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Manappuram, Anand Rathi Global Finance face monetary penalty for non-compliance

The Reserve Bank has imposed monetary penalties on Manappuram Finance and Anand Rathi Global Finance for deficiencies in regulatory compliance.

The RBI said the monetary penalties are based on the deficiencies in regulatory compliance and are not intended to pronounce upon the validity of any transaction or agreement entered into by the companies with their customers (Photo: Mint)Premium
The RBI said the monetary penalties are based on the deficiencies in regulatory compliance and are not intended to pronounce upon the validity of any transaction or agreement entered into by the companies with their customers (Photo: Mint)

The Reserve Bank has imposed monetary penalties on Manappuram Finance and Anand Rathi Global Finance for deficiencies in regulatory compliance.

The banking regulator in a release on Thursday said it has imposed a monetary penalty of 42.78 lakh on Manappuram Finance Limited, Thrissur for non-compliance with certain provisions of the “Non-Banking Financial Company - Systemically Important Non-Deposit taking Company and Deposit taking Company (Reserve Bank) Directions, 2016".

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The apex bank said after examining the Risk Assessment Report, Inspection Report, supervisory letter and all related correspondence it noted that Manappuram Finance failed to comply with the RBI’s directions on payment to certain borrowers the surplus amounts realised by auction of gold articles pledged by those borrowers during the period from April 01, 2021 to September 30, 2022.

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Separately, the RBI imposed a monetary penalty of 20 lakh on Anand Rathi Global Finance Limited, Mumbai, for non-compliance with certain provisions of the Reserve Bank of India (Know Your Customer (KYC)) Directions, 2016.

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The Reserve Bank said that Anand Rathi Global Finance Limited failed to carry out on-going due diligence of its customers when it did not undertake their risk categorisation and put in to use any robust software for effective identification and reporting of suspicious transactions.

The penalties on both organizations have been imposed in the exercise of powers conferred on the RBI under the provisions of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934. 

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The RBI further said the actions are based on the deficiencies in regulatory compliance and are not intended to pronounce upon the validity of any transaction or agreement entered into by the companies with their customers.

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Published: 16 Nov 2023, 08:39 PM IST
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