Srei’s fall and the sorrysaga of shadow lenders

What is the news? After the 2018 collapse of IL&FS and 2019 collapse of DHFL, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has added the Kolkata-based Srei Group to the country’s list of failed non-bank lenders. The regulator superseded the boards of two non-banking financial companies (NBFCs), Srei Infrastructure Finance Ltd and Srei Equipment Finance Ltd.… Continue reading Srei’s fall and the sorrysaga of shadow lenders

Economic Survey suggests ‘dynamic health index’ for NBFCs to ensure crisis alert

News:The Economic Survey has suggested the use of a ‘health score’ index for non-banking finance companies(NBFCs). Facts: About Health Score Index: The proposed Health Score Index will aim to provide an early warning signs for liquidity crisis in a non-banking finance company(NBFC) to tackle the problem of financial fragility. The Index will use key financing… Continue reading Economic Survey suggests ‘dynamic health index’ for NBFCs to ensure crisis alert

Asset Liability management(ALM) Framework for NBFC’s

News:The Reserve Bank of India(RBI) has introduced ‘liquidity management framework’ for Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs). Facts: Why this framework? This framework is introduced due to liquidity crunch faced by some NBFCs after the collapse of the Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services(IL&FS) group. About the framework: The framework has introduced the liquid­ity coverage ratio(LCR) for Non-Banking… Continue reading Asset Liability management(ALM) Framework for NBFC’s

Govt exempts NBFCs, listed firms from debenture reserve requirements

Government has removed Debenture Redemption Reserve(DRR) requirement for listed companies,Non banking financial companies (NBFCs) and Housing finance companies(HFCs). At present,these companies have to set up a DRR to the tune of 25% of the value of their outstanding debentures.However,banking companies and financial institutions are already exempted from creating DRRs. This move will make it cheaper… Continue reading Govt exempts NBFCs, listed firms from debenture reserve requirements

Government issues guidelines for ₹1 trillion partial credit guarantee for NBFCs

Government has operationalised a partial guarantee scheme announced in the budget for non-banking and housing finance companies(NBFCs and HFCs). The scheme provides for a one-time partial credit guarantee to Public sector banks(PSBs) for purchase of pooled assets of financially sound NBFCs. The scheme aims to address temporary asset liability mismatches of otherwise solvent NBFCs/HFCs without… Continue reading Government issues guidelines for ₹1 trillion partial credit guarantee for NBFCs

Banks’ exposure limits, lending norms eased for stressed NBFCs

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced several measures to enhance credit flow to the cash-starved non-banking financial companies (NBFC) sector. The RBI has raised any bank’s exposure limit to a single NBFC from the existing 15% to 20% of tier-1 capital.This will ease liquidity pressure in the NBFCs. RBI has also allowed bank… Continue reading Banks’ exposure limits, lending norms eased for stressed NBFCs

‘Slowdown evident, may be temporary’

HDFC Chairman has said that the economic slowdown in India which has been due to weakness in consumption demand is temporary in nature and will pick up at the onset of the festive season. According to data released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO),India’s quarterly GDP growth has declined to 5.8% in the January-March 2019… Continue reading ‘Slowdown evident, may be temporary’

NBFCs with big realty loans must rebalance books: RBI

The Reserve Bank of India(RBI) has asked non-banking finance companies(NBFCs) to bring down their lending to the real estate sector. In the finance sector,the National Housing Bank has also been keeping a watch on lending to real estate sector by finance companies.Banks too have scaled down their lending to this segment. Despite facing a credit… Continue reading NBFCs with big realty loans must rebalance books: RBI

Rise in government borrowings might have triggered NBFC crisis

RBI Deputy Governor has expressed the possibility that the rise in government borrowings might have led to the asset-liability mismatch in the non-banking financial companies(NBFC) sector. In the case of NBFCs,the ability to borrow long-term comes down when government borrowing rises increasing the risk of financial stability. This has led to the crisis in finance… Continue reading Rise in government borrowings might have triggered NBFC crisis

RBI Governor, state-run bank CEOs discuss slow rate transmission

The Reserve Bank of India Governor has discussed the issues of banking sector with the officials of Public sector banks(PSBs) and Indian Banks Association(IBA). During the meeting,the issue of less than desired level of transmission of monetary policy rates was discussed with the banks.Even though the RBI has cut the Repo rate by 75 basis… Continue reading RBI Governor, state-run bank CEOs discuss slow rate transmission

Budget Briefs: RBI can supersede NBFC board

The government has decided to strengthen regulatory authority of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) over non-banking financial companies (NBFCs). Finance Minister has said that the RBI will now be the regulator of Housing finance companies(HFC) replacing the National Housing Bank(NHB). According to the Finance Bill,2019,RBI can now remove the director of an NBFC and even… Continue reading Budget Briefs: RBI can supersede NBFC board

Fund-starved NBFCs seek dedicated liquidity window

Non-banking finance companies(NBFC) who are under liquidity crunch and high cost of borrowings has asked for short-term and long-term measures from the government and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). They have asked for a dedicated refinance window for NBFCs’ on the lines of National Housing Bank which provides refinance to housing finance companies. The… Continue reading Fund-starved NBFCs seek dedicated liquidity window

Govt may enhance RBI powers for better supervision of NBFCs

The government is considering a proposal from the Reserve Bank of India(RBI) seeking more powers to improve its regulatory and supervisory mechanism for non-banking financial companies(NBFCs). This proposal came after RBI had called for greater surveillance on large entities in India’s Non-banking financial companies(NBFC) as their failure could lead to losses that are similar to… Continue reading Govt may enhance RBI powers for better supervision of NBFCs

Will take fresh look at framework to supervise NBFCs: RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das

The Reserve Bank of India(RBI) Governor has said that the RBI is giving a fresh look at the regulatory and supervisory framework of the Non-banking Financial Companies(NBFCs). The RBI Governor said that the Reserve Bank will continue to monitor the activity and performance of NBFC sector with a focus on major entities and their inter-linkages… Continue reading Will take fresh look at framework to supervise NBFCs: RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das

Modi likely to meet bank chiefs to discuss roadmap for PSBs

Prime Minister is likely to meet chief executives of Indian banks to chalk out a strategy for the banking sector for the next five years. The meeting assumes significance as the country’s GDP growth slowed to 5.8% in the January-March 2019 quarter dragging down the full-year growth to a 5-year low of 6.8%. Further, the… Continue reading Modi likely to meet bank chiefs to discuss roadmap for PSBs

RBI plans liquidity buffer at shadow banks to aid stressed sector

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has released the draft circular on Liquidity Risk Management Framework for Non-Banking Financial Companies(NBFCs) and Core Investment Companies (CIC’s) for public comments. The NBFCs play an important role in delivering credit to the last mile, including the retail as well as MSME sectors. However,many NBFCs have come under severe… Continue reading RBI plans liquidity buffer at shadow banks to aid stressed sector

RBI to infuse ₹15,000 cr. in June via OMO

The Reserve Bank has said it will inject Rs 15,000 crore into the financial system through purchase of government bonds via the auction route.The government securities will be bought under Open Market Operations (OMO). This decision was taken as financial sector has been facing liquidity crisis ever since the Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services Ltd… Continue reading RBI to infuse ₹15,000 cr. in June via OMO

RBI against special NBFC window

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is not ready to offer a special lending window to stressed non-banking finance companies(NBFCs).The RBI may have to provide liquidity to all the NBFCs approaching it for funds if such a special window is opened. NITI Aayog has made a strong case before RBI for a special lending window… Continue reading RBI against special NBFC window

RBI tells bigger NBFCs to appoint chief risk officer

The Reserve Bank of India has directed non-banking finance companies (NBFC) with assets size of over Rs 5000 crore to appoint a chief risk officer(CRO) to improve standards of their risk management. This directive comes at a time when NBFCs are facing a funding crisis as some of the firms are burdened with over-leveraging and… Continue reading RBI tells bigger NBFCs to appoint chief risk officer

RBI extends ombudsman scheme to non-deposit taking NBFCs

The Reserve Bank of India(RBI) has decided to extend the Ombudsman Scheme for Non-Banking Financial Companies(NBFCs),2018 to non-deposit taking non-banking financial companies(NBFC-NDs) having asset size of Rs 100 crore or above with customer interface. This decision has been taken to ensure expeditious redressal of complaints against deficiency in services concerning loans and other matters relating… Continue reading RBI extends ombudsman scheme to non-deposit taking NBFCs

Not just liquidity: on NBFCs crisis

Not just liquidity: on NBFCs crisis News: Non-banking financial companies are stuck in a liquidity crises which has now reached to the tumbling stock prices. Important Facts: About the crises: It started with defaults by Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services Ltd (IL&FS), which has been classified as core investment company by RBI. This infrastructure lender… Continue reading Not just liquidity: on NBFCs crisis