Bank lending to residential sector increased in 2009-10

In 2009-10, the lenders such as Jammu & Kashmir Bank, Union Bank of India, ICICI, Bank of India and Canara Bank reduced lending to the some sectors of real estate. As per the data provided by banks, the largest private sector bank, ICICI reduced its lending to realty by 17 % and to capital markets by almost 10 %.
However, the public sector banks such as Bank of Baroda, State Bank of India, Syndicate Bank and IDBI Bank rose lending to these sectors between 34% and 46%.
Among the private banks, rank 1 lender was YES bank, next was IndusInd Bank, and followed by Development Credit Bank and HDFC Bank.
Other than ICICI bank which reduced its lending by 9.6 %, the total growth in the lending to realty was around 16.7 % in the fiscal 2009-10.There was a mixed response from the banks. On one hand, around 10 banks rose lending by 30% each, while on the other hand, 14 banks witnessed a decline in lending.
After all these ups and downs, the exact scenario was that the lending to the residential sector increased from 47.5 to 53%, and commercial mortgages reduced from 27.7 to 23.3%.

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