Differential Standard Asset Provisioning for NBFC-UL

-RBI issues new guidelines on provisioning for standard assets

-Kumari Kirti |

The function of NBFCs as a supplemental route of credit intermediation alongside banks and its contribution to supporting real economic activity are well known. Within the financial sector, the NBFCs have grown significantly in terms of scale, complexity, and interconnectedness over time. Many companies have expanded to the point where they are systemically significant, necessitating the alignment of the regulatory framework for NBFCs in light of their shifting risk profile.

To address the same, RBI vide its circular dated October 22, 2021[1] has introduced Scale Based Regulation (SBR) for all NBFCs and has classified NBFCs in four layers- Base, Middle, Upper and Top layer.

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