Banks fail to observe the directions while financing to Government owned entities: RBI

RBI on Tuesday said that Banks fail to observe its directions in letter and spirit while financing Government-owned entities. As per RBI Master Directions, Banks should not grant finance for the construction of buildings meant purely for Government/Semi-Government offices, including Municipal and Panchayat offices. However, banks may grant loans for activities, which will be refinanced…

Insurance companies may bring new products without prior permission of IRDAI

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) vide circular dated June 10, 2022, permitted life insurance companies to introduce products without taking prior permission (use-and-file) from IRDAI. The regulator had extended the same relaxation of the ‘use-and-file’ procedure to health and general insurance companies vide a circular dated 01.06.2022. Thus, the insurance companies…

Most of the digital lending apps are not registered with the RBI: Police will take necessary action on receipt of complaint says RBI governor

While speaking at the Iconic Week celebration as part of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ to mark the 75th anniversary of Independence, organised by the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC), today RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das said that most of the digital lending apps are not registered with the central bank and operate…

RBI enhances Additional Factor of Authentication (AFA) limit up to Rs.15000 for Recurring e-Payments  

In the statement of developmental and Regulatory policies dated June 8, 2022, the Reserve Bank of India stated that the auto-transactions up to Rs 15,000 no longer require customers to authenticate such payments manually with a One Time Password (OTP). This is after the regulator received requests from several stakeholders to increase the limit under…

RBI issues guidelines to market participants regarding exchange of variation margin (VM) for NCCDs

In today’s (June 8, 2022) statement of development and regulatory policies the Reserve Bank of India issued guidelines to market participants regarding the exchange of variation margin (VM) for non-centrally cleared derivatives (NCCDs). Derivatives are financial instruments whose value is derived from other underlying assets. There are mainly four types of derivative contracts such as…