An IFSC or the Indian Financial System Code is an 11 digit code in alpha-numeric format to identify all the Indian Bank branches for the use of NEFT (National Electronic Funds Transfer), RTGS (Real Time Gross Settlement), IMPS (immediate Payment Service) and CFMS (Centralised Funds Management System), developed by the RBI (Reserve bank of India).
In this 11 Alpha-numeric format code, First four characters represent bank, fifth character is default "0" left for future use and last six characters represent branch of a particular bank.
MICR code or Magnetic Ink Character Recognition Code is a character-recognition technology used mainly by the Indian banking industry to ease the processing and clearance of cheques. The MICR code typically includes the document-type indicator, bank code, bank account number, cheque number, cheque amount, and a control indicator. The technology allows MICR readers to scan and read the information directly into a data-collection device to process the clearance of cheques.
National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT) is a nation-wide payment system facilitating one-to-one branch funds transfer. Under this Scheme, individuals can electronically transfer funds from any bank branch to any individual having an account with any other bank branch in the country.
NEFT Timings: Monday to Saturday (Except 2nd and 4th Saturday) 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM, NEFT operates in hourly batches from 8.0 am to 7.0 PM the credit will be afforded either on the same day or on the next working day.
- For transactions up to Rs 10,000 : up to Rs 2.50 (+ Service Tax)
- For transactions above Rs 10,000 up to Rs 1 lakh: up to Rs 5 (+ Service Tax)
- For transactions above Rs 1 lakh and up to Rs 2 lakhs: up to Rs 15 (+ Service Tax)
- For transactions above Rs 2 lakhs: up to Rs 25 (+ Service Tax)
Real Time Gross Settlement , the name itself a self explanatory, its a special funds transfer systems where transfer of money takes place from one bank to another on a "real time" and on "gross" basis. Settlement in "real time" means payment transaction is not subjected to any waiting period.
RTGS Timings: Monday to Saturday (Except 2nd and 4th Saturday) 8:15 AM to 4:15 PM, The beneficiary Bank has to credit the beneficiary's account within two hours of receiving the funds transfer message
Rs. 2 lakh to Rs. 5 lakh - up to Rs. 30.00 per transaction;
Above Rs. 5 lakh – up to Rs. 55.00 per transaction.
IMPS or Immediate Payment Service is one of the electronic funds transfer systems started in Nov.-2010 in India. IMPS offers an instant, 24X7, interbank electronic fund transfer service through mobile phones. IMPS is an emphatic tool to transfer money instantly within banks across India through mobile, internet and ATM which is not only safe but also economical both in financial and non financial perspectives. AS of now only up to Rs. 50,000 we can send through IMPS.
IMPS facility is provided by NPCI (National Payments Corporation of India) through its existing NFS (National Financial switch).
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