KATHMANDU, Nov 13: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has started taking action against those banks and financial institutions, including the microfinance institutions (MFIs), which were found collecting hefty amounts in premiums and service charges from their clients.

KATHMANDU, Nov 9: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has asked banks and financial institutions (BFIs) to send the details of remittance based deposit accounts in order to investigate the undue benefits that the BFIs have been taking using this type of accounts.

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has handed over the Securities Board of Nepal (SEBON) with the authority to halt and release shares transactions of the banks and financial institutions (BFIs) set to be merged.

KATHMANDU, Oct 10: Banks and financial institutions (BFIs) received short-term loans of Rs 46.55 billion from Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) on Sunday, citing the liquidity crunch in the banking system.

KATHMANDU, Sept 23: Minister for Finance Janardan Sharma has said there are bottlenecks to establish manufacturing industries in the country due to the culture of depositing money in the bank and financial institutions (BFIs) for the sake of high interest.

KATHMANDU, Sept 21: Finance Minister Janardan Sharma has underscored the need for banks and financial institutions (BFIs) to increase investment in the industrial and manufacturing sector.

KATHMANDU, Sept 16: Banks and financial institutions of Nepal have agreed to invest Rs 53.34 billion in the Upper Arun Hydropower Project.

KATHMANDU, July 21: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has asked the banks and financial institutions (BFIs) to report their financial status of the fourth quarter of every fiscal year within three weeks of the starting of the new fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, March 29: The Ministry of Finance on Monday held discussions with the stakeholders from banks and financial institutions (BFIs), and insurance sector to solicit their feedback for the policy and programs and budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: Banks and financial institutions (BFIs) approved refinance loans worth Rs 106.8 billion to a total of 24,267 firms as of mid-January.

KATHMANDU, Jan 18: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has asked the banks and financial institutions (BFIs) to submit their plans for financial literacy programs within the first three months of every fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: Finance Minister Janardan Sharma has accused the banks and financial institutions (BFIs) of focusing on increasing their profits even at a time when the country is reeling under economic problems arising from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

KATHMANDU, Dec 16: Banks and financial institutions (BFIs) have been barred from altering their interest rates on fixed-rate loans without receiving the consensus of the borrowers.

KATHMANDU, Nov 30: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has sought to invest Rs 1.10 billion in fixed deposits of the banks and financial institutions (BFIs).

KATHMANDU, Sept 28: The amount of loans provided by the banks and financial institutions (BFIs) has increased compared to the last fiscal year. Most loans have been flown to wholesalers and retailers.

KATHMANDU, August 21: Province 2 has the lowest availability of banking service per person with only nine banking outlets available for every 100,000 people in the province.

KATHMANDU, August 4: Most of the banks and financial institutions (BFIs) have been found concealing information related to the amount they spent on their corporate social responsibility (CSR).

KATHMANDU, August 3: Finance Minister Janardan Sharma has urged the banks and financial institutions (BFIs) working closely with the people at the grassroots to reduce the interest rate on loans that they provide to the poor people.

KATHMANDU, July 15: The average base interest rate of the bank and financial institutions (BFIs) has gone down to the lowest in the past five years, with an excess liquidity existing in the sector as an impact of the coronavirus.

KATHMANDU, May 26: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has barred banks and financial institutions (BFIs) from making short-term investments in the secondary market, at a time when the stock exchange market is witnessing a whopping rise in transactions.

KATHMANDU, May 12: Banks and financial institutions (BFIs) will now be able to open only 25 percent branch offices in the Valley.

KATHMANDU, April 29: Banks and financial institutions (BFIs) will remain open in the Kathmandu Valley during the prohibitory orders imposed from Thursday.

KATHMANDU, April 4: Banks and financial institutions (BFIs) blacklisted as many as 3,942 individuals and firms on charge of defaulting loans during the eight and a half months of the current fiscal year from mid-July 2020 to March-end 2021, despite Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB)’s repeated direction for not blacklisting the firms failing to clear their loans due to COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, March 2: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has warned the banks and financial institutions (BFIs) to take action if they are found not maintaining the spread rate as provisioned by the monetary policy.

BFIs are now also allowed tapping into CSR fund for the treatment of employees infected with Covid-19

KATHMANDU, July 12: Banks and financial institutions (BFIs) have blacklisted more than 300 individuals and firms just in the past three weeks of the last month of the current fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, April 29: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has directed the banks and financial institutions to provide a two percent discount on the interest rate to minimize the impact of COVID-19 on borrowers.

KATHMANDU, March 26: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has issued a nine-point circular to all bank and financial institutions (BFIs) outlining service measures that they have to embrace in the wake of the lockdown imposed by the government to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

KATHMANDU, March 23: Issuing a circular on Sunday, the Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB), has asked all types of banks and financial institutions (BFIs) to continue with the banking services with necessary precautions. “As the government has defined banking business under the very essential services, the central bank has sought the BFIs to carry on with their services as usual,” said Gunakar Bhatta, spokesperson of the NRB.

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: Bank and financial institutions (BFIs) must now factor in regular income of borrowers while floating personal-type loans, housing loans and hire purchase loans.

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KATHMANDU, Dec 24: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Yogesh Bhattarai has urged bankers and head of financial institutions to support and participate in 'Visit Nepal Year (VNY) 2020' campaign.

KATHMANDU, Oct 31: The shortage of lendable fund in bank and financial institutions (BFIs) and their competition to get hold of longer-term money has altered the composition of deposits in the banking system.

KATHMANDU, Sept 14: Board directors in bank and financial institutions (BFIs) will not be allowed to get appointed, elected or nominated for more than two continuous terms if the new bill to amend the Bank and Financial Institution Act, 2017 (BAFIA) tabled in the parliament is endorsed.

KATHMANDU, Aug 6: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has set age bar for chief executive officers (CEOs) and board directors of bank and financial institutions (BFIs).

KATHMANDU, May 14: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has introduced two measures for bank and financial institutions (BFIs) to prevent unhealthy competition among them to collect fixed deposits.

KATHMANDU, Nov 29: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has taken a flexible policy for commercial banks in terms of calculation of their prudential lending limit known as credit to capital plus deposit ratio (CCD), amid a shortage of lendable fund in the banking system.

KATHMANDU, Feb 13: About a dozen under-construction hydropower projects, which were expected to complete within next 12 months, have started suffering fund crunch as bank and financial institutions (BFIs) have stopped releasing committed loans to these projects.

KATHMANDU, Dec 27: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has made it mandatory for bank and financial institutions (BFIs) to seek approval of the central bank before accepting any prize or award from foreign agency.

KATHMANDU, Sept 7: After tightening lending toward stock market for nearly six months, bank and financial institutions (BFIs) are now resuming margin lending to lure the stock market investors. Some BFIs have even published notice to attract investors for share loans with schemes.

KATHMANDU, Aug 8: Lending of bank and financial institutions (BFIs) to the agriculture sector has gone up by 12.6 percent in the eleven months of the last fiscal year 2016/17. With the loans and advances growing up by Rs 9.94 billion on agriculture sector, the total outstanding credit of the BFIs stood at Rs 88.73 billion. The growth rate of lending, however, is lower than the credit growth of the BFIs in this sector of the corresponding period of the previous fiscal year 2015/16.

KATHMANDU, July 27: The new minimum paid-up capital requirement for bank and financial institutions (BFIs) gave the impetus to go for mergers and acquisitions.

KATHMANDU, July 24: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has introduced a new rule, barring elected officials of local units, provinces and central level froming becoming board director of bank and financial institutions (BFIs).

POKAHRA, July 16: At a time when the government is gradually decentralizing its functions under the federal structure, banks and financial institutes (BFIs) in Pokhara are setting up their head offices in Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, May 13: Nepal Rastriya Bank (NRB) has directed banks and financial institutions (BFIs) to implement oath-taking provisions as stated in the Banks and Financial Institutions Act (BAFIA), 2016.

KATHMANDU, May 2: Nepal Rasta Bank (NRB) has been soaking liquidity from the bank and financial institutions (BFIs), even though the latter say that they are facing hard time to find lendable funds.

KATHMANDU, April 27: Grappled with shortage of lendable funds, bank and financial institutions (BFIs) have tweaked their credit expansion strategy.

KATHMANDU, Feb 22: As the banking industry grapples with the mismatch in deposit and credit growth that have causing shortage of lendable fund, the Nepal Rastra Bank has come up with some relaxations to the BFIs which will free up some funds for them to float as loans.

KATHMANDU, Feb 13: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index plunged 43.73 points, or 3.37 percent, on Sunday to close at 1,252.5 points.

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: Concluding that the banks and financial institutions (BFIs) are perpetuating anomalies in the financial sector, Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has instructed them to abide by self-regulation before the central bank takes stern action against them.

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) Governor Chiranjibi Nepal has said that the present mismatch between deposit collection and loan mobilization was because of the lack of financial discipline in bank and financial institutions (BFIs).