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Central KYC Registry

Central Government of India has created CERSAI (Central Registry of Securitisation Asset Reconstruction and Security Interest of India) to ensure single KYC across all financial products. It provides an ease to the every financial consumer by submitting one time KYC at the CERSAI portal and escaping from the requirement of giving KYC ever...

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FEMA / RBI Compliance Checklist

FEMA (Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999) has acted as a catalyst for the growth and development of various sectors in India. The main aim of FEMA is to facilitate external trade, balance the payments, promote the orderly development, and maintain the foreign exchange market in India. This article covers the Important Compliances to be...

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Liaison Office vs Branch Office vs Wholly Owned Subsidiary

Forming an Entity in India India has made its mark on the world map with the rapidly rising growth rate, notable human resources, technology advancement and the government supporting and encouraging the ease of business. India is expected to takeover Britain in this year to become the world’s fifth largest economy. It is only natural [&...

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Ombudsman Scheme for Digital Transactions, 2019 – FAQs

The Reserve Bank of India has introduced an Ombudsman Scheme for Digital Transactions, 2019 (the Scheme). It is an expeditious and cost-free apex level mechanism for resolution of complaints regarding digital transactions undertaken by customers of the System Participants as defined in the Scheme. The Scheme is being introduced under Sect...

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Royalty payment and Make in India

According to a report by Business line, the government is thinking to cap royalty payment to foreign firms. This move is expected to be taken up in cabinet sometime soon....

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ECB Facility for Startups

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) vide circular no. RBI/2018-2019/109 A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 17 dated 16th January, 2019 has issued External Commercial Borrowings (ECB) Policy – New ECB Framework. Under the said policy, AD Category-I banks are permitted to allow Startups to raise ECB under the automatic route as per the following...

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Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) – A MANDATE IN THE FUTURE

Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) Introduction 1. A Legal Entity Identifier (or LEI) is a 20-character identifier that identifies distinct legal entities that engage in financial transactions. 2. It is defined by ISO 17442. 3. The LEI is a global standard, designed to be non-proprietary data that is freely accessible to all. As of October 201...

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Systemically Important Core Investment Companies (CIC-ND-SI)

The application form for CICs-ND-SI is available on the Bank’s website that can be easily downloaded and filled in and submitted to the Regional Office of the DNBS in whose authority, the Company is registered along with all necessary supporting documents mentioned in the application form....

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Peer To Peer Lending

P2P lending is basically a crowd-funding model where people join to lend their money with people who are in need. In this platform there is a concept where lenders get higher interest by lending their money instead of saving and borrowers also get comparatively lower interest rates....

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India’s Benign Inflation: The real story

Soft food prices might have kept the lid on the RBI’s policy rates but it might be important to examine why the food basket’s price trends have been much weaker than what their usual seasonal patterns imply. This might help us grapple with some key questions: Will this weakness continue and offset pressure in other […]...

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