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Amid Cash Crunch, 8.4 million-Plus Vodafone M-Pesa Customers to get to Withdraw Cash from 120,000 Outlets across India

Customers need to carry an identity proof to their nearest M-Pesa outlet from where they can withdraw money

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New Delhi, November 24, 2016: Vodafone India will allow its 8.4 million-plus Vodafone M-Pesa customers to withdraw cash through their digital wallets from any of its over 120,000 outlets across the country, the company said on Wednesday.

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“Vodafone M-Pesa customers do not need to stand in long queues outside ATMs and bank branches for cash. We have invested in building a nationwide network of over 120,000 M-Pesa outlets, equivalent to the numbers of bank branches in the country,” said Suresh Sethi, Business Head, Vodafone M-Pesa, in a statement here.

Over 56 per cent of these outlets are located in rural India.

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“Our customers can visit any of these outlets and use the unique cash-out feature of Vodafone M-Pesa to withdraw cash from their digital wallets at their own convenience. Further, our digital wallet too can be easily digitally loaded via credit/debit cards or net banking,” he added.

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Customers need to carry an identity proof to their nearest M-Pesa outlet from where they can withdraw money, subject to availability, in line with the Reserve Bank of India guidelines, the statement added. (IANS)

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  • Ruchika Kumari

    Good initiative….this is really going to help people for cash withdrawal

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To Review The Existing Framework of MIIs, SEBI Puts Forward Higher Regulatory Requirement

Currently, stock exchanges, depositories and clearing corporations are collectively referred to as securities MIIs.

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According to SEBI, the changes have been proposed by its committee under the Chairmanship of R. Gandhi, Former Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India, to review the existing framework of MIIs (Market Infrastructure Institutions).
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The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on Friday proposed higher regulatory requirement in terms of ownership, governance and certain additional standards of essential accountability “Credit Rating Agencies, Registrar to an Issue and Share Transfer Agents and Debenture Trustees”.

According to SEBI, the changes have been proposed by its committee under the Chairmanship of R. Gandhi, Former Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India, to review the existing framework of MIIs (Market Infrastructure Institutions).

Currently, stock exchanges, depositories and clearing corporations are collectively referred to as securities MIIs.
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Currently, stock exchanges, depositories and clearing corporations are collectively referred to as securities MIIs.

“The committee, based on the presentations made by the market intermediaries, felt that these intermediaries do not meet majority of the criteria of MIIs,” the committee’s report said.

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“However, certain characteristics such as size, concentration, high dependence of investors on their services, market share, etc. make them significantly important.”

Accordingly, the regulator has called for public comments till May 19 on the recommendations made by the committee. (IANS)