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Subrata PandaAbhijit Lele Mumbai
Allowing borrowers more time to repay loans, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday extended the moratorium on EMI payments by another three months, till August-end, taking the total moratorium period to six months.
It also extended the deferment of interest payment on working capital loans till August 31. On March 27, the RBI had provided a three-month moratorium on all term loans (from March 1 to May 31). Krishnan Sitaraman, senior director, CRISIL Ratings, said banks will have to monitor borrower behaviour. “Six months of continuous non-payment of debt obligations can result in some element of credit indiscipline

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First Published: May 22 2020 | 5:11 PM IST

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