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Extension of time to make application for authorisation as a pan-India umbrella entity for retail payments

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.

Exemption from LEF to Exposures to foreign sovereigns

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.

Master Direction – NBFC – HFC (Reserve Bank) Directions, 2021

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

Banks may allow resident individuals to make remittances under LRS to IFSCs in India

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.

RBI Monetary Policy February, 2020-21

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. […]