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RBI imposes curbs on old note deposits exceeding Rs 5,000
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- RBI Circular dated 30.12.2016 – White Label ATM Operators (WLAOs) – Sourcing of cash from retail outlets
- RBI Circular dated 30.12.2016 – Change of the scheme of exchange of Specified Bank Notes (SBNs) at banks on December 30th 2016-Accounting
- RBI Circular dated 29.12.2016 – Additional Working Capital Units to Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs)
- RBI Circular dated 29.12.2016 – Introduction of Interest Rate Options in India
- RBI Circular dated 28.12.2016 – Prudential Norms on Income Recognition, Asset Classification and Provisioning pertaining to Advances
- RBI Master Circular dated 27.12.2016 – Issuance and Operations of Prepaid Payment Instruments – Amendments to paragraph 7.9
- RBI Circular dated 27.12.2016-Purchase and sale of securities other than shares or convertible debentures of an Indian company by a person resident outside India
- Digital Payments – Step by Step Instructions for Various Modes of Payment (As on DPPW website-26.12.2016)
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PM Narendra Modi addressed the nation today, 50 days after the demonetisation decision. Here is what the PM said:
- 8% interest rate will be guaranteed on deposits of up to Rs 7.5 lakh for 10 years for senior citizens; interest will be paid monthly
- Rs 6,000 to be put into accounts of pregnant women in 650 districts for vaccination and other medical use … …
Dec 31, 2016
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday sent out a stern warning of tough action against the “dishonest”, even as he assured that for the honest his government will act as a friend. ….
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Times of India
Dec 19, 2016
NEW DELHI: The Reserve Bank on Monday imposed stiff restrictions on depositing more than Rs 5,000 in the scrapped Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, mandating that it can be deposited only once per account till December 30, that too after explaining to bank officials the reasons for not having done that so far.
Stipulating that restrictive conditions will also apply on the cumulative deposit of such notes in a single account when it exceeds Rs 5,000, RBI said that defunct currency up to any amount can be deposited under the new black money amnesty PMGKY scheme. …
Developed in collaboration with TCS, the application can be downloaded by the merchants, who will need a smartphone and a fingerprint scanner to use it.
December 12, 2016
NEW DELHI: In an attempt to give a big push to cashless transactions, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) will shortly roll out the Android-based Aadhaar enabled Payment System (AEPS) application, said officials.
The Unique Identification Authority of India has planned to increase biometric authentication capacity through Aadhaar to 40 crore a day from 10 crore to encourage more use of the platform for realising a cashless society. The government is concurrently working on developing a common mobile phone app that can be used by shopkeepers and merchants for receiving Aadhaar-enabled payments bypassing credit and debit cards, pin and password. …
Financial discipline in usage of your credit card and repayment of loans alone will enhance your credit score
November 18, 2016
In order to avoid situations where a loan turns into a non-performing asset, bankers pay attention to the CIBIL scores before sanctioning any loans. Your CIBIL score or credit score is an important factor in determining whether your loan application will be approved. These scores are computed based on various parameters such as your credit history, payment patterns, defaults, etc. Let us see how one can maintain a good score. …
December 6, 2016
The Reserve Bank of India has allowed banks to give retail customers the option to complete card-not-present transactions worth less than Rs 2,000 without having to enter an additional factor of authentication, or the PIN code, according to a notification on its website.
A card-not-present transaction is one in which a customer does not physically present a card to a merchant. A common example is a purchase made on an e-commerce website using either a debit or a credit card. …
The RBI said the failure of banks in detection and impounding of counterfeit notes and in preventing such currencies from being recirculated will be violative of the directions and “will, therefore, attract penal action”.
October 27, 2016
Mumbai: In an effort to check fake currency circulation, especially of higher denominations, the Reserve Bank of India on Thursday asked banks to put entire banking areas under CCTV surveillance and keep all the recordings that can help identify “unscrupulous elements”. …
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. …
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 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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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. …
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. …
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. …
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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