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ADB provided $1.5-billion to India for Covid response

The Asian Development Bank has provided fiscal support of 1.5 billion USD to India to fight against COVID-19 crisis. This is according to the Annual Report, 2020 of ADB that was released recently. This is part of the fiscal support the bank has set aside for pandemic. Key Findings of the Report The Asian Development ..




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 ..


RBI Committee Report on Development of Housing Finance Securitisation Market

The report by an RBI committee on the development of housing finance securitisation market headed by Harsh Vardhan, senior advisor, Bain & Co has made the following observations: The home loans disbursed by banks and housing finance companies (HFCs) is expected to jump to Rs 35 lakh crore by the end of fiscal 2022, from ..


Jyske Bank launchs world’s first negative interest rate mortgage

Denmark’s third largest, Jyske Bank has launched the world’s first negative interest rate mortgage and started to offer a10-year mortgage deals at a negative interest rate of 0.5% a year. Under its negative mortgage, borrowers will pay the usual EMI but the outstanding amount will be slashed each month by more than the borrower has ..


Sunil Mehta recommends changes in existing Inter-Creditor Agreement (ICA)

The Sashakt Committee, headed by PNB non-executive chairman Sunil Mehta, has recommended changes in existing Inter-Creditor Agreement (ICA) to incorporate revised voting threshold and other changes for decision making stipulated by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). It will enable expeditious implementation of the new framework on stressed assets. Under the RBI’s new framework, it ..