Business  /  Published 10.03.21

Microcredit portfolios under stress

The stress in the microcredit sector has increased as loans over 30 days due breached the double digit mark during the third quarter of 2020-21. The portfolio at risk (PAR>30) has increased to 14....
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 10.03.21

FIs told to halt crony lending

Chief economic Adviser K.V. Subramanian on Tuesday urged financial institutions to avoid crony lending and focus on high quality loans . “I think it is extremely critical now that the financial...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 15.02.21

Pledge to save

We are in the early days of a new year. Many have financial tasks such as tax-saving investments and insurance purchases to complete. Some are still trying to understand where to begin with their mone...
By Adhil Shetty in

Business  /  Published 30.01.21

Stop zombie lending

Under-capitalisation of banks and the pernicious phenomenon of zombie lending (lending without due diligence) or ever-greening  (not recognising sticky assets) that led to the bad loan crisis in ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

Business  /  Published 15.01.21

Bad bank plan gets support

Union Budget 2021-22 is expected to provide a road map to the banking sector to help it tackle rising bad loans, characterised in banking parlance as non-performing assets (NPAs). The measures being c...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi


Opinion  /  Published 14.01.21

Stress rises: RBI red flag on bad loans

The Reserve Bank of India has raised a red flag for the banking industry with an early warning that the stack of bad loans could rise to alarming levels once it starts to roll back the post-pandemic r...
By The Editorial Board in

Business  /  Published 14.01.21

Lens on online loans

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday formed a working group to study all aspects of digital lending activities to help it implement an appropriate regulatory framework. The move comes amid ri...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

Business  /  Published 30.12.20

RBI flag raised on bad loans

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Monday cautioned the asset quality of the banking system may deteriorate sharply even as the actual amount  of bad loans remains unknown on account of a Supreme...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

Business  /  Published 18.12.20

SC reserves loan verdict

The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its verdict on a batch of petitions seeking extension of moratorium which ended on August 31 till March 31, 2021 and waiver of interests during the moratorium pe...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 14.12.20

From Dec. 29, farm loan waivers

The minister added that the agriculture department was also working on an export policy to provide an additional market for surplus vegetables that are grown in Jharkhand. “A few months back, w...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi


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