Banking Awareness News 2014 for Bank Exams- IBPS RRB PO Clerk

By | September 9, 2014

When you are getting into banks, you need to have the basic information about the banking system along with updates about the banks and the recent issues of banks, about RBI. You can gain this knowledge only by reading some of the best newspapers. The Hindu, Business line, The Indian Express, and The Economic Times, are some of the best papers to be referred to gain knowledge in the banking and financial sector. Banking, now-a-days is getting acquainted to the technology and taking its shape to be user-friendly for the coming generation. The coming generation will be totally based up on the technology. Even now, many are habituated on it and we need to upgrade ourselves in order to survive in this fast running world.

            Once we used to stand in long never-ending queues in order to deposit money in the banks. Now the situation is not that. You can use your laptops or even mobile phones to transfer money anywhere from the world. There are many more methods like these. Tab banking, video chat are some of the newly introduces schemes by various banks in connection with technology. By knowing these things, you may get a point added; I mean that there will be some good impression from your superior officers.

            Also, in the Group Discussion and Personal interview, there will be most questions based on the recent updates about the banks and the apex bank. There may be questions on various committees, their outcomes and even about their quarterly profit % or even sometime their turnover. Keeping all these things in mind, we have come up with some of the most important happenings in the world of Banks. There will be a sea of points that can be written under this headline, but we ought to choose most important of them all.

            This post gives you the important banking news that has happened in the last three months. We will soon upload the last 6 months banking news together in a separate post, in the coming week. Till then you need to carefully read about the banking news given and if you need to know about the terminologies used in banking, please refer here:

BANKING TERMINOLOGY

TYPES OF BANKS & FUNCTIONS

ABBREVIATIONS

Banking News Monthly

August:

SBI cuts home loan rate by up to 0.15 per cent

ICICI Bank offers EMI scheme on Debit card purchase

Jan Dhan Yojana: 5.27 lakh accounts opened across Andhra Bank branches

SBI signs $152 million export line of credit with Japanese bank

Bank open 2.14 crore accounts under Jan Dhan mission

Muthoot finance launches scheme for Kerala customers for Onam

Jan Dhan Yojana: SBI opens 1.50 lakh bank accounts in Tamilnadu & Puducherry

United bank of India wins seconds leg of legal battle with Kingfisher Airlines chairman Vijaymallya

IDBI bank joins UNICEF for safe water, hygiene to 80,000 children in 400 Maharashtra, UP schools

RBI has lowered the cap on free ATM transactions and allowed banks to charge customers

HDFC Bank tops WPP’s BrandZ report with value of $9.4 billion

ICICI launched EMI Facility on debit cards ties up with Samsung

HDFC Bank opens branch in Dubai

HDFC Bank launches Forexplus crad for Haj, Umrah pilgrims for making all patyments during the pilgrimage in a convenient and secure manner and thus avoid Saudi Riyals

Pune based LinguaNext to partner nationalised and private banks for ATM Transaction slips and is already working with different bank, including the State Bank of India

RBI will soon issue Rs 1,000 denomination bank notes with inset letter R in the Mahatma Gandhi Series – 2005

RBI announced only 3 free withdrawals from other ATMs, 5 from own

New Ezetap : The device which is used by banks like SBI, HDFC and Citibank that facilitates like an ATM for checking balance, transferring money, get a mini statement and opening a bank account through Aadhaar

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SBI launches Hindi version of its app ‘STATE BANK ANYWHERE’

TMB aims to achieve Rs 1 lakh crore turnover in next four years

Federal Bank opens its 1206th branch at Andathode, Thrissur

ICICI bank launches travel card aimed at students who are heading out for higher studies outside India to help them manage their international expenses

RBI proposes COO ( Chief Operating Officer) post in Rank of Deputy Governor

RBI proposes ‘anytime anywhere’ bill payment system

Deutsche Bank launches zero balance savings account for professionals

SBI Life insurance appoints Arjit Basu as MD, CEO

HDFC Bank opens branch in Dubai for providing wealth management services to Indians living there

IndusInd Bank Launches co-branded credit card with Jet Airways

Indian Bank revises its interest rate to 2.36 percent from the 2.55 per cent

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July                 

Rajiv Lall to be IDFC Bank Managing Director and CEO

Maharashtra cabinet approves Rs 231 Crore to strengthen small banks

RBI cancels licenses of Six Delhi-based NBFCs (Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs)

Exim bank wants RBI to hike its leverage ration by 50

Government asks IDBI Bank, United Bank of India to plan merger

RBI  and Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) have entered into a bilateral agreement that enables CBSL to further diversity its reserves management activities into Indian rupee-denominated assets

RBI penalises 12 banks including ICICI bank for violating rules

ING Vysya selects Mindtree to deliver multi-channel and multi-platform banking experience to its customers while creating a digital roadmap designed to help the bank

NBFCs allowed to use e-Know your customer service to verify Identity: RB

ICICI bank launches special service for Canadian customers

Indian Bank launches mobile branches with ATM facility in Chennai

HDFC Securities launches ‘e-will’ writing service

SBI, PNB could be the first banks to tap capital market this financial year

SBI to open 5, 000 new ATMs

IBM signes deal worth Rs 550 crores with microfinance firm Janalakshmi Financial services

Canara bank expands its Gramodaya scheme in Delhi

RBI governor Raghuram Rajan launches Indian Bank’s mobile branches

Axis, Union bank among five new entrants into UK banking space

ICICI bank to open its branches in China, South Africa says MD and CEO chanda Kochhar

State Bank of India opens 6 digital branches which offer services like instant account opening and personalised debit cards

JUNE

ICICI bank launches co-branded card with Delhi metro

SBI, HDFC Bank, PNB and others to secure ATMs by live CCTV monitoring

From talking ATMs to magnifying glasses at branches for physically and visually challenged customers

ICICI bank launches ‘iMobile’ app for Windows phone

Shareholders approved the re-appointment of Rana Kapoor as managing director and CEO

18 PSU banks failed to meet FY’14 target of setting ATMs

IDFC Bank which recently bagged a commercial banking license, plans to start bank operations by October next year

Kotak Mahindra bank set up ATMs at Mumbai Metro Stations

ICICI Bank overtakes HDFC Bank as top private bank employer

Syndicate Bank, Bol, BoB, others give Rs 1,157 crores for Narendra Modi’s dream financial hub project in Gujarat

K Venkataraman re-appointed as MD & CEO of Karur Vysya Bank

IndusInd Bank launches Video Branch Service for Customers

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