Financial Express Archive

A day in the life of a digitized student – Vidit More

I had an examination in my college the other day and realised in the nth hour that my pen had run out of ink. So I walked into the neighborhood stationary shop to buy the pen and offered to pay digitally, like any other honest, law-abiding citizen. The shopkeeper could have just told me that

Post It – Genia Giri

Is Post Office Banking a way way out for financial inclusion? Demonetisation of Rs 500 and 1000 notes has brought back to sharper focus the level of Banking Penetration in the rural hinterlands of eastern India, or more specifically, the lack of it. The economy has not fully recovered from the body blow it was

What ails the Banking System? Tristha Sharma

When I first started visiting our Bank with my mother, I had met a lady behind the counter who used to stitch woolen sweaters around the year. She would sit there at her designated seat, oblivious of the world around, stitching, as though it was the most important thing in the world. As I grew up,

Banking on the Banks? Think again. Rais Qureshi

I started my business in 1996. And, from that day onwards, I have been grappling with a term called collateral security. I was shooed away from the first bank I had approached with a request for a loan as I did not have enough securities to offer them. Today, 20 years on, with an established

A customer’s manifesto – Ankit Barmecha

I want a bank (and other financial service providers) that will listen to me, respond to my queries and offer me services through the social media channels that I frequent. And I am not alone – it is estimated that by 2018 there will be about 300 million social network users in India alone. Yes,

ICAI discusses the Cost of Demonetization, launches BFSI@2016

The Institute of Cost Accountants of India organised a Discussion on the effect of Demonetization on the cost of doing business on December 21st, 2016 at the JN Bose Auditorium in its headquarters in Kolkata. The Inaugural Session of the evening was flagged off with the Welcome address, given by CMA Amit Anand Apte, the

The way to a tourist’s heart: Bong Curry for the travel weary Soul – Chawm Ganguly

Food Tourism – Bengal cooks the way! What do the exiled descendants of the Nawab Wajid Ali Shah of Awadh, the family of Tipu Sultan, the Anglo-Indians, the repressed Hindu widows of yore, the Jewish fortune hunters, the Chinese settlers, British Memsahibs and Marwari traders have in common? The answer is simple – they have

Come, Make in India – From Red Tape to Red Carpet : Tristha Sharma

We grew up learning that India is an economy that is overwhelmingly dependent on agriculture – the vagaries of monsoons, of droughts and flood, etall. Post liberalization, the picture changed and almost overnight, agriculture was sent to the backburner of our consciousness, as we reinvented ourselves as a service led economy, a sweat shop where

Social Media for the BFSI and the Blind Men of Indostan – Chawm Ganguly

Social Media for the BFSI and the Blind Men of Indostan Remember the six blind men of Indostan? Yes, the ones that felt the trunk and the tail and the tusk to draw their own conclusions about the shape and the size of the elephant? Well, the way we approach Social Media, especially for the

Discussion Meet on Risk Management in BFSI organised by The Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI)

  The Institute of Cost Accountants of India organised a Discussion Meet on Risk Management in BFSI at the JN Bose Auditorium, CMA Bhavan, Sudder Street,Kolkata. The Hon. Chief Guest, Sukamal Chandra Basu, former CMD, Bank of Maharashtra, gave the Welcome Address and set the tune for the evening’s deliberations. Dr JD Sharma, Director, India