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CCI Approved Merger of AU Bank and Fincare Bank

Utkarsh Classes Last Updated 27-01-2024
CCI Approved Merger of AU Bank  and Fincare Bank Economy 4 min read

The Competition Commission of India has approved the merger of AU Small Finance Bank and Fincare Small Finance Bank under Banking Regulation Act of 1949.

  • The shareholders of Fincare will receive shares in the merged entity after the Proposed Combination. 
  • AU is a bank that offers personal and commercial banking services, including deposits, loans, debit and credit card services and digital banking services. 
  • Fincare is also a banking company that provides deposit services such as savings accounts, current accounts, fixed deposits, recurring deposits, lending services including retail and microfinance loans, digital banking services and distribution of insurance products.

About AU Small Finance Bank

  • Promoter and Managing Director & CEO of the AU Small Finance Bank is Mr. Sanjay Agarwal is AU Small Finance Bank is headquartered in Jaipur.
  • Tagline of AU Small Finance Bank is Chalo Aage Badhe.

About Small Finance Bank 

  • Small Finance Banks are a specific segment of banking in India that were created by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) under the guidance of the Government of India. 
  • The objective of Small Finance Banks is to extend basic banking services primarily to unserved and underserved sections, including small and marginal farmers, small business units, micro and small industries and unorganised entities with the aim to further financial inclusion. 
  • These institutions offer all basic banking services, including lending and taking deposits. 
  • SFB was set up on the recommendation of Raghuram Rajan, who headed the “High-Level Committee on Financial Sector Reforms”. 

Under RBI

  • Small Finance Banks are operational in India under the supervision of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and are subject to the Banking Ombudsman Scheme. 
  • These banks are registered as public limited companies and are regulated by the Companies Act, 2013, the Banking Regulations Act, 1949, the RBI Act, 1934 and other relevant statutes and directives. 
  • The Banking Ombudsman Scheme 2006, is a framework that outlines the guidelines for these banks to operate within and is updated periodically.

Some of the Indian banks have been merged in the following list :

Acquirer Bank

Merged Bank

Punjab National Bank

Oriental Bank of Commerce

United Bank of India

Canara Bank

Syndicate Bank

Indian Bank

Allahabad Bank

Union Bank of India

Andhra Bank

Corporation Bank

Bank of Baroda

Dena Bank

Vijaya Bank

State Bank of India



State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur

State Bank of Hyderabad

State Bank of Mysore

State Bank of Patiala

State Bank of Travancore

Bharatiya Mahila Bank


Answer: AU Small Finance Bank and Fincare Small Finance Bank

Answer: Banking Regulation Act of 1949.

Answer: canara Bank

Answer: Competition Commission of India
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