Know India’s 4 Biggest Financial Scams That Have Hit Lenders


The Enforcement Directorate (ED) recently attached assets worth Rs 415 crore of Maharashtra’s two builders in relation to the Yes Bank-DHFL bank loan fraud-linked money laundering case. The DHFL scam is India’s biggest financial fraud involving Rs 34,000 crore, in which a total of 17 banks have been defrauded by this home loan provider. According to an RBI estimate, the total credit of the Indian banking system was at Rs 120 lakh crore till May 2022. Here’re four biggest financial scams in India:

The Rs 34,000-Crore DHFL Scam

A consortium, comprising 17 lenders, had extended credit facilities of Rs 42,871 crore between 2010 and 2018. In January 2019, DHFL was hit by an investigation after media reports on allegations of siphoning off of the funds surfaced.

The lenders held a meeting on February 1, 2019, and appointed KPMG to conduct a “special review audit” of DHFL from April 1, 2015, to December 31, 2018. The banks also…

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