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IFSC, short for Indian Financial System Code, is simplifying modern banking from what was once a purely paper based system. From challans to net banking, from long queues at the teller’s to fund transfers in mere minutes, banking today is an amalgamation of various helpful technologies and accountable yet simplified procedures that is far removed from the traditional systems of old. In this regard, the concept of IFSC Codes, at least in the context of Indian banking, is absolutely the simplest, yet most path breaking update in recent times. Indian Financial System Code (IFSC) is fundamentally important when it comes to online money transfers, ergo, it plays a key role in almost every India based financial transaction happening over the limitless expanse of the World Wide Web today.
IFSC is short for Indian Financial System Code and represents the 11 digit character that you can usually see on your bank’s cheque leaves, or other bank sponsored material. This 11 character code helps identify the individual bank branches that participate in the various online money transfer options like NEFT and RTGS.
In simple terms, IFSC, short for Indian Financial System Code, is an alphanumeric code that is used to identify the particular branch of a participating bank in either of the popular electronic funds settlement options in India, namely RTGS and NEFT. The standard IFSC Code is a 11 character entity, with the first four characters representing the bank’s name, the fifth character is ‘0’ (Zero) and is reserved for future use, with the final six numeric/alphabetic characters represent the specific branch of the bank. This code is crucial when monies are transferred online from one bank to another across the length of India, as it helps the proper identification of the bank branches involved and avoids costly and time consuming mistakes.
IFSC Codes play an important role when money is transferred from one account to another through methods such as IMPS, NEFT and RTGS. All these options are fundamentally concerned with inter-bank money transfer but perform this task in different ways. The common thread amongst these varied options is the bank IFSC codes system- the hypothetical plaque that identifies a bank branch as a confirmation to the incoming monies that the same has been routed to the correct destination. Compare this to a cattle rancher and his/her massive flock of cattle. Without a branding system, identifying individual members of the herd and accounting for all of them will be next to impossible.
The full form of MICR is Magnetic Ink Character Recognition technology. The primary need for this innovation is to authenticate the originality and legality of paper based documents in the banking system and is majorly used on cheques. In terms of their real-world importance, MICR stands on par with IFSC where transfer of funds using NEFT or IMPS is concerned.
MICR code imbibes the cutting-edge character recognition technology that is used by banks to authenticate the clearance of cheques and other such documents. MICR code itself can be seen placed on the bottom strip of the cheque and includes such details as the bank code, account details, cheque number and amount, alongside a control indicator. The principal advantage of this system is that unlike similar concepts like barcodes, MICR can be easily distinguished and read by humans.
IFSC codes are the basic unit of any online inter-bank money transfers in India and the surefire way to validate all such transactions. With the correct knowledge of IFSC codes, sending and receiving money online becomes simple and fast, as intended. Many resources are available online that help you find IFSC code for the particular requested bank. And let’s face it- you are only likely to check upon the same when affecting an online transaction. In the similar vein, BankBazaar offers a comprehensive tool to help you indulge in a speedy and accurate IFSC Code search. How to access and utilize this tool? Read on…
As has been noted before, wherever there is transfer of monies through the online media in India, the principle of bank IFSC codes is definitely part of the play. Some of the popular online money transfer systems that utilize IFSC codes at the operational level include NEFT, RTGS and IMPS.
The full form of NEFT is National Electronic Fund Transfer and quite as the name specifies, it concerns with the transfer of funds from one bank account onto another. This is a popular money transfer system in India that is equally popular amongst individuals as well as the corporate houses. Herein, IFSC codes must be suitably provided to ensure that money is accountably transferred from one bank account to another.
RTGS is acronym for Real Time Gross Settlement and as the name suggests, is a popular option for the speedy transfer of funds (also securities) from one bank to another, without subjecting the same to any waiting period. The operative words here are ‘Real Time’ (transactions happen instantaneously) and ‘Gross’ (refers to the fact that the monies aren’t subject to any deductions and/or expenditures). Herein again, IFSC codes act in a similar way as in the case of NEFT- helping to correctly identify the participating bank branches.
The Superman of the online money transfers world, IMPS, short for Immediate Payment Service is a relatively new option in India (founded, November 2010). The USP of this service is that money can be transferred instantly, 24x7 and across all popular Indian banks, through the service available on the subscriber’s mobile phone, ATM or through the internet. This system is reputed for being very safe, fast, economical and not restricted in terms of the maximum amount that can be transferred.
A lot of the above discussions have centered on the common bank cheque. This mainstay of the banking world is an amalgamation of a number of components that help to authenticate its genuinity and allow us to attach our complete faith in its applicability. The primary components of a typical bank cheque are illustrated as follows,
Find IFSC Code in a Bank Cheque: On a typical bank cheque, the IFSC code is compulsorily listed though the location of the same on the cheque leaf will differ from bank to bank.
In our example image: we are displaying the location of the IFSC code on a HDFC Cheque.
Locating Cheque Number: Displayed in a typewritten font at the bottom of the cheque in special font style. This is primarily used for tracking the cheque and for other administrative purposes.
Find MICR Code in a Bank Cheque: This is displayed next to the cheque number on cheques offered by all banks in India.
Both Cheque number and MICR Code are displayed in a unique font and ink, and the latter can only be picked up by a Magnetic Character Ink Reader.
No. The usually 15 digits long savings bank account number doesn’t include the bank’s IFSC code. This code can easily be obtained from a cheque leaf (refer the image in an earlier section), or checking out the BankBazaar IFSC Code Finder from top of this page.
Don’t worry. In order for a NEFT transaction to go through and benefit the intended recipient, you need the latter’s account number and the corresponding bank’s IFSC code. However, if you err and supply the wrong IFSC code, the system with tally against the recipient's name and account number to identify the mistake and refund back your money. The refund should safely arrive in your account in a couple of hours at the maximum.
Yes. And this is a directive from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) actually. It is a must that banks print the associated MICR and IFSC codes prominently on the pass books, account statements and cheques as issued by them. You can easily find these details, printed prominently, in the aforementioned documents.
Experts in VISA believe that Indians could make savings of upto Rs 70,000 crore by 2021 by decreasing the some logical reasoning to support the claim. Firstly the cost of cash is quite high due to time consumed, resources and effort. Also the cash infrastructure, increasing cost of cash withdrawals, logistics are to be saved on if people are more open to digital transactions.
5th October 2016
As per the official data launched by the Government, an alarming data has been released which explains why people in rural India do not have access to basic financial services. It has been obeserved that only 27% of villages in India have a bank situated within a 5 km radius, from them.
While the number of banks and their branches are increasing in towns and cities due to their larger profitable scope for banks, it seems that something as basic as banking access through the establishment of a full-working bank is being ignored completely. While IFSC code and more mobile apps crowd banking lists, people who dearly need to use banking faciltities are unable to use it and instead have to travel or walk hours to reach a bank in the Indian sub-continent, despite the availability of all resources neccessary.
21st September 2016
National Highways Authority Chairman, Raghav Chandra, stated that lenders and wallets who are authorised to provide electronic tags for vehicles have been increased, in an attempt to improve automatic pass-throughs at toll plazas.
The system works on an RFID chip that is pasted on the front of the vehicle, for its identification. Electronic readers that are installed at toll plazas with track the vehicle data, and the amount to be paid gets deducted from the bank account or prepaid wallet that is linked to the chip.
SBI, PNB and IDFC banks and PayTm wallet will now be issuers of tags for electronic toll collection. Chandra said that their initial tie-up with ICICI Bank was effective in issuing 60,000 pass tags till date. NHAI is now looking for additional banks to assist them in this project. Chandra also mentioned that they intend to issue around 50,000 pass tags each month to improve the toll plaza traffic to reach 50% in the next two years. They have requested RBI to liberalise KYC norms for these tags, as well.
16th September 2016
After the Aadhaar Act has been passed as a law, the government has been encouraging banks to mandate linking Aadhaar to bank accounts. In line with this, banks will be urging customers to do the same through various portals such as ATMs, internet banking and mobile banking applications.
Presently, an institution needs to know the bank account number, IFSC code and bank branch details for money transfer. These details are prone to change and require extensive maintenance. This has urged the banks to look for an alternative identifier, like the Aadhaar number.
UIDAI, the implementing agency of Aadhaar numbers and cards, consider ATMs as the key points for implementing this proposal, as these receive the maximum daily footfalls. This move will also facilitate the direct transfer of cash benefits from government schemes like cooking gas subsidy, seamlessly.
Banks are also requesting customers to update their Aadhaar details through simple forms during their visit to the branch.
1st September, 2016
Three provisionally licensed small banks, Capital Local Area Bank, Suryodaya and Equitas, have met regulatory requirements and are all set to roll out operations in the next few months. The banks have received their final license from the RBI and are expected to expand the competition for deposits in smaller towns against the developed ones.
The banks had to meet numerous eligibility criteria such as foreign investment limit, lending to priority sector and ticket size. The RBI had also stated that half of the loan portfolio of small finance banks should constitute loans of Rs. 25 lakh.
Increase in the number of small finance banks and payment banks is set to intensify the competition in the banking sector. Although public sector banks held more than 70% of the market as of March 31, 2016, there could be a 5-10% decline in their market share by March 2021. This is attributed to significant capital constraints, weak asset quality profile and the rise in private sector banks.
2nd September, 2016
The new set of norms formulated by the Reserve Bank of India on exposure of banks to large corporate entities has not received a favourable response. These new rules are predicted to have a definite impact on large infrastructure projects, particularly greenfield projects.
According to the new RBI norms, the incremental exposure of a bank to a specified borrower beyond the NPLL will carry higher risk, which will translate into additional provisioning and higher risk weight.
A borrower with an ASCL of more than Rs.25,000 crore during the 2017-18 banking system can only lend up to 50% of the incremental fund requirements. The remaining will have to be raised from the market or equity. For large infrastructure projects, the ability to raise funds from the market before completion of the project might not be viable due to unavailability of credit rating.
27th August 2016
The Kerala government is gearing up to launch Kerala Bank in the cooperative sector by the end of 2017. This bank will be formed after amalgamating various district and state co-operative banks with a view to take on banking companies in the private sector. To chalk out a detailed plan, the government has roped in former RBI (Reserve Bank of India) executive to head a committee.
It must be noted that the cooperative banks in the country are directly under the control of NABARD. It is estimated that there is nearly 1.35K crore NRI deposits in the state of Kerala.
22nd July 2016
The Cyber Crime department in the country has released warning to stop issuing money transfer orders via emails. This is specifically targeted towards big corporates and MNCs which generally issue money transfer orders over emails. The order comes in the backdrop of recent instances where employees got emails asking them to transfer huge amounts and which when investigated later were found to be fraud.
A Mumbai police official said that lots of people had lost their money this way where Financial Officers got emails from the CEO of their company asking for release of payment to a specific bank account.
1st July 2016
National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), the entity that regulates and controls IMPS (Immediate Payment Services) fund transactions in our country, publicized documents that points to the ever-escalating use of IMPS (by entering IFSC Code) by the masses. The sheer number of IMPS transactions done in April and May alone this year went up by 5.34 percent, making it a net transactions of 31.09 million. Similarly Mobile Money IDs (MMID) also rose by 6.92 percent during these months.
18th June 2016
On the occasion of International Labour Day, the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) launched a new facility to help employees, consolidate monies held in previous EPF account(s) by moving them to the current EPF account linked to the UAN (Universal Account Number). This facility is aimed at helping subscribers with multiple accounts to transact under one roof.
At present, there are over 90 million dormant accounts out of the massive base of 150 million EPF accounts in the country. This system facilitates transfer of balances to the new account without merging them into one. If you wish to withdraw the balance in the EPF account from the previous employer, the employee is required to provide the relevant forms (available with the employer) accompanied by a cancelled cheque, bank account number and the IFSC of the branch where the account is held.
20th May 2016