Financial System Remains Resilient, Gross NPAs Of Banks Fall To Multi-Year Low Of 2.8%: RBI

Financial System Remains Resilient, Gross NPAs Of Banks Fall To Multi-Year Low Of 2.8%: RBI

Scheduled Commercial Banks' gross non-performing assets (GNPA) ratio fell to a multi-year low of 2.8 per cent and the net non-performing assets (NNPA) ratio to 0.6 per cent at end-March 2024, it said.

PTIUpdated: Thursday, June 27, 2024, 04:37 PM IST
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Indian economy and the financial system remain robust and resilient as the gross non-performing assets (GNPA) ratio fell to a multi-year low of 2.8 per cent at the end-March 2024, RBI said in its June Financial Stability Report (FSR).

Scheduled Commercial Banks' gross non-performing assets (GNPA) ratio fell to a multi-year low of 2.8 per cent and the net non-performing assets (NNPA) ratio to 0.6 per cent at end-March 2024, it said.

"The Indian economy and the financial system remain robust and resilient, anchored by macroeconomic and financial stability. With improved balance sheets, banks and financial institutions are supporting economic activity through sustained credit expansion," it said. | Image: Wikipedia (Representative)

CRAR For March At 13.9%

"The Indian economy and the financial system remain robust and resilient, anchored by macroeconomic and financial stability. With improved balance sheets, banks and financial institutions are supporting economic activity through sustained credit expansion," it said.

The capital to risk-weighted assets ratio (CRAR) and the common equity tier 1 (CET1) ratio of SCBs stood at 16.8 per cent and 13.9 per cent, respectively, at end-March 2024, it said.

According to the report, macro stress tests for credit risk reveal that SCBs would be able to comply with minimum capital requirements, with the system-level CRAR in March 2025 projected at 16.1 per cent, 14.4 per cent and 13.0 per cent, respectively, under baseline, medium and severe stress scenarios.

NBFCs Show Healthy Rate

These scenarios are stringent conservative assessments under hypothetical shocks and the results should not be interpreted as forecasts, it said.

Referring to the global economy, the report said, it is facing heightened risks from prolonged geopolitical tensions, elevated public debt, and the slow progress in the last mile of disinflation.

Referring to the global economy, the report said, it is facing heightened risks from prolonged geopolitical tensions, elevated public debt, and the slow progress in the last mile of disinflation. |

With regard to non-banking financial companies (NBFCs), the report said, they remain healthy, with CRAR at 26.6 per cent, GNPA ratio at 4.0 per cent and return on assets (RoA) at 3.3 per cent, respectively, at end-March 2024.

Referring to the global economy, the report said, it is facing heightened risks from prolonged geopolitical tensions, elevated public debt, and the slow progress in the last mile of disinflation.

Despite these challenges, the global financial system has remained resilient, and financial conditions stable, it noted.

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