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, June 22: With tacit support from the Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB), the Nepal Bankers’ Association (NBA) has once again decided to cap interest rates on deposits.

KATHMANDU, May 27: Banking institutions that are facing shortage of lendable fund are now feeling a sigh of relief with the recent rise of stock of deposits as the government expedites development expenditures at the end of the fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, March 26: Commercial banks offering advance interest payment for depositors have prompted concerns among other bankers. They say that such scheme was creating 'artificial deposits'.

KATHMANDU, March 10: Nepal Bankers Association (NBA) on Friday told its member banks to suspend their interbank transactions with NIC Asia Bank Ltd for raising interests on deposits “in breach of an informal understanding to cap the interest rates.”

KATHMANDU, Feb 22: Deposit collection of commercial banks in the first month of the third quarter has fallen, while loan disbursement is on the rise, a recent data of Nepal Bankers Association (NBA) shows.

KATHMANDU, Nov 26: Banks have again been aggressively expanding their loans even when their deposit growth has slowed down.

KATHMANDU, August 5:Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index jumped up 17.3 points this week to close at 1,660.58 points on Thursday -- the last trading day of the week.

KATHMANDU, July 14: Banks have added Rs 19 billion in new deposits in the first week of July while their lending increased by only Rs 1 billion.

ILAM, July 14: Ethnicity-based fringe parties, which have their stronghold in the eastern hill districts, have lost their election deposits in their own bastion after failing to secure even 10% of the votes in the elections. Such an election result was unexpected as popularity of such parties has been on the rise in the region of late.

ILAM, July 12: Ethnicity-based fringe parties, which have their stronghold in the eastern hill districts, have lost their election deposits in their own bastion after failing to secure even 10% of the votes in the elections.

POKHARA, June 21: Depositors have demanded that the management of Kailash Development Bank refund their stolen deposits as the money was withdrawn from their bank accounts using fake signature.

Govt spending has not pumped much cash into banking system

KATHMANDU, April 15: Bank and financial institutions (BFIs) are seeing the exodus of depositors from saving and call deposit accounts to fixed deposits following the rise in interest rates of fixed deposits.

KATHMANDU, April 7: Banks have extended more loans than the total deposits they have mobilized in the first four months of 2017, indicating that they are still walking a tightrope between deposits and loans.

KATHMANDU, April 6: Banks have extended more loans than the total deposits they have mobilized in the first four months of 2017, indicating that they are still walking a tightrope between deposits and loans.

Bank deposits witness tepid growth

March 30, 2017 00:50 am

KATHMANDU, March 30: While banks have heaved a sigh of relief after the regulation issued the Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) allowed them to use their funds to extend credits even without getting new deposits, the real problem of 'credit crunch' is yet to go away as their deposit base has not expanded significantly.

KATHMANDU, Jan 31: While bank and financial institutions (BFIs) are raising their fixed deposit rates rapidly to lure deposits to overcome the shortage of loan-able funds, many bankers say such move is less likely to pump money into the banking system.

Bank credit growth rises, deposits fall

December 19, 2016 03:50 am

KATMANDU, Dec 19: Deposit mobilization by commercial banks is falling in recent weeks, while loan disbursement is increasing.

KATHMANDU, Oct 24: Microfinance institutions (MFIs) have sought permission to mobilize deposit from public after their traditional source of fund is likely to dry up following the new requirement for commercial banks to extend 2 percent of their total loans to deprived sector.