Updated February 25th, 2020 at 17:00 IST

Is NEFT not working today? Users complain about failed NEFT and RTGS transactions

Is NEFT not working today? Most banking users have been complaining on Twitter that they are unable to make NEFT and RTGS banking transactions. Read for details

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NEFT (National Electronic Fund Transfer) and RTGS (Real Time Gross Settlement) are two of the most popular ways of transferring money online. They are a fund transfer mechanism to allow you to transfer funds from one bank to another. The fundamental difference between these two methods is that RTGS is based on gross settlement, whereas NEFT works on net-settlement.

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Are NEFT and RTGS not working today?

There have been numerous banking users who took to their Twitter handle to raise the issue of a failed NEFT or RTGS transaction. The issue seemingly still persists as users have continued to flood the social media platform with their concern while most are seeking a solution to the problem. Check out a few recent tweets:

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Looking at the above tweets, it can be said that there could be a temporary issue while making NEFT and RTGS transactions; however, there is no clarification around what is causing the problem.

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NEFT timings

NEFT is a nationwide electronic payment system where the fund transfer is done on a half-hourly basis. The RBI has now made the National Electronic Funds Transfer facility available for 24 hours and throughout the entire year. The fund transfer takes place on a half-hourly basis which works from 12:30 am to 12:00 pm. Therefore, NEFT is now operational in India regardless of holidays.

RTGS timings

RTGS is not available to customers throughout the day,  At present, the RTGS service is available for customer transactions from 8 am to 6 pm for settlement at the RBI end. The timings that are followed by banks varies from bank to bank.

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Published February 25th, 2020 at 17:00 IST