RBI cancels certificate of registration of 17 NBFCs
The RBI's action comes after a series of measures aimed at regulating the NBFC sector in India.
New Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) recently cancels the Certificate of Registration of 17 non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) in India. The move was made in accordance with the powers conferred upon the central bank under Section 45-IA (6) of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934.
The RBI, in a statement, said that these NBFCs had ceased to carry on the business of a non-banking financial institution for which they had obtained the Certificate of Registration. The central bank also added that it had given these NBFCs a reasonable opportunity to represent their case before cancelling their registration.
The RBI’s action comes after a series of measures aimed at regulating the NBFC sector in India. Over the past few years, the central bank has taken several steps to strengthen the regulation and supervision of NBFCs in the country. This is in response to concerns about the stability of the sector and the potential risks it poses to the overall financial system.
NBFCs are financial institutions that provide banking services without holding a banking license. They typically engage in lending and investing activities and often provide credit to individuals and small businesses that may not have access to traditional banking services.
The RBI has been taking a tough stance against NBFCs that do not comply with its regulations. In recent years, it has tightened the rules for NBFCs on capital adequacy, liquidity, and governance. The central bank has also increased its oversight of NBFCs, including conducting regular inspections and imposing penalties for non-compliance.
The cancellation of registration of these 17 NBFCs is a reminder that the RBI is committed to maintaining a stable and well-regulated financial system in India. It also highlights the importance of NBFCs complying with the regulations set by the central bank.
In conclusion, the cancellation of the registration of 17 NBFCs by the Reserve Bank of India underscores the importance of regulatory compliance in the financial sector. The move is part of the central bank’s efforts to strengthen the regulation and supervision of NBFCs in India and ensure the financial system’s stability. It also serves as a warning to other NBFCs that they must comply with the regulations set by the RBI or face similar action.