A red flag in Q1 numbers and RBI’s confused bond scheme

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Advait here. If the Q1 results are anything to go by, it’s not been a good start for financial institutions. Numbers from HDFC Bank and Bajaj Finance, considered among the best in the industry, warn of a bloodbath ahead. As dreadful as that can be, I was also confused by the Reserve Bank of India’s recent …


Advait Palepu

Advait is a financial journalist and a former writer at The Morning Context. Here, he wrote on India’s banks, the wider financial services industry and the fintech ecosystem. He has previously worked with the Economic and Political Weekly, Business Standard, BloombergQuint and MediaNama, where he covered everything from the Reserve Bank of India to fintech policy.