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The Minister of State for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines (Independent Charge), Shri Piyush Goyal Meeting with the Banking heads on Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY), in New Delhi on September 22, 2016. The Secretary, Ministry of Power, Shri P.K. Pujari is also seen. (Image Courtesy: pib website)

BANKING: Debit card data theft: Who broke into your bank account? …

Debit card data theft: Who broke into your bank account?
Jan-Dhan to offer banking on internet-less phones
Credit Information Companies (CICs) directed by RBI to provide access to free full credit report, including credit score, to individuals
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Debit card data theft: Who broke into your bank account?

Business-standard.com
With cyber criminals becoming savvier by the day, learning how to safeguard yourself is imperative
New Delhi, October 24, 2016
The data breach that has led to an estimated 3.2 million debit cards getting compromised is only a small manifestation of a larger malaise called cyber crime. The breach occurred due to an introduction of malware in the network of a third-party payment processor.
Living in a digital world, we need to be aware of different types of cyber frauds and take steps to safeguard our financial well-being. …

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Jan-Dhan to offer banking on internet-less phones

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The discussions are about how to make the process simpler for the poor and more cost-effective for telecom operators
New Delhi  September 28, 2016
The Jan-Dhan Yojana is poised for a huge leap by extension of its banking platform to phones not connected to the internet. It is the next big thing on the government’s financial inclusion programme. …

credit-report-iCredit Information Companies (CICs) directed by RBI to provide access to free full credit report, including credit score, to individuals

Sep 02, 2016 : Dtf.in
The Credit Information Companies (CICs) have been directed by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to provide access to free full credit report, including credit score, once a year (January-December) to individuals whose credit history is available with the companies.
According to the RBI, “Given the importance of the credit report in an individual’s financial matters, he/she is entitled to have a copy of the report upon request”. Such a report may enable consideration for applying for fresh credit facilities. Further, with a copy of the report in hand, the borrower will have an opportunity to have the errors, if any, in her/his credit history rectified.
The credit information companies should notify on their website the procedure for accessing the report, RBI said.
The four credit information companies in India are CIBIL, Equifax, Experian and Crif High Mark.

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Send funds via an app without a/c number

Timesofindia.indiatimes.com 
Aug 26, 2016
Mumbai: You can now send money to anyone without even knowing the recipient’s account number using an email-like alias through a mobile banking app. Also, use your favourite app to access your accounts in different banks. …

RBI seeks media partnership for Banking Ombudsman Scheme

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For creating awareness towards their scheme, to resolve customer grievances against deficiency in banking services
Lucknow  August 24, 2016
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has sought an active partnership with the media for creating awareness towards the Banking Ombudsman (BO) Scheme aimed at resolving customer grievances against deficiency in banking services.
The Scheme, introduced under Section 35 A of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 by RBI with effect from 1995, provides an expeditious forum to bank customers. BO is a senior official appointed by the RBI to redress customer complaints. …

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Bank Notes (Pixabay Image)

RBI Asks Banks To Exchange Up To 20 Soiled Notes Free Of Charge

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July 15, 2016
Mumbai: In an effort to improve customer service, RBI on Friday asked banks to exchange up to 20 pieces of soiled currency notes with a maximum value of Rs 5,000 over the counter free of charge.
However, if the number of notes to be exchanged is more than 20, banks can levy service charge. …

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Banks may soon say ‘goodbye’ to passwords

Thehindubusinessline.com
Jul 13, 2016
IndusInd Bank did something rather attention-grabbing a few weeks back.
It made its brand ambassador Farhan Akhtar recount his experiences with passwords. And then got him to invite people to bid farewell to the passwords of yore, complete with #RIPpassword. …

SBI launches 3 digital initiatives; to offer services on Facebook, Twitter

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July 01, 2016
SBI made its debut on social media banking by launching its platform called ‘Mingle’ through which its customers can transact using Facebook and Twitter
Mumbai: The country’s largest lender, State Bank of India (SBI), launched three digital initiatives on Friday and indicated that it may have to prune its branch network once its associates are merged. …

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From today (01.07.2016), pre-2005 banknotes can be exchanged only at select RBI offices

Thehindubusinessline.com
Mumbai, June 30, 2016
The facility for exchanging pre-2005 banknotes will be available only at select offices of the Reserve Bank of India from July 1, 2016, the central bank said in a statement.
The RBI said a major portion of the pre-2005 banknotes have been withdrawn from circulation and only a small percentage of these notes remain in circulation.
The RBI offices where the pre-2005 notes can be exchanged are located in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Belapur, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Kanpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Patna, Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi. …

Runway for payments banks

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Payments banks need to think digital and look at deploying emerging technologies to claim competitive advantage
May 16, 2016
The list of 11 new entities, which received an in-principle approval from the Reserve Bank of India last August to set up a new category of banks called payments banks, includes both corporate and non-corporate names. …

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RBI tightens provisioning norms for bank frauds   

Timesofindia.indiatimes.com 
Apr 18, 2016
MUMBAI: Tightening disclosure norms, RBI has asked banks to disclose fraud cases and make provisions for them not exceeding four quarters from the date during which it has been detected. …

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In a first, DCB Bank starts Aadhaar-based ATMs   

Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Apr 3, 2016
MUMBAI: In a first for any domestic bank, small-sized lender DCB Bank has started an Aadhaar-based ATM usage facility wherein a customer can transact using his biometric details instead of the PIN. …

ATM card exchanged on sly, couple loses Rs 45,000   

Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Mar 8, 2016
PANCHKULA: A youth allegedly duped a 25-year-old woman of Rs 45,000 after exchanging his ATM card with hers in Pinjore on Monday morning. …

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Fake bank callers dial a/c fraud (Representational Image: Pexels.com)

Fake bank callers dial a/c fraud

Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Nov 17, 2015
Chandigarh: The next time you receive a call from a supposed bank official seeking details of your account and ATM card, better stay mum. Or, rather dial the cops soon after. Swindlers posing as bankers and technical staff members are obtaining crucial details from gullible residents and withdrawing money from bank accounts. In just 10 months, 83 such cases were reported from the city, confounding the police. …

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