Credit funds, family offices fill void left by banks at AIFs

The Private wealth funds and family offices are stepping in to fill the gap left by banks and non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) in investments into alternative investment funds (AIFs) following the Reserve Bank of India’s tightened norms for financial institutions investing in AIFs. Vivriti Asset Management, which had a 15% share of banks in its […]

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Private Banks further consolidate lending market share

Private sector banks have further consolidated their position in the lending market post Covid, backed by their expertise in retail and services sector lending. Their cumulative market share has risen to 42% at the end of March from 35% four summers back, when the Covid pandemic began spreading in India in March 2020, according to […]

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RBI opens gates for investors, companies to invest in overseas funds

Investors and companies based in India will now be able to invest in overseas funds, including those set up in the United States and Singapore, without any restrictions. The move follows an amendment by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) last week regarding Overseas Portfolio Investments (OPIs). The RBI on Friday issued a circular amending […]

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Banks to request RBI to incentivize green financing

Call to consider this category of lending, irrespective of loan limit, as priority sector lending. Banks plan to request the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to incentivise green financing, including considering this category of lending, irrespective of loan limit, as priority sector lending (PSL) or excluding infrastructure sector exposure from overall credit for the purpose […]

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Income Tax Notice: Income Tax Department can send notice on these 5 high value cash transactions

Misconception that cashless transactions are less traceable by the Income Tax Department has arisen due to the increasing prevalence of such transactions. Nevertheless, this belief is incorrect. This is because banks and other financial institutions must notify the Income Tax department of transactions surpassing a specified threshold. This encompasses card payments, UPI transactions, as well as cash […]

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