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The Times of India  4 hrs ago  Comment 
With banks closed for three consecutive days from Saturday and ATMs in the city still not functioning to full capacity, the ongoing cash crisis may escalate further leaving residents high and dry for want of cash during the weekend.
The Economic Times  9 hrs ago  Comment 
The Economic Times  4 hrs ago  Comment 
The move to electronic banking - through debit and credit cards, bank transfers, Internet and mobile banking - will indeed accelerate.
The Economic Times  9 hrs ago  Comment 
While the increase in deposits and subsequent increase in bond valuations was seen as a strong positive for banks, the broad numbers indicate that bank margins will see a strong compression.
The Times of India  Dec 10  Comment 
State Bank of India (SBI), saw the largest number of complaints among banks in India registered against it, according to data released by the Banking Ombudsman. Of the 1.06 lakh total complaints in the banking industry in 2015-16, SBI saw 29%...
The Times of India  Dec 9  Comment 
Borrowers returned Rs 65,680 crore to banks in the fortnight following demonetisation, even as bank deposits surged by Rs 4.02 lakh crore. As a result, bank credit growth in the first eight months of FY17 (until November 25) is almost flat at Rs...
NPR  Dec 9  Comment 
We look at the remarkable findings from a new study of Kenya's M-PESA system, out in 'Science.'
Financial Times  Dec 9  Comment 
British Bankers’ Association report calls for EU access to continue years after exit
guardian.co.uk  Dec 9  Comment 
Italian government may have to prop up world’s oldest bank as recapitalisation deal falters Fears that the Italian government will have to prop up Monte dei Paschi di Siena (MPS) are mounting after the European Central Bank refused to give the...
The Hindu Business Line  Dec 9  Comment 
Financial Times  Dec 9  Comment 
Bank’s president has been seen as the likely successor to Lloyd Blankfein
MarketWatch  Dec 9  Comment 
U.K. stocks rise to an almost six-week high on Friday, but gains on the benchmark FTSE 100 were limited as bank shares lost ground.




 
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The banking industry faces a challenging year in 2008 as many companies work through the weaker housing market and mortgage related issues.

In September 2007, the bank industry's earnings performance slipped for the first time in many quarters as the housing sector continued to weigh on the mortgage and investment banking businesses at many of the larger banks. The subprime mortgage fallout continued to affect the banking industry as it became difficult to value debt instruments backed by mortgages and caused a temporary credit freeze in some markets during the late summer.

More problems may arise in 2008 as rates on adjustable-rate mortgages made in 2005 and 2006 are scheduled to reset. Homeowners could potentially have a harder time making payments on these higher mortgages which may lead some to default. There is also a fear that the mortgage related problems may spill over into the credit card markets which would exacerbate the situation even further.

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