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Central Registry Operationalized to prevent fraud and multiple lending in the same property

The Central Registry has become operational with effect from 31st March,2011. The objective of setting-up the Central Registry is to prevent frauds in loan cases involving multiple lending from different banks on the same immovable property. The Central Registry Of Securitisation Asset Reconstruction And Security Interest Of India, a Government Company, licensed under Section 25… Read More

NBFC licences put on hold till revision of Guidelines

RBI is in the midst of tightening rules for lenders who don't fall under the 'banks' category and has told some of the applicants for the finance company licence that it may not issue one till the new rules come into force. It might take RBI two to three months to come out with its… Read More

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Proposed guidelines for issue of banking licenses soon

The Reserve Bank of India is expected to  bring out a second draft of the proposed guidelines for issuance of new banking licences by end of April, 2011. After the Finance Minister's announcement in 2010-11 Budget, the Reserve Bank had brought out a discussion paper in August 2010 on dispensing banking licences to business houses… Read More

Relaxation in time limit for realisation of export proceeds from Goods and Software

RBI/2010-11/457; A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 47 Time limit for remittance of proceeds increased to 12 months from 6 months upto 30th Sept, 2011. March 31, 2011 To All Category - I Authorised Dealer Banks Madam / Sir, Export of Goods and Software Realisation and Repatriation of export proceeds Liberalisation Attention of Authorised Dealer Category-I (AD… Read More

Prohibition on NBFCs to be partners in Partnership Firms

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) vide Notification RBI/2010-11/453 dated March 30, 2011 has prohibited Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) from contributing capital to any partnership firm or being partners in partnership firms. In cases of existing partnerships, NBFCs may seek early retirement from the partnership firms. Pursuant to the amendment, RBI has inserted Paragraph 19A… Read More

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Consolidated Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Policy, April 2011

Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion has issued the Consolidated FDI Policy , which will be effective from 1st April 2011. The Policy will subsumes and supersedes all Press Notes/Press Releases/Clarifications/ Circulars issued by DIPP, which were in force as on March 31, 2011. This circular shall be further superseded by a Circular 2 of… Read More

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Revised Annual return on Foreign Liabilities and Assets

Introduction of Annual return on Foreign Liabilities and Assets reporting by Indian Companies and discontinuation of the Part B of form FC-GPR RBI has discontinued the reporting of Annual Form FC GPR Part B and introduced a new Annual return on Foreign Liabilities and Assets. The Balance Sheet for the corresponding year also need to be… Read More

Government seeks to scrap Press Note 1 to boost FDI

NEW DELHI: In order to liberalise the FDI regime, the government is likely to dispense with a norm that requires foreign investors to seek local partner approval for setting up units in the same area of business. Press Note 1 of 2005 seeks to protect the interest of domestic companies in joint ventures by ensuring… Read More

RBI Guidelines on New Banking License

New Delhi, Mar 15 (PTI) Finance Ministry has received draft guidelines on the new banking licence from the Reserve Bank, which is expected to make it public by the end of this month.  "RBI is planning to issue the guidelines for banking licences before the close of this financial year," Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee had… Read More

Prevention of Money-laundering Amendment Rules 2010

Prevention of Money-laundering (Maintenance of Records of the Nature and Value of Transactions, the Procedure and Manner of Maintaining and Time for Furnishing Information and Verification and Maintenance of Records of the Identity of the Clients of the Banking Companies, Financial Institutions and Intermediaries) Amendment Rules, 2010 GSR 508(E) dated 16th June 2010 issued by… Read More

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