Jio Payments Bank Started Operations: RBI
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said that Jio Payments Bank Limited has commenced operations with effect from April 3, 2018.
“The Reserve Bank has issued a licence to the bank under Section 22 (1) of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 to carry on the business of payments bank in India,” the country’s central bank said in a statement.
According to RBI, Reliance Industries Limited, Mumbai was one of the 11 applicants which were issued in-principle approval for setting up a payments bank.
Payments bank has been conceptualised by RBI to further financial inclusion by providing small savings accounts and payments or remittance services.