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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Banking terms you need to know for daily use

We Indians are getting digitally savvy, shopping to donation, mails to good wishes everything is done on digital platform.

Our financial habits are also getting the flavour of digital evolution.  We do bankiBanking, investing, transaction with some taps and swipes.
So, I thought of dedicating this post for some terms we often come across specially using banking services.

MICR Code - Magnetic ink character recognition codeThe MICR encoding, called the MICR line, is at the bottom of cheques and other vouchers and typically includes the document-type indicator, bank codebank account number, cheque number, cheque amount, and a control indicator. The technology allows MICR readers to scan and read the information directly into a data-collection device. 

NEFTNEFT is a facility enabling bank customers in India to transfer funds between any two NEFT-enabled bank accounts on a one-to-one basis. It is done via electronic messages. NEFT settles fund transfers in hourly batches (now 30 minutes batches)with 12 (Now 23 settlements)settlements occurring between 8:00 AM and 7:00 PM on week days. 

RTGSReal-time gross settlement are specialist funds transfer systems where the transfer of money or securities takes place from one bank to another on a "real time" and on a "gross" basis. RTGS systems are typically used for high-value transactions that require and receive immediate clearing. 

CVVCVV is an anti-fraud security feature to help verify that you are in possession of your credit card. For Visa/Mastercard, the three-digit CVVnumber is printed on the signature panel on the back of the card immediately after the card's account number.

IFSC -The Indian Financial System Code (IFS Code or IFSC) is an alphanumeric code that facilitates electronic funds transfer in India. A code uniquely identifies each bank branch participating in the two main Payment and settlement systems in India: the Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) and the National Electronic Fund Transfer (NEFT) systems.

mPinThe full form of MPIN is 'Mobile banking Personal Identification number'. It works as a password when you perform any transaction using mobile. It is a 4 digit (6 digits in some banks) secret code similar to the ATM PIN.

UPIUnified Payments Interface (UPI) is a system that powers multiple bank accounts into a single mobile application (of any participating bank), merging several banking features, seamless fund routing & merchant payments into one hood. It also caters to the “Peer to Peer” collect request which can be scheduled and paid as per requirement and convenience. 

ECSElectronic Clearance Service (ECS) scheme provides an alternative method of effecting bulk payment transactions like periodic (monthly/ quarterly/ half-yearly/ yearly) payments of interest/ salary/ pension/ commission/ dividend/ refund by Banks/Companies /Corporations /Government Departments. The transactions under this scheme move from a single User source (i.e. Banks/Companies /Corporations /Government Departments) to a large number of Destination Account Holders (Customers/Investors). This scheme obviates the need for issuing and handling paper instruments and thereby facilitates improved customer service by the Banks and Companies/Corporations/Government Departments effecting bulk payments.

Standing instructionStanding instructions are a way of making an automatic payment of a fixed amount to a loan, bill, or credit card at the same time every week or month. It can be made from your savings or checking account and is most commonly used to make payments to a mortgage, car loan, or to pay bills

Source - Wikipedia, indiapost

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