Wednesday, May 27, 2020 | Last Update : 11:40 AM IST

64th Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra54758169541792 Tamil Nadu177289342128 Gujarat148297139915 Delhi144656954288 Rajasthan76454293172 Madhya Pradesh70243689305 Uttar Pradesh67243824177 West Bengal40091486283 Andhra Pradesh2983201757 Bihar296880014 Karnataka228374844 Punjab2106191840 Telangana1991128457 Jammu and Kashmir175983324 Odisha15177337 Haryana130582416 Kerala9645426 Assam683634 Jharkhand4261534 Uttarakhand400644 Chhatisgarh360790 Chandigarh2781874 Tripura2321650 Himachal Pradesh223634 Goa67280 Puducherry49170 Manipur3940 Meghalaya20121 Nagaland900 Arunachal Pradesh210 Mizoram110 Sikkim100

About 20% SBI borrowers opt for loan repayment moratorium: Chairman Rajnish Kumar

PTI
Published : May 23, 2020, 9:19 am IST
Updated : May 23, 2020, 9:19 am IST

Kumar also advised borrowers to pay their loans if they are not facing any funding challenge

 About 20% SBI borrowers avail loan repayment moratorium; banks can go for debt recast says SBI Chairman Rajnish Kumar. (PTI Photo)
  About 20% SBI borrowers avail loan repayment moratorium; banks can go for debt recast says SBI Chairman Rajnish Kumar. (PTI Photo)

Mumbai: State Bank of India chairman Rajnish Kumar on Friday said close to 20 percent of the bank's borrowers have availed moratorium on repayment of term loans instalments.

On 27 March, the central bank had announced a three-month moratorium on payment of all term loans falling due between 1 March 2020 and 31 May 2020.

On Friday, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) allowed banks and other lending institutions to extend the moratorium on loans by another three months -- from 1 June 2020 to 31 August 2020.

"In case of State Bank of India, the percentage (of borrowers who have availed the moratorium) is very small around 20 percent," Kumar told reporters through a video conference.

He said not all who have availed the moratorium are facing any liquidity issue.

"Many of them could have serviced their loans but as a matter of strategy they would want to preserve their cash and have opted for the moratorium,” he said.

Kumar also advised borrowers to pay their loans if they are not facing any funding challenge.

"If people are able to pay (EMIs) they should pay. If they are unable to pay then only they should take the benefit of the moratorium," he said.

According to Kumar, the RBI's moratorium will take care of the cashflow disruption of borrowers and there might not be any urgent need for a dispensation of one-time restructuring of stressed accounts from the RBI.

"Right now, the moratorium will take care of the situation around the cash flow disruptions. I would not be obsessed with one-time restructuring at this particular point of time when we have time till 31 August," he said.

He, however, said banks can go for debt recast even today as per 7 June circular of the RBI.

Banks and NBFCs have been requesting the RBI to allow them for one-time restructuring of their accounts where the borrowers are facing funding issues.

Tags: borrowers, emis, funding challenge, liquidity issue, moratorium on loan repayment, nbfcs, rbi, repo rate cut, sbi
Location: India, Maharashtra, Mumbai (Bombay)