Bank loans have grown despite rate hike

By | May 14, 2011

Recent press reports said that the bank loans have recorded a year-on-year growth of 22.5% with the outstanding bank credit touching Rs 39.57 lakh crore from Rs 32.32 lakh crore during the same period a year ago.

Reports also said that the deposit rates have also gone up along with the increase in loans. The deposits have grown to Rs 48,637 crore in the seven weeks leading to May 21, this year the same period has seen deposits growing by a record Rs 1,08,0040 crore.

Last year, loan growth in the first seven weeks of the fiscal recorded a fall by Rs 14,195 crore, but this year the loans have grown by Rs 15,032 crore.

The deposits on a year-on-year basis have grown up by 17.3% from May 2010 while credit has gone up by 22.27% from the same period a year earlier, data from the Reserve bank of India show. According to the data released by the Reserve bank of India, deposit movement by all commercial banks have gone up by 0.6% that is from 3,246 crore, to Rs 53, 19,225 crore for the forth night ended May 6 from the preceding fortnight. Total loans dipped Rs 5,270.6 crore to Rs 39, 52,113.5 crore during the same period. Loans refer to all kind of loans such as home loan, educational loan, personal loan, vehicle loan etc.

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Pradeep Yuvaraj is a Co-Founder and Director at Finerva Financial Solutions Private Limited, a financial education company focused on personal finance education. He has penned over 250 articles relating to Personal Finance and clocked over 500 hours of educating individuals on managing personal finance. He is a serial entrepreneur and has been associated with 7 Start-ups. His entrepreneurial experience spans industries as varied as Education, Gas Engineering, Automobile Design, Software development and more recently a Pure play presentation design company. Prior to turning entrepreneur in 2005, he has worked for 3 of the top ten companies of the world - Shell, ExxonMobil and Total SA. This experience included handling Branch Operations, Channel Sales and Business Development across 5 states over a period of 8 years. He holds an MBA from Symbiosis and an Electronics Engineering Degree from the University of Pune.

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