New Rules for High-Value Cheques
Have you heard about the Positive Pay System? Read on to know how it affects your banking transactions…
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced a new system to bring in additional protection for your high-value cheques – Positive Pay System!
The Positive Pay System has been developed by National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and is a simple process of confirming key details of cheques with high value. You (Account Holder) can submit these details online through the bank’s internet / mobile banking or visit the bank’s branch for offline submission.
Details to be submitted to your bank include:
- Account Number
- Cheque Number
- Date of Cheque
- Cheque Amount
- Beneficiary Name, etc
This new system while highly beneficial to customers, is still based on the discretion of the respective banks. If your bank implements the same then:
- For cheques worth Rs 50,000 to Rs 5 lakhs – The choice to avail this additional safety measure will be at your discretion
- For cheques worth Rs 5 lakhs above – This requirement will be mandatory
Talk to your bank for more details.