NRB forces microfinance companies with crossholding of BFIs for merger

KATHMANDU: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has made the merger of microfinance companies with the cross-holding of banks and financial institutions compulsory.

Issuing a directive on Monday, BFIs have been given time till Ashar end, 2079 to prepare the action plan of the merger. Under the new provision, if a commercial bank, development bank, or finance company owns more than 10% shares in various microfinance companies (case of cross-holding), they will have to submit an action plan for the merger between the microfinance companies.

Similarly, BFIs have a shareholding of 51% or more on the microfinance company, the action plan for the merger between the companies or acquisition will have to be submitted.


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Tuesday January 4, 2022, 12:31:37 PM |

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