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RBI Penalised (Rs 5 cr) South Indian Bank Ltd For Non-compliances

May 18, 2018: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed, by an order dated May 14, 2018, a monetary penalty of ₹ 50 million on South Indian Bank Limited (the bank) for non-compliance with the directions issued by RBI on Income Recognition and Asset Classification (IRAC) norms, Know Your Customer (KYC) norms and treasury function and for deficiencies in its compliance function and compliance culture.

This penalty has been imposed in exercise of powers vested in RBI under the provisions of Section 47A(1)(c) read with Section 46(4)(i) of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949, taking into account failure of the bank to adhere to the aforesaid directions issued by RBI.

This action is based on deficiencies in regulatory compliance and is not intended to pronounce upon the validity of any transaction or agreement entered into by the bank with its customers.

Source: Reserve Bank of India (RBI)

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