Why ICICI Bank has blocked thousands of credit cards

ICICI Bank has blocked credit cards of 17,000 new customers after their data was reportedly exposed and reached “wrong users”. The bank said that it is issuing new cards to the customers. An ICICI Bank spokesperson told news agency IANS about 17,000 credit cards that were issued in the past few days “were erroneously mapped … Read more

ICICI bank approves making Lombard a subsidiary again

(In insurance ventures, banks can hold either less than 30% or more than 50% in accordance with the Reserve Bank of India guidelines.) ICICI Bank (the bank) currently holds 48.02% stake in ICICI Lombard (Lombard). Originally, the plan of ICICI bank was to reduce this stake to 30% for which RBI had allowed the bank … Read more

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

ICICI’s Sandeep Bakshi: Business Standard’s ‘Banker of the Year’

ICICI Bank’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Sandeep Bakhshi was chosen as the Business Standard Banker of the Year 2020-21 for turning around the private sector lender both in terms of performance and perception during his tenure of the past three and a half years. A jury of five members chaired by former RBI … 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

Three private banks pare stake in Yes Bank within 14 days of investing

Mumbai: After mounting an effort to rescue Yes Bank last month, three private sector lenders have already sold part of their stakes between 17 March and 31 March, showed shareholding data from BSE. The highest number of shares were sold by Federal Bank at 5.86 crore, followed by Kotak Mahindra Bank at 4.72 crore and … Read more