Key policy rates remain unchanged in the 5th bi-monthly monitory policy statement of RBI

In the fifth bi-monthly monitory policy statement for 2015-16 (01.12.2015), RBI said that on the basis of an assessment of the current and evolving macroeconomic situation, it has been decided to keep policy  repo rate under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF)  unchanged at 6.75 percent.  The  cash reserve ratio (CRR) of scheduled banks unchanged at…

10 entities got licences to set up Small Banks

RBI on September 16, 2015 granted in-principle approval to 10 entities to set up small finance banks. The in princile approval is valid for 18 months.The entities who got the permission are Ujjivan Financial Service (Bengaluru),Janalakshmi Financial Service ( Bengaluru) Au Financiers (Jaipur), Equitas Holdings (Chennai),Capital Local Area Bank (Punjab), Disha Microfin (Ahmedabad), ESAF Microfinance (Chennai), RGVN (North East)…