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Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Banking Awareness: A summary on NEFT, RTGS & IMPS

National Electronic Fund Transfer (NEFT)

  • Meaning – It is way in which you can transfer fund from any bank account to any other bank account holder in India. NEFT is based on batch processing system.
  • Minimum amount – Rs. 1
  • Maximum amount – There is no upper ceiling for transferring money through NEFT, but generally RTGS is used for transfer of Rs 2,00,000 or above
  • Time limit – The transactions are processed in hourly batches. There are twelve settlements from 8 A.M. to 7 P.M. on the weekdays (Monday – Friday) and six settlements from 8 A.M. to 1 P.M. on Saturday. The maximum time consumed is 2 hours from the submitting of the transaction in a batch.
  • Availability – NEFT is not available on the bank holidays, RBI holiday and Sunday.

Note - For transferring funds to Nepal, the limit is of Rs. 50, 000.

Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS)

  • Meaning – It is way in which you can transfer fund from any bank account to any other bank account holder in India in real time.
  • Minimum amount – Rs 2,00,000
  • Maximum amount – No limit
  • Time limit – The transactions are processed on order basis i.e. Real time. The RTGS service is available from 8 A.M to 8 P.M. on the weekdays (Monday – Friday) and from 8 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. on Saturday. The transfer is instant but the bank is allowed to take up to 2 hours for crediting the amount to the depositor account.
  • Availability – RTGS is not available on the bank holidays, RBI holiday and Sunday.


Inter Mobile Payment Service (IMPS)

  • Meaning – It is way in which you can transfer fund from any bank account to any other bank account holder in India anytime.
  • Minimum amount – Rs 1
  • Maximum amount – Banks are allowed to set their own limit for IMPS.
  • Time limit – It is real time. The depositor account is credited in less than 1 minute from the submission of transaction.
  • Availability – IMPS can be done 24X7 even on bank holidays, RBI holiday and Sunday


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