Money: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Restructuring and loan drive for MSMEs

The state owned public sector banks are to hold a month long drive to provide relief to the small businesses (MSMEs) through loans and restructuring options. The outreach program was launched by the central government in December and is to last till January 6, 2020. The banks are provide working capital for these MSMEs and ..

CCI nod for merger of BOB and BNPP

On 14 Nov, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved the merger of the BNP Paribas (BNPP) Mutual Fund and the Baroda (BOB) Mutual Fund, under the Competition Act, 2002. The parties propose to amalgamation includes BOB BOB Asset Management Company (AMC) into BNPP AMC and BNPP Trustee Company (TC) into BOB TC. After ..

SBI launches contactless mobile phone payments facility

The SBI Card has  launched the ‘SBI Card Pay’ that allows contactless payment using mobile phones at PoS terminals. Using SBI Card Pay, customers can make contactless payments at Near Field Communication (NFC) enabled point of sale terminals with just one tap of their mobiles, without using the physical credit card or entering any PIN. ..

Axis Bank launchs a short-term online fixed deposit product “Express FD”

Axis Bank has launched a short-term online fixed deposit product ‘Express FD’ that allows a customer to open a FD account in 3 minutes through the digital mode without opening a savings account with the bank. The new product offers a host of features like attractive interest rates, zero issuance fees and no penalty on ..

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) cuts its key lending rate

As per 4th bi – monthly Monetary Policy Statement for 2019-20, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has cut  its key lending rate — repo rate – by 25 basis points to 5.15% in an effort to boost a sluggish economy as inflation remains in a comfortable zone.  This is the 5th consecutive rate cut ..