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Restructuring and loan drive for MSMEs

The state owned public sector banks are to hold a month long drive to provide relief to the small businesses (MSMEs) through loans and restructuring options. The outreach program was launched by the central government in December and is to last till January 6, 2020. The banks are provide working capital for these MSMEs and ..

Axis Bank launchs a short-term online fixed deposit product “Express FD”

Axis Bank has launched a short-term online fixed deposit product ‘Express FD’ that allows a customer to open a FD account in 3 minutes through the digital mode without opening a savings account with the bank. The new product offers a host of features like attractive interest rates, zero issuance fees and no penalty on ..

Airtel Payments Bank launches ‘Bharosa savings account’

The Airtel Payments Bank has launched the Bharosa Savings Account to deepen the financial inclusion in the country. It has been designed to serve the unique needs of under-banked and unbanked population of India. The account offers free Personal Accident Insurance cover worth Rs 5 Lakhs on maintaining a balance of just Rs 500 along ..

RBI proposes setting up of web portal for quick Agri Loans

The report of the RBI Internal Working Group to Review Agricultural Credit has recommended the Indian Banks’ Association to introduce a web portal on the lines of PSB Loans in 59 Minutes to allow quicker credit access for the agriculture sector. The RBI had announced the setting up of committee in February to review the ..

RBI increases banks’ loan exposure limit to single NBFC

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has increased loan exposure limit of banks to a single NBFC. This is expected to help increase credit supply to the crisis-ridden shadow banking sector. Relaxation of Norms As per the Large Exposures Framework (LEF), Banks’ exposure to a single non-banking financial company (NBFC) was restricted to 15% of their available ..

Madhya Pradesh government to set up a Time Bank

The Happiness Department of Madhya Pradesh government has decided to set up a Time Bank that would lend currency to an hour, which could be exchanged to learn a new skill without the need for any paper money. It’s a reciprocal service exchange which uses units of time as currency. Under the scheme, people who ..

TN Manoharan heads Committee on Secondary Markets

The 6-member RBI task force, headed by Canara Bank Chairman TN Manoharan, has recommended the setting up a Self-Regulatory Body (SRB) of market participants to finalize details for the secondary market for corporate loans, including the standardization of documents. It has also called for amending regulations of SEBI, IRDA and PFRDA to enable participation of ..

Indian Banks to share data to tackle Fraud

Three Indian Banks- the Bank of India, the Bank of Baroda and the Allahabad Bank- have come together to create a seamless service for the transfer of data which would then be used to tackle frauds. What has happened? The three banks aim to have seamless data sharing to enable them to tackle share data ..