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RBI Approves Merger of Fincare Small Finance Bank with AU Small Finance Bank

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has given its approval for the merger of Fincare Small Finance Bank Ltd with AU Small Finance Bank Ltd, effective from April 1, 2024. Following the merger, all branches of Fincare Small Finance Bank Ltd will operate as branches of AU Small Finance Bank Ltd.

This decision from the RBI comes after the Competition Commission of India (CCI) had previously approved the merger of the two banks. As per the CCI statement, the merger involves Fincare and AU, with AU being the entity resulting from the merger. Shareholders of Fincare will receive shares in the merged entity following the combination.

AU Small Finance Bank offers a range of personal and commercial banking services, including deposits, loans, debit and credit card services, institutional banking, and digital banking services. Headquartered in Jaipur, AU Small Finance Bank operates under the AD-II bank category for foreign exchange transactions and provides ancillary services such as the distribution of insurance and investment products like mutual funds.

On the other hand, Fincare Small Finance Bank offers deposit services like savings and current accounts, fixed deposits, and recurring deposits, along with lending services such as retail and microfinance loans. Additionally, Fincare provides digital banking services and distributes insurance products.

The merger between Fincare Small Finance Bank and AU Small Finance Bank is expected to streamline operations and enhance the range of services offered to customers across the country.

 

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