Mumbai, 31st August, 2017: Dun & Bradstreet, the world’s leading provider of global business information, knowledge and insights, today issued its premier publication ‘India’s Top Banks 2017’, the 9th edition in the series. The comprehensive report maps the Indian banking landscape, given its pivotal role in the Indian growth story. The report highlights the opportunities and challenges the sector faces as well as analyses the financial performance of 68 scheduled commercial banks (SCBs), that have been featured in the publication.
Over the years, ‘India’s Top Banks has carved a credible reputation for itself in terms of the quality of analysis, the content and the outlook among the sector’s respected professionals. The Indian banking sector has lately grappled with various challenges including degradation in asset quality and a sharp slowdown in credit offtake. The report highlights the fact that an improvement in India’s macroeconomic fundamentals, the underlying potential in terms of a large under-banked population and the digital push by the Government can be leveraged to help the sector turn the tide in the coming years
Key highlights of the 2017 edition of India’s Top Banks
· The credit growth of all SCBs slowed down from 10.9% in FY16 to 8.1% in FY17; the growth in aggregate deposits, on the other hand improved from 9.3% in FY16 to 15.9% in FY17, largely on account of a massive flow of funds into the banking system after the demonetization of November 2016
· Banks’ non-performing loans continued to display the highest level of stressed advances; the gross non-performing advances (GNPA) of SCBs rose to 9.6% in March 2017 from 7.5% in March 2016; the net NPA ratio of SCBs stood at 5.5% in March 2017
· In FY17, the aggregate total income of the 68 profiled SCBs stood at Rs.11.5 trillion, reflecting a 6.7% growth; the total income of private sector banks grew by a healthy 15.8% during the year, as against a modest growth in public sector banks (3%) and foreign banks (5.8%)
· The aggregate value of Net Interest Income (NII) of profiled SCBs rose by 6.4% to 3,284.8 bn; private banks reported a 15.7% growth in NII, as against a flat performance by public and foreign banks
· In FY17, the aggregate net profit of the profiled SCBs grew by a whopping 72.6% to Rs.562.9 bn
The publication ‘India’s Top Banks 2017’ is a leading compendium and testimony to the hardships and challenges faced by the Indian banking sector over the past decade. It highlights the progress and evolution Indian banking in terms of financial inclusion, changes in customer behaviour, technological shifts and the overall performance of banks. It also profiles the top scheduled commercial banks (SCBs) in India, comprising public sector, private sector and foreign banks.
The 2017 edition of the report features an ‘Overview’ section, based primarily on in-depth analysis of the aggregate financial performance of all SCBs as well as of those featured in the publication. Views of top management of SCBs and supporting organizations have been encapsulated in the ‘Experts’ View’ section. The publication profiles 68 SCBs, which include 21 public sector banks, 21 private sector banks and 26 foreign banks. Furthermore, the publication also features two special sections; one on Digital Banking and the other on Payment Banks & Small Finance Banks.
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