RBI extends rate pause as food price pressure lingers

RBI‘s monetary policy committee on Friday decided to keep interest rates on hold for the seventh successive meeting, stating that “growth has surpassed all projections but cautioned that food price uncertainties continue to weigh on the inflation trajectory going forward”. RBI governor Shaktikanta Das said, “Two years ago, when inflation was at its peak at … Read more

Regulators take restrictive actions against JM Financial

RBI barred JM Financial Products (a subsidiary of JM Financial) from extending loans against shares, including financing subscriptions to IPOs of shares and debentures, with immediate effect over irregularities and corporate governance issues. An RBI statement said the “action is necessitated due to certain serious deficiencies observed with respect to loans sanctioned by the company … Read more

RBI halts IIFL Finance’s gold loan business

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has found various significant lapses in IIFL Finance‘s (IFL) Gold Loan business. It has consequently, directed the Company to cease and desist, with immediate effect, from sanctioning or disbursing gold loans or assigning/ securitising/ selling any of its gold loans. (The Company can continue to service its existing gold loan … Read more

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

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

Return asset papers within 30 days of loan repayment: RBI

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday said regulated entities have to release original property documents to retail loan borrowers within 30 days of full repayment, and any delay would attract a penalty. This would include consumer credit, education loans, loans given to create or enhance immovable assets and loans for investment in financial … Read more

RBI committed to bring down inflation to 4%; watchful of price risks: Governor Das

Reserve Bank Governor Shaktikanta Das on Tuesday said the central bank has a commitment to reducing inflation to a target of 4 per cent. Additionally, it will maintain a vigilant stance in monitoring potential risks, particularly as frequent global supply disruptions can significantly impact price management. Shaktikanta Das while delivering a lecture at the Delhi … Read more