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RBI Imposes Penalties on Tamilnad Mercantile Bank and DCB Bank

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has levied penalties on Tamilnad Mercantile Bank and DCB Bank for non-compliance with certain regulatory directions pertaining to interest rates on advances.

Penalty on Tamilnad Mercantile Bank

  • Amount: Rs 1.31 crore
  • Reason: Non-compliance with RBI directives on ‘Interest Rate on Advances’ and ‘Central Repository of Information on Large Credits (CRILC) – Revision in Reporting’.

Penalty on DCB Bank

  • Amount: Rs 63.6 lakh
  • Reason: Failure to comply with RBI guidelines concerning ‘interest rate on advances’.

RBI Statement

  • Clarifies that penalties are imposed solely due to deficiencies in regulatory compliance.
  • Emphasizes that penalties do not imply judgement on the validity of transactions or agreements with customers.

Tamilnad Mercantile Bank: A Profile

Tamilnad Mercantile Bank (TMB) is a prominent private sector bank in India, headquartered in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu. Established in 1921, the bank has a rich history of providing financial services and has steadily grown to become a trusted name in the banking sector.

DCB Bank: A Brief Overview

DCB Bank, formerly Development Credit Bank, is a private sector commercial bank in India. Established in 1930, the bank has undergone significant transformations over the years, evolving into a modern financial institution with a focus on customer-centric services and technological innovation.


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