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Cooperative Banks

Initially set up to supplant indigenous sources of rural credit, particularly money lenders, today they mostly serve the needs of agriculture and allied activities, rural-based industries and to a lesser extent, trade and industry in urban centers. These are allowed
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Financial Institutions (FIs)

An establishment that focuses on dealing with financial transactions, such as investments, loans and deposits. FIs are development financial institutions which provide long-term funds for industry and agriculture. All these institutions are under off-site and on-site surveillance of the Central
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Primary Dealers (PDs)

Primary dealers also known as PDs, deal in government securities and deal in both primary and secondary markets. Their basic responsibility is to provide markets for government securities and strengthen the government securities market. Thus PDs are acting as a
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Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs)

NBFCs are allowed to raise deposits from the public and lend through various instruments including leasing, hire purchase and bill discounting etc. These are licensed and supervised by the Central Banking Authority. Central Bank prescribes that no NBFC can operate
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Commercial Banks

Commercial banks include public sector banks, foreign banks and old and new private sector banks. Acceptance of deposits from the public for the purpose of lending or investment in the main area of activity.


NOSTRO AND VOSTRO ACCOUNT

NOSTRO ACCOUNT A bank account held in a foreign country by a domestic bank, denominated in the currency of that country. Nostro accounts are used to facilitate settlement of foreign exchange and trade transactions. The term is derived from the Latin
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Core Banking Solutions (CBS)

The term CORE means – Centralised Online Real-time Exchange. What is CBS? CBS refers to the software applications for recording transactions, storing customer information, calculating interest and completing the process of passing entries in a single database. What CBS does? CBS
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Leading Organizations of Different Fields

 > Housing — NHB  > Agriculture — NABARD  > Industries – IDBI  > Sick industries — IIBIL  > Small industries — SIDBI  > Micro industries — NEF ( National Empowerment Fund)  > Banks – RBI  > Infrastructure — IIFCL  


Types of Bank Accounts

(a) ‘Nostro Account’ A bank account held in a foreign country by a domestic bank, denominated in the currency of that country. Nostro accounts are used to facilitate settlement of foreign exchange and trade transactions. The term is derived from
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Banking Abbreviations

 01. ISCI – International Standard Industrial Classification  02. KCC – Kisan Credit Card  03. KVIC – Khadi and Village Industries Corporation  04. KYC – Know your customer  05. LAMPS – Large Sized Adivasi Multipurpose societies  06. LERMS – Liberalised Exchange Rate
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