RBI asks banks to remain extra careful and vigilant, focus on governance

Reserve Bank Governor Shaktikanta Das Tuesday asked Indian banks to be extra careful and vigilant in view of the adverse global developments while strengthening corporate governance. The governor held meetings with the MD and CEOs of public sector banks and select private sector banks in Mumbai. The meetings were also attended by Deputy Governors, M. … Read more

Fintech companies need a self-regulatory body: RBI deputy governor MK Jain

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has said that the financial technology, or fintech, sector should organise itself under a self-regulatory organisation that can monitor the conduct of member fintech entities. Addressing an international research conference on fintechs on Friday, co-organised by IIM-Ahmedabad, RBI deputy governor MK Jain said that a self-regulatory approach could also help … Read more

RBI to pay Rs 30,307 crore dividend to govt for FY22

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday said its board has approved a dividend payment of Rs 30,307 crore to the government for the financial ended March 2022. The board approved the transfer of Rs 30,307 crore as surplus to the central government for the accounting year 2021-22 while deciding to maintain the Contingency Risk … Read more

RBI: Partial ban on crypto won’t work

In the presentation, senior officials highlighted the issue of trackability of transactions, valuation of cryptos, the extreme price volatility, legal issues and identifying the various actors in the crypto transaction chain as areas of concern. Among the board members Revathy Iyer (former deputy comptroller & auditor general) expressed the need to proceed with caution. However, … Read more

There’s nothing alarming about rise in MSME bad loans: RBI

The Reserve Bank on Friday allayed the fears of lenders about the rising delinquency levels among small business loan borrowers, who are hit hard by the Covid-19 second wave, saying the numbers are not alarming yet. The government and the central bank push to support MSMEs during the pandemic through credit measures like the emergency … Read more