Vijaya Bank Current Affairs - 2019
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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has stated that all branches of public sector lenders Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank will function as branches of Bank of Baroda (BoB) from April 1, 2019, and the proposed merger Bank of Baroda with Dena and Vijaya Bank will be affected from April 1.
Plan of Merger
As per the proposed merger plan, shareholders of Vijaya Bank will get 402 equity shares of BoB for every 1,000 shares held and the shareholders of Dena Bank will receive 110 equity shares of BoB for every 1,000 equity shares held.
The boards of Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank will stand dissolved. The entire share capital of Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank will stand cancelled and the shares of both these banks will also stand delisted from stock exchanges.
Following the merger of these state-owned banks, BoB will become the third largest bank in India after the State Bank of India and HDFC Bank.
The consolidated bank will have over 9,500 branches, 13,400 ATMs, 85,000 employees to serve 12 crore customers. The bank will have a business mix of Rs 15 lakh crore of balance sheet, with deposits and advances of Rs 8.75 lakh crore and Rs 6.25 lakh crore, respectively.
It is expected the contours for the amalgamation of Bank of Baroda (BoB), Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank would be finalised soon and it would be placed before the parliament for approval in the ongoing winter session. The decision of amalgamation was taken by the Alternative Mechanism’ (AM) headed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, which included Railways Minister Piyush Goyal and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The government has already set aside the funds to facilitate the amalgamation.
New Big Bank
The new entity from the amalgamation will have a combined business of Rs 14.82 lakh crore, making it the third largest bank after SBI and ICICI Bank.
The net NPA ratio of the new entity will be at 5.71 per cent. This is significantly better than the public sector bank (PSB) average of 12.13 per cent.
The Provision Coverage Ratio (PCR) would be better at 67.5 per cent against the average of 63.7 per cent and cost to income ratio would come down to 48.94 per cent as compared to average 53.92 per cent.
Capital Adequacy Ratio (CAR) at 12.25 per cent will be significantly above the regulatory requirement of 10.87 per cent.
Net NPA Ratio
Net NPA Ratio is an indicator of the overall quality of the bank’s loan book. Net NPA ratio is the ratio of Net NPA to loans given.
Provision Coverage Ratio (PCR)
Provision Coverage Ratio refers to the prescribed percentage of funds to be set aside by banks for covering prospective losses due to bad loans.
Cost to Income Ratio
Cost to Income Ratio is an important parameter to determine the profitability of the banks. It is calculated by the dividing the operating expenses of the bank by the net income of the bank (Interest Income + other Income).
Capital Adequacy Ratio (CAR)
Capital Adequacy ratio is the measure of the bank’s available capital. It is expressed as a ratio of a percentage of a bank’s risk-weighted credit exposures.