One Reply to “What is the procedure (RBI regulations and guidelines) if a foreign bank wants to open a branch in India?”

  1. There are a whole list of criteria that are taken into consideration before permitting a foreign bank to establish a branch in India. RBI and other regulatory approval is a must. The eligibility criteria takes into consideration most of the following points:

    i. Economic and political relations between India and the country of
    incorporation of the foreign bank
    ii. Financial soundness of the foreign bank
    iii. Ownership pattern of the foreign bank
    iv. International and home country ranking of the foreign bank
    v. Rating of the foreign bank by international rating agencies
    vi. International presence of the foreign bank





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