A Comparison of Credit Risk Management in Private and Public Banks in India

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Like other corporations, banks want to create value and seek ways to control risk while aiming to enhance productivity and performance. This is achieved by granting credits to customers from the money deposited by the depositor, thus placing them at risk in the case of defaulting. Despite this risk, banks must continually issue credit since it is the key source of its profitability. This research study assesses the impact of credit risk management on Indian public and private banks during the 2009-2012 period. Using pooled OLS, fixed effects and random effects, the study examines credit risk management in seven private banks and seven public banks. The results show that private banks are more capitalized and more profitable than public banks. In addition, in both cases asset quality measured using non-performing assets with negative coefficients significantly influenced bank profitability. The study extrapolates the importance of regulatory capital and the importance of risk management in ensuring stability in the financial industry.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-108
Number of pages13
JournalGlobal Journal of Business Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Capital Adequacy, Non-Performing Assets, Performance, Net Interest Margin


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