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Aadhaar mandatory for opening bank account- Govt notifies rules

Notification No. G.S.R. 538(E) (01/06/2017)

(1) These rules may be called the Prevention of Money-laundering (Maintenance of Records) Second Amendment Rules, 2017. (2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette....

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Introduction of Legal Entity Identifier for OTC derivatives markets

RBI/2016-17/314 (01/06/2017)

The Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) code has been conceived of as a key measure to improve the quality and accuracy of financial data systems for better risk management post the Global Financial Crisis. The LEI is a 20-character unique identity code assigned to entities who are parties to a financial transaction....

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Section 8 Microfinance companies: Overview, Requirements & Registration

Microfinance is a source of financial services for entrepreneurs and small businesses, it is a type of Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC) which is in a business of micro credit finance to individuals and small business. It is also known as Micro Finance Institution (MFI)....

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Submission of SFT relating to issue of Bonds for ₹ 5 lakh or more- Reg.

RBI/2016-17/313 IDMD.CDD.No.3058/13.01.299/2016-17 (30/05/2017)

It is observed that a few Agency banks were submitting Annual Information Returns (AIR, now changed to SFT) in respect of Savings Bonds to Income Tax Authorities as well as to RBI....

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Major FCRA Compliances

Following MAJOR Forms are required to be filed under The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA), 2010 (All the below given forms are to be filed online only)...

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RBI latest Guidelines on Branch expansion and outreach among underserved areas for Banks

Reserve Bank of India vide its circular dated May 18, 2017 has issued detailed guidelines on branch expansion of banks. 1. Scope These guidelines are applicable to all domestic Scheduled Commercial Banks (excluding Regional Rural Banks), Small Finance Banks, Payment Banks, and Local Area Banks. These are effective from May 18, 2017. A ...

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RBI advisory to banks on Submission of SFT

RBI/2016-17/309 IDMD.CDD.No.3031/13.01.299/2016-17 (25/05/2017)

RBI Advisory on Submission of Annual Information Return now known as Statement of Financial Transaction (SFT) relating to issue of Bonds for ₹ 5 lakh or more under Section 285 BA of Income Tax Act, 1961- ...

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Issue of Pre-paid Payment Instruments by Co-operative Banks

RBI/2016-17/311 DCBR.CO.LS.(PCB/RCB).Cir.No.5/07.01.000/2016-17 (25/05/2017)

It has now been decided to permit all licenced co-operative banks having their own ATM network to issue semi-closed PPIs, provided there are no restrictions on acceptance or repayment of deposits. This is subject to the compliance with eligibility criteria and other guidelines as prescribed by Department of Payment and Settlement Systems ...

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Govt notifies rule for Printing of One Rupee Currency Notes

G.S.R. 516(E) (25/05/2017)

The One Rupee Currency Notes shall be printed at the note printing presses for issue under the authority of the Government of India for circulation. The standard paper weight and remedy (tolerance) allowed in printing of One Rupee Currency Notes shall be as specified in the Third Schedule....

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RBI plan to implement Banking Regulation (Amendment) Ordinance, 2017

Press Release: 2016-2017/3138 (22/05/2017)

In a Release today, the Reserve Bank of India outlined the steps taken and those on the anvil post the promulgation of the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Ordinance, 2017....

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The RBI (Reserve Bank of India) is India’s Apex bank which governs the banking regulations in the country and controls all the monetary policies of the country. It began its operations 1st of April 1935 at the time of British Rule as per the provisions laid down in the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934. After India’s independence on 15th August 1947, the Reserve Bank of India was nationalized on 1st January 1949.

Reserve Bank of India is an independent monetary authority that regulates banks and offers important financial services such as controlling inflation, maintaining foreign exchange reserves, and providing monetary policy report. It plays a significant role in developing strategies of the Indian Government.

The FEMA Act (Foreign Exchange Management Act) is an Act constituted by the Indian Parliament for consolidating and amending the law related to foreign exchange for facilitating the external trade and payments and also for encouraging orderly maintenance and development of foreign exchange market in the country. This act was passed in the year 1999 during the winter session which replaced the previous Foreign Exchange Regulation Act (FERA). The FEMA Regulations makes offenses with respect to foreign exchange civil offenses.This Act extends and is applicable for the entire nation. FEMA Act allowed a new regime for foreign exchange management that is consistent with the World Trade Organization’s emerging framework.

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