Statement on RBI’s discussion paper on Governance in Commercial Bank in India

Statement on RBI’s discussion paper on Governance in Commercial Bank in India

July 15, 2020 Financial Accountability Network India along with other civil society organisations, trade unions, bankers, people’s movements and networks strongly demand that the time for the consultation on the discussion paper on governance be increased to a minimum of three months along with necessary arrangements for wider participation of…

FAN India Condemns the Continuous Exploitation of Depositors by Banks even During the COVID Times

FAN India Condemns the Continuous Exploitation of Depositors by Banks even During the COVID Times

July 11, 2020, Delhi: Financial Accountability Network India condemns the banks for resuming the bank charges which were withheld for three months by Finance Minister. While all the banks resumed the ATM charges and penalty for not maintaining the minimum balance from the month of July, Bank of Maharashtra increased the…

Banks Fraudulently Converted Jan Dhan Accounts into Regular Saving Accounts to Extract Bank Charges

Banks Fraudulently Converted Jan Dhan Accounts into Regular Saving Accounts to Extract Bank Charges

Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna (PMJDY) was launched in August 2014 by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the aim of providing banking facilities to the poor and to increase financial inclusion in the country. It aimed to open at least one basic banking account for every household and provide…

The Breach of Trust between Banks and their Customers

The Breach of Trust between Banks and their Customers

There are several factors which play an important role in determining the relationship between banks and their customers. One of the most important amongst them is what services banks provide and how they deliver it to their customers which can facilitate the best to their financial needs. Banks were nationalised…

Bank Charges Exhausting Covid-19 Relief Fund

Bank Charges Exhausting Covid-19 Relief Fund

On 24th March, 2020, the Prime Minister of India has declared the nationwide lockdown due to global widespread of Covid 19. As a result, the entire businesses, works, and economy have shut down leading to enormous losses of jobs and livelihood. Consequently thousands of daily wage labours from different states (mainly…

SBI Waiver on Minimum Balance Penalty is Welcome: All Bank Charges

SBI Waiver on Minimum Balance Penalty is Welcome: All Bank Charges

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. In 2017, SBI imposed penalty on minimum balance and other banks followed the same, resulting in heavy financial burden for the…

The Worst Affect of Bank Charges on Working Class

The Worst Affect of Bank Charges on Working Class

The massive bank charges introduced in past few years have greatly affected the financial state of marginalised working class. This was better understood when the team of FanIndia has talked to some people of working class who belong to the indigent sections of the society such as farmers, construction labours,…

बैंकों ने लोगों की सेवा करने के बजाए उनका शोषण करना शुरू कर दिया है

बैंकों ने लोगों की सेवा करने के बजाए उनका शोषण करना शुरू कर दिया है

बैंक लोक कल्याण से भटक कर व्यावसायिक कल्याण के मार्ग पर चले गए हैं, उन्होंने लोगों की सेवा करने के बजाए उनका शोषण करना शुरू कर दिया है, वे कॉर्पोरेट को दिये ऋणों से हुए नुकसान की वसूली आम लोगों से बैंक चार्जेस के माध्यम से करने लगे हैं। वे…

Banks levy numerous charges on customers for services

Banks levy numerous charges on customers for services

All the banks, especially the public sector banks have a moral obligation and social responsibility of promoting financial inclusion and social welfare. The banks run on the deposits and when a bank sinks, depositors lose their savings. Therefore, deposit holders have a right to the common and basic banking services…

Depositors facing double whammy of keeping savings and paying for bank losses

Depositors facing double whammy of keeping savings and paying for bank losses

The savings of people deposited in banks form the capital of banks which banks lend to borrowers. Banks earn interest on the loans issued to borrowers. The cost of operating expenses including salaries comes from this interest on the loans issued by banks. The saving account depositors receive interest on…