Reserve Bank of India imposes monetary penalty on HDFC Bank Limited

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June 18 2019

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed, by order dated June 13, 2019, monetary penalty of ₹10 million on HDFC Bank Limited (the bank) for non-compliance with directions issued by RBI on ‘Know Your Customer (KYC/ Anti-Money Laundering (AML) norms’ and on reporting of frauds. The penalty has been imposed in exercise of powers vested in RBI under the provisions of Section 47A(1)(c) read with Section 46(4)(i) of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949, taking into account failure of the bank to adhere to the aforesaid directions issued by RBI.

This action is based on deficiencies in regulatory compliance and is not intended to pronounce upon the validity of any transaction or agreement entered into by the bank with its customers.