Terrible advances taking toll on banks' benefit gaining

04 Nov 2019 10:19 PM
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Benefit of the nation's banks has declined by around 17 percent throughout the most recent 10 years, principally because of development in the volume of awful advances, as indicated by an examination report. 

The protruding non-performing advances again are hampering credit extension, the report noted. 

The volume of terrible credits and working expenses of banks have expanded throughout the years, yet the banks are not having the option to address these issue by refixing their loan fees, the report referenced. 

It has happened as a result of the weight on the banks to keep their loaning and store rates inside 9.0 percent and 6.0 percent individually, prompting the awkward circumstance, it included. 

The Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management (BIBM) shared the discoveries of the examination at a roundtable on 'Financing cost and Expansion of Bank Credit', held at its assembly room in the capital on Tuesday. 

Teacher Dr Barkat-e-Khuda, the BIBM's Dr Muzaffer Ahmed Chair, directed the capacity, where various authorities of the nation's different banks were available. 

As indicated by the report, return on value (ROE) of the banks was assessed 21.7 percent in 2009, when their normal loaning rate and size of non-performing advances (NPLs) were 11.5 percent and 7.3 percent (of the all out credit) separately. 

The volume of terrible credits expanded to 10.3 percent, while the loaning rate declined to 9.5 percent in 2018. Accordingly, ROE of the banks boiled down to just 4.0 percent in 2018, it likewise said. 

"Cost of awful credits and cost on working salary (presently at 52 percent) put outrageous weight on the banks, which can't pass the mounting costs on to their loan fees in view of the 6.0 percent and 9.0 percent weight. At last, it is influencing productivity of the banks," said the BIBM Professor Md Nehal Ahmed. 

Exhibiting the exploration paper at the roundtable, Professor Ahmed, its lead creator, said the banks are confronting the one-two punch. 

The high volume of NPLs decreases the productivity. Then again, the banks at last pass the expense of terrible advances on to the borrowers by expanding loan fees, which in the long run lessens their credit development. 

As indicated by the report, private segment credit development was 13.2 percent against the objective of 16.8 percent, as set by the Monetary Policy Statement (MPS) in 2018. 

Mr Ahmed recommended more focus by banks on non-premium salary just as arrangement of advantage the board organizations (AMCs) in the same way as other different nations to oversee and tackle the NPL-related issues. 

Previous Supernumerary Professor of the BIBM Yasin Ali said there are a few factors that the banks need to consider, as - loaning and store rates, managerial costs, chance premium, and benefit. 

He additionally said the loaning and store rates have just been fixed, while the ascent in awful advances can't be controlled. The zones of managerial costs should be decreased through expanding efficiency and abilities. 

Refering to the Chinese instances of handling NPLs, he said the wilful defaulters can't get open administrations there. 

"We have to accomplish something to that effect," he included. 

The BIBM Supernumerary Professor Helal Ahmed Chowdhury said numerous banks are occupied with forceful financing without considering the hazard factors, which is mutilating the market. 

He proposed development of taskforce at all degrees of the banks to forestall ascend in NPLs. 

The NRBC Bank Ltd Executive Vice President and Head of Branch A K M Rabiul Islam said there ought to be a minor rate for stores, with the goal that the banks can contribute at a fixed pace of 9.0 percent rate. 

"Be that as it may, actually we don't get the administration or corporate stores at under 10 percent. We state a certain something, yet accomplish something different. This is a wiped out challenge. We have to sit and fix a bound together store rate," he opined. 

Aide General Manager (office head) of the Rajshahi Krishi Unnayan Bank (RAKUB) Sawkat Shahedul Islam said the banks regularly take legitimate activities against the advance defaulters. Be that as it may, the long methodology in discarding the cases puts additional weight on them. 

"It takes considerably over 10 years (to discard a case). Snappy transfer of cases is fundamental with this impact." 

He scrutinized the Bangladesh Bank's ongoing roundabout, enabling defaulters to reschedule their characterized credits by paying just 2.0 percent initial installment. 

"Presently the great borrowers appear to pursue the terrible ones, who are currently getting 10 years to reimburse the credits under the most recent rescheduling office," he noted.