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SBI extends its ‘Home-cum-Auto loan Offer’ till September 2009

SBI extends its ‘Home-cum-Auto loan Offer’ till September 2009In a latest development, State Bank of India, the country’s largest lender, has decided to extend the special offer for auto and home loans by five months till September, this year.

According to banking officials, the move was taken to benefit those peoples, who felt the April deadline was insufficient for availing of the scheme.

PNB ties knot with brokerage firms to provide best ‘Online Trading Service’

PNB ties knot with brokerage firms to provide best ‘Online Trading Service’Punjab National Bank (PNB), India’s second largest public sector bank, has entered into an alliance with four brokerage firms, including Networth Stock Broking and SMC Global Securities, to strengthen its online securities trading services.  
 
Currently, PNB in association with IDBI Capital Market Services, offers online securities trading services to its clients through 139 branches spread across 60 centres all over the country.  
 

Bajaj Allianz aims to two-fold its market share in next three years

Bajaj Allianz aims to two-fold its market share in next three yearsBajaj Allianz Life Insurance, one of the leading private insurance companies in India, is eyeing to double its market share to 10 per cent in the health insurance segment over the next three years.

The latest information was revealed by a senior executive of the company, during launching of new insurance plan.

Presently, the company's market share in health insurance, among all the life insurers, is around 5%, which it plans to increase it to 10% in a three-year period.

SBI, IDBI Bank cut deposit rates by 25-50 basis points across various maturities

SBI, IDBI Bank cut deposit rates by 25-50 basis points across various maturitiesThat there is an apparent slide in deposit rates has become all the more obvious with two of India’s leading public sector banks – State Bank of India (SBI) and IDBI Bank – slashing their deposit rates, with the revised rates taking effect from April 13. The state-owned IDBI Bank also intends cutting its yardstick prime lending rate (BPLR) from April 15 onwards.

SBI might cut interest rates in the new financial year

State Bank of IndiaThe lower-than-expected credit growth might just be enough reason for SBI - State Bank of India - to slash interest rates in the forthcoming new financial year.

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of the 53rd convocation ceremony of the Xavier's Labour Relations Institute in Jamshedpur, SBI Chairman O P Bhatt hinted at measures that India's largest lender intends taking for bringing down interest rates.

RBI may revise key interest rate

Reserve Bank of IndiaThe Reserve Bank of India may again revise key interest rates by around 50 basis points in next couple of days at a time when inflation rate reduced to 0.44 per cent and country is moving toward deflation.

The significant decline in inflation gives enough room to Apex bank for interest rate revision in order to stimulate demand in the economy, facing the heat of global slowdown. However, the central bank is unlikely to revise cash reserve ratio and statutory liquid ration according to the officials of finance ministry.

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