RBI fines SBI, Canara, City Union banks for violations

\RBI has penalised three major lenders – SBI, Canara Bank, and City Union Bank – for violating RBI norms. These fines come after an inspection of their books as of March 2022. SBI has been fined Rs 2 crore for holding shares exceeding 30% of certain companies’ paid-up share capital, violating RBI regulations, and for … Read more

Axis Bank open to partnering with Paytm for new business: CEO Amitabh Chaudhry

Axis Bank, which claims leadership in the merchant acquiring space, is in talks with Paytm regarding partnerships across business lines. The bank, which has partnered with Paytm earlier, is now discussing newer areas for collaboration following RBI’s action against Paytm Payments Bank in Jan. Axis Bank MD & CEO Amitabh Chaudhry told reporters that any … Read more

Paytm taps ex-Sebi boss, others for advice

Paytm’s parent One 97 Communications Ltd on Friday said it has formed an advisory committee chaired by M. Damodaran, former chairman of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi). The committee will work with the One97 board on strengthening compliance and regulatory matters. The committee will also include M.M. Chitale, former president of the … Read more

RBI takes stringent action against Paytm Payments Bank

Paytm group is not new to RBI’s penal actions. Check Paytm’s track for details. Earlier in March 2022, RBI had stopped Paytm Payments Bank (PPB) from onboarding new customers due to certain material supervisory concerns. The regulator had then directed the bank to appoint a reputed external auditor to conduct a comprehensive audit of it’s … Read more

Reserve Bank of India tightens connected lending norms

The Reserve Bank of India has decided to tighten the connected lending norms to prevent instances where persons in power who influence lending decisions have close connections with borrowers. The regulator has also decided to come out with a unified regulatory framework on connected lending for all the regulated entities to avoid gaps in regulation. … Read more

AU buys an SFB focused on microfinance

AU Small Finance Bank (AU) is acquiring Fincare Small Finance Bank (Fincare) in a 100% share swap transaction. Fincare is a rural microfinance focused business with 15+ years of experience Microfinance is 53.9% of advances, followed by 18.9% Small Business Loans, 14.2% Home Loans, 10.2% Gold Loans and 2.6% others It’s majorly focused on South … Read more

RBI stops BoB onboarding new customers on Mobile App

The app in question is Bob World. “This action is based on certain material supervisory concerns observed in the manner of onboarding their customers onto this mobile application,” the RBI said. “Any further onboarding of customers of the bank on the ‘bob World’ application will be subject to rectification of the deficiencies observed and strengthening … Read more