State-owned lender Bank of Baroda has undertaken a comprehensive review of its business and has finalised a detailed set of plans to fundamentally reposition it for future, Chairman Ravi Venkatesan has said.
The lender has reported its worst year in 2015-16.
“These plans are intended to create a more agile and capable organisation with better controls and compliance,” Venkatesan told PTI on the sidelines of its annual general meeting here over the weekend.
To raise capital, the bank will be selling its non-core assets gradually, he said.
For FY16, Bank of Baroda reported a huge Rs 5,067 crore loss, which followed the asset quality review mandated by RBI that required the lender to go for a higher provisioning to cover bad loans.
Venkatesan said the management has conducted a detailed review of business portfolio and intends to gradually exit unprofitable businesses and segments to improve margins and free up capital that can be deployed for customers with a better credit profile and many good business opportunities that exist.
“We can expect to see the bank rapidly return to historical levels of profitability,” he said.