Webinar On Impact of COVID-19 On Banks

Webinar On Impact of COVID-19 On Banks

June 16, 2020 Admin


Webinar On “Impact of COVID-19 on banks”

Speakers- Mr. Siddheshwar Patra, GM CC- Bank of Baroda

Speakers- Mr. Vikas Kumar, GM- Allahabad Bank

Moderated by- Mr. K.K. Gupta, Director- Resurgent India Limited


Key Takeaways


General Overview

  • The COVID-19 will impact banking operations in numerous ways. There will be an increase in NPA, probable default of Mudra Loans, Asset Liability mismatch due delay in repayments with a simultaneous increase in the withdrawal of deposits by the customers, etc.
  • Regulatory measures like reduction in repo rate and reverse repo rate, additional liquidity in form of Marginal Standing Facility due to an increase of 1 % rate in SLR, CRR reduction, LTRO- 1 lakh crore of the stimulus package announced by RBI to be released in tranches. 
  • On the customer side, RBI has given a moratorium of 3 months, deferment of interest for CC and overdraft limits for 3 months, lending institutions can recalculate drawing power by reducing the margin or reassessing the working capital cycle, no restructuring during this period, export bills can be realized from earlier period of 9 months to extended period of 15 months.
Webinar On Impact of COVID-19 On Banks

  • In order to lend without constraints, banks need maximum capital reserves. Capital conservation buffer has been postponed for another 6 months, which relaxes the terms of capital reserves. Net stable fund ratio (NSFR) has been postponed to another 6 months which was supposed to be implemented by 1st April 2020. 
  • GoI has also come out of support in the economy and is helping in a number of ways like beneficiaries under Jan Dhan Yojana will get Rs 500 for next three months, below poverty line families will get free gas cylinders for 3 months, women’s self-help group collateral-free loan has increased from Rs 10 lakhs to Rs 20 Lakhs, an insurance scheme for front line medical workers, availability of food, direct fund transfers to people under Kisan Nidhi yojana, senior citizens, PWD & widows will get Rs 1000 for next 3 months.
  • Even though rating agencies might downgrade the ratings of some companies/sectors, banks will continue to keep an open mind and unbiased view and take independent rational decisions for lending as per the situation and conduct of the account and company.
  • IBA has come out with various suggestions for the benefit of all the banks at large so that banks are protected from any immediate adversities of COVID-19, which includes, asking for the extension of moratorium and 6 months extension of resolution for stressed assets. 
  • GoI & RBI should provide some comfort like a partial credit guarantee scheme to urge the banks to lend investment-grade companies and not just above.
  • Almost all the banks have come out with a 10% COVID emergency fund, that is available to exist clients at reasonable terms without any hassle.
  • The pricing of the loan is affected by the rating downgrade, as banks have to keep higher provisions for companies below investment grade as compared to investment grade.

►Watch the webinar here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=menMsztxreU

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