Reserve Bank Of India (RBI): News

22 May 2024

Shaktikanta Das

RBI approves ₹2.11 lakh crore dividend to government for FY24

The Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) Central Board of Directors has approved a record surplus transfer of ₹2,10,874 crore to the government for the financial year 2023-24.

20 May 2024

Indian Government

RBI may transfer ₹1 lakh crore dividend to Centre

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is predicted to transfer a substantial dividend, potentially around ₹1 lakh crore, to the Indian government.

Why India's banking stocks are on a decline

In the wake of the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) proposed changes to project financing regulations, major banking stocks including HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, State Bank of India (SBI), and Punjab National Bank have experienced a decrease of up to 9% over the past three days.

05 May 2024

Bank of Baroda

RBI data shows significant surge in housing sector credit

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has reported a substantial increase in credit outstanding to the housing sector.

02 May 2024

Inflation

RBI's interest rate cut expectations pushed back to late 2024

A recent survey conducted by Bloomberg indicates that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) may postpone its planned interest rate cut until the last quarter of 2024.

28 Apr 2024

India

Hitachi announces India's first upgradeable ATM: How it works

Hitachi Payment Services has announced a new line of upgradeable Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) in India.

24 Apr 2024

Kotak Mahindra Bank

RBI bans Kotak Mahindra Bank from onboarding new customers

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed restrictions on Kotak Mahindra Bank (KMB), barring it from acquiring new customers through its digital platforms and issuing new credit cards.

24 Apr 2024

CRED

PayU gets RBI's nod to operate as a payment aggregator

PayU has finally received RBI's approval to operate as a Payment Aggregator (PA).

22 Apr 2024

Lok Sabha Elections

RBI directs payment companies to monitor election period transactions

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued a directive to all non-banking payment system operators (PSOs).

16 Apr 2024

India

RBI to implement new loan information disclosure rules from October

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is set to introduce new rules from October 1, 2024, aimed at providing comprehensive loan information to individuals and businesses.

15 Apr 2024

Tejasvi Surya

Tejasvi forced to leave event after scam victims confront him

Bangalore South MP and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Tejasvi Surya was forced to leave an election campaign event on Sunday.

Cross-platform transactions for UPI wallets: What RBI's new rules entail

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) recently introduced new regulations that allow users of prepaid payment instruments (PPIs) to conduct transactions via any Unified Payments Interface (UPI) app.

RBI makes cash deposits possible using UPI: Here's how

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has launched a new feature allowing customers to deposit cash into their bank accounts using the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) at cash deposit machines (CDMs).

05 Apr 2024

Shaktikanta Das

RBI's new app will let you buy government bonds directly

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is preparing to launch a mobile application aimed at enhancing individual participation in government bonds.

05 Apr 2024

Repo Rate

RBI keeps repo rate unchanged at 6.5%

The Reserve Bank of India's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has decided to keep the repo rate steady at 6.5%, marking the seventh consecutive time this rate has been maintained.

28 Mar 2024

India

Indian banks have issued over 100 million credit cards

In a noteworthy development, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has reported that the number of credit cards issued by Indian banks, surpassed 100 million in February 2024.

27 Mar 2024

India

Indian banks report decade-long fraud totaling Rs. 5.3 lakh crore

Over the past decade, Indian banks have disclosed frauds totaling an astonishing Rs. 5.3 lakh crore, as per data from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

22 Mar 2024

India

RBI offices open for year-end transactions on March 30, 31

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced that its offices managing government business, along with all specified branches of agency banks, will maintain regular operating hours on March 30 and March 31, 2024.

22 Mar 2024

Mutual Funds

Mutual funds demand easing RBI's limit on overseas investments

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has mandated mutual funds to cease accepting subscriptions for investments in foreign exchange-traded funds (ETFs) from April 1, 2024.

14 Mar 2024

Paytm

Paytm's bank shuts down tomorrow: What services will be impacted

Paytm Payments Bank Ltd (PPBL), the banking arm of Paytm, will halt its services from tomorrow (March 15).

09 Mar 2024

Foreign Trade

India's forex reserves surge $6.55B to over $625B

India's forex reserves have experienced a significant boost, with an increase of $6.55 billion, reaching a total of $625.63 billion as of March 1, according to the latest data from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

08 Mar 2024

Tata

Tata Sons considering debt restructuring to avoid RBI-mandated IPO

Tata Sons, the $150-billion holding company behind Tata Group, is considering a balance sheet restructuring to avoid a mandatory IPO by September 2025.

07 Mar 2024

Indonesia

After UAE, India signs local currency trade agreement with Indonesia

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and Bank Indonesia (BI) have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to foster cross-border transactions using local currencies.

06 Mar 2024

Business

RBI issues new credit card guidelines: Know what has changed

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has mandated banks and non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) to offer customers a choice of multiple card networks when issuing credit cards.

06 Mar 2024

IIFL

IIFL Finance plummets 20% for second day: Here's why

IIFL Finance's stock plummeted 20% for the second day in a row after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) prohibited the company from issuing gold loans.

UPI accounts for 80% of digital payments in India: RBI

Shaktikanta Das, Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced that Unified Payments Interface (UPI) now accounts for nearly 80% of digital payments in India.

04 Mar 2024

Paytm

Paytm Payments Bank may lose license for flouting RBI's norms

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is reportedly contemplating revoking the banking license of Paytm Payments Bank Limited (PPBL).

02 Mar 2024

Paytm

Finance Ministry imposes Rs. 5.49cr fine on Paytm Payments Bank

India's Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) has slapped Paytm Payments Bank, Paytm's banking division, with a hefty penalty of Rs. 5.49 crore for failing to report illegal monetary transactions through its accounts.

Paytm Payments Bank fined Rs. 5.49 crore for money laundering

Paytm Payments Bank has been slapped with a Rs. 5.49 crore fine by the Financial Intelligence Unit-India (FIU-IND) for breaching the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) obligations.

01 Mar 2024

India

Over 97% of Rs. 2,000 notes returned, says RBI

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has revealed that over 97% of the Rs. 2,000 notes, which were removed from circulation in May 2023, have been returned.

01 Mar 2024

Paytm

Paytm delinked from its payment bank: Here's what it means

The board of directors at Paytm has approved the decision to discontinue inter-company agreements with Paytm Payments Bank Limited (PPBL).

27 Feb 2024

Paytm

Paytm shares up 5% again: What's fueling the rally

Paytm's stock saw another 5% boost today following the resignation of its founder, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, as chairperson and board member of crisis-hit Paytm Payments Bank Ltd (PPBL).

26 Feb 2024

Paytm

Vijay Shekhar Sharma steps down as Paytm Payments Bank chairman

Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma on Monday resigned as a part-time non-executive chairman of Paytm Payments Bank Limited (PPBL).

26 Feb 2024

Paytm

Paytm to restart lending platform operations in India next month

Paytm is gearing up to relaunch its lending platform for digital loans, provided by partner banks and non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) in early March.

26 Feb 2024

NITI Aayog

Below 5% Indians living in absolute poverty: NITI Aayog CEO

Less than 5% of Indians now live in absolute poverty, NITI Aayog CEO BVR Subrahmanyam has said, citing the Household Consumption Expenditure Survey (HCES) for 2022-23.

23 Feb 2024

Paytm

RBI steps in to maintain UPI continuity for Paytm users

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced further measures to ensure smooth digital transactions for UPI customers using the '@paytm' handle, after imposing business restrictions on Paytm Payments Bank last month.

21 Feb 2024

Fintech

Why RBI is increasing scrutiny of fintech firms

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is stepping up its scrutiny of fintech companies by employing analysts to review customer data and holding regular meetings with executives.

20 Feb 2024

Paytm

Finance Ministry to meet fintech start-ups amid Paytm crisis

The Finance Ministry is gearing up for a crucial meeting with fintech start-ups next week, in light of the recent actions taken by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) against Paytm.

16 Feb 2024

Paytm

RBI's FAQs for Paytm customers: New deadline and other announcements

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has published a set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) to address concerns about Paytm Payments Bank.

14 Feb 2024

Paytm

Paytm shares tumble to 52-week low, down 65% from highs

Paytm's stock dropped over 9% again in early trading today, falling below Rs. 350 mark as troubles persist for parent company One97 Communications.

13 Feb 2024

Paytm

Paytm shares crash as Macquarie downgrades price to Rs. 275

Paytm shares crashed over 9% today after Macquarie, a global financial services firm, lowered its target price for the fintech giant to Rs. 275.

India's retail inflation eases to 5.1%, industrial production at 3.8%

Close on the heels of the General Election, India's consumer price index (CPI) or the retail inflation rate dropped to a three-month low of 5.1% in January.

12 Feb 2024

Axis Bank Ltd

Axis Bank open to working with Paytm if RBI permits

Axis Bank CEO Amitabh Chaudhry has stated that the bank is willing to collaborate with Paytm if the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) grants permission.

12 Feb 2024

Paytm

Centre probes Chinese investments in Paytm Payments Services

The Indian government is examining foreign direct investment (FDI) from China in Paytm Payments Services Ltd. (PPSL), a subsidiary of One97 Communications Ltd (OCL).

08 Feb 2024

Shaktikanta Das

India's Digital Rupee to soon support offline transactions 

India's Central Bank Digital Curreny (CBDC), also known as Digital Rupee, will soon support offline transactions so that you can make payments in areas with limited or no internet access, as per the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

08 Feb 2024

Shaktikanta Das

RBI keeps repo rate unchanged at 6.5% over inflation concerns

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to keep its key interest repo rate unchanged at 6.5%. It is the rate at which it lends short-term funds to banks.

07 Feb 2024

Business

RBI grants payment aggregator licenses to Zoho, Juspay, and Decentro

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) granted final authorization to fintech companies Juspay and Decentro, as well as software-as-a-service firm Zoho, to operate as payment aggregators (PAs).

07 Feb 2024

Paytm

Paytm Payments Bank faces uncertain future as RBI denies concessions

There seems to be no respite for Paytm Payments Bank Limited (PPBL) as the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has denied any concessions, including transferring accounts to other banks or extending the deadline past February 29, 2024.

SBI won't raise FD interest rates anytime soon: Here's why

State Bank of India (SBI) chairperson Dinesh Khara has revealed that the bank is unlikely to raise fixed deposit (FD) interest rates in near future.

06 Feb 2024

HDFC Bank

Why HDFC Bank is buying stakes in these six banks

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has given approval to HDFC Bank to acquire up to 9.5% stakes in six banks.

06 Feb 2024

Paytm

Start-up founders urge PM Modi, RBI to reconsider Paytm curbs

At least 12 start-up founders have penned a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) with regards to crisis at Paytm.

05 Feb 2024

Paytm

Paytm shares continue to crash, down 42% in 3 sessions

Paytm's stock has taken a significant hit, plummeting over 42% in just three sessions since the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) imposed restrictions on its banking unit.

02 Feb 2024

Paytm

Following RBI curbs, Paytm shares fall 20% for second day

Paytm's shares hit lower circuit for the second consecutive session today, dropping 20% to Rs. 487.20. The two-day losses have wiped out $2 billion from its market value.

01 Feb 2024

Paytm

RBI's crackdown on Paytm Bank raises concerns of license revocation

There seems to be no end to bad news for Paytm Payments Bank Limited (PPBL).

31 Jan 2024

Paytm

RBI bars Paytm Payments Bank from offering services starting March

The Reserve Bank of India has placed limitations on Paytm Payments Bank Limited (PPBL), barring it from accepting deposits or top-ups in customer accounts, wallets, and FASTags after February 29, 2024.

RBI approves LIC's acquisition of 9.99% stake in HDFC Bank

Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC), the nation's leading insurer, has been granted permission by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to acquire an aggregate 9.99% stake in HDFC Bank.

25 Jan 2024

Zomato

Zomato receives RBI approval for payment aggregator license in India

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has given Zomato Payments Private Limited, a subsidiary of food delivery giant Zomato, the green light to operate as a payment aggregator (PA) in the country.

23 Jan 2024

HDFC Bank

HDFC Bank's 3% decline triggers 750-point fall in Nifty Bank  

A 3% drop in HDFC Bank's shares, along with a sell-off in other banking stocks, has led to a decline in Nifty Bank.

22 Jan 2024

Business

ESMA, RBI negotiating to resolve domestic bond trading platform discrepancies

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) is currently in discussions with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to settle differences regarding the domestic bond trading platform.

FinMin, stakeholders to meet for Central KYC on January 24

A crucial meeting on Central Know Your Customer (KYC) is scheduled for January 24, led by Finance Secretary TV Somanathan.

08 Jan 2024

India

RBI allows ₹2,000 note exchange via post offices

Forgot those pink notes in the back of your wardrobe that you hid for savings, only to scare you now?

05 Jan 2024

India

India's forex reserves experience $2.75 billion surge to $623.2 billion

India's foreign exchange reserves have seen a substantial boost of $2.759 billion, reaching a total of $623.2 billion for the week ending December 29.

E-Rupee transactions surpass 10 lakh per day milestone in December

In a significant milestone, Indian banks distributed employee benefits via digital rupee in December, enabling the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to reach its goal of 10 lakh daily transactions by 2023's end, per Reuters.

02 Jan 2024

Finance

FPI investment in Indian debt instruments turns positive in 2023

In 2023, foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) poured Rs. 68,663 crore into Indian debt instruments, a significant turnaround after three years of outflows.