The Government of India has approved a scheme to improve the liquidity position of NBFCs/HFCs through a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to avoid any potential systemic risks to the financial sector.
RBI brings in norms to curb malpractices by lending apps. RBI had to bring in these norms as hundreds of lending apps have mushroomed over the past year or so. RBI has made banks or NBFCs directly responsible for the actions of the digital platforms they have tied up with. RBI said that digital platforms and lenders must make adequate efforts towards the creation of grievance redressal mechanism.
Union government will bring an ordinance to put cooperative banks under RBI supervision. All govt banks, including urban and multi-state cooperative banks will be brought under the supervisory powers of the RBI.
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today launched the technology platform CHAMPIONS which stands for Creation and Harmonious Application of Modern Processes for Increasing the Output and National Strength. As the name suggests,the portal is basically for making the smaller units big by solving their grievances,encouraging, supporting, helping and handholding.It is a real one-stop-shop solution of MSME Ministry.
This booklet entitled ” Latest Banking Updates – Bank Promotions (Updated as of 31.05.2020)” has been prepared with an intention to provide ‘Latest Developments in Banking and Financial Sector’ for the enrichment of Bank’s Staff, the Banking knowledge and Banking Developments taking place in present day scenario, when the entire Banking Industry is facing heavy Turbulence in the form of huge NPA and mounting losses.
The Statement on Developmental and Regulatory Policies sets out various developmental and regulatory policy measures to improve the functioning of markets and market participants; measures to support exports and imports; efforts to further ease financial stress caused by COVID-19 disruptions by providing relief on debt servicing and improving access to working capital; and steps to ease financial constraints faced by state governments.
In view of the recent release of Macro Economic Data the RBI preponed the need for an off-cycle meeting of the monetary policy committee (MPC) in lieu of the scheduled meeting to be held during June 3 to 5, 2020. The MPC met on 20th, 21st and 22nd May 2020, the MPC reviewed domestic and global developments and their implications for the outlook. MPC voted unanimously for a reduction in the policy repo rate and for maintaining the accommodative stance of monetary policy as long as necessary to revive growth, mitigate the impact of COVID-19, while ensuring that inflation remains within the target. On the quantum of reduction, the MPC voted with a 5-1 majority to reduce the policy rate by 40 basis points from 4.4 per cent to 4.0 per cent. Consequently, the Marginal Standing Facility (MSF) rate and the Bank rate stand reduced to 4.25% from 4.65%. The reverse repo rate stands reduced to 3.35% from 3.75%.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the third tranche of the economic package for agriculture and allied sectors such as fisheries, dairy and animal husbandry. FM in her second press conference further unveiled details of the Rs 20 lakh crore economic package to help the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan (India’s self-reliant campaign). She said the new initiatives focus on migrant workers, street vendors, small traders, the self-employed and small farmers.
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday announced credit guaranteed loans to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), expected to help about 4.5 million units to get back to business. Announcing the details of the ₹20 trillion fiscal stimulus package, Sitharaman said the collateral free, automatic loans will benefit MSMEs with up to ₹25 crore outstanding loans and ₹100 crore sales.