News - Oct 2016
26th Oct 16 HDFC Bank net profit in second quarter rises up by 20.4 percent, asset quality remains stable
HDFC Bank reported an increase in its net profit by 20.4 percent to 3,455.3 crores for July to September quarter as compared to Rs. 2,869.5 crore in the corresponding period a year ago. The increase in profitability is to due to the increase in net interest income, other income, and operating profit. Net interest income grew by 19.6 percent to Rs.7,993 crores in July to September quarter. The asset quality remained stable but net interest margin declined sequentially.
26th Oct 16 State Bank of Mysore posts loss in second quarter, bad loans surges three times
State Bank of Mysore reported a loss of Rs. 183.5 crore in the second quarter ended on September 30 as compared to net profit of Rs. 131 crore during the July to September quarter in FY16 due to rise in the bad loans. Total income of the bank in the second quarter also declined to Rs. 1,947.63 crore from Rs. 1,969.96 crore in corresponding period a year ago.
25th Oct 16 Axis Bank Q2 net profit down by 21.3 percent, bad loans rise
Axis Bank reported a downfall in its net profit by 21.3 percent to Rs. 1,555 crore for June to September quarter due to high rise in bad loans. The number of bad loans spiked to 88.7 percent. The net profit of the bank was Rs. 1,978 crore during the corresponding period in the last fiscal year.
22nd Oct 16 SBI asks customers to use its own ATMs after the cyber attack hits 3.2 million debit cards
SBI advised its customers to use its own ATM networks for safety of transactions. The Bank also promised to replace 6 lakh debit cards which were blocked by the bank as a preventive measure within ten days following a cyber security breach in the country banking system. The other major banks hit by the cyber fraud are Axis Bank, HDFC and ICICI Bank.
18th Oct 16 Axis Bank cuts it benchmark MCLR by 5 base point rates
Axis Bank has cut it benchmark MCLR base rate by 5 bps. The bank has reduced its rates across tenures effectively reducing the overnight rates to 8.80 per cent and three year rate to 9.35 percent. The bank announced the reduction after its peers such as ICICI, Kotak Mahindra and Indian Bank cut their lending rates following the RBI monetary policy review on October 4th, 2016.