RBI reverses course on restructuring of troubled loans

Shaktikanta Das
RBI governor Shaktikanta Das
Press Information Bureau, Government of India

The Reserve Bank of India has gone ahead with plans to allow banks to restructure troubled loans, reversing a key policy priority of two previous governors.

Under the new policy, banks and non-bank financial companies will be allowed to make a one-time restructuring of loans to small and medium-sized businesses without such loans being classed automatically as “non-performing”. Non-performing loans come with higher provisioning requirements and tougher scrutiny from supervisors.

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