The country's largest public sector lender, the State Bank of India (SEBI) has increased the repo & reverse repo rate, making loans expensive for customers. The loan rate with a hike of 50 basis point, after the announcement of the RBI's new repo rate by 0.5% to take it to 5.90%, which came into effect from October 1, making EMIs to get costlier across all loan categories, including home loans.
In closing the market, the rupee fell by 49 paise, to 81.89 against the US dollar. The fall in INR put selling pressure on the domestic equities and a spike in crude oil prices, on October 3. Moreover, a stronger greenback against key rivals and persistent foreign fund outflows impacted the domestic currency. The constant fall of rupee against USD, close at 82-mark, raises concern for RBI and traders.
The Reserve Bank of India raised concerns over the growing unethical loan recovery practices, usurious interest rates and data privacy issues, on September 21. It also flagged certain material concerns regarding the mushrooming of digital lending apps. Amid the need of the hour to ensure safety following a process of whitelisting and due diligence by the regulated entities, the RBI Governor Shaktikant Das raised the concerns.
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The Reserve Bank of India has imposed penalties on five cooperative banks, on September 5. The penalty of Rs 25 lakh has been imposed on The Karnataka State Co-operative Apex Bank, Rs 15 lakhs on Thane Bharat Sahakari Bank Limited, Rs 5 Lakh Rani Laxmibai Urban Co-operative Bank, Jhansi, Rs 2 lakh on Nicholson Co-operative Town Bank and Rs Urban Co-operative Bank, Rourkela, for irregularities and other illegality,.
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To tackle high inflation in the country, RBI's monetary policy committee has raised the repo rate by 50 bps, to 5.40%. Notably, the new repo rate is higher than that of pre-pandemic levels, which was 5.15%. Notably, demand in the economy is typically suppressed by increasing interest rates. The move "might have an immediate impact on home buying for short term," said… read-more
The Reserve Bank of India revised the benchmark lending rate, Repo Rate by 5.40% or 50 basis points, on August 5. RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das announced the latest hike, the repo rate or the short-term lending rate at which banks borrow has crossed the pre-pandemic level of 5.15%. Notably, this is the third time after the Covid-19 pandemic, that the reserve repo rate has been hiked, also the highest since… read-more
Aiming to curb rising domestic inflation in India, the Reserve Bank of India's monetary policy committee, held a meeting, to discuss various monetary policies. The six-member panel commenced the meeting on August 3, which will issue a revision of the interest rate hike, which is currently at 4.90%. Furthermore, the outcome of the recently concluded RBI Monetary Policy Committee will be announced in a press conference, on August 5.
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced a monetary penalty of Rs 70 lakh against Bank of India for violating Know Your Customer standards on July 8. "This action is based on the deficiencies in regulatory compliance and is not intended to pronounce upon the validity of any transaction or agreement entered into by the bank with its customers," RBI said. RBI issued a directive after considering the bank's reply.
Aiming security of credit, and debit card data, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is set to implement tokenisation of card transactions. In regard to this, the RBI proposed new rules, implemented from July 1. In addition, the RBI extended the timeline for adherence to certain directions till October 1. The new rule has been implemented with rules, designed to ensure cardholders' security as the main highlight.
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Reserve Bank of India gave banks and non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) a three-month extension on June 21 to comply with certain rules connected to providing credit and debit cards, including card activation without clients' approval. Banks and NBFCs were supposed to adopt Master Direction on "Credit Card and Debit Card - Issuance and Conduct Directions, 2022" on July 1. The schedule for implementing remaining aspects of Master… read-more
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