KATHMANDU, Feb 7: The loans extended by banks and financial institutions to the private sector increased by 4.9 percent in the first six months of the current fiscal year, according to the Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB).

Central banks as regulators are responsible for providing support and guidance to regulate banks and financial institutions (BFIs) for the development and execution of Environmental and Social Risk Management (ESRM) guidelines. This in turn helps improve risk management practices by integrating Environmental and Social Risks. The future of sustainable banking industries depends on the ability of banks to identify and manage environment/climate and social risk.

KATHMANDU, July 7: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has directed banks and financial institutions to extend Saturday services for the next two weeks in view of the closure of the current Fiscal Year (FY) 2022/23.

KATHMANDU, March 14: Commercial and development banks and financial institutions have lowered their interest rates with effect from Wednesday.

KALIKOT, Feb 28: Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) staged demonstrations against banks and financial institutions in Kalikot.

ROLPA, Nov 30: Health professionals in Rolpa have urged the government to add isolation centers and speed up contact tracing to contain COVID19; 'or else get ready for irreparable loss'.

KATHMANDU, Nov 11: The Nepal Rastra Bank has warned of taking stern action against the bank and financial institutions if they fail to  make contribution to the country's economic development.

KATHMANDU, May 12: Bank and financial institutions (BFIs) have floated a total of Rs 161.24 billion in loans to deprived sector in the first eight months of the current Fiscal Year 2018/19, a jump by whooping 17.1 percent, or Rs 23.52 billion, largely driven by expansion of the targeted sectors entitled to get concessional financing.