A Non-Banking Financial Corporation or NBFC refers to a business entity that is set up under the Companies Act 2013 or 1956. In a country like India, NBFCs play a pivotal role along with the banking institutions by enabling affordable credit to borrowers. The process to secure funds through NBFCs is much easier than encountering the complexities associated with banks. At a time, when small borrowers look for faster and easier ways to secure funds, NBFCs have become extremely popular among all types of borrowers in India. You will get to know more about NBFC registration and NBFC license renewal in this post.
The major services offered by an NBFC are short and long-term loans, cash advances, hire-purchase, debt, equity, currency exchange, P2P lending, and y more. NBFCs function as per procedures delineated by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
An NBFC can be categorized in two ways:
1) Basis of Liability
2) Basis of Activity
The Non-Deposit Accepting NBFCs are additionally separated in terms of size. The types of NBFCs based on size are given below:
Given the nature of the activity, NBFCs can be categorized lie:
NBFCs set up under the Companies Act, 2013, or the Companies Act, 1956, vying to kick off a non-banking finance corporate are needed to adhere to some essential requirements for getting NBFC license registration and renewal. The essential necessities to get an NBFC License from RBI are as follows:
The net owned money can be derived from the recently audited balance sheet of the company. Several elements like Capital Reserve, Share Premium Account Balance, Paid-up Equity Capital Free Reserves become a part of the overall owned funds of a business.
Here is a step-by-step procedure of how to register or renew a NBFC license from RBI.
The applicant needs to register the said business under the Companies Act, 2013, as a Public Company or a Private Company. The business should be recorded with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) under the Companies Act, 2013.
The application should be submitted on the RBI website termed COSMOS (Cluster of Systems of Metadata for Official Statistics).
Apart from the online application submission, a physical copy of the license renewal application with all the necessary documents should be submitted by the applicant to the Regional Office of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
The login section of the COSMOS (Cluster of Systems of Metadata for Official Statistics) application, will prompt the application to click on the Company Registration tab.
The applicant can click on the Company Registration of COSMOS (Cluster of Systems of Metadata for Official Statistics) application to move to the next stage.
A new window will come up showcasing an Excel application form that can be downloaded. Download the application form from the COSMOS website.
Now, fill up the form and furnish the required information. Don’t forget to fill in the right name of the local office in the given “C-8” of “Annex-I Identification Particulars.”
Once the form is submitted successfully, a Company Application Reference Number (CARN) will be issued for the Certificate of Recognition (CoR).
After the receipt of the CARN number, the application form along with all the required documents should be submitted to the Regional Office of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
Now, the RBI (Reserve Bank of India) will thoroughly examine the application and forward it to the head office.
If the application form is error-free, and all necessary documents are submitted, the Head Office will issue the NBFC license. In general, an NBFC license is issued within 90 days of the application submission at the head office.
One can track the application status by entering the acknowledgment number.
So, now you have complete knowledge about NBFC license renewal and registration. For professional support regarding NBFC license renewal, you can consult our skilled and experienced consultants at Registrationwala. Call us today to know more.
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