1. Why do you want to join banking sector?
Banking is one of the fastest growing sectors in India with more stable and high growth and more over providing wide range of career opportunities for
graduates. So I want to take an opportunity to join in a bank.
2. What is the difference between Cheque and Demand Draft?
Cheque: Cheuqe is a negotiable instrument instructing a bank to pay a specific amount from a specific account held in the maker/depositor name with that
Demand Draft: A demand draft is an instrument used for effecting transfer of money. It is a negotiable instrument.
3. What is a Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC)?
A Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC) is a company registered under the Companies Act, 1956 engaged in the business of loans and advances,
acquisition of shares/stocks/bonds/debentures/securities issued by Government or local authority or other marketable securities of a like
nature, leasing, hire -purchase, insurance business, chit business but does not include any institution whose principal business is that of
agriculture activity, industrial activity, purchase or sale of any goods (other than securities) or providing any services and
sale/purchase/construction of immovable property. A non-banking institution which is a company and has principal business of receiving
deposits under any scheme or arrangement in one lump sum or in installments by way of contr ibutions or in any other manner, is also a non-banking
financial company (Residuary nonbanking company).
4. NBFCs are doing functions similar to banks. What is difference between banks & NBFCs ?
NBFCs lend and make investments and hence their activities are akin to that of
banks; however there are a few differences as given below:
a. NBFC cannot accept demand deposits;
b. NBFCs do not form part of the payment and settlement system and cannot issue cheques drawn on itself;
C.deposit insurance facility of Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation is not available to depositors of NBFCs, unlike in case of
5 . What is Private Banking?
Banking services offered to high net-worth individuals. Private banking institution assists the high net-worth individual in investing his/her money in
exchange for commissions and fees. The term "private" refers to the customer service being rendered on a more personal basis.
6. What is BSBDA?
Under the guidelines issued on August 10, 2012 by RBI: Any individual, including poor or those from weaker section of the society, can
open zero balance account in any bank. BSBDA guidelines are applicable to "all scheduled commercial banks in India, including foreign banks having
branches in India".
All the accounts opened earlier as 'no-frills' account should be renamed as BSBDA. Banks are required to convert the existing 'no-frills'
accounts‟ into 'Basic Savings Bank Deposit Accounts'.
The 'Basic Savings Bank Deposit Account' should be considered as a normal banking service available to all customers, through branches .
The aim of introducing 'Basic Savings Bank Deposit Account' is very much part of the efforts of RBI for furthering Financial Inclusion objectives.
7. What is BPS (Basis Points)?
BPS (Basis point) : - BPS is an acronym for basic points is used to indicate changes in rate of interest and other financial instrument.
1 BASIC POINT IS EQUAL TO 0.01%
So when we say that repo rate has been increased by 25 bps, it means that the rate has been increased by 0.25%
8. What is KYC?
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has advised banks to follow „KYC guidelines‟, wherein certain personal information of the account-opening
prospect or the customer is obtained. The objective of doing so is to enable the Bank to have positive identification of its customers. This is also in the interest of customers to safeguard their hard earned money.
The KYC guidelines of RBI mandate banks to collect three proofs from their customers.
Proof of identity
Proof of address
9. What is Sub-prime crisis?
The current Subprime crisis is due to sub-prime lending. These are the loans given to the people having low credit rating.
10. What is Base Rate?
It is the minimum rate of interest that a bank is allowed to charge from its customers. Unless mandated by the government, RBI rule stipulates that no bank can offer loans at a rate lower than BR to any of its customers. It is effective from, July 1, 2010. However, all existing loans, including home loans and car loans, will continue to be at the current rate. Only the new loans taken on or after July 1 and old loans being renewed after this date will be linked to BR.
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