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DBS to inject `2,500 cr into Lakshmi Vilas

The amalgamation of Lakshmi Vilas Bank with DBS Bank completed

DBS to inject `2,500 cr into Lakshmi Vilas
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New Delhi: Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB) is now amalgamated with DBS Bank India Limited (DBIL), the wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore-based DBS Group Holdings Ltd.

The DBS Group will inject Rs 2,500 crore into DBIL to support the amalgamation and for future growth.

In a statement on Monday, DBS Bank said that the scheme of amalgamation is under the special powers of the Government of India and Reserve Bank of India under Section 45 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949, India, and has come into effect on 27 November, 2020. It added that the amalgamation provides stability and better prospects to LVB's depositors, customers and employees following a period of uncertainty.

The moratorium imposed on LVB was lifted from November 27, 2020 and banking services were restored immediately with all branches, digital channels and ATMs functioning as usual. LVB customers can continue to access all banking services. The interest rates on savings bank accounts and fixed deposits are governed by the rates offered by the erstwhile LVB till further notice.

All LVB employees will continue in service and are now employees of DBIL on the same terms and conditions of service as under LVB. Moreover, the bank asserted that it is well-capitalised and its capital adequacy ratios (CAR) will remain above regulatory requirements even after the amalgamation.

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