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…

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…

Complete ‘negligence’ by RBI led to Yes Bank debacle: Financial advocacy group

Complete ‘negligence’ by RBI led to Yes Bank debacle: Financial advocacy group

In a “public statement”, the advocacy group Financial Accountability Network India, New Delhi, has said that the Yes Bank debacle exposes the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) “failure”, insisting on the need to hold those responsible for the debacle “accountable” and move towards “nationalising” private banks. Endorsed by 30 academics…

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…

Mergers! Systematic Privatisation of Public Sector Banks

For Immediate Release Mergers! Systematic Privatisation of Public Sector Banks New Delhi, September 2, 2019: We the undersigned organisations and individuals condemn the Government’s decision to merge 10 Public Sector Banks (PSBs) and demand immediate withdrawal of the mergers; Stop Privatisation of the PSBs; Take genuine actions to recover bad…

Strengthen Public Sector Banks! Bring Focus back to Mass Banking!

For Immediate Release Strengthen Public Sector Banks! Bring Focus Back to Mass Banking! July 20, 2019: On the golden jubilee year of nationalisation of the banks, Financial Accountability Network India commends the Public Sector Banks (PSBs) for their service for the past five decades. The role of the nationalised banks…