SBI sees FY'13 net profit at Rs 14,000-15,000 cr
“For SBI we got an allocation of 3,000 crore this year (capital infusion by the government) and we expect to make a net profit of another Rs 14,000-15,000 crore of net profit this year,” State Bank of India (SBI) Chairman Pratip Chaudhuri told a television channel.
SBI had reported a marginal 4.08 per cent increase in net profit at Rs 3,396 crore for the third quarter ended December 31, 2012, mainly on account of higher provisioning for bad loans.
The public sector lender had announced earlier it will get Rs 3,004 crore as part of the government's capital infusion plan for the current fiscal.
The government approved infusion of Rs 12,517 crore in around 10 state-owned banks by March.
When asked about loan growth, Chaudhuri said: “... It has been a huge, huge pleasant surprise. I was myself slightly diffident and pegging it at 16 per cent. But as of now the year-on-year growth we are finding it close to 18 per cent. And I would not be surprised if the year-on-year growth could be as high as 20 or even 21 per cent.”
Elaborating on the reasons behind rise in loan demand, he said: “There has been a huge upsurge in loan demand after rationalisation of our interest rates. So as we have made them more market-friendly, lowered the interest rates, we are seeing
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