Frauds on the rise at banks, warns RBI

The number of cases of fraud reported by banks increased both in terms of numbers and value in 2017-18, the Reserve Bank of India said in its annual report. Fraud cases, which were generally hovering at about 4,500 in the last 10 years, increased to 5,835 in 2017-18, the report …

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Over 99% of demonetised notes were returned: RBI

The Reserve Bank of India’s annual report for 2017-18 said more than 99% of the Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes withdrawn from circulation in November 2016 had been returned to the central bank. According to the report, after verification and reconciliation, the total value of the Rs. 500 and …

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Government hopeful of forming Kerala Bank

Expects a positive response from RBI on the formation of the bank The State government is expecting a positive response from the Reserve Bank of India on the formation Kerala Bank, Cooperation Minister Kadakampally Surendran has said. Mr. Surendran said in a clarification issued here on Tuesday that the government …

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‘Consortium lending led to more NPAs’

Consortium lending often led to inordinate delays in loan appraisal and resulted in swelling non-performing assets (NPAs) in the banking system, according to Rajnish Kumar, Chairman, State Bank of India. Consortium banking, as it was called till mid-90s, later became multiple banking following complaints of delay in appraisal process but …

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Credit registry: RBI Act may need tweak

The Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934, may need to be amended to facilitate the setting of a public credit registry (PCR), RBI Deputy Governor Viral Acharya said on Monday. Underscoring the vital need for the registry — the PCR is planned as an extensive database of credit information for …

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Growth impulses remain strong: Patel

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel sees domestic growth impulses continuing to remain reasonably strong as the monsoon, which has been normal ‘so far’, augurs well for the farm sector, according to the minutes of the Monetary Policy Committee’s meeting earlier this month. “The manufacturing sector has continued …

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