EghtesadOnline: Banks will start issuing credit cards for owners of the so-called Justice Shares in the coming week, using the shares as collateral, a member of the High Council Securities and Exchange said.
EghtesadOnline: New interest rates announced by the Money and Credit Council have failed to convince depositors to park their money in banks, secretary-general of the Iranian Private Banks' Association said.
EghtesadOnline: Governor of the Central Bank of Iran Abdolnasser Hemmati has again called on lenders to tap into the stock market to improve their books and balance sheets.
EghtesadOnline: The government will launch one of its biggest schemes to divest banks’ non-financial assets in the coming week, a deputy minister of economy said.
EghtesadOnline: Banks lent 9,750 trillion rials ($62.9 billion) to businesses in the last fiscal year (March 2019-20), which was up by 2,012 trillion rials or 26% compared to the year before.
EghtesadOnline: The number of bounced checks jumped in the month to March 19, marking the end of last fiscal year when the coronavirus spread in Iran hammering businesses in a way unseen in decades.
EghtesadOnline: During the last round of open market operation by Central Bank of Iran Wednesday, none of the lenders put up their bonds on offer, indicating they are not now in need of liquidity.
EghtesadOnline: Debs of banks and credit institutions to the Central Bank of Iran declined 25.6% year-on-year to Dec. 21.
EghtesadOnline: A CBI report shows that more than half of the loans given by Iranian banks and credit institutions were in the form of civil partnership and installment sale contracts.
EghtesadOnline: Head of the Export Guarantee Fund of Iran has criticized the poor performance of banks in supporting export-based companies, recalling that robust financial support for export companies is critical in the climate of hostile US economic sanctions.