Financial regulation: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Steering Committee on Fintech-related issues suggests new laws for consumer protection

The Steering Committee on fintech-related issues has recommended a new legal framework for consumer protection and has also suggested new cash flow-based financing options for micro, small and medium enterprises. What has happened? A new panel established to explore issues related to the financial technology (fintech) has submitted a report to the Finance Minister of ..

Pakistan blacklisted by Asia-Pacific Group of FATF for its failure to comply with terror funding standards

The Asia-Pacific Group (APG) of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is a global watchdog for terror financing and money laundering. It has recently put Pakistan in the Enhanced Expedited Follow Up List (Blacklist) for its failure to meet its standards. The APG has also found that Pakistan was non-compliant on 32 of the 40 ..

Saudi Arabia becomes first Arab country to get FATF membership

Saudi Arabia has become the first Arab country to be granted full membership of Financial Action Task Force (FATF) following its Annual General Meeting at Orlando in Florida, USA. Since November 2004, Saudi Arabia has been a founding member of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) arm of the FATF group. Its full FATF ..

IDBI Bank launches paperless account opening facility for NRIs

IDBI Bank has launched the ‘NRI-Insta-Online’ account-opening process for Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) residing in Financial Action Task Force (FATF) member countries. The person will not be required to furnish physical documents and KYC proofs for opening an account with the bank. NRIs will now be able to open account in IDBI Bank without submitting paper ..

Pakistan could be blacklisted by FATF

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that Pakistan could be blacklisted by the Financial Action Task Force because of ‘lobbying by India’ after estimating that the country could suffer $10 billion loss annually if it remains in the watchdog’s grey list. Last year the Paris-based FATF had placed Pakistan on the ‘grey list’ of ..