What is the RTGS Fund Transfer System

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What is the RTGS Fund Transfer System

The contemporary period has provided us with better, more convenient payment and settlement solutions. However, with so many different means of sending cash available, it might be difficult to choose one that matches your requirements. This article focuses on RTGS, a payment system that has grown in popularity in India. Continue reading for more information.

What exactly is RTGS?

The full name of RTGS is Real-Time Gross Settlement. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) initially provided this cash transfer option in 2004. It is a system that makes ongoing real-time money transfers possible. The word "real-time" refers to the communication style in which commands are carried out instantly rather than after a pause or waiting period. So, when someone uses the term "gross settlement," they're referring to the procedure of processing cash transfer orders one by one. This transfer technique is often used for high-value transactions and may be used both online and offline.


The advantages and disadvantages of RTGS transactions

  • RTGS is a safe method of transmitting payments.
  • When you use RTGS via a bank branch, there is no maximum transfer amount.
  • You may use RTGS to start and finish real-time financial transfers into the bank accounts of your intended recipients.
  • Within 30 minutes, the recipient gets the fund credits.
  • To perform RTGS transactions, you do not need to send a check or demand draft.
  • Your assets are safe from loss, theft, and even fraudulent encashment by beneficiaries.
  • With online and mobile banking, you may start the transfer from anywhere.
  • RTGS transactions are legally sanctioned by the Reserve Bank of India.

Methods for Making RTGS Transactions 


Log in to your bank's net-banking facility via the website or mobile app, verify whether RTGS is enabled, input the beneficiary account name, number, and IFSC, enter the money, and begin the transfer, then enter the OTP obtained on your registered cell or email id.

Offline Procedure

Visit your local bank branch, fill out the RTGS form with all of the necessary information such as the beneficiary's name, account number, IFSC, transfer amount, and so on, and pay the money in cash or by cheque at the branch.

How Does an RTGS Transfer Work?

Step 1: Access your net banking account by entering your login username and password.

Step 2: From the Fund Transfer menu, choose the RTGS option.

Step 3: Fill in the beneficiary's name and account details, including the bank's name, account number, and IFSC code, under RTGS.

Step 4: Select 'Confirm' to begin the transfer.

Step 5: To activate the transfer, enter the OTP sent to your registered cellphone number or email address. To verify the status, check the confirmation SMS or email.

What makes RTGS different from NEFT?

NEFT transactions are routinely delayed since they are handled in batches. RTGS, on the other hand, handles transactions on a transaction-by-transaction basis during the RTGS business hours. 

Furthermore, since NEFT has no minimum transfer amount, any sum up to 1 may be transmitted using this procedure. However, the entrance barrier for RTGS transactions is 2 lakh rupees. As a result, NEFT is a more efficient payment mechanism for lower sums.


  • Is RTGS available around the clock?

  • Can I transfer a large sum in a short period of time using an RTGS transaction?

  • Is RTGS available around the clock?

  • Can I use any bank for RTGS?

  • How can I fill out an RTGS form?

  • Can I transfer a large sum in a short period of time using an RTGS transaction?