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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY. Recently, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) was forced to disclose its confidential inspection reports, called Risk Assessment Reports (RARs), of the State Bank of India (SBI), HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank and Axis Bank for the years FY2013 to FY2015. Shockingly, among the four banks,...
On May 12, 2017, Yes Bank, released its annual report for the year ended March 31, 2017 where the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) mandatory disclosure showed that for the year ended March 31, 2016, the bank’s gross non-performing assets (NPAs) was higher by 5.6x to Rs49.3bn...
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY. The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) decision to temporarily put a halt to all digital launches of HDFC Bank’s financial products and also cease all new issuances of credit cards by the bank brings to the fore the huge reputational risk on account of the...
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY. HDFC Bank’s 1HFY2021 results is a study in contrasts to its non-bank finance company (NBFC) subsidiary, HDB Financial Services (HDB). While the standalone bank reported a 19% yoy growth in net profits, HDB’s  profits collapsed by an alarming 94% yoy (HDB reports only half-yearly performance)....
In the first 2-3 working days of December, 2019 Asiamoney’s ‘Best Digital Bank’ for 2019 in India failed its digital customers: they were unable to log onto either the bank’s mobile application or its internet banking platform. The problem recurred on December 7. That India’s number 1...
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY. In comparing a company’s stand-alone expenses with its consolidated accounts, it is highly unusual for the consolidated numbers to be lower than the stand-alone numbers. But what has gone unnoticed for some years in HDFC Bank is that its stand-alone ‘other operating expenses’ has been...
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY. HDFC Bank, India’s largest bank by market capitalisation appears to be the first off the block in demanding resignations from permanent staff at its non-bank finance company (NBFC) subsidiary, HDB Financial Services (HDB FS). While times are indeed difficult, stakeholders in the bank should note...
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY. In a shocking development at HDFC Bank reported by Reuters, the bank selected Egon Zehnder, the global executive search firm, to shortlist external candidates to succeed Aditya Puri. The six-member internal search committee set up in November has been unable to reach a consensus to...
HDFC Asset Management Co. (HDFC AMC), promoted by HDFC is in the news for all the wrong reasons, a rare situation for a blue-blooded group which is the darling of institutional investors. The only saving grace is that it is not the only AMC which has...