RBI relaxes bad loans provisioning rules for banks, permits 100% utilization of floating provisions

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das on Wednesday announced that banks are allowed to utilise100 per cent of floating provisions/counter-cyclical provisioning buffer for making specific provisions for non-performing assets. RBI in its circular dated May 5, 2021 stated that “In order to mitigate the adverse impact of COVID 19 related stress on…

RBI announces Resolution Framework 2.0 for COVID Related Stressed Assets

RBI on Wednesday (5th May) announced Resolution Framework 2.0 targeting individual, small businesses and MSME borrowers. In terms of RBI’s Febraury 5th circular, Scheduled Commercial Banks were allowed to deduct the amount equivalent to credit disbursed to new MSME borrowers from their Net Demand and Time Liabilities (NDTL) for calculation of the Cash Reserve Ratio…

Blanket suspension of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) for a period of six months may extend

The government of India promulgated an ordinance to suspended initiation of fresh insolvency proceedings for a period of six months to shield companies impacted by the outbreak of Covid-19.  Ministry of Finance has announced that the Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code (“IBC”) proceedings under Section 7, 9 and 10 would be suspended for a period of…

Who is required to register security interests with CERSAI after the SARFAESI amendment 2019?

The Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act, 2002(SARFAESI Act 2002) provide for Enforcement of Security Interest for the realization of the dues without the intervention of Courts or Tribunals for recovery of NPAs by banks under various laws. In 2016 NBFC is included under the definition of the financial institution through…

COVID19 Regulatory Package: RBI extends Resolution Timelines on stressed assets under the Prudential Framework

In terms of the existing Prudential Framework, lenders are required to implement a resolution plan in respect of entities in default within 180 days from the end of Review Period of 30 days. As announced in the RBI Governor’s statement on Friday (17.04.2020), on a review aimed at alleviating the lingering impact of Covid19 on…

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC): List of restraints on FSPs during the moratorium period

Today (29.11.2019) RBI has filed an application under insolvency and liquidation proceeding against “ Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Limited” under Section 227 read with clause (zk) of sub-section (2) of Section 239 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), 2016, read with Rules 5 and 6 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy (Insolvency and Liquidation Proceedings…