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  • What will be the RBI Monetary Policy Committee decision today? Dec 05, 2022 11:14 AM IST

    What will be the RBI Monetary Policy Committee decision today?

    With another 25-35 bps rate hike, the MPC may signal the shift to neutral stance, marking the end of the current rate hike cycle.

  • Banking Central | How clean are the books of our banks? Nov 29, 2022 11:10 AM IST

    Banking Central | How clean are the books of our banks?

    The aggressive pick up in credit growth could backfire in later years if the economy doesn’t do well and banks may have to get ready for another round of bad loan cleanup exercise.

  • Banking Central | Will aggressive retail loan drive boomerang on banks? Nov 07, 2022 08:52 AM IST

    Banking Central | Will aggressive retail loan drive boomerang on banks?

    Retail loans are generally considered as a safe bet for lenders but in the event of a recession, these loans can turn risky.

  • Banking Central | What RBI will explain to government on failure to manage inflation Oct 31, 2022 09:08 AM IST

    Banking Central | What RBI will explain to government on failure to manage inflation

    The Central bank has limited tools to fight inflation and particularly so when the inflation is demand-driven triggered by external factors. That is likely to be the core of central bank’s argument.

  • Banking Central | HDFC Bank, Federal Q2 numbers signal good news for industry, yet challenges remain Oct 17, 2022 09:48 AM IST

    Banking Central | HDFC Bank, Federal Q2 numbers signal good news for industry, yet challenges remain

    If HDFC Bank numbers offer any clue, credit growth and asset quality look upbeat for the second quarter. Banks are clearly past the covid woes

  • Banking Central: How predictable is the RBI Monetary policy? Oct 03, 2022 08:27 AM IST

    Banking Central: How predictable is the RBI Monetary policy?

    The surprise element that used to accompany monetary policies in the past has clearly gone. It's easier to predict the outcomes now.

  • Banking Central | What does another rate hike this Friday mean to you? Sep 26, 2022 09:08 AM IST

    Banking Central | What does another rate hike this Friday mean to you?

    MPC's focus likely to continue on inflation fight even as growth recovery remains a concern

  • Banking Central | Who will control erring loan recovery agents? Sep 19, 2022 09:01 AM IST

    Banking Central | Who will control erring loan recovery agents?

    The Hazaribag incident highlights the dark world of recovery agents. Unfair loan recovery practices must stop

  • Banking Central | Government must not arm twist PSBs on education loans Sep 05, 2022 10:16 AM IST

    Banking Central | Government must not arm twist PSBs on education loans

    Leave it to the judgment of banks; it is equally important to get the money back just as giving it

  • Banking Central | New overseas investment rules a winner for banks, jolt to wilful defaulters Aug 29, 2022 10:14 AM IST

    Banking Central | New overseas investment rules a winner for banks, jolt to wilful defaulters

    The new rule addresses a long standing problem of fund diversion by loan defaulters across the boarder

  • Banking Central | What MPC’s inflation failure means to common man Aug 22, 2022 10:45 AM IST

    Banking Central | What MPC’s inflation failure means to common man

    The rate setting panel is set to explain its failure in meeting the inflation target in a written statement to the government

  • Banking Central | Borrowers deserve freedom from harassment Aug 15, 2022 12:01 PM IST

    Banking Central | Borrowers deserve freedom from harassment

    The latest RBI directions are a step in the right direction but the problem lies with its implementation on the ground

  • Banking Central | India fighting a losing battle on the rupee front Jul 11, 2022 08:46 AM IST

    Banking Central | India fighting a losing battle on the rupee front

    After the Government raised import duty on gold and oil last week, the RBI has followed up with measures to attract more foreign funds. The idea is to stem the rupee’s fall. But, probably, India is fighting a losing battle, as risks to currency are mainly emerging from global events.

  • Banking Central | India's PSB privatisation bid needs political resolve Jul 04, 2022 07:36 AM IST

    Banking Central | India's PSB privatisation bid needs political resolve

    For long, both the UPA and the NDA governments have promised privatisation but what lacked was political will

  • Banking Central | The case for a higher DICGC cover Jun 20, 2022 09:31 AM IST

    Banking Central | The case for a higher DICGC cover

    The rising instances of cooperative bank failures highlight the need for a higher safety net for depositors.

  • Banking Central | Counterfeit notes are back in full swing and that’s worrying May 30, 2022 09:41 AM IST

    Banking Central | Counterfeit notes are back in full swing and that’s worrying

    Curbing the circulation of fake notes or counterfeit notes, as we call them, was a stated aim of 2016 demonetisation. But, as the evidence suggests, the problem is far from over and demonetisation has failed to curb fake money

  • Banking Central | Government, RBI's inflation battle is a double-edged sword May 23, 2022 11:29 AM IST

    Banking Central | Government, RBI's inflation battle is a double-edged sword

    After the RBI, the government has taken a series of measures to cool inflation There will be more such steps ahead but at what cost?

  • Banking Central | Is there a shadow ban on crypto payments in India? May 16, 2022 10:11 AM IST

    Banking Central | Is there a shadow ban on crypto payments in India?

    The allegations by the Coinbase CEO and reports contradicting his claim made news last week. What really happened?

  • Banking Central | What does the RBI rate hike mean for the common man May 09, 2022 08:12 AM IST

    Banking Central | What does the RBI rate hike mean for the common man

    Rising interest rates are both bad news and good news for customers. For borrowers, EMIs will become costlier as banks adjust rates while for depositors returns on their fixed deposits will be more.

  • Banking Central | Why did HDFC decide to merge with HDFC Bank now? Apr 04, 2022 12:40 PM IST

    Banking Central | Why did HDFC decide to merge with HDFC Bank now?

    The RBI has been tightening regulations on the NBFC sector over years, grouping these entities into different categories based on size and interconnectedness and making capital norms stricter.

  • Banking Central | Will latest RBI framework dilute the spirit of MFI model? Mar 21, 2022 12:00 PM IST

    Banking Central | Will latest RBI framework dilute the spirit of MFI model?

    Microfinance has always been an avenue for economically weaker sections, especially women borrowers. The new framework poses some important questions.

  • Banking Central | BharatPe must put its house in order Feb 28, 2022 08:00 AM IST

    Banking Central | BharatPe must put its house in order

    Alleged corporate governance issues, infighting and mud-slinging in public do not augur well for BharatPe which is a part of the PMC Bank rescue mission.

  • Banking Central | Digital frauds — where does the buck stop? Feb 21, 2022 09:30 AM IST

    Banking Central | Digital frauds — where does the buck stop?

    While there is an aggressive push towards digital transactions, the rising number of frauds such as the Dhani episode last week raises critical questions about the safety of these channels.

  • Banking Central | A case for ‘neutral’ stance Feb 07, 2022 03:48 PM IST

    Banking Central | A case for ‘neutral’ stance

    The central bank has already initiated policy normalisation by limiting its bond purchases through securities acquisition programme. While a repo rate hike is unlikely this time, a change in monetary stance is very much expected.

  • Banking Central | Is privatisation the lone cure to save weak PSBs? Jan 24, 2022 05:49 PM IST

    Banking Central | Is privatisation the lone cure to save weak PSBs?

    The government has been pitching privatisation of state-run banks as a key-action item but it ends up as a no-action event. But, why alone focus on privatisation?