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Tamal Bandyopadhyay

Tamal Bandyopadhyay, a consulting editor with Business Standard, is an author and senior adviser to Jana Small Finance Bank Ltd. You can e-mail the author at tamal.the@gmail.com

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Home Loans: To Top Up Or Not To Top Up?

Home Loans: To Top Up Or Not To Top Up?

Rediff.com6 May 2024

The home loan top-up, a kind of secured multipurpose personal loan, is on the regulator's radar, points out Tamal Bandyopadhyay.

Wage Pact: Will Bankers Make More Money?

Wage Pact: Will Bankers Make More Money?

Rediff.com2 May 2024

Postings to places at an altitude above 1,000 metres but less than 1,500 metres, between 1,500 and 3,000 metres, and above 3,000 metres entail different rates of allowances -- the higher the location, the bigger the allowance, reveals Tamal Bandyopadhyay.

The RBI Story: 90 Years And Going Strong

The RBI Story: 90 Years And Going Strong

Rediff.com24 Apr 2024

Of the eight RBI governors who have held office since the 1991 economic liberalisation, Bimal Jalan had the longest stint and S Venkitaramanan, the shortest. Current Governor Shaktikanta Das will overtake Bimal Jalan before completing his second term in December, points out Tamal Bandyopadhyay.

The RBI Way Of Firefighting

The RBI Way Of Firefighting

Rediff.com8 Apr 2024

Why is the RBI harsh on Paytm Payments Bank? Why did it give Rana Kapoor of Yes Bank Ltd such a long rope?Often, it's a long investigation process, but the RBI doesn't discuss this openly since that can threaten financial sector stability, explains Tamal Bandyopadhyay.

Gold Loans On RBI, Finance Ministry Radar

Gold Loans On RBI, Finance Ministry Radar

Rediff.com28 Mar 2024

Loan against gold as a product is catching on fast. Let's keep the momentum going, but aim for sustainable growth. A few bad apples should not ruin the brunch, argues Tamal Bandyopadhyay.

40-year-old fintech gurus need 60-year-olds to handhold them

40-year-old fintech gurus need 60-year-olds to handhold them

Rediff.com19 Mar 2024

The message is clear: The 60-year-old wise uncles need to handhold the 40-year-old entrepreneurs when, obsessed with ambition and greed for growth, they become a victim of hubris, points out Tamal Bandyopadhyay.

'Banking system has learnt lessons from 2008 crisis'

'Banking system has learnt lessons from 2008 crisis'

Rediff.com15 Mar 2024

'They have since only tried to improve systems. Also, with regulatory guidance from time to time, we are in a position to assess a situation and react in time.'

Why K V Kamath calls Indian banking system the best in 50 years

Why K V Kamath calls Indian banking system the best in 50 years

Rediff.com14 Mar 2024

'I don't think we have ever seen such alignment of everything that we need in the banking sector.'

'Crypto is serious threat to financial stability'

'Crypto is serious threat to financial stability'

Rediff.com11 Mar 2024

'To the believers of crypto regulations, I have only one question to ask, how will you regulate it?'

Will Bull Run In PSU Banks Continue?

Will Bull Run In PSU Banks Continue?

Rediff.com6 Mar 2024

>It's not easy to predict the market. But there are at least two positive factors to back the PSU banks, explains Tamal Bandyopadhyay.

New Challenges Facing Banks

New Challenges Facing Banks

Rediff.com28 Feb 2024

As the fight for deposits intensifies, the cost of money will rise and the margin will be under further pressure, points out Tamal Bandyopadhyay.

Has Paytm Woken Up Too Late?

Has Paytm Woken Up Too Late?

Rediff.com20 Feb 2024

Has Vijay Shekhar Sharma given up on the bank? For now, he seems to be on a save-OCL mission. The bank will face its logical end, observes Tamal Bandopadhyay.

Is Nirmalaji A Believer In Numerology?

Is Nirmalaji A Believer In Numerology?

Rediff.com3 Feb 2024

There hasn't been any dramatic moment in the first act (the Budget) but nobody would complain. It's par for the course as long as the figures don't change in the main Budget, which will be presented after general elections.

P2P Lending: Barking Up The Wrong Tree

P2P Lending: Barking Up The Wrong Tree

Rediff.com24 Jan 2024

P2P platforms do not have the safety net. Instead of playing the role of an intermediary, if they run their own balance sheets for safety and growth, it's a recipe for disaster, warns Tamal Bandyopadhyay.

Digital Loan Apps: Boon Or Bane?

Digital Loan Apps: Boon Or Bane?

Rediff.com18 Jan 2024

For the time being, digital lending remains a grey area, notes Tamal Bandyopadhyay.

Unruffled By Pitch, RBI Governor Bats Like Dravid

Unruffled By Pitch, RBI Governor Bats Like Dravid

Rediff.com19 Dec 2023

While the economy seems to be on a firm growth path, the fight against inflation is not over yet. Shaktikanta Das seems to be in no hurry. After playing well through a five-year Test match, he doesn't want to get out hit wicket, observes Tamal Bandyopadhyay.

Why RBI Is Worried About The Rise In Personal Loans

Why RBI Is Worried About The Rise In Personal Loans

Rediff.com28 Nov 2023

In the June quarter of FY24, 51 per cent of consumers who took small-ticket personal loans already had more than four credit products at the time of accessing yet another new loan, compared with just 17 per cent in the June quarter of FY20, points out Tamal Bandyopadhyay.

Gandhigiri To Recover Bad Loans

Gandhigiri To Recover Bad Loans

Rediff.com21 Nov 2023

Every defaulter is not a wilful defaulter who has the capability of paying back and is yet not servicing the bank loan, observes Tamal Bandyopadhyay.

RBI Governor Wants Bankers To Be Like Dravid

RBI Governor Wants Bankers To Be Like Dravid

Rediff.com20 Nov 2023

The governor made it clear that the RBI is aware of what's happening and acts accordingly, but doesn't make a noise about that, points out Tamal Bandyopadhyay.

'I have never done one wrong thing in my life'

'I have never done one wrong thing in my life'

Rediff.com16 Nov 2023

Excerpted from Sahara: The Untold Story by Tamal Bandyopadhyay.

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