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Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) Registration and Compliance

Fema / RBI - What is LEI (Legal Entity Identifier) ? The Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) initiative is designed to create a global reference data system that uniquely identifies every legal entity, in any jurisdiction, that is party to a financial transaction. More specifically, LEI is a unique 20 digit code that is assigned to a legal entity. Purpose [...

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RBI eMandate: A Welcome Step to Facilitate Auto-debits by Fintech Firms

Fema / RBI - The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has provided its much-awaited nod for electronic mandates (both through net banking and credit/debit cards), instead of the prevailing Adhar based authentication. This is a welcome approval for fintech companies as they will be able to auto-debit recurring payments related to mutual funds, home loans and so...

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Everything about Registration of NBFC in India

Fema / RBI - NBFC stands for Non-Banking Financial Company and is registered under the Companies Act, 2013 and managed by RBI with activities very similar to the bank except for some major differences. NBFC is known to provide financial support and services to businesses and individuals. One of the principal objectives of a Non-Banking Financial Compa...

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RBI issues directions to prevent market abuse

Fema / RBI - Market Abuse:It includes market manipulation, benchmark manipulation, misuse of information, or any other similar practice. Market abuse may arise in circumstances where financial market investors have been unreasonably disadvantaged, directly or indirectly, by others who:...

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RBI revises Trade Credit Policy Framework

Fema / RBI - Reserve Bank of India (‘RBI’) vide notification dated 13th March, 2019 (RBI/2018-2019/140) had notified revised framework for trade credit....

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Global Risks and Policy Challenges facing Emerging Market Economies

Fema / RBI - The biggest risk facing these economies is the growing evidence that global growth and trade is weakening. Unsettled trade tensions and developments around Brexit are imparting further downside risks to the outlook. There is considerable uncertainty as to whether this weakness is temporary or the beginning of a recession in advanced econo...

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Opportunities and Challenges of FinTech

Fema / RBI - In general, FinTech stands for financial technology and describes technologically enabled financial innovations. From ‘start-ups’ to ‘big-techs’ to established financial institutions, all the key players are harnessing this technological edge along the financial services’ value chain to provide agile, efficient and differentiat...

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Powers of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) 

Fema / RBI - The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) regulates and supervises Public Sector And Private Sector Banks. Under the provisions of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949, it can, inter alia―i. inspect the bank and its books and accounts (section 35(1) ibid.); ii. examine on oath any director or other officer of the bank (section 35(3) ibid.);...

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Law to check scams in Banks

Fema / RBI - The Government has initiated formulation of laws to secure prudential banking and help effect a culture of credit discipline, including, inter alia, in terms of the following:- i. Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC) has been enacted to create a unified framework for resolving insolvency and bankruptcy matters. IBC, by adopting a cr...

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Instruction for Safety of Lockers in Banks

Fema / RBI - Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued instructions to banks regarding the safety of bank lockers for exercising due care and necessary precaution for the protection of the lockers provided to the customer, reviewing the systems in force for their operation on an ongoing basis and taking necessary steps, having well-documented security pr...

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RBI’s circular directing bank to take recourse to IBC is ultra vires to section 35AA

Dharani Sugars And Chemicals Ltd. Vs Union of India & Ors. (Supreme Court of India) - Hon'ble Supreme Court held that RBI Circular directing bank to take recourse to Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC)  is ultra vires to Section 35AA of the Banking Regulation Act....

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No advocate / chartered accountants can represent willful defaulter

Revati Cements Pvt. Ltd & Anr. Vs State Bank of India & Ors. (Madhya Pradesh HC) - Assessee-company being a ‘willful defaulter’ could not be represented through the lawyers or Chartered Accountants as the personal hearing was available only to borrower Director and Promoter of the alleged default unit....

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Unrealised loss on outstanding interest rate swaps would be allowable as business deduction

J P Morgan Chase Bank Vs. ADIT (ITAT Mumbai) - This decision is relevant to assessees following RBI guidelines for accounting for interest rates swaps. Companies which are claiming unrealised loss on outstanding interest rate swaps at the year end would find this ruling useful. While this ruling ...

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Mere disclosure of any income or loss without disclosing particulars of income or loss cannot be said to be a full and true disclosure of facts for determining total income under IT Act

Survidhi Financial Services Ltd. Vs. ACIT (ITAT Delhi) - Merely because the assessee is not required to disclose the particulars of sale and purchase of units in audit report obtained under the Companies Act, it cannot be a bona fide reason or an excuse for not disclosing the same in the statement of accounts or any annexure filed along with the return of...

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Adjustment of notional royalty, for the know how transferred to Indian company, against the purchase consideration for the products manufactured for t

Robert Bosch GmbH Vs. ACIT (ITAT Bangalore) - Recently, the Bangalore bench of the Income-tax Appellate Tribunal (the Tribunal) in the case of Robert Bosch GmbH v. ACIT [2010-TII-149-ITAT-BANG-INTL] (the taxpayer) while rejecting the contention of the tax department held that the taxpayer is not expected to make royalty income with reference to...

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Kisan Credit Card Scheme: Working Capital for Animal Husbandry & Fisheries

RBI/2018-19/112 FIDD.CO.FSD.BC.12/05.05.010/2018-19 / Press Release : 2018-2019/1839 - (04/02/2019) - The Kisan Credit Card Scheme aims at providing adequate and timely credit support from the banking system under a single window with flexible and simplified procedure to the farmers for short term crop loans. In order to extend the operational flexibility to farmers engaged in Animal Husbandry and F...

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RBI prohibits dealing in Virtual Currencies by regulated entities

RBI/2017-18/154 DBR.No.BP.BC.104 /08.13.102/2017-18 - (06/04/2018) - Entities regulated by the Reserve Bank shall not deal in VCs or provide services for facilitating any person or entity in dealing with or settling VCs. Such services include maintaining accounts, registering, trading, settling, clearing, giving loans against virtual tokens, accepting them as collate...

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Revision in Limit for FPI Investment in Govt Securities WEF 01.04.2018

RBI/2017-18/150 A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 22 - (06/04/2018) - (a) The limit for FPI investment in Central Government securities (G-secs) would be increased by 0.5% each year to 5.5% of outstanding stock of securities in 2018- 19 and 6% of outstanding stock of securities in 2019-20....

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Prudential Norms for Classification, Valuation and Operation of Investment Portfolio by Banks – Spreading of MTM losses and creation of Investment Fluctuation Reserve (IFR)

RBI/2017-18/147 DBR.No.BP.BC.102/21.04.048/2017-18 - (02/04/2018) - Please refer to Master Circular DBR.No.BP.BC.6/21.04.141/2015-16 dated July 1, 2015 on the captioned subject. Banks are required to mark to market (MTM) the individual scrips in Available for Sale (AFS) at quarterly/more frequent intervals and Held for Trading (HFT) at monthly/more frequent interval...

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RBI discontinues issuance of LoUs/ LoCs for Trade Credits for imports: Nirav Modi Effect

RBI/2017-18/139 A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 20 - (13/03/2018) - It has been decided to discontinue the practice of issuance of LoUs/ LoCs for Trade Credits for imports into India by AD Category –I banks with immediate effect. Letters of Credit and Bank Guarantees for Trade Credits for imports into India may continue to be issued subject to compliance with the ...

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Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) Registration and Compliance

What is LEI (Legal Entity Identifier) ? The Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) initiative is designed to create a global reference data system that uniquely identifies every legal entity, in any jurisdiction, that is party to a financial transaction. More specifically, LEI is a unique 20 digit code that is assigned to a legal entity. Purpose [...

Read More
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RBI eMandate: A Welcome Step to Facilitate Auto-debits by Fintech Firms

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has provided its much-awaited nod for electronic mandates (both through net banking and credit/debit cards), instead of the prevailing Adhar based authentication. This is a welcome approval for fintech companies as they will be able to auto-debit recurring payments related to mutual funds, home loans and so...

Read More
Posted Under: Fema / RBI |

RBI’s circular directing bank to take recourse to IBC is ultra vires to section 35AA

Dharani Sugars And Chemicals Ltd. Vs Union of India & Ors. (Supreme Court of India)

Hon'ble Supreme Court held that RBI Circular directing bank to take recourse to Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC)  is ultra vires to Section 35AA of the Banking Regulation Act....

Read More

Global Risks and Policy Challenges facing Emerging Market Economies

The biggest risk facing these economies is the growing evidence that global growth and trade is weakening. Unsettled trade tensions and developments around Brexit are imparting further downside risks to the outlook. There is considerable uncertainty as to whether this weakness is temporary or the beginning of a recession in advanced econo...

Read More
Posted Under: Fema / RBI |

Everything about Registration of NBFC in India

NBFC stands for Non-Banking Financial Company and is registered under the Companies Act, 2013 and managed by RBI with activities very similar to the bank except for some major differences. NBFC is known to provide financial support and services to businesses and individuals. One of the principal objectives of a Non-Banking Financial Compa...

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Posted Under: Fema / RBI |

RBI issues directions to prevent market abuse

Market Abuse:It includes market manipulation, benchmark manipulation, misuse of information, or any other similar practice. Market abuse may arise in circumstances where financial market investors have been unreasonably disadvantaged, directly or indirectly, by others who:...

Read More
Posted Under: Fema / RBI |

No advocate / chartered accountants can represent willful defaulter

Revati Cements Pvt. Ltd & Anr. Vs State Bank of India & Ors. (Madhya Pradesh HC)

Assessee-company being a ‘willful defaulter’ could not be represented through the lawyers or Chartered Accountants as the personal hearing was available only to borrower Director and Promoter of the alleged default unit....

Read More

RBI revises Trade Credit Policy Framework

Reserve Bank of India (‘RBI’) vide notification dated 13th March, 2019 (RBI/2018-2019/140) had notified revised framework for trade credit....

Read More
Posted Under: Fema / RBI |

Opportunities and Challenges of FinTech

In general, FinTech stands for financial technology and describes technologically enabled financial innovations. From ‘start-ups’ to ‘big-techs’ to established financial institutions, all the key players are harnessing this technological edge along the financial services’ value chain to provide agile, efficient and differentiat...

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NBFC-Loan Category A and its Compliances

The Non Banking Financial Companies (NBFC) is a Company incorporated under the provisions of the Companies Act that provide financial services and banking facilities without meeting the legal definition of Bank. They are covered under the prudential norms laid down by the Reserve Bank of India and provide various banking services like l...

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