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'Yes Bank depositors' money is safe': CEA Subramanian

With the RBI superseding Yes Bank board, the troubled lender will not be able to grant or renew any loan or advance, make any investment, incur any liability or agree to disburse any payment

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Yes Bank depositors' money is safe: CEA Krishnamurthy Subramanian
Chief Economic Advisor Krishnamurthy Subramanian

Chief Economic Advisor Krishnamurthy Subramanian on Friday said all options are under consideration for restructuring Yes Bank and assured that depositors' money is safe. His remarks come a day after the cash-starved lender was placed under a moratorium, with the RBI capping deposit withdrawals at Rs 50,000 per account for a month and superseding its board with immediate effect.

"The RBI has taken right steps. Yes Bank depositors' money is safe," he told reporters after meeting Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Asserting that the interest of Yes Bank customers will be protected, Subramanian said all options are under consideration for restructuring Yes Bank.

With the RBI superseding Yes Bank board, the troubled lender will not be able to grant or renew any loan or advance, make any investment, incur any liability or agree to disburse any payment. The board of country's largest lender State Bank of India has given "in-principle" approval to invest in Yes Bank.

Also read: Yes Bank crisis: What will RBI-appointed administrator do first?

Also read: YES Bank Crisis Live Updates: SBI will take a call once RBI's plan is in, says Rajnish Kumar

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