PNB Housing Finance (PNBHFL) on Monday said it has received a long-term loan sanction of Rs 3,500 crore refinance facility from National Housing Bank. The facility will help PNBHFL boost liquidity as well as improve its asset-liability profile.
In FY18, PNBHFL had accessed Rs 1,500 crore refinance from NHB. NHB’s refinance constituted 7.83% of PNBHFL’s source of funds in FY16, before coming down to 5.36% on September 30, 2018.
Shares of PNB Housing Finance were up 5% at Rs 978 per share on the BSE in intra-day trade after the housing finance company said that it has obtained refinance sanction of Rs 35 billion from the National Housing Bank (NHB) in October-2018.
The company said the funds will be utilised for the specific sector wise disbursements/end uses as per norms of the respective NHB refinance schemes.
Punjab National Bank (PNB), the country’s second-largest public sector lender on Friday reported a net loss of Rs 4,532 crore in the September quarter of FY19, against a net profit of Rs 561 crore a year ago as provisions soared 300% on a year-on-year (y-o-y) basis to Rs 9,758 crore.
PNB Housing Finance Ltd has raised Rs 17.75 billion through Commercial Papers (CP) by placing it with mutual funds and banks, amid tight liquidity and an over-cautious approach to investment into paper floated by finance companies.
Housing finance company in a statement said it raised money in the current month. But, did not specify interest rate it agreed for raising money. Funds were raised at competitive rates, it added.
Punjab National Bank (PNB) sold non-performing credit card outstandings worth over 3% of its portfolio in the category in September, according to people aware of the development. Outstandings worth Rs 8.77 crore were put on sale out of a total outstanding of Rs 280 crore in the credit card segment.
It could not be immediately ascertained who bought the portfolio and at what price.
Ruling out the possibility of inorganic expansion, Punjab National Bank (PNB) Managing Director Sunil Mehta said the bank is currently focussed on internal consolidation and making it financially healthy.
With Rs142 billion Nirav Modi episode getting out of scene, the bank is focussing on growth and recovery of bad loans, he told PTI.
Punjab National Bank (PNB) on Wednesday said it planned to seek Rs 5,431 crore capital support from the government a day after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley assured state-owned banks of all support from the government.
The meeting of the bank’s board will take place on Thursday for considering infusion of Rs 5,431 crore by the government by way of preferential issue of equity share and fixing date of extra-ordinary general meeting (EGM)
India's largest law firm, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM), is being scrutinized by federal agents after they seized documents related to the $2 billion fraud at state-run Punjab National Bank (PNB) from CAM's premises in February, a lawyer representing the government and a police source told Reuters.
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