NHB introduces Aadhaar based OTP for HFCs

By Mayank Agarwal (finserv@vinodkothari.com)


The National Housing Bank (NHB) has introduced various reforms to the existing Aadhaar based e-KYC procedure vide Circular No.85[1] issued on 8th December, 2017. Bringing certain modifications to Circular No. 72[2] issued on 23rd April, 2015 which recognizes E-Aadhaar as an Officially Valid Document (OVD) under the PML Rules, NHB has further introduced an option of Aadhaar based One Time Pin (OTP) for carrying out e-KYC  of the prospective customer.

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Standard Procedure for Valuation to be followed by HFCs.

By Shreya Routh, (finserv@vinodkothari.com)


Housing Finance Company (HFC) is a type of non-banking financial institution which is primarily engaged in the business of providing home loans and other related products. Unlike other Non-Banking Financial Companies which are governed under the regulatory framework of RBI, HFCs are regulated by the National Housing Banks (NHB). Collateral securities are accepted against loans advanced by HFCs which include the property for which loan has been granted and some other collaterals as well. Since properties serve as the underlying asset on which financing is given, the amount of loan advanced depends upon the value of the collateral offered. Read more

NHB softens provisioning norms for HFCs

By Anita Baid, (legal@vinodkothari.com)

The National Housing Bank (NHB) vide its notification no. NHB.HFC.DIR.18/MD&CEO/2017[1] dated 02nd August, 2017 has made certain amendments to the Housing Finance Companies (NHB) Directions, 2010 (‘Directions’). The provisions of the Directions is applicable to every housing finance company (HFC) registered under section 29A of the National Housing Bank Act, 1987. A brief summary of the amendments and the possible impact thereon is provided herein below.

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