Net curiosity margin, the distinction between the banks’ lending fee and the quantity it pays for deposits, will slender within the 12 months to March 31, as demand for loans outstrips the deposit growth, Fitch Ratings had warned earlier this 12 months. Banks held 18.4 trillion rupees in deposits as of May, in keeping with RBI. But as the frenzy to deposit the high-value currency notes earlier than the deadline gathers tempo, banks’ margins may broaden, mentioned Madan Sabnavis, chief economist at state-run Bank of Baroda.
That is as a result of the influx of notes would result in a rise in low value deposits, generally known as present accounts and saving accounts, bringing down the general value of funds for the lenders and enhance their margins, in keeping with Virat Diwanji, group president and head – shopper banking, at Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. However, good points possibly short-lived because the individuals will begin withdrawing the cash. Still, the short-term deposit charges might ease for now, muting the impression of rising deposit charges on margins, in keeping with a notice from CareEdge Ratings Ltd.
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