We credit the Telecom reforms to Mr. Sam Pitroda erstwhile adviser to the Prime Minister of India Shri Rajiv Gandhi. During the UPA 1.0 headed by Dr Manmohan Singh, the Economist PM invited Infosys Co-founder Mr. Nandan Nilekani to Lead and Architect the Unique Identity Project – Aadhar. On the basis of UIDAI, Indian Financial ecosystem has witnessed massive disruptive transformations. The first wave of disruption in financial services was led by digital payment startups, followed by digital lending, wealth management, and Insurance technology startups. As we enter the second wave of disruption in FinTech 2.0, it is led by Neobanks ( Digital Only, over-the-top banks without actual RBI Banking License leveraging on the license of a Traditional Bank) that aim to redefine customer-centric consumer and (more…)
The Business oriented Government of Shri Modi Ji indicates a sharp pickup in economic growth in FY 2016 and slow the bad loan formation for Indian banks with strong possibility of recovery of restructured assets. Credit costs should stay elevated, given low coverage levels right now – but likely to be lower than our earlier estimates.
PSU banks like SBI, PNB etc need significant amounts of capital, given the weakness of tier 1, regulatory catch-up, unprovisioned NPL’s, and to fund economic growth. Stronger government raises hope that banks will be properly capitalized rather than piecemeal approach, which has been adopted till now by the previous impotent Congress Govt. To give a shot (more…)