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Jan 29, 2017
Cover Story India's Best Banks

India's Best Banks

Indian banks are battling numerous challenges, including digitisation, deteriorating asset quality, disruption from new financial sector players and, now, demonetisation. The 21st edition of the BT-KPMG Best Banks study identifies banks that have flourished despite the odds and raises a toast to those that are the best in class.

Snip, snip, snip

Start-ups go for drastic cost cuts as fund raising gets tougher.
Features Wholesome Returns

Wholesome Returns

Barclays balance sheet is not in the league of the big four foreign banks - Citi, Standard Chartered, HSBC and Deutsche - but the bank surpasses competition in terms of CAGR on deposits, advances, fee income and operating profits.

Driving Growth

In the past three years, the bank's advances grew even faster at 27.85 per cent CAGR, while in 2015/16 it grew by 29.99 per cent, according to BT-KPMG study. Growth in deposits clocked 18.61 per cent CAGR in the three-year period, but picked up pace in 2015/16 to 22.53 per cent.

Will 'Payment banks' fulfill PM Modi's digital dream

'Payments banks' is the latest buzzword in banking circles, the next big thing, something that has the potential of giving wings to the government's ambitious financial inclusion targets.

Here are 7 tech trends that will dominate in 2017

Concepts such as merged reality, machine learning, and digital twins are set to become more mainstream this year. Here's what else is in store.

Making Sense of 2016

The year 2016 was turbulent for the indian economy with hits and misses, surprises and disappointments galore.

Making A Difference

How Bandhan Bank has changed the lives of people.

Towards De-Stressing Indian Banks

The RBI has taken several initiatives to tackle the mounting bad loan problem of banks but their implementation remains a challenge.

How We Did It

Less Than What Meets the Eye

While the book offers some insight into millennial businesses, it does not explore the world of millennial people.


Taking a Broader View

How shortage of money is crippling the economy.

Sizing The Opportunity

HDFC Bank is gradually raising the bar in the banking industry with expanding size, unmatched profitability and low delinquencies.

New Challenger

Another old-generation private sector bank is making it to the top of the heap.

"India and China driving growth in mainline market"

Jean-Francois Beaudoin, Senior VP, Asia Pacific, Alstom, talks to Anilesh S. Mahajan about the scope India offers for the freight industry.


LATEST Axis Bank to strengthen digital system for safer online transactions

Axis Bank to strengthen digital system for safer online transactions

Axis Bank has emerged as best bank with best digital initiatives.

Why RBI's strategic debt restructuring scheme has turned out to be a damp squib

Another issue is confusion due to the lack of a unified law/framework to deal with the problem.

How Arundhati Bhattacharya got SBI ready for the future

Arundhati Bhattacharya, SBIs first woman chairman, has shown her mettle by taking challenges head on.
Fineprint Voting For God's Sake

Voting For God's Sake

The Supreme Court ruled on January 5 that candidates can't ask people to vote in God's name. Do we take it that the court is trying to level the playing field between God and man? Let's take a trip down the judicial memory lane to contextualize the new rules of electoral engagement.
India's Best Banks 2016 India's Best Banks 2016

India's Best Banks 2016

Business Today-KPMG study of India's best banks
Retirement Is your retirement on track?

Is your retirement on track?

If you are worried that your retirement planning is taking you nowhere, these investment tips can help steer you in the right direction.
Banking NEFT, RTGS, UPI: What should you use to transfer money?

NEFT, RTGS, UPI: What should you use to transfer money?

We help you choose the best way to make online fund transfers
Expert Speak Financial Planning: Go for Growth

Financial Planning: Go for Growth

Lovaii Navlakhi, certified financial planner, says the early-bird advantage can give the couple, Suhas and Sheetal a headstart with higher equity allocations.
Investment Invest in your child's future

Invest in your child's future

With every passing year, the cost of education is going up by leaps and bounds. So, take control and invest right to give your child the very best.

Web of Frauds

The thrust on cashless transactions has led to a rise in digital theft and frauds. Here's how you can stay safe.
People peoplebusiness


The heads of India's two largest IT companies, Wipro and Infosys, respectively, warned employees about the challenging times ahead
Letters Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Business Today readers share their feedback on the magazine's coverage.
Focus Taper Off

Taper Off

External commercial borrowings dwindle amid lower capex requirements by companies.

Collateral Damage

Changes in tax treaties will reduce round-tripping and make FDI numbers less impressive than they are now.

Gloomy Outlook

The Sensex may underperform for the third year in a row due to uncertainty in the economy.
Editors note Conserving Cash

Conserving Cash