State Bank of India chairman Dinesh Kumar Khara on Friday stated mispricing of dangers by banks is a reality of the banking sector and it is a result in for concern.
“Mispricing of risks is still a reality of the system and that is essentially when the credit-deposit ratio comes at a certain number, it becomes an anxiety on part of the lenders on how to deal with the stakeholders. So, I think this is where the real life situation is,” Khara stated at an occasion organised by the Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
He stated although banks have tightened the underwriting requirements, the surplus liquidity in the method could push them to a predicament exactly where they finish up mispricing the threat. “There is temptation on bankers to go down the risk curve and misprice the risk… we are starting to see this.”
He, even so, does not really feel that there is any concern with regards to the underwriting requirements, as most banks have tightened norms following the earlier knowledge of the decline in the asset excellent and higher terrible loans.
Khara stated there are “green shoots” visible in specific sectors, which includes commodities, iron & steel and aluminium. There is lot of export possibilities in these sectors and people today are cashing in on that. The credit demand is anticipated to get started choosing up as soon as investments get started flowing into these sectors by means of either brownfield or greenfield projects, he stated.
“We have started seeing traction (in credit demand) from public sector enterprises and some private sectors are also coming for fresh investment,” he stated.
On the retail portfolio of the banks, Khara stated there was some anxiety at the finish of the initial quarter on account of regional lockdowns. “However, things have been improving since the beginning of the second quarter.”
On some important banks slashing interest prices on new home loans, Khara stated the mortgage industry has began displaying indicators of development and banks are attempting to capture the similar.
According to Khara, the Reseve Bank of India is probably to preserve a status quo on interest prices in the course of the monetary policy assessment in October. As there are some green shoots visible on the development front, the RBI may well refrain from growing prices.
“Inflation is mainly on account of supply-side disruptions and once that is addressed, inflation may not raise its head as much as it was seen in last policy decision. So, if at all inflation gets addressed by supply chain readjustment, perhaps we may have elbow room for keeping the rates at current level and wait for growth to come back in full force. At that point of time, the central bank might think of recalibrating interest rates. But at this point of time, it looks like interest rates should remain as they are,” Khara stated.