Sachin Bansal’s banking dream under scrutiny and why NSE’s IPO must be scrapped

The RBI has concerns about the former Flipkart boss’s fitness to run a bank and so should SEBI on NSE’s plans to go public.

Ashwin here. First up, we have some exclusive news on Sachin Bansal’s banking dreams. There are problems. Three to be precise. Bansal, who is also busy preparing for Navi’s IPO, needs to sort these out before getting RBI’s approval. On the other hand, there is a strong case for market regulator SEBI to quash NSE’s IPO plan. The “yogi” episode should be the final straw in a long list of blunders by the exchange. Read on.

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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.

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Furquan Moharkan

Furquan leads the banking coverage at The Morning Context. A business journalist with eight years of experience and a best-selling author, in his earlier stints as a reporter with the Deccan Herald and a columnist at The Banker, he wrote on banking, financial markets and regulatory affairs. He has extensively covered India's debt market crisis, banking crisis and the fall of Yes Bank.

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Ashwin Manikandan

Ashwin covered fintech and banking at The Morning Context. Previously, he was at The Economic Times, where he worked across the finance, tech and startup verticals, breaking stories related to India’s banking system, startups in the new economy, digital payments, insurance and cryptocurrencies.

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