Cryptocurrencies a clear danger, says RBI governor Das

Terming cryptocurrencies a “clear danger”, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Shaktikanta Das on Thursday said anything that derives value based on make-believe, without any underlying, is just speculation under a sophisticated name. “While technology has supported the reach of the financial sector and its benefits must be fully harnessed, its potential to disrupt financial … Read more

RBI trims FY23 growth forecast to 7.2% amid geopolitical uncertainties

The Reserve Bank on Friday slashed economic growth projection to 7.2 per cent for the current fiscal from 7.8 per cent estimated earlier amid volatile crude oil prices and supply chain disruptions due to the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war. However, the central bank asserted that it will use all available tools to defend the Indian economy. … Read more

RBI stops Paytm Payments Bank from onboarding new customers

Paytm Payments Bank (PPB) is a joint venture between Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma and the listed holding company One97 Communications, the parent of Paytm. Sharma owns 51% in the bank in his personal capacity. It had started operations in 2017 and claims to have 60 million bank accounts with 4 lakh users added every … Read more

RBI keeps repo rate unchanged at 4%; maintains accommodative stance

NEW DELHI: The Reserve Bank of India‘s (RBI) monetary policy committee (MPC) on Wednesday unanimously decided to keep repo rate unchanged at 4 per cent for the tenth consecutive time and continued with the accommodative stance. Repo rate is the rate at which the RBI lends to banks, while reverse repo rate is the rate … Read more

Shaktikanta Das given 3-year extension as RBI governor

Mr. Das will head the RBI till December, 2024 The government has extended the term of Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das by another three years upto December 2024, according to an official order. Mr. Das was appointed the RBI’s 25th governor on December 11, 2018, initially for a period of three years. An … Read more

RBI appoints external firm to audit HDFC Bank’s IT infrastructure

HDFC Bank on Tuesday said the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has appointed an external IT firm for carrying out a special audit of its IT infrastructure in the aftermath of repeated service outages at the country’s largest private sector lender over the past two years. “RBI has appointed an external professional IT firm for … Read more

Reserve Bank revises audit norms for banks

The RBI on Saturday came up with revised long format audit report (LFAR) norms with a view to improving the efficacy of internal audit and risk management systems. The LFAR, which applies to statutory central auditors (SCA) and branch auditors of banks, has been updated keeping in view the large scale changes in the size, … Read more