Analysis of RBI Proposed Rules on NBFC Dividend Payout

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Dear NBFCs either be a Bank or ready for regulations like a Bank.

This is the fundamental stance RBI has now for NBFCs. Loudly announcing the stance RBI Director says NBFC should convert  into banks. Soon after that RBI released proposed rules for conversion of NBFC into Bank. North Block now could not afford any other financial fiasco after ILFS, Yes Bank , DHFL, LVB , PMC Bank.

So now RBI Released Proposed Dividend Payout Rules for NBFC.

In this analysis we will explain these rules . 

Criteria : Capital Adequacy and Leverage Ratio


If A,B,C criteria are not met, NBFC still eligible to pay dividend if Net NPA ratio is less than 4% and otherwise comply with general prudential norms.

Dividend Payout Ratio

A. For CICs


Other Criteria

NBFCs should comply with the provisions of Section 45 IC of the
RBI Act, 1934.

NBFCs should comply with
the prevailing regulations/ guideline issued by RBI.

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The proposed dividend
should be payable only out of the current year’s profit.


Reporting of Dividend to RBI

Proposed rules will be applicable from FY 20-21 (1-4-20)

Source : RBI

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