RBI CONCEPTS: CHEQUE TRUNCATION #4

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  • What is Cheque Truncation?

Truncation is the process of stopping the flow of the physical cheque issued by a drawer at some point by the presenting bank en-route to the paying bank branch. In its place, an electronic image of the cheque is transmitted to the paying branch through the clearing house, along with relevant information like data on the MICR band, date of presentation, presenting bank, etc. Cheque truncation thus obviates the need to move the physical instruments across bank branches, other than in exceptional circumstances for clearing purposes. This effectively eliminates the associated cost of movement of the physical cheques, reduces the time required for their collection and brings elegance to the entire activity of cheque processing. Continue reading “RBI CONCEPTS: CHEQUE TRUNCATION #4”

RBI CONCEPTS:ASIAN CLEARING UNION(ACU) #3

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  1. What is the Asian Clearing Union (ACU)?

Ans. The Asian Clearing Union (ACU) was established with its head-quarters at Tehran, Iran, on December 9, 1974 at the initiative of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (ESCAP), for promoting regional co-operation. The main objective of the clearing union is to facilitate payments among member countries for eligible transactions on a multilateral basis, thereby economizing on the use of foreign exchange reserves and transfer costs, as well as promoting trade among the participating countries. Continue reading “RBI CONCEPTS:ASIAN CLEARING UNION(ACU) #3”

RBI concept:Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme #2

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  • What is Sovereign Gold Bond (SGB)? Who is the issuer?

SGBs are government securities denominated in grams of gold. They are substitutes for holding physical gold. Investors have to pay the issue price in cash and the bonds will be redeemed in cash on maturity. The Bond is issued by Reserve Bank on behalf of Government of India. Continue reading “RBI concept:Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme #2”

RBI concept: ATM/White Label ATM #1

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Q.1. What is an Automated Teller Machine (ATM)?

Ans 1. Automated Teller Machine is a computerized machine that provides the customers of banks the facility of accessing their account for dispensing cash and to carry out other financial & non-financial transactions without the need to actually visit their bank branch.

Q.2. What are White Label ATMs (WLAs)?

Ans 2. ATMs set up, owned and operated by non-banks are called White Label ATMs. Non-bank ATM operators are authorized under the Payment & Settlement Systems Act, 2007 by the Reserve Bank of India.

Example-Indicash

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RBI Gr-B News – Indian banking: Latest on the NPA issue #1

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• The banking industry is over the hump on non-performing assets (NPAs), which peaked in the quarter ending March 2018 at 11.18% of advances.

• Both gross and net NPAs have registered a decline for two consecutive quarters June and September 2018. Continue reading “RBI Gr-B News – Indian banking: Latest on the NPA issue #1”