ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Articles By Non-banking financial companies

To Regulate or Strangulate?

A critique aspect of the current regulatory framework for non-banking financial companies by the Reserve Bank of India shows that such regulations would stymie the growth of NBFCs, constricting their lending ability that has been affected by the pandemic. What is needed is regulation through incentives instead of the threat of penalisation.

An Investigation into the Selected Non-banking Financial Companies in India

The non-banking financial companies play a critical part in credit intermediation in India, with an active participation in credit lending to the segments that are largely left out by the formal banking channels. These include micro, small and medium enterprises, agriculture sector, and other unbanked sectors. Hence, they play a noteworthy role in the last-mile delivery of financial services and overall financial inclusion. Against the backdrop of the recent liquidity crisis, the financial health of selected 15 large NBFCs and the capital requirement regulations towards the sector are examined.

‘On-tap’ Bank Licences

Critically evaluating the draft guidelines for “on-tap” bank licences put up by the Reserve Bank of India, it is argued that India’s banking system is already sufficiently competitive, and there appear to be few who would be willing to enter the banking business. Entry of newer players, especially those with corporate backing, cannot be the priority at the moment. The priority over the next two or three years has to be the resolution of the non-performing assets problem and strengthening of the existing players.