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India defies global slump with a record dealmaking spree in Q2

Tuesday, June 28, 2022
While dealmaking elsewhere in the world slows to a crawl bankers in India recorded their best-ever quarter for mergers and acquisitions. India saw $82.3 billion pending and completed M&A deals in the second quarter, the highest amount on record, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. That’s more than twice as much as the previous record of $38.1 billion in the third quarter of 2019. Globally, M&A volume in the quarter reached $827.6 billion, down 8.7% from the same period in 2021. The surge in India was dominated by HDFC Bank Ltd.’s $60 billion all-stock purchase of Housing Development Finance Corp. in April, combining India’s most valuable bank and largest mortgage lender in the country’s biggest-ever M&A transaction. The move illustrated how India’s flagship companies, facing disruptive trends such as the rise of fintech and climate change, are turning to dealmaking as a tactic to dramatically reshape themselves. Read more

To India’s mortgage-to-GDP ratio to cross 20 per cent, housing loans will have to grow exponentially:Deepak Parekh, chairman of HDFC Ltd

Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Deepak Parekh, chairman of HDFC Ltd, today(7 June 2022) said he expected the regulator’s view on HDFC’s proposed merger with HDFC Bank to be fair and judicious, asking the stakeholders to be patient. In his note to shareholders in the annual report, the HDFC patriarch said after 45 glorious years of providing homes to millions of customers, the time was right for HDFC to find a new home. In April, HDFC and HDFC Bank announced a plan for an all-stock merger deal, for which all the regulatory approvals were expected in 15-18 months. HDFC Bank has requested the Reserve Bank of India more time to meet several regulatory requirements like cash reserve ratio, statutory liquidity ratio, and priority-sector lending targets. Read more

MARKET UPDATE:Sensex fell 980 points to 57,358, and Nifty slipped 280 points to 17,195

Monday, April 18, 2022
The Indian key benchmark indices started today's(18 April 2022) session with deep cuts as large-caps Infosys and HDFC twins opened sharply lower. The BSE Sensex fell 980 points to 57,358, and the NSE Nifty50 slipped 280 points to 17,195 Infosys and HDFC Bank tanked 6 percent and 2.4 percent, respectively, on disappointing Q4 earnings. Tech M, HDFC, Wipro, HCL Tech, TCS, Axis Bank, Bajaj finserv, Kotak Bank and Axis Bank were the other top laggards on the Sensex. On the flip side, Tata Steel, NTPC, ITC, PowerGrid, Nestle, ONGC, Cipla, M&M, and Bajaj Auto were the gainers on the Sensex and Nifty. Read more

HDFC Bank and mortgage lender HDFC Ltd to merge

Monday, April 4, 2022
India's largest private lender HDFC Bank will merge with housing finance firm HDFC Ltd, the companies said today(4 March 2022). As part of the deal, shareholders of HDFC Ltd will receive 42 shares of the bank for 25 shares held. Existing shareholders of HDFC Ltd will own 41 percent of HDFC Bank. Shares held by the housing finance company in the lender will be extinguished, making HDFC Bank a full-fledged public company, according to reports. The subsidiaries and associates of HDFC Ltd will shift to HDFC Bank, the companies said in a regulatory filing. "The merger—subject to regulatory approval-is coming together of equals. The customer will be the biggest gainer," said Keki Mistry, vice-chairman, and chief executive officer of HDFC, in an investor call. Read more

RBI lifted the restriction on the new digital business generating activities imposed on HDFC Bank

Saturday, March 12, 2022
The RBI has lifted the restrictions imposed on HDFC Bank regarding its business-generating activities planned under the Digital 2.0 programme, HDFC said today(12 March 2022). “We would like to inform one and all that the RBI has lifted the restriction on the business generating activities planned under the bank’s Digital 2.0 programme, vide its letter dated March 11, 2022," the bank said in a stock exchange filing. In December 2020, RBI had directed HDFC Bank to temporarily halt all digital launches as well as new sourcing of credit card customers, following various outages the bank faced due to technical glitches in the past two years. The RBI action came after the bank's customers faced a number of incidents of outages in internet banking, mobile banking, and payment utilities of the bank over the past two years.

Lifting of credit card ban may spark up to 32% rally in HDFC Bank

Wednesday, August 18, 2021
The Reserve Bank of India has lifted the ban on the issue of new credit cards which may trigger an up to 32 percent rally in the HDFC Bank’s stock, according to analysts, as the lift has come ahead of the festive season, presenting an opportunity to capture market share. The HDFC Bank scrip surged 3 percent at Rs 1,564.75 on the BSE in intra-day trade today(18th August 2021) and was among the top gainers on the BSE barometer. In comparison, the S&P BSE Sensex was up 0.5 percent at 10:30 AM. Some analysts opine that the lender will be able to regain its lost market share of 180 bps or even more, as there is a large customer base to which it can cross-sell. Financially, the lifting of the ban will protect HDFC Bank's overall profitability as the credit card segment is the key earnings driver, says Motilal Oswal Financial Services.

HDFC Bank plans to raise funds via AT-1 bonds from overseas market

Monday, August 16, 2021
HDFC Bank on Monday said the bank plans to raise capital by additional tier- I (AT1) bonds in the overseas market to fund its business growth. The bank is expected to raise up to USD 1 billion from these dollar-denominated bonds. “We had informed the stock exchanges that the Board of Directors of HDFC Bank in its meeting held on July 17, 2021, is contemplating raising of long term funds through the issuance of $ Basel III Compliant Additional Tier 1 Bonds (Notes), in the international markets, subject to market conditions,” it said in its filing. An offering memorandum (OM) has been prepared and shall be made available to the prospective investors in relation to the contemplated issue of notes, it said. The notes will not be offered or sold in India under the applicable laws, including the Companies Act, 2013, as amended from time to time, it added. Read more

Five bank stocks that can rally up to 13% from current levels

Monday, August 9, 2021
Since April 2021 the NIFTY BANK index has faced resistance at higher levels and has been unable to cross 36,000 levels, as per the weekly setup. The recent momentum, however, has propelled Nifty Bank above the said resistance and there are chances that it can see 36,750 levels in the days ahead, as per the daily chart. The overall structure of weekly and daily charts suggests a positive rally that could see Nifty Bank surpass 37,000 levels and gain more ground. The immediate support comes at 35,500 levels. NIFTYBANK Likely target: 36,750 and 37,000 Upside potential: 2% to 2.50% Read more

HDFC Bank shares gain after strong Q2 results

Monday, October 19, 2020
HDFC Bank shares gained 2.5 per cent to Rs 1,235 apiece on the BSE on Monday after the bank reported a healthy September quarter (Q2FY21) results. The bank reported an 18.4% on-year jump in net profit to Rs 7,513 crore compared to a net profit of Rs 6,344.9 crore in the quarter ended September 2019. The lender reported profit growth of 19.58 per cent in June and 17.71 per cent in the March quarter. It had posted a net profit of Rs 6,658.6 crore in the first quarter ended in June 2020. The lender reported a 17% year-on-year growth in its net interest income to Rs 15,774.4 crore in Q2FY21 from Rs 13,515 crore in Q2FY20. On the asset quality front, gross non-performing assets stood at 1.08% from 1.36% last quarter while net non-performing assets stood at 0.17% from 0.33% in the previous quarter. Provisions saw a decline of 5% quarter-on-quarter to Rs 3,704 crore. Read more

HDFC Bank share price gains nearly 6% on RBI appointing new CEO

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Private lender HDFC Bank's share price rose nearly 6 per cent intraday on August 4 on the report of RBI approving new CEO. Mr.Sashidhar Jagdishan will be the new CEO of HDFC Bank for a period of 3 years w.e.f. his date of taking charge, i.e. October 27, 2020, and will be replacing Aditya Puri. The appointment will put an end to one of the most keenly watched successions in India’s banking industry. He is a chartered accountant and holds a Master’s degree in Economics of money, banking and finance. He joined the Bank in the 1996 and currently, he is the Group Head of Finance, Human Resources, Legal & Secretarial, Administration, Infrastructure, Corporate Communications, Corporate Social Responsibility & the Strategic Change Agent of the bank. He joined the bank around 1996 as a Manager in the Finance function, and then went on to become Business Head - Finance in 1999 and Chief Financial Officer in the year 2008. Read more

HDFC Bank posted a 5.15% rise in profit for Q1FY21

Saturday, July 18, 2020
HDFC Bank has posted a 5.15 percent rise in profit before tax (PBT) at Rs 8,973.8 crore for the first quarter ended June 2020 (Q1FY21). It had posted a PBT of Rs 8,533.6 crore in quarter ended June 2019 (Q1FY20). Its net profit for the reporting quarter rose by 19.6 percent to Rs 6,658.62 crore from a net profit of Rs 5,568.16 crore in Q1FY20. The Net Interest Income (NII) grew by 17.8 percent on a Year-on-Year basis from Rs 13,294.3 crore in Q1FY20 to Rs 15,665.4 crore in Q1FY21, driven by 20.0 percent growth in advances and 24.6 percent rise in deposits. Read more