Banking in India: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Interest Rates of Small Saving Schemes lowered

The Central government has reduced the prevailing interest rates in several saving schemes as per a notification issued on 28th June 2019. Which Schemes have changed? The schemes for which the interests have been lowered are the five-year Senior Citizen Savings Scheme, the five-year National Savings Certificate, Public Provident Fund, Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana and the ..

Nandan Nilekani committee submits report on digital payments to RBI

A Reserve Bank of India (RBI) – appointed committee headed by Aadhaar architect Nandan Nilekani submitted its report on promoting digital payments to RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das on May 17. The RBI will examine the recommendations of the committee and will link the action points, wherever necessary, in its Payment Systems Vision 2021 for implementation. ..

RBI releases ‘Payment and Settlement Systems in India: Vision 2019 – 2021’

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has released a vision document – Payment and Settlement Systems in India: Vision 2019 – 2021 – with its core theme of ‘Empowering Exceptional E-payment Experience’, for ensuring a safe, secure, convenient, quick and affordable e-payment system. The move comes as the apex bank expects the number of digital ..

SBI becomes first Indian bank to link interest rates to RBI’s repo rate

The State Bank of India (SBI) has become the first bank in the country to link its saving and loan interest rates to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)’s repo rate. The move assumes significance as the effective interest rate from May 1 on savings deposit above Rs 1 lakh will come down to 3.25% ..

Kotak Bank unveils Debit Card-Based e-mandate On NPCI’s API Platform

Kotak Mahindra Bank has unveiled the first debit card-based authentication solution on National Payments Corporation of India’s e-Mandate API (Application Program Interface) platform. Kotak Mahindra Bank has become the first ever Destination Bank to go live with both Net Banking and Debit Card-based e-mandate authentication. The motive behind this is to allow Kotak customers to ..