RBI Articles

eKYC
January 10, 2020
Video-based KYC allowed for banks and fintechs to onboard customers remotely

Regulated entities shall undertake live video-based verification for the establishment of an account-based relationship with an individual customer, after obtaining her/his informed consent

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Safe investing
September 25, 2019
4 steps to avoid PMC Bank type fiasco and to keep your savings and investments relatively safe

The situation befalling PMC Bank depositors could be faced by any bank, big or small. Thankfully, everyone can minimise such a mishap with four simple steps

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Interest rates
September 5, 2019
Will linking floating rate loans to external benchmark really cut interest rates for your home loan, car loan?

RBI makes it mandatory for banks to link all their fresh retail loans to an external benchmark, effective October 1

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Point of sale cash withdrawal
September 1, 2019
RBI directs banks to enable cash withdrawals by cardholders at Points of Sale

India has only 18 ATMs per 100,000 people, which is way lower than China, which is at 63 ATMs per 100,000 people, as per FIS data.

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RBI monetary policy
August 27, 2019
RBI’s cash transfer to government: The good and the bad

The net liquidity injection from the RBI as a result of this exercise will amount to Rs 1,48,051 crore

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RTGS
August 26, 2019
Now you get an extra hour to transfer funds via RTGS starting as early as 7 am

The new timing starts from 7 am to 6 pm. The minimum amount one can transfer via RTGS is Rs 2 lakh

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State Bank of India
August 19, 2019
‘As a bank, we have to strike a balance between what we pay to our depositors and what we charge on loans’, SBI chairman Rajnish Kumar

Bank says it has cut repo rate linked lending rate by 85 bps; MCLR has been reduced by 30 bps but more MCLR lowering will mean an impact on depositors

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ATM charges India RBI
August 17, 2019
Banks can’t charge customers for failed ATM transactions; non-cash withdrawal transactions also not to be counted

Failed and non-cash withdrawal transactions cannot be counted as valid ATM transactions for the customer. No charges, therefore, shall be levied by a bank, says RBI

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Rate cut RBI
August 7, 2019
Debt fund managers see additional 40-50 bps interest rate cuts, while bond yields to remain range-bound

Expect gilt yields to remain range bound; money market yields should also remain stable with downward bias, while some think best of the bond rally is behind us

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