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…

Banks merger ‘reflects’ Modi’s pro-corporate slant: Public sector units deserve to die

Several civil rights organizations, trade unions and their representatives have called the recent Government of India announcement of the merger of 10 public sector banks (PSBs) as a systematic step towards “privatising” them, adding, it is line with “a slew of waivers” for the so-called wealth creators, who are actually…

Transferring RBI surplus to govt, banks” merger to aggravate economic slowdown: Yechury

New Delhi, Sep 3 The twin moves of transferring RBI surplus to the Union government and merger of banks will further aggravate the slowdown the Indian economy is facing, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said on Tuesday. Speaking at a debate hosted by the Financial Accountability Network, he said the…

‘Not Just RTGS And NEFT, RBI Must Do Away With All Bank Charges’

Financial Accountability Network India has welcomed the Reserve Bank of India’s decision to remove charges for the RTGS and NEFT transactions and to form a committee under the chairmanship of Chief Executive Officer, Indian Banks’ Association, to “examine the entire gamut of ATM charges and fees”. “As a group of…

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Bank Charges: Punishment for the Poor and Marginalised

Bad loans have worsened the banks’ balance sheet. Because of this, the money which banks need to put aside (called provisions) for bad loans has increased manifold, resulting in a decrease of money available with banks for lending. By Ashish Kajla Does financial inclusion mean taking away the hard-earned savings…