What is the role of Clearing Corporation of India?

The Clearing Corporation of India Ltd. (CCIL) was set up in 2001 commenced business operations in the securities market on February 15, 2002. CCIL provides an institutional infrastructure for the Clearing and Settlement of transactions by banks, financial institutions and primary dealers, in Government Securities, Money Market instruments, Foreign Exchange and other related products. The…

What is derivative?

In a layman’s language, derivative means profit or loss derived from something. The most common derivative instruments used in financial markets are the forward contract, options, forward rate agreement, futures contract, interest rate swaps etc.  The characteristic and value of these derivative instruments are derived from underlying assets like currencies, Interest rates, stocks indices, precious…

What are CFT and FATF in banking?

CFT is acronym to Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT). Financing of terrorism means providing financial support to terrorist or terrorist organizations intended to achieve political, religious, or ideological goals through violence and the threat of violence against civilians.  The flow of funds may reach to those terrorists from legitimate religious or cultural organizations or…