1. HDFC Bank gets RBI nod to buy 9.5% stake each in IndusInd Bank, Yes Bank

HDFC Bank gets RBI nod to buy 9.5% stake each in IndusInd Bank, Yes Bank

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1 min read • Updated: February 6, 2024, 9:46 AM

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The RBI has mandated that HDFC Bank, the country's biggest private lender by market capitalisation, acquire major shareholding within one year in both banks from the date of the approval, without which it would stand cancelled.

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The approval is on behalf of the HDFC Bank group.

Bengaluru, 6 February (Reuters): Indian private lenders IndusInd Bank and Yes Bank said on Monday that HDFC Bank has received approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to acquire up to a 9.5% stake each in the two banks.

The approval is on behalf of the HDFC Bank group, including its asset management company, a source from HDFC Bank added.

The RBI has mandated that HDFC Bank, the country's biggest private lender by market capitalisation, acquire major shareholding within one year in both banks from the date of the approval, without which it would stand cancelled.

IndusInd's promoters had received the central bank's approval in November to raise their stake to 26% in the bank.

Both IndusInd and HDFC Bank, which reported quarterly results in January, beat profit expectations on the back of strong loan growth. Yes Bank's net profit more than quadrupled in the October-December period but missed estimates.