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RBI governor says generalised farm loan waiver impacts credit culture

RBI governor Shaktikanta Das today said any generalised farm loan waiver adversely impacts the credit culture and the behaviour of borrowers, amid various state governments announcing waivers

2 min read7 Jan 2019

Samunnati Financial in talks to raise $35 million

Samunnati Financial planstoshore up capital, expand loan book with the funds

2 min read13 Dec 2018

Credit culture

The impact of farm loan waivers has started showing in bad loans accumulated at banks, such as HDFC Bank and Axis Bank

1 min read27 Jul 2017

HDFC Bank Q1 profit rises 20%, but farm loan waivers dent asset quality

HDFC Bank Q1 results show that higher interest income has boosted profit, but asset quality has worsened as expectations of farm loan waivers hit recoveries

2 min read25 Jul 2017

Farm loan waiver may dent India credit growth, says Moody’s unit

Loan growth may fall to the lowest level since 1992 as lenders tighten underwriting standards for advances to farmers, with farm loan waivers raising the risk on billions of dollars of such debt

2 min read20 Jun 2017

Tractor loans could see rise in delinquency rates: Fitch report

Tractor loans could see rise in delinquency rates due to political pressure for farmers to be granted waivers on agricultural loans, says Fitch report

2 min read18 Apr 2017

Equitas looks to trim microfinance loan portfolio to 25% from next fiscal

Equitas Small Finance Bank plans to venture into new portfolios like agricultural loans, gold loans and unsecured business loans going forward

2 min read21 Mar 2017

PM Modi’s new year sops to cost govt Rs3,500 crore annually: SBI Research

SBI Research says the overall fiscal impact of PM Modi’s new year sops will be around Rs3,500 crore per year, which is minimal compared to the social and economic benefits

1 min read3 Jan 2017

Waive agricultural loans, open farmers’ bank: opposition to govt

Opposition says Prime Minister Narendra Modi should reply to the debate on the issue

1 min read24 Apr 2015

Andhra Bank readies to take hit as farmers stop repaying loans

Ninety per cent of the bank’s farm loan book is made up of loans to farmers in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

4 min read2 Sep 2014
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