Open banking in India by Rajeshwar Rao

Thank you for inviting me this evening to the Mint's Annual Banking Conclave. The organisers have quite aptly selected an extremely topical and contemporary theme, i.e., Future of Banking: Navigating a Digital Opportunity for this year's conclave. During the previous edition of this conclave, I remember Governor Shaktikanta Das speaking about digital disruptions and blurring of boundaries between traditional banks and FinTech & BigTech. Looking at the constellation of speakers who have been engaging with you, I am sure you all have had an extremely enlightening discourse on several of the emerging issues during the conclave.

Press Release of Basel Committee on Banking Supervision on Basel-III Framework-01/06/2011

Strong capital requirements are a necessary condition for banking sector stability but by themselves are not sufficient. A strong liquidity base reinforced through robust supervisory standards is of equal importance. To date, however, there have been no internationally harmonised standards in this area. The Basel Committee is therefore introducing internationally harmonised global liquidity standards. As with the global capital standards, the liquidity standards will establish minimum requirements and will promote an international level playing field to help prevent a competitive race to the bottom.

Documentary Credit(Letter of credit) – Payment Under International Trade

Documentary credit is the most used means of payment in international transactions(trade); it implies for the exporter a greater level of security in the collection of his sales. Being a given order by the importer to the issuing bank, which executes the payment against the documents required within the credit´s terms and conditions. Again a documentary credit is an undertaking given by a bank (issuing bank) of a stated amount to the seller (beneficiary) on the instruction of the buyer (applicant) to pay at sight or to a future date.

Types of Non-Banking Financial Companies registered with RBI

Non-banking financial institutions (NBFIs), engaged in varied financial activities are part of the Indian financial system providing a range of financial services. NBFCs are incorporated under the Companies Act, 1956. NBFCs can be classified into two broad categories, viz., (i) NBFCs accepting public deposit (NBFCs-D) and (ii) NBFCs not accepting/holding public deposit (NBFCs-ND). Residuary Non-Banking Companies(RNBCs) are another category of NBFCs whose principal business is acceptance of deposits and investing in approved securities. In the interest of depositors, RBI has evolved a regulatory framework the salient features of which are outlined below for the guidance of depositors

RBI Cautions against unauthorised Digital Lending Platforms

There have been reports about individuals/small businesses falling prey to growing number of unauthorised digital lending platforms/Mobile Apps on promises of getting loans in quick and hassle-free manner. These reports also refer to excessive rates of interest and additional hidden charges being demanded from borrowers; adoption of unacceptable and high-handed recovery methods; and misuse of agreements to access data on the mobile phones of the borrowers.