RBI licence of United Co-operative Bank

Reserve Bank of India

The banking regulator Reserve Bank of India on Thursday notified that it has revoked the licence of United Co-operative Bank Ltd, Bagnan, West Bengal, as it does not possess the required capital and earning prospects.

The central bank has also ceased the bank’s power to carry on banking business, which will be effective from the close of business on May 13, 2021.

“As per the data submitted by the bank, all the depositors of United Co-operative Bank Ltd, Bagnan, West Bengal will receive all their deposits from Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (DICGC).

RBI notified, on liquidation, every depositor of the bank would be entitled to receive deposit insurance claim amount in respect of his/her deposits up to a monetary ceiling of Rs 5 lakh from the DICGC subject to the provisions of the DICGC Act, 1961.

Sharing further details, RBI said the bank does not hold adequate capital and earning prospects. Besides, with its present financial position, the lender would not be able to pay its present depositors in full.

United Co-operative Bank has been restricted from carrying out the business of ‘banking’ which involves acceptance of deposits and repayment of deposits with immediate effect.

The RBI has requested the Registrar of Cooperative Societies, West Bengal to generate an order for winding up the bank and its operations and appoint a liquidator.

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