Govt declares ICICI, HDFC, NPCI’s IT resources as critical information infra

The government has declared the IT resources of ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank and UPI managing entity NPCI as ‘critical information infrastructure’, implying any harm to them can have an impact on national security and any unauthorised person accessing these resources may be jailed for up to 10 years, according to an official notification. The Ministry … Read more

IIFL Finance dilutes 20% stake in home finance subsidiary

IIFL Home Finance (IHFL) is raising Rs 2,200 crore from Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) for 20% stake. Key points to note –  IHFL is currently a 100% ‘unlisted’ subsidiary of IIFL Finance Limited (IFL) It is in the business of small-ticket (affordable) home loans, loan against property and construction finance. The subject fund raise … Read more

NBFCs see demand rising for used-vehicle financing

Non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) are seeing a rise in demand for used vehicle financing amid Covid. The pandemicdriven preference for owning second and third cars in households, upgrades by two-wheeler owners to preowned cars and lower cost of used vehicles are some primary reasons for the spike in demand for used vehicles. NBFCs offering loans … Read more

SEBI bans six persons from securities market in IIFL Group front running case

SEBI noted that these persons were front running the trades of six entities of IIFL Group, including IIFL Asset Management, also called Big ‘Clients’. SEBI noted that these persons were front running the trades of six entities of IIFL Group, including IIFL Asset Management, also called Big ‘Clients’. The Securities and Exchange Board of India … Read more

SEBI fines IIFL Securities for violation of norms related to the client funds

Brokerage businesses handle significant client money and hence are supposed to be managed with extreme discipline. Regulations are well laid out in that regard. However, time and again we come across cases that raise doubt on this underlying presumption. Today, SEBI passed an adjudication order against IIFL Securities Limited (IIFL) for some serious violations – … Read more

Indostar informs about credit process lapses and hence need for additional provisions. Fixing of accountability awaited.

In a surprise development, Indostar Capital Finance Limited (ICFL) informed the following – On March 31, 2022, the management had informed Audit Committee of certain control deficiencies observed during the interim statutory audit Observations specifically related to the CV loan portfolio They were in respect of sanctioning of loans to existing customers, loan documentation and … Read more