Financial Inclusion

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Raghuram Rajan says financial inclusion key for a sustainable growth
Business

Raghuram Rajan says financial inclusion key for a sustainable growth

Rajan also said easy payments and cash out would make formal savings more attractive and strengthening the network of banking correspondents

Show me how inflation is low: Rajan on 'dialogues' by critics
Business

Show me how inflation is low: Rajan on 'dialogues' by critics

The consumer inflation is currently near its two-year high and close to the upper end of the central bank’s inflation target of two per cent to six per cent.

Modi govt to crackdown on savings scams with thrust on banking for all
Business

Modi govt to crackdown on savings scams with thrust on banking for all

The government aims to take steps so that there are no more scams like Sahara in future

Building blocks of an economically inclusive market in India
Biztech

Building blocks of an economically inclusive market in India

While increased financial inclusion is an important starting point, a general lack of high-quality physical infrastructure in emerging markets creates additional obstacles for businesses.

Jan Dhan reality check: Manmohan Singh's criticism is indeed right but only partially
Business

Jan Dhan reality check: Manmohan Singh's criticism is indeed right but only partially

Unless the livelihood issues are resolved first, there is very little these bank accounts alone can do

Why digital lending is the enabler for MSME lending
News & Analysis

Why digital lending is the enabler for MSME lending

Digital lending globally has begun to revolutionise the traditional lending business through the use of technology in order to reduce costs, underwrite with surrogate data points, and drastically speed up processes.

Why World Bank's worry over dormant Jan Dhan accounts is misplaced
Business

Why World Bank's worry over dormant Jan Dhan accounts is misplaced

The long-term benefits of Jan Dhan accounts outweigh the present concerns over dead accounts

Aadhaar: Raghuram Rajan welcomes SC order, says it will help widen financial inclusion
Business

Aadhaar: Raghuram Rajan welcomes SC order, says it will help widen financial inclusion

Talking about the NPAs, Rajan said the RBI has given a lot of power to banks to recover bad loans

Modi's fin inclusion gets a boost: SC allows voluntary Aadhaar use in job scheme, Jan Dhan, PF, pension
Business

Modi's fin inclusion gets a boost: SC allows voluntary Aadhaar use in job scheme, Jan Dhan, PF, pension

he Supreme Court on Thursday relaxed its earlier order to extend use of Aadhaar card on voluntary basis in social welfare schemes like the rural job guarantee scheme, old age pensions, provident fund and prime minister's Jan Dhan Yojana.

Why SC’s move to limit Aadhaar usage is a super-retrograde step
Business

Why SC’s move to limit Aadhaar usage is a super-retrograde step

It is unfair if the SC comes in the way of Aadhaar since this tool is the corner stone for many critical reforms India desperately needs to prevent subsidy theft and push financial inclusion, among other things

PM's major subsidy reforms in  peril as SC refuses to modify order limiting Aadhaar use to LPG, kerosene & PDS
Business

PM's major subsidy reforms in peril as SC refuses to modify order limiting Aadhaar use to LPG, kerosene & PDS

In a setback to the central government, the Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to modify its 11 August order restricting the use of Aadhaar card for distribution of foodgrain under PDS, supply of kerosene oil and LPG.

One year of Modi sarkar: EMIs are down but it's a mixed bag of acche din for the aam aadmi
Business

One year of Modi sarkar: EMIs are down but it's a mixed bag of acche din for the aam aadmi

Most communication that works is essentially so simplistic that even a school going child can understand it. Narendra Modi's pitch in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections: “acche din aane waale hain, hum Modi ji ko laane waale hain,” was one such example.

Modi govt's Atal Pension Yojana is full of glitches and grey areas. Here are some
Business

Modi govt's Atal Pension Yojana is full of glitches and grey areas. Here are some

These must be corrected/ clarified at the earliest so that the issues are not allowed to fester

Schemes for poor are fine but why is govt not addressing banks' quality, cost concerns
Business

Schemes for poor are fine but why is govt not addressing banks' quality, cost concerns

The banking system should have been given the breathing space to properly implement the schemes

On the ground, Prime Minister's Jan Dhan scheme is still a painful affair for bank staff
Business

On the ground, Prime Minister's Jan Dhan scheme is still a painful affair for bank staff

Bankers say given that most account holders already have existing bank accounts, they may not be eligible for overdraft

Exclusive: Altimetrik bets big on India’s digital wave; eyes acquisitions in IoT, mobile space
Business

Exclusive: Altimetrik bets big on India’s digital wave; eyes acquisitions in IoT, mobile space

In an exclusive chat with Firstpost, Altimetrik’s Chief Technology Officer Madhavan Satagopan talks about the company’s focus, its investments, and opportunities in the Indian market.

Financial inclusion to farmer suicide : Key takeaways from Modi's speech at RBI
Business

Financial inclusion to farmer suicide : Key takeaways from Modi's speech at RBI

In the speech rendered at the 80th anniversary celebrations of the Reserve Bank of India, the prime minister also sounded concerned about the farming community

PM Modi asks RBI to prepare 20-year roadmap for financial inclusion
Business

PM Modi asks RBI to prepare 20-year roadmap for financial inclusion

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asked the Reserve Bank to prepare a 20-year road map for financial inclusion and nudged banks to be considerate in giving loans to the poor as also while making recoveries from them, especially farmers.

Jan Dhan: Smaller banks better suited for job; Modi should have waited
Politics

Jan Dhan: Smaller banks better suited for job; Modi should have waited

the average cost for banks opening Jan Dhan accounts and maintaining them with benefits will be Rs 140 per account as against the earlier estimated Rs80.

Modi's Jan Dhan Yojana is a game-changer, winner in subsidy reform
Business

Modi's Jan Dhan Yojana is a game-changer, winner in subsidy reform

Despite the flaws and fears of the high costs of rollout, the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana is a potential winner. Once all major subsidies are routed through these accounts, they will become viable. Modi is enabling just that