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#FinancialBytes: Five types of credit card frauds to know about

31 May 2020

#FinancialBytes: Five types of credit card frauds to know about

Credit cards play an essential role in our financial lives and are one of the most widely-used cashless payment methods.

After Apple, Google reportedly planning to launch its own card

20 Apr 2020

After Apple, Google reportedly planning to launch its own card

In the age of digital payments and peer-to-peer transfers, third-party smart cards, promising plenty of benefits and user-facing features, are becoming increasingly popular.

RBI's new rules for debit, credit cards take effect today

16 Mar 2020

RBI's new rules for debit, credit cards take effect today

Starting today, a set of new rules will apply to debit and credit cards to increase security and reduce the risks of cyber fraud.

Cards never used for online transactions will be disabled: RBI

17 Jan 2020

Cards never used for online transactions will be disabled: RBI

In a major move, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has asked banks and card issuers to disable online payment facility on all credit/debit cards that have never been used for an online transaction or contactless payment.

What's a FASTag, how to get one, and other details

15 Dec 2019

What's a FASTag, how to get one, and other details

Starting today, the government has enforced the system of electronic toll collection on national highways using FASTags.

#FinancialBytes: Five types of credit card frauds to know about

04 Dec 2019

#FinancialBytes: Five types of credit card frauds to know about

Credit cards play an essential role in our financial lives and are one of the most widely-used cashless payment methods.

Explained: What is Centre's 'One Nation One Ration Card' plan

28 Jun 2019

Explained: What is Centre's 'One Nation One Ration Card' plan

The Centre, under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is taking concrete steps to minimize corruption and ensure welfare schemes reach the last person in the queue.

#FinancialBytes: State Bank of India ATM-cum-Debit Card rules and limits

16 May 2019

#FinancialBytes: State Bank of India ATM-cum-Debit Card rules and limits

State Bank of India (SBI) is the largest public sector bank in the country with more than 42 crore customers.

#FinancialBytes: State Bank of India ATM-cum-Debit Card rules and limits

02 May 2019

#FinancialBytes: State Bank of India ATM-cum-Debit Card rules and limits

State Bank of India (SBI) is the largest public sector bank in the country with more than 42 crore customers.

TCS' integrated solution digitalizes over 1.5 lakh post offices

23 Apr 2019

TCS' integrated solution digitalizes over 1.5 lakh post offices

India's leading tech giant, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), has helped in revamping over 1.5 lakh post offices in the country.

#FinancialBytes: 5 types of credit card frauds to know about

27 Jan 2019

#FinancialBytes: 5 types of credit card frauds to know about

Credit cards play an essential role in our financial lives and are one of the most widely-used cashless payment methods.

How to use ATMs with security features for chip-based cards

19 Jan 2019

How to use ATMs with security features for chip-based cards

On January 1, the Reserve Bank of India enforced its decision to make microchip-based debit/credit cards mandatory in India.

#FinancialBytes: 5 best debit cards for students in India

18 Dec 2018

#FinancialBytes: 5 best debit cards for students in India

Debit cards have become one of the most essential and widely-used payment methods for cashless and online transactions today.

New KYC method: How to get SIM card without Aadhaar

20 Nov 2018

New KYC method: How to get SIM card without Aadhaar

Following an earlier assurance by Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) that Aadhaar would not be required to purchase a SIM card or avail of telecom services, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has officially confirmed the same.

150,000 Pakistani debit cards selling on dark web: Details here

17 Nov 2018

150,000 Pakistani debit cards selling on dark web: Details here

Just last week, Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) revealed that nearly all banks in the country have been hacked, compromising data of more than 20,000 customers.

How to remove Aadhaar details from telecom operators' records

20 Oct 2018

How to remove Aadhaar details from telecom operators' records

Debunking fears that telecom services would be discontinued if customers chose to remove their Aadhaar details from telecom service providers, the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), on Thursday, clarified that services would not be discontinued during the documentation change process.

#TechBytes: Top 5 payment apps for your smartphone

26 Aug 2018

#TechBytes: Top 5 payment apps for your smartphone

India has seen major push towards digitization of currency with government decisions like the demonetization and programs like Digital India, urging more and more Indians to go cashless.

Here's how Indian Railways is promoting digital transactions

08 Aug 2018

Here's how Indian Railways is promoting digital transactions

Recently Rajen Gohain, the Minister of State for Railways, declared that the percentage of train tickets booked digitally is on the rise, having risen to 66% of total reserved tickets in 2017-18, from 60% in 2016-17.

Businesses beware: New cryptomining malware infects corporate networks worldwide

30 Jul 2018

Businesses beware: New cryptomining malware infects corporate networks worldwide

In the latest instance of cryptojacking, researchers from Kaspersky Lab have found a new cryptomining malware that is spreading itself across corporate networks worldwide.

Tap-and-go debit/credit cards for hassle-free metro, bus, train travel

20 Jul 2018

Tap-and-go debit/credit cards for hassle-free metro, bus, train travel

In line with the government's target of 30-billion digital transactions in the current year, the Ministry of Finance has asked banks to issue near-field communication (NFC)-enabled tap-and-go debit and credit cards that can be used beyond merchant transactions for services like metro, train, and bus travel.

Business Roundup: Here are today's top 5 Business news

12 Jun 2018

Business Roundup: Here are today's top 5 Business news

Hola! Missed the business headlines of the day? No worries, here's your daily wrap of business news.

Now, even banks would communicate with you over WhatsApp

12 Jun 2018

Now, even banks would communicate with you over WhatsApp

If you're already exhausted by a flood of WhatsApp forwards from friends and family, brace yourselves, it's about to get worse.

Railways installs 1st automatic food vending machine on a train

11 Jun 2018

Railways installs 1st automatic food vending machine on a train

For the first time ever, the Indian Railways has installed an automatic food vending machine on-board a running train.

Aadhaar-based MicroATMs offer card-less, PIN-less banking

22 May 2018

Aadhaar-based MicroATMs offer card-less, PIN-less banking

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has launched Aadhaar-based MicroATMs to facilitate card-less and PIN-less monetary transactions in the country.

Delhi: No ration-distribution for those not collecting ration since January

12 May 2018

Delhi: No ration-distribution for those not collecting ration since January

The Delhi Government has ordered that distribution of ration to those who didn't avail it for three consecutive months be stopped till they get their verification done by food and supply officers (FSOs).

Manipur's Karang is India's first cashless island

22 Apr 2018

Manipur's Karang is India's first cashless island

PM Narendra Modi handed out awards to bureaucrats yesterday for efficient implementation of select government programs, including Digital India.

Puducherry: Two held for withdrawing money through fake ATM cards

20 Apr 2018

Puducherry: Two held for withdrawing money through fake ATM cards

Puducherry police arrested two people, including an engineer, on charges of preparing fake ATM cards and using them for withdrawing money.

Cash crunch will be resolved by tomorrow, says SBI chairman

19 Apr 2018

Cash crunch will be resolved by tomorrow, says SBI chairman

A severe cash crunch still persists across various cities and states, but SBI Chairman Rajnish Kumar has assured the problem will be resolved by tomorrow.

No food bill on trains? You don't need to pay!

23 Mar 2018

No food bill on trains? You don't need to pay!

Regular train passengers would know how rare it is to be issued a bill when ordering food on trains.

Nearly 4 lakh ration cards may get cancelled in Delhi

10 Mar 2018

Nearly 4 lakh ration cards may get cancelled in Delhi

Nearly 4 lakh ration cards in Delhi might get cancelled if the beneficiaries fail to collect their ration for one more month, said the Delhi government sternly, adding that they ought to respond to the notices sent to them in ten days.

Delhi Government's revolutionary 'doorstep-delivery of ration' plan awaits LG nod

08 Mar 2018

Delhi Government's revolutionary 'doorstep-delivery of ration' plan awaits LG nod

Delhi Government's scheme of doorstep delivery of ration now awaits LG Anil Baijal's approval, after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visited him yesterday to ask for his clearance.

Trouble for people depositing more than Rs. 15lakh during demonetization

03 Feb 2018

Trouble for people depositing more than Rs. 15lakh during demonetization

Indians who bank-deposited unaccounted cash over Rs. 15 lakh during demonetization are now under government scanner.

UP liquor shops to now introduce cashless payments

03 Feb 2018

UP liquor shops to now introduce cashless payments

It is now mandatory for all liquor retailers in Uttar Pradesh to install point of sale (PoS) machines to enable electronic payments through credit/debit cards, as per the new state excise policy.

Good news! No fees for debit-card-transactions up to Rs. 2000

02 Jan 2018

Good news! No fees for debit-card-transactions up to Rs. 2000

Payments through debit cards, BHIM UPI, and Aadhaar-enabled payment systems (AePS) will now cost lower as customers need not pay any fees for transactions up to Rs. 2,000.

No charges on card transactions upto Rs. 2,000 from January

15 Dec 2017

No charges on card transactions upto Rs. 2,000 from January

Starting January 1, 2018, you won't have to pay transaction fees on debit card payments of up to Rs. 2,000 for two years.

Parliament prepares to use food cards, as digital drive fails

07 Dec 2017

Parliament prepares to use food cards, as digital drive fails

After demonetization, efforts were made to promote the use of credit and debit cards in Parliament's four canteens. However, this drive failed to take off. Now, MPs and parliament staff might be given prepaid food cards to push for cashless transactions.

Demonetization anniversary: How has India changed in the last year?

08 Nov 2017

Demonetization anniversary: How has India changed in the last year?

This day last year, as citizens were settling down for dinner, PM Narendra Modi dropped a bomb on unsuspecting Indians: Rs. 500/1,000 notes were suddenly dead.

Demonetization: Number of ATMs fall by 0.16% in rare trend

28 Oct 2017

Demonetization: Number of ATMs fall by 0.16% in rare trend

A new trend in ATMs shows how Indians are going for cashless payments, particularly after demonetization.

Google to launch digital payment service in India next week?

14 Sep 2017

Google to launch digital payment service in India next week?

If reports are to be believed, Google is launching a localized digital payment service in India as early as next week.

Bitcoin wallet provider Blockchain enters India via Unocoin tie-up

07 Sep 2017

Bitcoin wallet provider Blockchain enters India via Unocoin tie-up

New York-based Bitcoin wallet provider and software developer Blockchain will now enter the Indian market via a strategic partnership with Bengaluru-based crypto-currency exchange Unocoin.