Bank Credit, Deposits Grow By Over 10%, Shows RBI Data
A HDFC Bank Ltd. teller counts Indian 100 rupee banknotes at the company’s bank branch in Mumbai, India. (Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)

Bank Credit, Deposits Grow By Over 10%, Shows RBI Data

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Bank credit and deposits grew at 10.26 percent and 10.02 percent to Rs 97.01 lakh crore and Rs 127.22 lakh crore, respectively, in the fortnight ended Sept. 13, according to the recent Reserve Bank of India data.

Banks advances were at Rs 87.98 lakh crore and Rs 115.63 lakh crore in the year-ago fortnight.

In the previous fortnight ended Aug. 30, bank loans increased by 10.24 percent to Rs 96.80 lakh crore and deposits by 9.73 percent to Rs 127.80 lakh crore.

The non-food bank credit increased by 11.4 percent in July on year-on-year basis, as compared with a growth of 10.6 percent in July 2018.

Advances to the services sector decelerated to 15.2 percent in the month from 23 percent in the year-ago period.

Credit to agriculture and allied activities rose by 6.8 percent as compared with an increase of 6.6 percent in the same month last year.

Loans to industry were up by 6.1 percent in July 2019 as compared with an increase of 0.3 percent. Personal loans increased by 17 percent in July 2019 as compared with an increase of 16.7 percent in July 2018, RBI data had shown.

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