Recently, the biggest news came from RBI. The bank repo rate is unchanged at 4.75%. The RBI CRR is also unchanged. The bank has raised nominal SLR only 1% from 24% to 25%. According to the experts, the minimal hike will not impact on liquidity.

The GDP forecast for financial year 2010 was also unchanged at 6%. On the home loans also, there is no impact with the announcement of RBI Monetary policy. On this occasion, Governor Subbarao told the chief executives of commercial banks at the central bank’s headquarters,

“As always, the Reserve Bank will endeavor to ensure price stability and anchor inflation expectations. It bears emphasis that the Reserve Bank is mindful of its fundamental commitment to price stability. It will continue to monitor the price situation in its entirety and will take measures as warranted by the evolving macroeconomic conditions swiftly and effectively.”

Bank rate unchanged with 6%, Repurchase rate unchanged with 4.75%, Reserve repurchase rate unchanged with 3.25%, Cash reserve ratio unchanged with 5% and SLR hiked only 1% on this occasion by RBI.

In April, the repo rate and the reserve repo rate were cut by 50 basis points. RBI had cut 5% to 3.5%.

The raise of SLR to 1% will be effect from November 7th, 2009. Currently, CRR is 5%, Repo is 4.75% and 3.25% respectively which are remained unchanged by the RBI.

These minor changes affect the BSE, Sensex, Nifty and NSE. Minor losses were seen that time with the opening of stock exchange. However, it is being said by the experts that there will be no impact on liquidation by the minor changes.

The minimum hikes in statutory liquidity ratio has made mandatory for the banks also to invest more funds in specified securities. This investment should be against of deposits and some liquid cash.

Online credit cards dealing are not easy now. From the security point of view, RBI has made more deep security for online credit cards dealing. The new rule is effective from 1st of August, 2009. According to the rule, you need to register and verify your credit cards to enhance one more step online security.

We have already faced credit cards fraud reports in the near time. Banks were suffered from fraud very much. There was no rule to reduce the deception but now it is available by RBI. Reserve Bank of India already announced that to use credit cards online there is needed one more step security.

During the purchasing and booking any services, we had to already fill – credit cards number, expiry date and three digits CVV security code number but now you have to know your secret 6 digits credit cards pin number also. Some banks had already made the mandatory of online login to buy or book any services. ICICI had made mandatory rule of debit cards numbers which are printed on cards, during the online transactions.

Banks had intimate to their customers when he made any transactions that exceed Rs 5,000 by SMS. It was also the rule of RBI. But all these were not effective for hackers.

So, we are talking about the new rule of RBI which is effective from 1st August, 2009. According to this announcement you need a credit card pin number also while any online transactions whether it is a service or purchasing.

The rule is same for Master cards and Visa cards both. If you are a holder of Master card then you should follow the link: http://www.mastercard.com/us/personal/en/cardholderservices/securecode/sign_up.html and have to choose your credit cards related bank. You have to register your name, credit card number, CVV number and a desired pin number which will able to make any online transaction. Visa cards holder have to follow this link: http://www.visa-asia.com/ap/sea/cardholders/security/activate.jsp and have to do same thing as Master card.

Once you complete the registration for the verification of online credit cards, you will be able to use your credit cards for any online purposes. It is mandatory and it will surly enhance the security against the fraud. I welcome the rule because it is simple and very effective against any fraud.