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NBFCs, HFCs to see 10% asset growth in FY22

NBFCs, HFCs to see 10% asset growth in FY22
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NBFCs, HFCs to see 10% asset growth in FY22

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After a growth moderation in FY21, non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) are estimated to witness a 9.5 per cent jump in their assets under management in FY22, a report said on Thursday.

Mumbai: After a growth moderation in FY21, non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) are estimated to witness a 9.5 per cent jump in their assets under management in FY22, a report said on Thursday. Housing Finance Companies (HFCs) will post a higher growth at 10 per cent as home sales go up, India Ratings and Research said, maintaining its 'stable' outlook on both NBFCs and HFCs for FY22.

It estimated the growth to slow down to 4-5 per cent for NBFCs and 6.5 per cent for HFCs in FY21, driven largely by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The system liquidity has improved considerably while the majority of large non-banks have strengthened their capital buffers and the sector has started witnessing disbursement growth, the rating agency said. The wide differential among NBFCs' funding costs is likely to push the sector to consolidate, especially in the sectors with a thin margin profile and limited product differentiation, it said, adding the strong regulatory support in FY21 ensured adequate liquidity. From an asset quality perspective, wholesale NBFCs will face challenges in FY22, the agency said and maintained the negative outlook on such entities. Stress due to the pandemic has moderated due to government schemes which have led to lower softer delinquencies and moderate addition to Gross Non-Performing Assets (GNPAs), it said, pointing out that the overall stressed assets will be higher than a recent RBI estimate of 8 per cent. The system-level stressed assets for NBFCs stood at 8 per cent on September 30, 2020 as per the RBI report, and between 1.5 to 3 per cent of the book would get restructured and an addition of up to 1.5 per cent will happen to be the GNPA, taking the overall stressed book to between 9.5-11 per cent, it estimated. Many large NBFCs raised capital before Covid-19 and during the pandemic, resulting in strengthened capital buffers to absorb the above stress along with carrying Covid-related provision. The credit cost will normalise for non-banks in FY22 as the provision hit was taken in FY21 itself.After a growth moderation in FY21, non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) are estimated to witness a 9.5 per cent jump in their assets under management in FY22, a report said on Thursday. Housing Finance Companies (HFCs) will post a higher growth at 10 per cent as home sales go up, India Ratings and Research said, maintaining its 'stable' outlook on both NBFCs and HFCs for FY22.

It estimated the growth to slow down to 4-5 per cent for NBFCs and 6.5 per cent for HFCs in FY21, driven largely by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The system liquidity has improved considerably while the majority of large non-banks have strengthened their capital buffers and the sector has started witnessing disbursement growth, the rating agency said. The wide differential among NBFCs' funding costs is likely to push the sector to consolidate, especially in the sectors with a thin margin profile and limited product differentiation, it said, adding the strong regulatory support in FY21 ensured adequate liquidity. From an asset quality perspective, wholesale NBFCs will face challenges in FY22, the agency said and maintained the negative outlook on such entities. Stress due to the pandemic has moderated due to government schemes which have led to lower softer delinquencies and moderate addition to Gross Non-Performing Assets (GNPAs), it said, pointing out that the overall stressed assets will be higher than a recent RBI estimate of 8 per cent. The system-level stressed assets for NBFCs stood at 8 per cent on September 30, 2020 as per the RBI report, and between 1.5 to 3 per cent of the book would get restructured and an addition of up to 1.5 per cent will happen to be the GNPA, taking the overall stressed book to between 9.5-11 per cent, it estimated. Many large NBFCs raised capital before Covid-19 and during the pandemic, resulting in strengthened capital buffers to absorb the above stress along with carrying Covid-related provision. The credit cost will normalise for non-banks in FY22 as the provision hit was taken in FY21 itself.

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