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Reserve Bank of India Claims It Will Take “Hands Off” Approach to Fintech Regulation

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) claims that it aims to adopt a “hands-off” approach to regulating Fintech companies across a nation that’s home to around 1.5 billion consumers. In addition to taking a step back from aggressively monitoring Fintechs for now, the reserve bank… Read More

Paytm Shares Crater as Reserve Bank of India Halts Deposits in Digital Wallet, New Accounts

Paytm, the operating name of One 97 Communications Limited (PAYTM.NS), shares cratered today as the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) decided to halt deposits in its digital wallet and accounts. Paytm describes itself as India’s most loved payments app. The company also operates Paytm Payments… Read More

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Is Reportedly Looking to Enhance Fintech-focused Regulations

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is reportedly working on a new regulatory framework that should be more “developmental” and conducive for financial technology or Fintech firms. This, according to a deputy governor of the reserve bank (as first reported by Reuters this past Friday)…. Read More

Central Bank of UAE, Reserve Bank of India to Support Innovation in Financial Services

The Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates (CBUAE) and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) signed recently a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to enhance cooperation and jointly enable innovation in financial products and services. Under the MoU, the… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore, Reserve Bank of India Support Real-Time Payments

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) launched the linkage between Singapore’s PayNow and India’s Unified Payments Interface (UPI). This will “enable customers of participating financial institutions in Singapore and India [1] to send and receive funds between bank… Read More

Reserve Bank of India Decides to Indefinitely Prevent Mastercard from Providing New Debit, Credit Cards to Locals

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) revealed on Wednesday (July 14, 2021) that it has decided to indefinitely ban Mastercard Inc (NYSE: MA) from providing any new debit or credit cards to local clients for allegedly violating data storage guidelines. This move appears to be… Read More

Reserve Bank of India Governor: Local Fintech Startups May Compete with to Offer Digital Financial Services

Digital payments in India are being increasingly adopted by businesses and individual consumers. Online lending platforms are also becoming more popular in the country that’s home to around 1.5 billion residents. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has introduced several initiatives that are aimed at… Read More

Reserve Bank of India to Measure Growth and Adoption of Digital Payments in the Country by Using New Index

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has introduced a new index in order to measure the growth and adoption of digital payments in the country. The RBI revealed that virtual payments grew 2x in March 2020 when compared to March 2018. The index was created… Read More

Reserve Bank of India Releases New Cybersecurity Report which Outlines the Technology Vision for Local Banks

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has released a new report, titled “Technology Vision for Cybersecurity for Urban Co-operative Banks – 2020-2023.” The RBI notes that the document makes recommendations or suggestions on how to improve the nation’s cybersecurity infrastructure of its urban co-operative banking… Read More

Reserve Bank of India Is Reportedly Planning to use Infosys Co-Founder Nandan Nilekani’s Formula to Measure Effectiveness of Digital Payments

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is reportedly planning to use the Nandan Nilekani (Infosys co-founder) formula in order to measure the effectiveness of digital payments. Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s administration has introduced the Digital India initiative which aims to determine the extent of… Read More

Reserve Bank of India is Working on Enabling Offline Digital Payments to Help Consumers in Rural Areas Join the Formal Economy

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the nation’s central bank that controls the issue and supply of the Indian rupee, is reportedly working on an offline digital transactions pilot, in order to get more consumers in rural areas, without internet connections, to adopt virtual payments…. Read More

Digital Payments: Reserve Bank of India Establishes $33 Million Fund to Support PoS Systems and Infrastructure

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) noted on June 5, 2020, that it will be establishing a Payments Infrastructure Development Fund in order to promote digital payments adoptions across the nation, which is struggling to cope with the deadly COVID-19 outbreak. The RBI confirmed that… Read More

Reserve Bank of India-licensed Paytm Payments Bank Surpasses $79 Million in Fixed Deposits

Paytm Payments Bank, a new type of bank, licensed by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) as a payments service provider, recently revealed that it has surpassed INR 600 Crores (appr. $79.4 million) in fixed deposit (FD) accounts, which have been maintained through a partnership… Read More

Digital Payments: Transcorp International Approved by Reserve Bank of India to Support Prepaid Payment Services

Transcorp International, an established foreign exchange (Forex) and payment services provider, has received approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to enter co-branding arrangements for performing prepaid transactions. The prepaid payment services will be available at thousands of Indian stores and digital commerce websites…. Read More

Reserve Bank of India’s New Guidelines for Payment Aggregators May Increase Number of Digital Commerce Transactions

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the nation’s central bank, has announced that it will be lowering the capital requirements for payment aggregators. This move may further increase the number of digital transactions carried out in the country. The RBI noted in a statement published… Read More

Reserve Bank of India is Planning to Submit a Review Petition on Supreme Court’s Ruling to Lift Ban on Cryptocurrency Transactions

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the nation’s central bank, is getting ready to submit a review petition on the Supreme Court’s recent ruling regarding cryptocurrency transactions. According to the Economic Times, which cited sources familiar with the matter, the RBI is concerned the Court’s… Read More

Reserve Bank of India, RBI, is Establishing Three Departments to Oversee Fintech, Regtech, and Supervisory Tech Activities

India’s banking regulator, the Reserve Bank India (RBI), has issued an update regarding how it plans to regulate the country’s Fintech and regulatory technology, or Regtech, industry. The RBI is establishing three new divisions, which include one unit to regulate Fintech, another unit to oversee… Read More

Landmark Cryptocurrency Ruling: Supreme Court of India Lifts Reserve Bank of India’s Ban on Virtual Currency Transactions

In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court of India on March 4, 2020 officially removed the restrictions imposed by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on regulated commercial entities, which prohibited local banks and non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) from offering services to firms and individuals… Read More

Reserve Bank of India to Allow Local Banks and Fintech Firms to Use Video Calls to Complete Know Your Customer Checks

Indian banking institutions and Fintech firms have reportedly been given the green light to use video calls, in order to carry out know-your-customer (KYC) compliance checks, after a recent ruling by the nation’s central bank. The updated rules and guidelines will allow regulated entities to… Read More

Reserve Bank of India, the RBI, Might Provide Fintech Firms Direct Access to Real-Time Gross Settlement Transactions

India’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), is reportedly looking into the possibility of providing non-bank entities, including local Fintech firms and insurance providers, direct access to handling RTGS (real-time gross settlement) and NEFT (national electronic funds transfer) transactions – which would be… Read More

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