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YES Bank aims to cut operational expenses by 20% in FY21

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Vivek Punj | October 26, 2020

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YES Bank aims to cut operational expenses by 20% in FY21

YES Bank's new chief executive and managing director Prashant Kumar said that the lender lacked a culture of cost control. He added that under the new management, YES Bank is targeting to reduce operational expenses by 20 per cent in FY21 by rationalising branches and ATMs, giving up unwanted leased spaces and renegotiating rents. Presently, the private sector lender is experiencing delays in loan recovery efforts as big defaulters are approaching courts.

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