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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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Budget Good 1st Act. RBI's Monetary Policy 2nd

Budget Good 1st Act. RBI's Monetary Policy 2nd

Rediff.com4 days ago

Let's wait for the monetary policy on February 8 -- to see how it complements the fiscal commitments, points out Tamal Bandyopadhyay.

Why Raghuram Rajan Raced At RBI

Why Raghuram Rajan Raced At RBI

Rediff.com13 Jan 2023

The speed at which he led the central bank in different areas -- ranging from internal reorganisation to inflation fighting, stabilising the currency, taking on rogue corporations, cleaning up bank balance sheets, and opening the sector -- makes one believe that Rajan knew he had only three years to do his job. A fascinating excerpt from Tamal Bandyopadhyay's MUST-READ Roller Coaster: An Affair with Banking.

KochharGate: A Litmus Test For CBI

KochharGate: A Litmus Test For CBI

Rediff.com9 Jan 2023

In Chanda's defence, one can always say, why would the Videocon Group take care of her husband as a quid pro quo to get a loan? After all, the group has taken money from the entire banking industry and ICICI Bank's share in the pie is not even 10 per cent. So, if it had a quid pro quo with Chanda to get the money, it must have had similar arrangements with other banks, too. If this is not the case, one must accept that it had got money from all banks, including ICICI, without any under-the-table conditions, points out Tamal Bandyopadhyay.

A Banking Year Marked By Three Cs

A Banking Year Marked By Three Cs

Rediff.com5 Jan 2023

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das kept the red flag on cryptocurrencies flying, warning that the next financial crisis can be triggered by private cryptocurrencies if such speculative instruments are allowed to grow.

RBI Governor Is A Trapeze Artist

RBI Governor Is A Trapeze Artist

Rediff.com28 Dec 2022

Shaktikanta Das is a master of the finest balancing act who listens to all but takes his own decisions, discovers Tamal Bandyopadhyay.

12 PSBs Post Profit Of Rs 256.85 Billion

12 PSBs Post Profit Of Rs 256.85 Billion

Rediff.com14 Dec 2022

Collectively, the pack of 12 has posted a 50 per cent rise in profits -- Rs 25,685 crore. On a quarter-on-quarter basis (that is, September over June), the rise is 68 per cent. Public sector banks have never had such a stellar performance, explains Tamal Bandyopadhyay.

e-Rupee: An Idea Whose Time Has Come?

e-Rupee: An Idea Whose Time Has Come?

Rediff.com24 Nov 2022

The RBI refuses to classify a cryptocurrency as an asset since it doesn't have future cash flow and its value is always fluctuating because of speculation. There is also no consumer protection, observes Tamal Bandyopadhyay, and hence the e-rupee trial run.

Term Deposits: Banks Must Offer Higher Rates

Term Deposits: Banks Must Offer Higher Rates

Rediff.com14 Nov 2022

That's the only way to convince those who have money to return to the bank fold, ditching other asset classes, says Tamal Bandyopadhyay.

Why Bank HRs Are Under Pressure Suddenly

Why Bank HRs Are Under Pressure Suddenly

Rediff.com10 Nov 2022

Employees across segments, including those involved in specialised jobs such as technology, compliance and risk management, have started leaving the bank fold in hordes, observes Tamal Bandyopadhyay.

Expect Another Rate Hike In December

Expect Another Rate Hike In December

Rediff.com14 Oct 2022

Probably 35 bps. There could be even an encore in February 2023 to take the policy rate to 6.5% before the financial year ends, predicts Tamal Bandyopadhyay.

RBI Norms Don't Tackle Illegal Apps Menace

RBI Norms Don't Tackle Illegal Apps Menace

Rediff.com11 Oct 2022

Of the 2,562 customer complaints received between January 2020 and March 2021, a majority relate to illegal apps. At least two dozen suicide cases have been reported, perpetrated by the harassment by loan app operators, points out Tamal Bandyopadhyay.

Bad loan recovery process can get worse

Bad loan recovery process can get worse

Rediff.com22 Sep 2022

Since the bankcuptcy law came into effect from December 2016, with every quarter, the recovery rate has progressively been going down, notes Tamal Bandyopadhyay.

Banks Made Profits of Rs 1.57 Trillion!

Banks Made Profits of Rs 1.57 Trillion!

Rediff.com13 Sep 2022

If the banks throw caution to the winds for building loan books, the hydra-headed bad loans may resurface and spoil the party, warns Tamal Bandyopadhyay.

When Will Banks End Customer Harassment?

When Will Banks End Customer Harassment?

Rediff.com30 Aug 2022

The branch managers have come out of their glass cabins and the sellers' market has transformed into a buyers' market, but there is no end to the harassment of customers, asserts Tamal Bandyopadhyay.

Clearly, RBI is not worried about growth

Clearly, RBI is not worried about growth

Rediff.com25 Aug 2022

This is why it can fight out inflation, chin up, observes Tamal Bandyopadhyay.

DON'T WORRY About The Rupee!

DON'T WORRY About The Rupee!

Rediff.com2 Aug 2022

The currency market won't care for our moans, groans, cries and sighs. The rupee will find its own level, explains Tamal Bandyopadhyay.

Will Govt Cut PSBs Loose?

Will Govt Cut PSBs Loose?

Rediff.com28 Jul 2022

Merely bringing down the government stake below 51% may not find any taker for the PSBs. The government must bring down its holding to at least 26%, recommends Tamal Bandyopadhyay.

Will RBI Rescue Banks Again?

Will RBI Rescue Banks Again?

Rediff.com20 Jul 2022

Many banks' profits will take a hit and a few of them could even end up being in the red because of treasury losses, triggered by a sudden spike in government bond yields in the rising interest rate cycle, notes Tamal Bandyopadhyay.

RBL Bank: Strange Corner Office Changes

RBL Bank: Strange Corner Office Changes

Rediff.com5 Jul 2022

One thing is for sure: It smacks of the regulator's lack of confidence in the bank's board, points out Tamal Bandyopadhyay.

New Interest Regime: Both Customers And Banks To Feel Pain

New Interest Regime: Both Customers And Banks To Feel Pain

Rediff.com29 Jun 2022

Shifting to floating rate deposits can work as an anaesthetic gel for some customers, points out Tamal Bandyopadhyay.

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