All stories by TAMAL BANDYOPADHYAY
Budget Good 1st Act. RBI's Monetary Policy 2ndRediff.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 RBIRediff.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 CBIRediff.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 CsRediff.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 ArtistRediff.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 BillionRediff.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?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 RatesRediff.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 SuddenlyRediff.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 DecemberRediff.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 MenaceRediff.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 worseRediff.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!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?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 growthRediff.com25 Aug 2022
This is why it can fight out inflation, chin up, observes Tamal Bandyopadhyay.
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?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?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 ChangesRediff.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 PainRediff.com29 Jun 2022
Shifting to floating rate deposits can work as an anaesthetic gel for some customers, points out Tamal Bandyopadhyay.