permits all private banks to participate in govt business

This step is expected to further enhance customer convenience, spur competition and higher efficiency in the standards of customer services, an official statement said.

Let’s stop pretending. Indian banking sector needs to be mostly private to be healthy

It’s virtually written in the stars that private banks will continue to grab a bigger share than public banks. Two or three large, better-run govt banks should suffice.

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.

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%.

India’s banking rules need to close the door to tycoon cronyism

Crony capitalism has built up slowly in India, emerging as a Frankenstein’s monster. Telecommunications to transportation, the landscape is starting to resemble a Monopoly board.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | ANI

Arif Mohammad Khan vs Kerala govt isn’t a new faceoff. Old cases show Governor wears two hats

Under UGC provisions, a search committee is appointed to find suitable candidates for the V-C post. Governors make their selection from among these names.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.