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RBI Allows NEFT 24X7, 11.4 Lakh Transactions Settled in First 8 Hours

Around 11.40 lakh transactions were settled in the first eight hours after widely-used NEFT was made operational on 24X7 basis, the RBI said.

RBI Allows NEFT 24X7, 11.4 Lakh Transactions Settled in First 8 Hours
  • The RBI now joins an elite club of countries having payment systems which enable round-the-clock funds transfer and settlement of any value

  • The RBI operationalised National Electronic Funds Transfer System 24X7 from 12:00 am Monday

 Mumbai: Around 11.40 lakh transactions were settled in the first eight hours after widely-used NEFT was made operational on 24X7 basis, the RBI said.

The RBI operationalised National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT) System 24X7 from 12:00 am Monday.

"This ensures availability of anytime electronic funds transfer," it said.

The RBI now joins an elite club of countries having payment systems which enable round-the-clock funds transfer and settlement of any value.

"Between 12:00 am and 8:00 am this morning, NEFT settled over 11.40 lakh transactions," it said.

The RBI said making NEFT available 24x7 is part of its vision of empowering every Indian with access to a bouquet of e-payment options.

In order to give further impetus to digital retail payments, banks have been asked to levy any charges from their savings bank account holders for funds transfers done through NEFT system which are initiated online from January 1, 2020.

Online transactions include internet banking and through mobile apps of banks.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by Scrabbl staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)


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