2022 in retrospect: Regulatory activity in the financial sector

– Vinod Kothari |

It has been a brisk year in terms of activity – a busy regulator kept  all regulated entities busier. This year marked the initiation of a new SBR framework for NBFCs – hence there was a lot of buzz in terms of understanding the new regulatory framework. The names of 16 Upper layer entities were declared by the RBI – consisting of 5 HFCs, 10 NBFC-ICCs, one CIC[1]. As is the design, UL entities are treated at par with banks in terms of regulatory intensity –hence, there is a LEF (large exposure framework), differential provisioning norms in case of  standard assets, CET-1 capital requirement, mandatory listing etc.

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