Financial services: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

NEFT to be available 24X7

The Reserve Bank of India has announced that the National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT) facility will be available round-the-clock basis from December 2019. At present NEFT payment system operated by the Reserve Bank as a retail payment system is available for customers from 8 AM to 7 PM on all working days of the week ..

India Post Payments Bank to be converted into Small Finance Bank

Indian Posts has made a decision to convert India Post Payments Bank into Small Finance Bank. This will enable the Bank to offer small loans to customers. Payment Banks Payments banks were introduced by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to meet the government’s financial inclusion target. A payment Bank will be set up as ..

Andhra Bank partners with Floatbot to launch AI chatbot “ABHi”

The Andhra Bank has partnered with Floatbot to offer an Artificial Intelligence-powered virtual assistant for online banking users. The AI chatbot named “ABHi” – made by Floatbot – is integrated with Core Banking Servers (CBS) of Andhra Bank and will automate customer support for 5 crore Andhra Bank account holders. This AI chatbot solution can ..

Anshula Kant appointed as MD & CFO of World Bank (WB)

Anshula Kant, Managing Director of State Bank of India (SBI), has been appointed as MD and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the World Bank (WB). She will be responsible for financial and risk management of the organisation. Her work will include oversight of financial reporting, risk management, and working closely with the World Bank CEO ..

V G Kannan head of RBI committee to review ATM charges

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has constituted a high-level committee under IBA Chief Executive V G Kannan to examine ATM charges and fees by banks amid demands for reviewing the levies. The use of Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) has been growing significantly and there have been persistent demands to change ATM charges and fees. ..