Date : Feb 26, 2021
Reserve Bank had released the framework for authorisation of pan-India Umbrella Entity for retail payments on August 18, 2020 and invited applications from desirous entities. Given the process involved for complying with the framework prescriptions, a timeline of six months was provided therefor, i.e., up to February 26, 2021.
Today, the Report on Currency and Finance (RCF) for the year 2020-21 was released by the RBI. First published in 1937, the RCF adopted a theme-based approach from 1998-99. After a hiatus between 2014 and 2019, the Report has been revived with this release.
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), vide public document ‘High-Risk Jurisdictions subject to a Call for Action’ dated February 25, 2021, has called on its members and other jurisdictions to refer to the statement on these jurisdictions adopted in February 2020.
Currently, FPI investments in corporate bonds are subject to a minimum residual maturity requirement, short-term investment limit (paragraph 4 (b)(ii)) and the investor limit (paragraph 4(f)(i)) in terms of the Directions.
Reserve Bank of India Date : Feb 22, 2021 Minutes of the Monetary Policy Committee Meeting February 3-5, 2021 [Under Section 45ZL of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934] The twenty seventh meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), constituted under section 45ZB of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934, was held from […]
Exposures that are exempt from Large Exposures Framework (LEF) - Exposures to foreign sovereigns or their central banks that are: i. subject to a 0% risk weight under Table 2 of paragraph 5.3.1 of the Master Circular – Basel III Capital Regulations dated July 1, 2015, as modified vide circular dated October 8, 2015; and, ii. denominated in the domestic currency of that sovereign and met out of resources of the same currency.
We advise that Fino Payments Bank Limited has been included in the Second Schedule to the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 vide Notification DoR.NBD.No.2138/16.03.005/2020-21 dated January 01, 2021 and published in the Gazette of India (Part III - Section 4) dated February 13 - February 19, 2021.
Master Direction provides necessary guidelines for the regulated entities to set up a robust governance structure and implement common minimum standards of security controls for digital payment products and services.
Banks may use data pertaining to the immediate preceding quarter for computing capital and provisioning requirements in case of Unhedged Foreign Currency Exposures.
Master Direction – Non-Banking Financial Company – Housing Finance Company (Reserve Bank) Directions, 2021- The Reserve Bank of India (the Bank), having considered it necessary in the public interest, and being satisfied that, for the purpose of enabling the Bank to regulate the financial system to the advantage of the country and to prevent the affairs of any Housing Finance Company (HFCs) from being conducted in a manner detrimental to the interest of investors and depositors
Reserve Bank has announced setting up of an Expert Committee on UCBs to examine the issues and to provide a road map for strengthening the sector, leveraging on the recent amendments to Banking Regulation Act, 1949 (As Applicable to Cooperative Societies).
Reserve Bank of India has released today the Draft Reserve Bank of India (Credit Derivatives) Directions, 2021. Comments on the Draft Directions are invited from banks, market participants and other interested parties by March 15, 2021.
AD Category - I banks may allow resident individuals to make remittances under LRS to IFSCs in India, subject to the following conditions: i. The remittance shall be made only for making investments in IFSCs in securities, other than those issued by entities/companies resident (outside IFSC) in India.
Directions are being issued to allow posting and collection of margin for permitted derivative contracts between a person resident in India and a person resident outside India.
Investors in existing NBFCs holding their investments prior to the classification of the source or intermediate jurisdiction/s as FATF noncompliant, may continue with the investments or bring in additional investments as per extant regulations so as to support continuity of business in India.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) today released the Annual Report of the 'Ombudsman Schemes of the Reserve Bank for the year 2019-20'. The Banking Ombudsman Scheme (BOS) was first notified by the Reserve Bank in 1995 under Section 35 A of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949.
Reserve Bank of India Date : Feb 05, 2021 Statement on Developmental and Regulatory Policies This Statement sets out various developmental and regulatory policy measures on (i) liquidity management and support to targeted sectors; (ii) regulation and supervision (iii) deepening financial markets; (iv) upgrading payment and settlement systems and (v) consumer protection. I. Liquidity Measures 1. […]
Banks are required to maintain the CRR at 3.50 per cent of their NDTL effective from the reporting fortnight beginning March 27, 2021 and 4.00 per cent of their NDTL effective from fortnight beginning May 22, 2021.
As announced in the Statement of Developmental and Regulatory Policies of February 05, 2021, with a view to providing comfort to banks on their liquidity requirements, banks are allowed to continue with the MSF relaxation for a further period of six months, i.e., up to September 30, 2021.
Banks are required to report the exemption availed at the end of a fortnight, in Annex A to Form A as per Master Circular on Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) and Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR)