RBI Bans Mastercard From ATM Transactions in India
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The RBI has prohibited Mastercard from carrying out ATM withdrawals in India. Mastercard is accused of defrauding retail customers by charging high interchange charges. This was made possible because of an error related to the payment system on Mastercard. The issue was detected by the Indian Payments Council and a new rule will come into force in January. These charges can be paid using the internet or offline. To be sure the rule will not affect ATM transactions. The central bank has given another set of instructions to banks to implement the amended rule. In its earlier statement, the RBI said it did not have any authority to regulate the issue of cards that might be bought on an internet facility or by non-resident Indians travelling abroad. The amended rule applies to all banks that deal with retail transactions and the payments authority that regulates the market. The amended rule clarifies that a bank can accept payments from an Indian resident who intends to transfer money abroad and who does it only via an internet payment facility or other payments system. The new rules also give the RBI the power to fine banks for non-compliance to the amended rule.
The problem with Mastercard is its payments system.
The transactions were handled in an electronic mode and were not accompanied by electronic signatures or card data.
The new rules provided for the transfer of money abroad to an Indian resident and the acceptance of payments on an internet facility. However, Mastercard failed to follow the rules due to a number of errors in its system. The issue was detected by the Indian Payments Council and a new rule comes into force in January.
To address both issues, RBI made the directive in its notification of 25 December 2012. These new rules will apply to all banks that deal with retail transactions. The circular also adds that banks have “the right under the law to implement this notification.
India’s banking and financial services sector is one of the most mature and efficient and efficient economic sectors in the world today.
RBI bans Mastercard from issuing debit or credit cards to domestic customers for violating the Data Management Rules.
not complying with the Rules.
The “bullish on India” initiative of Mastercard follows a U.S. central bank ban on Diners Club International and American Express.
and central banks of the United States have banned U. -based online platforms Diners Club and American Express from conducting transactions in its name for a 30-day period. In a letter sent to MasterCard on July 5, the U. banking regulator, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), said Diners Club and American Express account holders should stop using its credit cards.
MasterCard said on Twitter that the measure will be implemented by the OCC’s Office of Bank Secrecy (OBS). In a statement, the company said that with its “continuing success, our continued expansion, and the OBS’s increasing focus on digital currency, we believe that these actions are in line with our commitment to customers.
OBS said: “For the first time in the history of the United States, a financial institution has been placed in a position to deny service to customers.
In a statement, the company said: “We are working with the OCC Office of Bank Secrecy to respond to these proposed actions and we will continue to offer our customers the highest levels of security and safety.
government plans to restrict the use of MasterCard and Diners Club International in April for 30 days from issuing a permanent ‘regulatory action against’ those services for any reason. The ban will cover the use of MasterCard and Diners Club, American Express, and the Visa International MasterCard and Visa Club MasterCard credit cards.
In the letter to MasterCard dated July 5, OCC commissioner Richard Cordray said: “It is important to note that these two issuers have made it clear that they oppose this proposal to restrict their products’ use.
The Thomson Reuters trust principles.
A survey conducted on behalf of the Trust Alliance revealed that, out of the 27 security vendors surveyed, only four vendors—Virago, Symantec, Cisco and Microsoft—are rated as trustworthy by their customers. The study found that even the majority of the largest and most dependable security vendors are unwilling to offer any assurances to the consumer about their products’ security and will not say how much confidence they would have in their products.
The findings come a week after several high profile breaches, including that of the U. Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI), which revealed the names and email addresses of nearly 90 million people.
More generally, the study showed that despite the growing awareness of data privacy, most security vendors are reluctant to share the information they think their customers need to protect themselves.
The survey also found that vendors who are willing to share the information they think their customers need to protect themselves also have the most robust security and privacy policies.
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We’ll start with a technical discussion that is usually very informative, but in this case is just really interesting.
I just noticed an interesting discussion going on on Twitter.
And another interesting conversation is going on (see here from Jonathan. That might also be worth a look).
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