RBI seeking to limit customer liability in case of fraud


India is on a rise when it comes to digital payments and so are the digital frauds. There is no enough knowledge on the various types of frauds or rather people are not aware about it. Some of the most common frauds include identity theft, phishing, ransomware, etc.

In India last year 3.2 million debit cards were compromised and this is a serious concern which RBI is trying to address. RBI has published a new set of guidelines seeking to limit customer liability in case of unauthorised electronic banking transactions. According to the guidelines, bank customers falling victims of fraudulent or unauthorised electronic transactions will not bear any loss if the transaction is due to a fault in the bank’s security system or a third-party breach and the fraud is reported within 3 days of occurrence. In cases where these prerequisites are met, the amounts involved have to be credited…

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What is a ‘Fintech-Outreach’ organisation?


Organisations that are into fintech along with a rural reach are known as ‘Fintech-Outreach’ organisations.

These ‘Fintech-Outreach’ organisations with fintech capabilities along with the ability to reach rural India faster will have huge opportunities across all the sectors.

To begin with they can be very helpful in opening bank accounts. All they need to do is to integrate bank API with their system. This new form of bank can be activated in a day, updated and new micro-services could be added within a short period of time and literally at no cost. It is in favor of large banks to tie-up with ‘Fintech-Outreach’ organisations for rapid growth. Currently banks are facing the challenge of rapid expansion coupled with time and money. Banks can have geographic specific approach too; they can decide which ‘Fintech-Outreach’ organisation is stronger in a particular geography and can tie-up with them accordingly.

These ‘Fintech-Outreach’ organisations can do…

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