The Daily Dig for Saturday, January 2

Every 5,000 person Indian village to have bank branch within two years: RBI

The Reserve Bank of India said every Indian village with at least 5,000 residents should have a bank branch by next March. Learn more here.

Blame legislation for lack of new post-crisis banks

Laws designed to protect consumers from another financial crisis have discouraged new banks from entering the market. Ben Lane reports.

Banking M&A activity to rise in 2016

Just what we need, fewer banks. Several factors could help increase mergers and acquisitions in the banking sector this year, Bonnie McGeer writes.

Big banks to soon be less big

Many big banks are planning massive staff cuts over the next few years. Yalman Onaran reports.