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  • 08-Feb-2008 | Shriya Bubna & Rajendra Palande

    RBI concerned over banks' loan rate pricing

    The Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Commission (MRTPC) had sent a letter to about half a dozen banks last month, seeking details on how they had determined the interest rate increases on

  • 07-Feb-2008 | Shriya Bubna & Rajendra Palande

    PLR rejig in favour of new borrowers

    Its a fraud on existing retail borrowers when banks lower the rates only for new customers, admits the retail head of a private sector bank, albeit only in private, as banks continue to lower the

  • 06-Feb-2008 | Shriya Bubna

    Cibil moves to curb home loan frauds

    Plans database of mortgaged properties.

  • 05-Feb-2008 | Anita Bhoir & Shriya Bubna

    ICICI to fund home loans up to Rs 20 lakh

    Keeps low-risk priority lending with itself, leaves big financing to arm.

  • 02-Feb-2008 | Shriya Bubna

    UCO Bank to cut PLR by 25 bps

    Will seek board nod on Feb 5; Corp Bank may follow suit.

  • 16-Jan-2008 | Shriya Bubna

    SBI plans one-man branches to tap HNIs

    State Bank of India (SBI), the countrys largest bank, in an attempt to tap a larger chunk of the mass affluent and high net worth individuals (HNIs), plans to set up one-man branches and financial

  • 11-Jan-2008 | Shriya Bubna & Anita Bhoir

    SBI, ICICI seek Singapore QFB licence

    The countrys two largest banks, State Bank of India (SBI) and ICICI Bank, which had earlier expressed interest to launch full banking operations in Singapore, have now applied to the Monetary

  • 11-Jan-2008 | Anita Bhoir & Shriya Bubna

    Foreign banks pitch for 2009 road map

    Foreign banks operating in India want the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to prepare a vision document on policy changes they can expect after March 2009.

  • 07-Jan-2008 | Shriya Bubna & Abhijit Lele

    Subprime crisis to hit 4 big banks` profits

    SBI, ICICI, BoB, BoI to book losses on credit derivatives.

  • 29-Dec-2007 | Shriya Bubna

    SBI US branch to get approval


  • 28-Dec-2007 | Shriya Bubna & Rajendra Palande

    A few banks refuse to join the rate race


  • 27-Dec-2007 | Shriya Bubna & Rajendra Palande

    Banks get trapped in bulk deposits war


  • 25-Dec-2007 | Shriya Bubna & Abhijit Lele

    Indian banks gain from sub-prime woes

    Foreign offices of local banks lap up debt at discount.

  • 18-Dec-2007 | Shriya Bubna

    SBI goes aggressive on stocks

    India's largest bank has invested Rs 4,973 crore in shares till December

  • 12-Dec-2007 | Shriya Bubna

    `We are cutting our bulk deposits`

    BANKER SPEAKS/ K Ramakrishnan, Chairman & Managing Director, Andhra Bank

  • 08-Dec-2007 | Shriya Bubna

    Banks shy away from loan recovery

    Till a couple of months back, 26-year-old Kusum, a tele-caller at a Mumbai-based loan recovery agency, would argue with a defaulting borrower to make him pay up. Today, she just ends the call at the

  • 05-Dec-2007 | Shriya Bubna

    Unused loans to cost firms dear

    Banks plan to charge a levy on unutilised portion of credit.

  • 23-Nov-2007 | Abhijit Lele & Shriya Bubna

    `We are planning a fund for poor`

    BANKER SPEAKS/ R M Malla, CMD, Sidbi

  • 22-Nov-2007 | Abhijit Lele & Shriya Bubna

    UBI, Punjab & Sind eye Sidbi arm stake

    Public sector lenders Punjab & Sind Bank (PSB) and United Bank of India (UBI) are likely to pick up a stake in development financial institution Small Industries Development Bank of Indias

  • 16-Nov-2007 | Shriya Bubna

    'Only out-of-the-box thinking will help banks'

    Q&A/ Janmejaya Sinha

  • 16-Nov-2007 | Shriya Bubna & Abhijit Lele

    Global advances fuel banks` loan books

    Loan books of Indian banks with significant international operations grew sizeably in the first six months of 2007-08, despite a slower increase in domestic credit offtake compared with their peers,

  • 13-Nov-2007 | Shriya Bubna

    Defaults may hit gem industry

    It is not just textile and garment exporters that are bearing the brunt of the rising rupee. Banks are sensing warning signals of potential loan defaults from gems and jewellery exporters also as the

  • 12-Nov-2007 | Shriya Bubna

    State Bank, Canara halt loans at lower rates

    State Bank of India (SBI), the countrys largest bank, and Canara Bank, the third-largest public sector bank, have rid their balance sheets of large amounts of short-term loans at substantially lower

  • 27-Oct-2007 | Shriya Bubna

    IFCI reduces coupon on 10-year bond

    Industrial Finance Corporation of India (IFCI), in less than a fortnight, has revised downwards the coupon it would offer on 70 per cent of the Rs 1,479 crore zero coupon bonds, after it converts the

  • 27-Oct-2007 | Abhijit Lele & Shriya Bubna

    BoI plans MF foray, credit card subsidiary

    BANKER SPEAKS: TS Narayanasami