Bank Fraud regulation?
WHY THERE IS NEED OF STRICTER BANK LOANS TO PREVENT FRAUDS?
RBI Annual Report:
It revealed that the total number of cases of fraud with a minimum size of ₹1 lakh at banks and other financial institutions increased by 28% by volume.
It surged 159%, or more than 2.5 times, by value to ₹1.85-lakh crore in the financial year 2019-2020. They declined during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Worrying factor of the Frauds:
Concentration of frauds: In the report, RBI found a concentration of large value frauds with the top 50 credit-related frauds constituting 76% of the total amount.
Delayed reporting of the frauds:
RBI has already created a framework to facilitate the prevention, early detection and prompt reporting of such frauds.
Despite these frameworks, the average lag in detecting these transactions was 24 months during 2019-20.
In the frauds with sum involved is more than ₹100 crore, the average lag was more than five years.
More concentration of frauds in the Public sector Banks as they accounted for around 80% share in 2019-20. However the speed of increasing fraud in the private sector is more than in the public sector banks with an increase of 34% as compared to 24% in public sector banks.