On August 07, 2016 18:26 (IST)
The Reserve Bank of India's move to make new bank licences available on tap will encourage non-bank lenders to apply for access to cheaper public deposits, and the increased competition may dent state-run lenders' market share, ratings agency Icra has said.
On August 01, 2016 21:01 (IST)
Paving the way for entry of new players in banking sector, the Reserve Bank today heralded 'on tap' universal banking licence regime, but excluded large industrial houses from the purview though they can invest up to 10 per cent in new banks.
On May 15, 2016 12:34 (IST)
As India's banking sector expands with entry of new players in different avatars, veteran banker Uday Kotak feels policymakers must think about ways to deal with a situation when a bank goes belly-up.
On September 22, 2015 15:55 (IST)
The Reserve Bank of India had granted banking licence to IDFC on 23 July 2015. IDFC Bank will kick-start its lending operations from 1 October 2015. The new bank plans to start operations with an initial loan book of around Rs.55,000 crore and with 20 branches.
On February 04, 2015 21:20 (IST)
Former finance chief of Infosys V Balakrishnan is among the 72 applicants seeking licences to run a new category of lenders called small finance banks, the Reserve Bank of India said on Wednesday.
On July 04, 2014 11:31 (IST)
Gandhi also said the assessment of the monsoon rains on the economy would not be carried out until later.
On June 15, 2014 15:02 (IST)
Earlier this month, IDFC decided to come out with a follow-on public offer so as to bring down foreign shareholding in the company below 50 per cent.
On May 29, 2014 19:01 (IST)
Banking Secretary G.S. Sandhu said that the Reserve Bank of India is preparing draft guidelines for new bank licences and the new norms will be released in next four months.
On May 25, 2014 14:46 (IST)
India Post will have to apply afresh to the Reserve Bank under differential licence guidelines if it plans to start banking operations, according to sources.
On April 06, 2014 14:44 (IST)
Bandhan Financial Services, the first micro finance institution in the country to win a bank licence, is not looking for any tie-up as of now, saying that it has adequate capital to start banking operation.
On April 03, 2014 16:53 (IST)
Speaking to NDTV Profit, Rajiv Lall, executive chairman of IDFC, informed that the new bank could be named IDFC Bank and it has the opportunity to recreate the banking paradigm in a differentiated way.
On April 02, 2014 21:55 (IST)
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday said it has given in-principle approval to IDFC Ltd and Bandhan Financial Services to set up new banks in a country where about half of the households do not have access to formal banking services.
On April 02, 2014 18:51 (IST)
This would be the first time in a decade that new banking licences are handed out, since the formation of Yes Bank in 2004.
On April 02, 2014 17:41 (IST)
The BSE Sensex touched a new high for the eighth straight session on Wednesday and non-bank financial companies such as IDFC L surged after the election commission allowed the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to announce new bank licences.
On April 02, 2014 09:48 (IST)
Earlier on Tuesday RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan said, "Once the Election Commission clears, we will be in a position to announce banking licences fairly quickly."
On March 28, 2014 00:03 (IST)
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan on Thursday said the apex bank sought the Election Commission's nod over the issue of grant of new bank licences as a matter of caution.
On March 20, 2014 13:37 (IST)
Amid newspaper reports that the Election Commission may put a spanner on the Reserve Bank plan to issue the first few new bank licences by the month-end, senior-most deputy governor KC Chakrabarty on Thursday said the central bank is yet to hear from the poll panel in this regard.
On March 07, 2014 14:35 (IST)
About 25 players in the fray for bank licences. Public sector units India Post and IFCI and private players such as Anil Ambani group and Aditya Birla group are among the applicants.