SBI Waiver on Minimum Balance Penalty is Welcome

Public Statement: March 12, 2020 SBI Waiver on Minimum Balance Penalty is Welcome: All Bank Charges, Hurting the Poor, Must Go. Financial Accountability Network India (FAN India) welcomes the announcement of State Bank of India (SBI) to waive the penalty for not maintaining Average Minimum Balance and for SMS service.…

Yes Bank Debacle exposes RBI’s Failure: Time to Hold the Responsible Accountable & Nationalise Private Banks

Public Statement | March 9, 2020 Yes Bank Debacle exposes RBI’s Failure Time to Hold the Responsible Accountable & Nationalise Private Banks Reserve Bank of India has once again failed the depositors of this country by putting Yes Bank under the restrictions for a month and putting the cap on…

Government Seeks another Bail-out!

  Government Seeks another Bail-out! New Delhi, 13 January 2019: Financial Accountability Network India (FAN India) condemns the government’s move to seek another round of funds from Reserve Bank of India (RBI). This comes in just months after the RBI approved Rs. 1.76 Lac Crore (including Rs. 52,637 crore from…

Public Statement: Communalising Banking

New Delhi, December 27, 2019: Financial Accountability Network India condemns RBI’s amendment of Foreign Exchange Management Regulations (FEMA) Act, that requires customers with a Non-Resident Ordinary (NRO) account to identify their religion for their ‘Know your Customer’ (KYC) details. The changes, which are in tandem with the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA)…

Bank Charges: Penalising The Poor Continues, As Corporates Enjoy Rs. 6 Lakh Crore Write-Offs

Public Statement | 27.11.2019 New Delhi: The public sector banks collected just under Rs 2000 crore in 2018-19 as a penalty for not maintaining the minimum balance in savings bank accounts. This was revealed by the Minister of State for Finance, Mr. Anurag Thakur in the Lok Sabha on Monday…

Support Bank Strike against Mergers and Bank Charges

For Immediate Release Support Bank Strike against Mergers and Bank Charges September 23, 2019: Financial Accountability Network, India stands in solidarity with the strikes and protest actions announced by the bank officers and employee unions. Four officers’ unions All India Bank Officer’s Confederation (AIBOC), the All India Bank Officer’s Association (AIBOA),…

Mergers to result in global banks? They would be worth $4 bn vs big banks’ capital $70-80 bn

Four officers’ unions, All India Bank Officer’s Confederation (AIBOC), the All India Bank Officer’s Association (AIBOA), the Indian National Bank Officer’s Congress (INBOC) and the National Organization of Bank Officers (NOBO), have called for a strike on September 26 and 27 to protest against the merger of 10 state-run banks…

Statement on the Misleading Media Reports on SBI’s Service Charges

For Immediate Release Media Reporting on Bank Charges Misleading: SBI Continues to Fleece its Customers!! Public Statement by Financial Accountability Network India. September 23, 2019: There has been misleading media reports, which claimed that State Bank of India has revised various services charges. The reports claimed that there has been a…

Bank merger is another name of bank murder: Purushottam Sharma

In the wake of RBI’s decision to transfer Rs 1.76 lakh crore to the government as per the recommendations of the Bimal Jalan-led committee; and Modi Government’s the decision to merge 10 Public Sector Banks to carve out for large banks, a public debate titled ‘RBI’s Reserve Fund Transfer & Banks…

The government is now trying to get rid of PSUs: VK Tomar

In the wake of RBI’s decision to transfer Rs 1.76 lakh crore to the government as per the recommendations of the Bimal Jalan-led committee; and Modi Government’s the decision to merge 10 Public Sector Banks to carve out for large banks, a public debate titled ‘RBI’s Reserve Fund Transfer & Banks…