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Bank credit grows at a steady 15.5% YoY in early May, shows RBI data

Deposit mobilisation improves with 10.4% YoY growth

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Credit offtake expanded by 15 per cent and deposits grew by 9.6 per cent in the whole of FY23

Abhijit Lele Mumbai

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Credit offtake remained robust early into the current financial year, with 15.5 per cent growth year on year (YoY) clocked till May 05, 2023 as against 11.8 per cent a year ago. Deposit mobilisation also improved, growing 10.4 per cent YoY as against 9.7 per cent in the same period in FY23, showed Reserve Bank of India data.

Credit offtake expanded by 15 per cent and deposits grew by 9.6 per cent in the whole of FY23.

In the current financial year (FY24), bank credit in absolute terms grew by Rs 2.29 trillion to Rs 139.04 trillion. It had grown by Rs 1.49 trillion in the same period in FY23.

Liability mobilisation was much better as banks garnered Rs 3.91 trillion in deposits till May 05, 2023 as against Rs 2.3 trillion in the same period last year (FY23).

The deposits mobilised were Rs 1.62 trillion higher than credit offtake till May 05, 2023. The deposit raise was Rs 81,000 crore more than the credit given in the same period a year ago.

Early this week, Care Ratings in its review of banking business said the credit offtake has remained robust in recent months even amid the significant rise in interest rates.

The growth has been broad-based across segments with personal loans and NBFCs being key growth drivers. Demand for capex across select segments too is expected to drive industry credit growth.

Meanwhile, credit growth is likely to moderate marginally in FY24 compared to FY23. Further, a slowdown in global growth due to elevated interest rates, and inflation could impact credit growth, the rating agency added.

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First Published: May 19 2023 | 7:46 PM IST

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