RBL Bank is well capitalized, financial position satisfactory: RBI

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Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Monday has clarified that RBL Bank is well capitalized and the financial position of the bank remains satisfactory. The bank has maintained a comfortable Capital Adequacy Ratio of 16.33 per cent and Provision Coverage Ratio of 76.6 per cent. The Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR) of the bank is 153 per cent as on December 24, 2021 as against regulatory requirement of 100 per cent.

The clarification from the central bank has come as a big relief for RBL Bank following concerns over its financial health after RBI’s appointment of Yogesh K. Dayal as an additional director on the board of the private sector lender.

Shares of RBL bank hit 52-week low of Rs. 137 at the lower circuit in the early trade today. However, after RBI’s clarification, the shares recovered the losses and touch Rs.151.45, a drop of 12%.

“There has been speculation relating to the RBL Bank Ltd. in certain quarters which appears to be arising from recent events surrounding the bank. The Reserve Bank would like to state that the bank is well capitalised and the financial position of the bank remains satisfactory. As per half yearly audited results as on September 30, 2021, the bank has maintained a comfortable Capital Adequacy Ratio of 16.33 per cent and Provision Coverage Ratio of 76.6 per cent. The Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR) of the bank is 153 per cent as on December 24, 2021 as against regulatory requirement of 100 per cent. Further, it is clarified that appointment of Additional Director/s in private banks is undertaken under Section 36AB of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 as and when it is felt that the board needs closer support in regulatory / supervisory matters. As such, there is no need for depositors and other stakeholders to react to the speculative reports. The bank’s financial health remains stable” RBI said.

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