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RBI releases draft guidelines on constituting BoM for Primary (Urban) Cooperative Banks

The Reserve Bank of India today released draft guidelines on constituting Board of Management (BoM) for Primary (Urban) Cooperative Banks (UCBs). The guidelines propose that UCBs may constitute a BoM, in addition to the Board of Directors (BoD). It may be recalled that the Expert Committee on licensing of new Urban Cooperative Banks (2010) set up under… Read More

RBI and SEBI review Investment by Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPI) in Debt

RBI/2017-18/199 A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 31 June 15, 2018 To All Authorized Persons Madam / Sir Investment by Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPI) in Debt - Review Attention of Authorised Dealer Category-I (AD Category-I) banks is invited to Schedule 5 to the Foreign Exchange Management (Transfer or Issue of Security by a Person Resident outside… Read More

RBI revises Bank rate Monetary Policy Statement 2018-19 to 6.50 percent

RBI/2017-18/185 DBR.No.Ret.BC.107/12.01.001/2017-18 June 06, 2018 The Chairperson / CEOs of all Scheduled and Non Scheduled Banks Dear Sir / Madam, Change in Bank Rate Please refer to our circular DBR.No.Ret.BC.82/12.01.001/2017-18 dated August 02, 2017 on the captioned subject. 2. As announced in the Second Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Statement 2018-19 dated June 06, 2018, the Bank Rate stands adjusted… Read More

RBI releases operational guidlines for payment of interest to DEA fund

RBI/2017-2018/191 DBR.DEA Fund Cell.BCNo.110/30.01.002/2017-18 June 07, 2018 The Managing Director & CEO/ Chief Executive Officers All Scheduled Commercial Banks (including RRBs) Local Area Banks (LABs) Urban Co-operative Banks / State Co-operative Banks / District Central Co-operative Banks Small Finance Banks/Payment Banks Dear Sir/Madam, Banking Regulation Act, 1949 – Section 26A Depositor Education and Awareness Fund… Read More

External Commercial Borrowings (ECBs) – Monthly reporting through ECB 2 Return

RBI/2017-18/193 A. P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 29 June 7, 2018 To All Category I Authorised Dealer Banks Madam / Dear Sir External Commercial Borrowings (ECBs) – Monthly reporting through ECB 2 Return Attention of Authorized Dealer Category I (AD Category I) banks is invited to Annex III of Part V of Master Direction No.18/2015-16 dated… Read More

Foreign Investment in India -Reporting in Single Master Form

RBI/2017-18/194 A.P (DIR Series) Circular No.30 June 07, 2018 To All Category – I Authorised Dealer Banks Madam/Sir Foreign Investment in India -Reporting in Single Master Form As announced in the First Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Review dated April 5, 2018, Reserve Bank, with the objective of integrating the extant reporting structures of various types of foreign… Read More

RBI releases Second Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement, 2018-19

On the basis of an assessment of the current and evolving macroeconomic situation at its meeting today, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided to: increase the policy repo rate under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) by 25 basis points to 6.25 per cent. Consequently, the reverse repo rate under the LAF stands adjusted to 6.0… Read More

RBI releases Statement on Developmental and Regulatory Policies on 6th June 2018

This Statement sets out various developmental and regulatory policy measures for strengthening regulation and supervision; broadening and deepening financial markets; improving currency and debt management; fostering innovation in payment and settlement system; and, facilitating data management. I. Regulation and Supervision 1. Increase in Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR) carve-out from Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR) As per… Read More

RBI issues directions for setting up of IFSC Banking Units (IBUs)

RBI/2017-18/177 DBR.IBD.BC. 105/23.13.004/2017-18 May 17, 2018 All Scheduled Commercial Banks (excluding Regional Rural Banks) Dear Sir/Madam Setting up of IFSC Banking Units (IBUs) – Permissible activities Please refer to RBI circular DBR.IBD.BC.14570/23.13.004/2014-15 dated April 01, 2015, as modified from time to time, setting out RBI directions relating to IFSC Banking Units (IBUs). 2. In terms of para… Read More

RBI issues final guidelines for Basel III Framework on Liquidity Standards – Net Stable Funding Ratio

RBI/2017-18/178 DBR.BP.BC.No.106/21.04.098/2017-18 May 17, 2018 All Scheduled Commercial Banks (excluding RRBs) Dear Sir/Madam, Basel III Framework on Liquidity Standards – Net Stable Funding Ratio (NSFR) – Final Guidelines The Net Stable Funding Ratio (NSFR) and Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR) are significant components of the Basel III reforms. The LCR guidelines which promote short term resilience… Read More

RBI revises guidelines on lending to Priority Sector for Primary UCBs

RBI/2017-18/175 DCBR.BPD (PCB).Cir.No.07/09.09.002/2017-18 May 10, 2018 The Chief Executive Officer All Primary (Urban) Co-operative Banks Dear Sir / Madam Revised guidelines on lending to Priority Sector for Primary (Urban) Co-operative Banks (UCBs) Please refer to our circular UBD.CO.BPD.(PCB).MC.No.18/09.09.001/2013-14 dated October 8, 2013 on the captioned subject and amendments thereto from time to time, consolidated in Master Circular DCBR.BPD.(PCB).MC.No:11/09.09.001/2015-16… Read More

ECB Policy – Rationalisation and Liberalisation: RBI

RBI/2017-18/169 A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No.25 April 27, 2018 To All Category-I Authorised Dealer Banks Madam / Sir, External Commercial Borrowings (ECB) Policy – Rationalisation and Liberalisation Attention of Authorized Dealer Category-I (AD Category-I) banks is invited to Master Direction No.5 dated January 1, 2016 on External Commercial Borrowings, Trade Credit, Borrowing and Lending in Foreign Currency… Read More

RBI updates Know Your Customer (KYC) Direction, 2016

RBI/DBR/2015-16/18 Master Direction DBR.AML.BC.No.81/14.01.001/2015-16 February 25, 2016 (Updated as on April 20, 2018) Master Direction - Know Your Customer (KYC) Direction, 2016 In terms of the provisions of Prevention of Money-Laundering Act, 2002 and the Prevention of Money-Laundering (Maintenance of Records) Rules, 2005, Regulated Entities (REs) are required to follow certain customer identification procedures while… Read More

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