Exclusive! IDBI Bank likely to exit PCA list; bank claims fulfills all criteria: Sources
According to the Zee Business exclusive report, IDBI Bank has recently written a letter to RBI and claimed it fulfills all criteria required to come out of the PCA list.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) may soon bring IDBI Bank out of the Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) list. According to the Zee Business exclusive report, IDBI Bank has recently written a letter to RBI and claimed it fulfills all criteria required to come out of the PCA list. The bank has been in this list since May 2017.
Zee Business reporter Anurag Shah said, "IDBI Bank has recently written a letter to the RBI and claimed it fulfills all criteria required to come out of the PCA list." Shah added that IDBI has reported profitability in last two consecutive quarters of Rs 135 crore and Rs 144 crore. Apart from this, its Provisioning Coverage Ratio (PCR) is to the tune of 94 per cent, which is highest among all Indian banks. IDBI's Capital Adequacy Ratio (CAR) is more than 13 per cent.
Shah said that since bank is fulfilling all criteria to come out of the PCA list, RBI may soon delist it from there.
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Reporting about the liquidity status of the IDBI Bank, Anurag Shah said, "IDBI Bank has got approval to sell 27 per cent stake in its insurance arm, IDBI Federal Insurance. Now, it can sell 23 per cent of the IDBI Federal stake to its strong promoter Aegis, while the rest 4 per cent to Federal Bank. This stake sale will also lead to more liquidity in the bank in coming times and that will definitely bring its CAR further down from existing 13 per cent."
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On the benefits to be derived when and if RBI releases IDBI Bank from PCA list, Shah told Zee Business Managing Editor Anil Singhvi, "Once RBI brings IDBI Bank out of the PCA list, it will be able to do corporate lending from which it has been barred since May 2017. Apart from this, it will be useful for the government as well because it has already announced that it will sell its entire stake in the bank. If the bank comes out of the PCA list, they will get better valuations of their share."
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