It’s not weakness in IBC, but in how people are gaming it

You announced on Thursday that the government will provide ₹30,600 crore in guarantees to the National Asset Reconstruction Co. Ltd to buy ₹2 trillion of bad loans from banks. This will be in a 15:85 split, with NARCL offering banks cash for 15% of the value of assets and issuing security receipts for the rest … Read more

ICICI Bank gets IRDAI approval to reduce stake in ICICI Lombard

As at June 30, 2021, ICICI Bank held 51.87% of the equity stake in ICICI Lombard – the general insurance business. On September 3, 2021, ICICI Lombard informed the exchanges about receipt of approval from Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) for ICICI Bank to reduce the stake in Lombard to 30%. The … Read more

Kotak Mahindra Bank technically looking strong

Kotak Mahindra Bank (KMB) is one of the under performer in the current bull market. The stock is at similar levels as it was in December 2019 compared with nifty that has increased by >40% during this period. However, it seems that KMB is now trying to make a move. Checkout the chart below. On … Read more

AU continues to see key personnel exits. Bound to make investors nervous

March 3, 2021 – Nitin Gupta, Chief Auditor Officer resigns and eventually moves to Equitas Small Finance Bank July 14, 2021 – Alok Gupta, Chief Risk Officer resigns. Disclosed by the Company only on August 29, 2021 supposedly after their inability to try retain him back August 31, 2021 – Sumit Dhir, Head Internal Audit … Read more

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala picks 1.59% in Canara Bank

This is for all the investors who love following the share picks of the veterans. As per the shareholding pattern filed on August 24 by Canara Bank, the Big Bull picked up a 1.59% stake in the bank that is currently valued at Rs 402 crore. The current market price for ready reference is Rs … Read more

Lot seems to be changing at ICICI Bank

As per my employee contacts at ICICI Bank, lot seems to have changed since Sandeep Bakhshi took over. He is focused, detail oriented and a boring banker. Result – there is less focus on market position but more on effective growth by identifying the available market opportunities. Unit economics and credit quality has become a … Read more