PNB+Indian Bank+IOB and Canara+Syndicate+UCO mergers next? What BoB, Vijaya, Dena bank merger says
Centre will merge these banks next? As per this BoB, Vijaya, Dena Bank merger ''formula'', the answer is in the affirmative. The likely targets? PNB, Indian Bank, IOB; Canara, Syndicate, UCO
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday announced the merger of three banks - Bank of Baroda, Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank. The merger of the three banks is one of the many ways through which the government is trying to deal with the bank NPA crisis. The merger of three banks clearly unveils a formula - that the government decided to merge the three banks in accordance with their financial health. Among the three, Bank of Baroda has least NPA problem, followed by Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank. The bank merger formula, thus, will be Very big bank+ better bank+worst bank.
Going by the same formula the government has adopted in the merger of BoB, Vijaya and Dena Bank, there are chances of the amalgamation of some more public sector banks.
ZEE Business TV today reported two sets of probable bank mergers in future. It said that the government is mulling the merger of more banks. However, this year there will not be any further merger as the amalgamation of the first lot of three banks will itself take 3-6 months.
1. Punjab National Bank, Indian Bank, Indian Overseas Bank
The current business of PNB, Indian Bank and Indian Overseas Bank range in Rs 10,45,650 crore, Rs 3,74,550 crore and Rs 3,61,928 crore respectively. The deposits in three banks are Rs 630311 crore, Rs 210170 crore, Rs 213168 crore respectively.
The Net NPA of PNB is 10.58%, Indian Bank 3.80% and Indian Overseas Bank 15.10%. The number of branches of these three banks are 6,993, 2,819 and 3,326 respectively.
2. Canara Bank, Syndicate Bank and UCO Bank
The total business of Canara Bank, Syndicate Bank and UCO Bank is Rs 8,63,359 crore, Rs 4,74,976 crore and Rs 2,76,784 crore respectively. Deposits in the three banks are Rs 5,00,866 crore, Rs 4,05,939 crore and Rs 1,78,211 crore.
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The net NPA of Canara Bank is 6.9%, Syndicate bank 6.64% and 12.74% respectively.
The mergers are expected to balance out excess NPAs of some banks.
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