Nov 11, 2014
RBI tightens norms for NBFCs
In a bid to bring non-banking financial company (NBFC) norms in line with those of banks, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Monday unleashed tighter rules for NBFCs. According to the new guidelines, NBFCs will require higher minimum capital, have less time to declare bad loans, and a board-approved fit and proper criteria for director appointments.The new norms, which will be implemented in a phased manner, are made applicable for NBFCs that manage funds worth Rs 500 crore and for those that accept public deposits. The central bank will also start granting fresh NBFC licences.