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AU Small Finance Bank jumps 4% after Singapore govt buys stake in lender

MUMBAI: Shares of AU Small Finance Bank rose 4.3% on Tuesday following the government of Singapore buying stake in the lender. The Singapore government bought 1.9 million shares of the lender, or 0.65% stake, at ₹414.6 apiece, according to bulk deal data on the NSE. At 1210 pm, AU Small Finance Bank traded 0.6% higher at ₹400.15, while the benchmark ... Read More »

Intel’s new neuron-based computer matches brain of a small mammal

An array of Intel Loihi neuromorphic research chips. Tim Herman/Intel Corporation As impressive as computers are becoming, they still pale in comparison to nature’s version – the brain. As such scientists have started designing computer chips that work in a similar way to the brain, using artificial neurons and synapses. Now Intel has unveiled its most powerful “neuromorphic” computing system ... Read More »

Finance ministry makes a budget case for small investors

Mumbai: Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman told Indian industry on Friday that proposed changes in dividend distribution tax (DDT) rules were aimed at putting more money in the hands of small shareholders, declaring, “let them decide what they want to do with it”. While admitting that promoters and high net-worth individuals (HNIs) will face a higher tax rate, she justified the move on the ... Read More »

Sachin Bansal steps down as Ujjivan Small Finance Bank director; here’s why

Sachin Bansal has resigned as independent director of Ujjivan Small Finance Bank in the interest of propriety and corporate governance after an entity owned by him submitted an application to the Reserve Bank of India for a universal banking licence. Within four months of acquiring a majority stake in Chaitanya India Fin Credit, Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal-led microlender had applied for a universal banking licence on ... Read More »

Ujjivan Small Finance Bank IPO: Share likely to list at 50% premium over issue price

After drawing robust investor response for its initial public offering (IPO), Ujjivan Small Finance Bank is likely to make strong market debut. Shares of Ujjivan Small Finance Bank will be listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange as well as the National Stock Exchange on December 12. According to market analyst, the share of Ujjivan Small Finance Bank is likely to ... Read More »

RBI flags shortcomings at Ujjivan Small Finance Bank

Mumbai: In its recent inspection report the Reserve Bank of India has made certain observations regarding Ujjivan Small Finance Bank’s lack of fraud management system, rating methodology and categorisation of priority sector loans among many others. The bank has filed initial papers to raise Rs 1,200 crore via an initial public offering (IPO) in August. Under the condition for small finance bank ... Read More »

Overseas firms looking to invest in Ujjivan Small Finance Bank via IPO

Overseas investment firms such as Elevar Equity Mauritius and NewQuest Asia Investments may be looking to invest in Ujjivan Small Finance Bank through its Rs 1,200-crore initial public offering, which is likely before November. The two are existing investors in Ujjivan Financial Services–the publicly listed holding company of the bank–along with International Finance Corporation and CX Partners. “Many existing investors of Ujjivan are showing interest ... Read More »

Wipro banking on small US finance companies

BENGALURU: WiproNSE 0.46 % is adding more small banks as clients in the United States, where large lenders and financial institutions are reducing technology spending due to economic uncertainty, helping the Indian IT firm gain market share, CEO Abidali Neemuchwala told ET. In the quarter to September, Wipro saw its largest client, a bank, cut discretionary spending on technology projects due to ... Read More »

Small finance banks need minimum ₹200 crore capital in on-tap licence regime

Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India on Friday allowed payments banks to apply for small finance bank (SFB) licences, provided they meet the criteria. According to the new draft guidelines for on-tap licencing of private sector SFBs, the promoter of a payments bank is eligible to set up an SFB, provided both banks come under the non-operating financial holding company (NOFHC) structure. Existing rules do ... Read More »

Jana Small Finance Bank receives Scheduled Bank status from RBI

The Bengaluru-headquartered bank, established as a financial services company in 2009, said it presently operates 260 branches and 338 asset centres serving over 5.5 million customers in different states. Jana Small Finance Bank Ltd announced on Thursday it has got the status of a Scheduled Bank from RBI. The Bengaluru-headquartered bank, established as a financial services company in 2009, said it ... Read More »