Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Top secret - Canara Bank launches new products – Updates awaited on the banks website

            Last week, Canara Bank rolled out 3 new technology backed products. The 3 products are
01) mobile-Wallet,

This new 3 products have been launched keeping in mind the needs of new generation bank customers for preference to perform their banking transactions through technology channels. All the new products have been developed by the Canara Bank inhouse IT team only.

m-Wallet is designed for making cardless and cashless transactions safely through the amount assigned to the m-Wallet.  Canara Bank customers can make a cardless and cashless transaction at merchant outlets using the Canara m-wallet. Using their mobiles with m-wallet application downloaded on it, customers can also make utility payments and use it for online shopping, among others.

EasyCash service is designed to serve the migrant population who does not have access to formal banking channels.  Canara easyCash, an instant money transfer service is designed to serve the migrant population that does not have access to formal banking channels. easyCash facilitates fund transfer of small value and will also benefit the student community, who will be able to receive funds without having an account.

Canara P-Serve is a facility provided through touch-screen kiosks installed in e-lounges of Canara Bank. Canara P-Serve is a facility provided through touch-screen kiosks installed in e-lounges of Canara Bank. Customers can request for services such as issue of RuPay debit card, Visa Credit Card and cheque book request, among others.

            In the next two years, Canara Bank plans to open 1,250 branches and over 3,700 ATMs all over the country.

            Canara bank is yet to have a presence on Facebook and also the details of these 3 products are yet to updated on the banks website. Let us wait and watch.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

It’s official – CAT 2014 – Fees Only through ePayments

            The curtain raiser of CAT 2014 begun yesterday with the announcement of the CAT 2014 Exam Schedule by Indian Institute of Management, Indore.

            The official website of CAT 2014 is yet to be launched; currently the pointers are at CAT 2013 site only. It is a bit surprising that the official notification is also not available on the internet.

            Till last year, the exam fees could be paid through ePayment mode and purchase of offline vouchers. This year ONLY ePayments are allowed and the offline mode has been discontinued. The candidates are required to make the payment through online mode only via debit card, credit card and net banking. This is a radical move towards Safe ePayments.
            Candidates will have to make the payment for registration fee through online modes only including credit card, debit card or through net banking.

            As the registration for the CAT 2014 will be open for 56 days from August 6 till September 30, the official notification will be updated on the website in a couple of days.

Students will be able to download admit card from October 16 to till examination date. The results will be declared in the third week of December 2014. 

This year the exam contract has gone to Tata Consultancy Services Limited (TCS), which has translated into more user friendly.

The CAT 2014 will be conducted only for two days this year i.e. on November 16 and November 22 only in forenoon and afternoon sessions. The examination will be conducted in 99 cities comprising 354 test sites. Last year, there were 45 test sites only. 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

RBIQ 2014 – Pune round to be conducted on 11/08/2014 by Mr. Lloyd Saldhana

            As the year passes by, the RBIQ 2014 fever is picking up across India.
            In Pune, the respective Reserve Bank of India-coordinators’ are working out from College of Agricultural Banking, Pune.
            The invite from RBI to various schools in and around Pune was sent on July 1,2014.
            The RBIQ 2014 in Pune will be conducted on 11/08/2014 at MES Auditorium, Kothrud, Pune – 411038.
            RBIQ 2014 Pune participants will have their knowledge tested by Lloyd Saldhana. The professional title of Lloyd Saldhana is Vice President(Quizzing)-Greycaps India Pvt Ltd.


Friday, July 25, 2014

RBIQ Spreading drops of knowledge

            Reserve Bank of India Quiz 2014 (RBIQ 2014) has started to spread the joy of knowledge across Indian Schools.

            The honor of hosting RBIQ 2014 has gone to Mr.Gautam Bose of Greycells.  The official Television Broadcaster is DD National.

            The curtain raiser was broadcast on June 8, 2014.

            As the teams cross the various levels i.e written preliminary tests, interactive location finals the level of questions faced by the participants intensifies.

            May the Best and the most innovative team win RBIQ 2014.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Mann Deshi Mahila Bank – India’s first women bank

            The honor of India’s full fledged women bank goes to Mann Deshi Mahila Bank. It is older to the Bharitya Mahila Bank, the official recognition from Reserve Bank of India was received in 1997.

            Since than it has increased its customers base to 1,85,000 + women. The bank’s offers the full range of banking products i.e Deposits, Loans and also added Insurance too its kitty. Its shareholder base of 12,000+ decide the future course of action, every year at the Bank’s annual meeting.

            As the demand for its services grow, the bank’s team started 2 more affiliate units. The affiliate units are 01) Mann Deshi Foundation and 02) Mann Deshi Mahila Bachat Gat Federation (Self-Help Group Federation)
All its bank branches are situated in Maharas htra’s Satara district. Satara District is famous for its Sainik School. The Satara Sainik School was the first of the series in our country.  

            The main tourist attraction in the district is the Koyna Dam.


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