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Having a keen interest in Indian personal finance topics especially credit cards, education loans and having a special interest in promoting financial awareness among the people, Ankit Sharma blogs regularly at Rupeetimes.com. A graduate from Mumbai University, Ankit brings the never-say-die, Mumbaikar attitude to his work.
By Ankit Sharma

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Thursday, October 30
12000 ATMs in offsite areas connected to the rural bank branches

A service provider company – Hughes has connected 12,000 ATMs of the offsite areas to the rural bank branches in the country. This initiative will assist the govt. in achieving the financial inclusion plan. With the intent to avail the banking service all across the country specially in the rural and unprivileged areas, the offsite ATMs are connected to banking branches.

The Hughes stated that it is pride moment for the company to...

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Wednesday, October 29
FinMin has ordered banks to issue Rupay cards to customers under PMJDY

The Finance Ministry has asked the banks to issue the Rupay cards to customers opening accounts under PMJDY and make them operational at the earliest. The customer must be informed that they should keep using the card after a fixed interval, atleast once in 45 days to enjoy the accident insurance cover.

This is an Indian payment scheme launched by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI). This card is accepted across all the...

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Tuesday, October 28
SBT observing Vigilance awareness week this week

An associate bank of leading bank of the nation State bank of India-State Bank of Travancore has come up with a vigilance awareness week. From yesterday the bank had begun this week. Managing director of the bank Mr. Jeevandas Narayan initiated the week by flagging off a mounted which displays a poster with a message against corruption.

 

All the employees of the bank will work for the week. Mr. Narayan also administered a pledge to...
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Monday, October 27
Kotak Mahindra Bank received best new product award

It has been reported that for the first time- Kotak Mahindra bank has bagged the Best New Product awardfor the jifi digital account and runner up in 'Most Disruptive Innovator' category. KMB is the first Indian BFSI company to be awarded at the prestigious Global Distribution & Marketing Innovation Awards by Efma and Accenture, in Barcelona, Spain.

This is an pride and honorable moment for the bank, to be awarded among 250 financial institutions...

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Tuesday, October 21
Yes Bank may enter credit card business soon.

New age private sector bank – Yes Bank has planned to enter the credit card business. The senior group president-Retail & Business Banking stated that it would take atleast 8-9 months for the bank to start up the credit card business.

Since last 10 years bank is serving customers all across the country. Bank has wide network with around 1 million customers. The bank will work out the credit card business steadily. Other...

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Monday, October 20
New multicurrency card of KVB bank

Private sector Indian Bank – Karur Vysya Bank has rolled out new multicurrency travel card. This is a prepaid reloadable card. This card will offer the customers easier and convenient spending in their foreign tours.

The card will provide the facility to loading the 3 currencies such as US$, Euro and Singapore Dollar (SGD) in one card. In addition to this the customer will also get the facility of net banking through which...

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Friday, October 17
Federal Bank bagged excellence banking award

State owned bank – federal Bank has won four out five IDRBT Banking Technology Awards for 2014- 15. For its excellent performance the bank has been awarded with four awards. The bank has been announced as the best bank for use of Technology for Financial Inclusion, Social Media and Mobile Banking. In addition to this bank has been entitled best bank for Business Intelligence Initiatives and for Best IT Team.

Since 2001, IDRBT...

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Wednesday, October 15
Customers with large account balance will get unlimited free ATM transcations: SBI

The highly networked bank of the nation-State bank of India has come up an new idea. The bank has decided to offer the free ATM transactions on the basis of account balance of the users.The bank will offer more than five free transcation(three in metro cities) to the customers who aoid visiting the bank branches.

In addition to this the customer who maintain a larger amount in their savings accounts will be offered with unlimited...

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Tuesday, October 14
Hud Hud Cyclone crippled the Banking service in Vishakhapatnam

The destructive cyclone in AP and the surrounding areas has halted and affected the banking services in Vishakhapatnam Region. Due to the electrical failure the ATMs were not working and other banking services were crippled too. It has been reported that 350-400 ATMs went out of cash, making the situation worse for the people over there.

The power shortage is creating problem for the banks to provide the banking facilities. The CMD of the...

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Monday, October 13
Number of free transactions at non home ATM branches

Recently the apex bank of the country- RBI has unveiled that the number of free transactions at non-home ATM branches will remain to be five. Previously it was expected that the free transactions will be reduced to three, but now RBI has cleared that free transactions will remain five at both the metro centres and other locations.

But for the six metropolitan cities Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Banglore, Kolkata and Hyderabad the number free of cost...

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Wednesday, October 8
SBI to launch ATM cum Pos terminals

Highly networked bank of the country – State bank of India has tied up with Ezetap Mobile Solutions Pvt Ltd. In association with Ezetap the bank has planned to roll out ATM cum POS terminals. To make payments at the retail shops easier for the customers, the bank has planned to launch this.

Through this the customers will be able to make payments through their bank accounts like any other debit card payment. ...

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Monday, October 6
Online NEFT transactions will be chargeable :PNB

Punjab National Bank has unveiled that bank has decided to charge its customers all online transfer of funds, irrespective of the amount. The bank stated that any transaction made to other bank account through National Electronic Fund Transfer (NEFT) will be charged.

From the beginning of the October the bank has decided to charge the customers for NEFT transactions made online, whereas Inward NEFT remittances will continue to remain free. The charge list...

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Wednesday, October 1
43rd Branch of Canara Bank in Thiruvananthapuram Circle

Public sector bank - Canara Bank has planned to set up a new branch at Perunthanni. Canara Bank is one among the leading banks of the country. Bank has planned to expand its banking network in Kerala. General Manager of the bank Mr. KR Balachandran along with the Perunthanni Padmakumar, Ward Councillor will inaugrate the branch.

This is the 43rd new branch of the bank in the Thiruvananthapuram Circle. Apart from this there...

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Tuesday, September 30
Discount and offers at the Yes Bank ATMs

Private sector Bank – Yes Bank has announced its plans to offer various discounts benefits and schemes at the ATMs to its customers. In order to facilitate its customers with variety of offers and exclusive scheme, bank has decided to provide offers on ATM deals to the customers.

All the Yes Bank customers can avail these offers. All the account holders the bank can avail the offers on cash withdrawal and fund transfers. Apart...

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Monday, September 29
New Rupay Debit card rolled out by A.P co-op Bank

It has been reported that A.P Mahesh urban co-op bank has rolled out its Rupay debit card. To make the banking transactions hassle free for its customer the bank.

The Chairman of the bank also informed that this Rupay debit card will provide the faster and cheaper transactions. The processing of the Rupay debt card will be done in our country itself. The usage of the international credit card leads to higher transaction costs....

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Friday, September 26
UCO bank signed MOU with CCAvenue

Most of the customers these days are tech savvy. Without much effort customers prefer to do banking online. With the view banking payments easier through the use of plastic money as well as through online banking .UCO Bank has signed a Memorandum with CCAvenue.

CCAvenue is one of the largest and reputed payment gateway provider. Through this partnership the bank will facilitate the bank customers to shop through various sites that are in association...

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Thursday, September 25
Increase in Interchange fee has made the financial viability of ATMs tougher.

It has been reported that a slowdown has been noticed in the establishment of ATMs across the country. The feasibility of ATMs is severely affected due to rising issues of the increas in interchange fee, capping of free transactions at the ATM.

Reports have shown that private banks have added only 607 ATMs. In 2013-14, they'd added a total of 5,366 ATMs. Hitherto the public banks have established only 6240 ATMs and in the...

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Wednesday, September 24
Exclusive product NRI advantage rolled out by ICICI bank

For the Non Residents Indians ICICI bank has introduced a new product. The bank has launched this new product with purpose to serve and cater the non- financial needs of the NRI customers.

The new product named NRI advantage is basically for the NRI Pro, NRI premia and NRI savings account customers. This product will help the customers to avail several special offers and discounts. The Executive director of the bank also informed that...

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Tuesday, September 23
ICICI bank introduced new mobile banking apps for its customers

Yesterday the leading institution of the private sector – ICICI bank unveiled 4 new banking apps. Bank has introduced new mobile applications to offer basic banking transactions to the customer over the mobile phone.

The new apps are: ICICI Store app, Insta Banking app, Video Banking app and mPassbook app. The customer can easily download these apps from the Google play store and use them. The app will allow the customer to initiate a...

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Monday, September 22
A cooperative bank introduced ATM cum Bank on wheels in Mangalore

A cooperative bank in Manglore - South Canara District Central Cooperative (SCDCC) has recently launched Bank cum ATM for the people. To make banking more comfortable for the people bank has introduced Bank cum ATM on Wheels with the help of NABARD.

In the office area of the Bank NABARD launched a cheque/cash drop kiosk. Chief general manager of the bank stated that cooperatives banks are no less than the commercial they...

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