Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS)

Need to transfer funds immediately? RTGS (Real Time Gross Settlement) is a payment service that allows you to transfer funds on a 'real time' and on 'gross' basis. This mode of payment involves continuous (real-time) settlement of funds transfers individually on an order by order basis (without netting). Federal Bank is the first bank in India to provide RTGS fund transfer facility in all it's branches.

Features & Benefits

Transfer funds from one bank to another on a "real time" and on "gross" basis
This happens through the secure network INFINET provided by IDRBT, an initiative of Reserve Bank of India for research in Banking Technology. 
RTGS is the fastest possible money transfer system through the banking channel in India.
The RTGS system is primarily meant for large value transactions. The minimum amount to be remitted through RTGS is Rs.2 lakh. There is no upper ceiling for RTGS transactions.
Federal Bank is the first Bank in India to offer this facility through 100% of the branches spread across the country.
To remit funds through RTGS all customer needs to know Beneficiary account number, Beneficiary Name and IFSC code of the beneficiary bank.

Timings for RTGS

Day Through Branch Through FedNet
Monday to Saturday During business hours 7 a.m to 6.00 p.m


  RTGS will not be available on second and fourth Saturdays of the month.

Customer Facilitation Centres (CFC)

For getting assistance on RTGS transactions, please visit Directory of customer facilitation centres of all banks provided by RBI.

IFS Codes

IFSC or Indian Financial System Code is an alpha-numeric code that uniquely identifies a bank-branch participating in the NEFT system. This is an 11 digit code with the first 4 alpha characters representing the bank, and the last 6 characters representing the branch. The 5th character is 0 (zero). IFSC is used by the NEFT system to identify the originating / destination banks / branches and also to route the messages appropriately to the concerned banks / branches.

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Frequently Asked Questions- RTGS

Frequently Asked Questions- RTGS

What is RTGS?
RTGS stands for Real-Time Gross Settlement. It is an electronic fund transfer system in India, where funds are transferred from one bank to another on a real-time and gross basis.

How does RTGS differ from NEFT?
RTGS and NEFT are both electronic fund transfer systems in India, but the main difference is that RTGS allows for instant and real-time transfer of funds, while NEFT operates in batches and may take some time for funds to be credited.

Is there any minimum amount for RTGS transactions?
Yes, the minimum amount for an RTGS transaction in India is usually set at ₹2 lakhs. Any transfer below this threshold can be done through NEFT.

Can I transfer funds through RTGS on public holidays?
No, RTGS transactions are not available on  bank holidays in India. They are only processed on working days.

Are there any charges for RTGS transactions?
Yes, banks usually charge a nominal fee for RTGS transactions. The charges may vary depending on the bank and the amount being transferred.

How long does it take for an RTGS transaction to be completed?
RTGS transactions are processed in real-time, and the funds are credited instantly to the beneficiary's account. The process is usually completed within a few minutes.

Can I transfer funds internationally through RTGS?
No, RTGS is a domestic fund transfer system in India. It can only be used for transferring funds within the country.

Is there any maximum limit for RTGS transactions?
No, there is no maximum limit for RTGS transactions in India. You can transfer large amounts of money through RTGS, subject to the availability of funds in your account.

What information do I need to provide to initiate an RTGS transfer?
To initiate an RTGS transfer, you need to provide the beneficiary's bank account number, name, and the bank's Indian Financial System Code (IFSC).

Can I cancel an RTGS transaction once it is initiated?
No, once an RTGS transaction is initiated and the funds are debited from your account, it cannot be canceled. Therefore, it is important to verify the details before initiating the transfer.

Can I track the status of my RTGS transaction?
Yes, you can track the status of your RTGS transaction by contacting our Contact Centre or Branch or through our digital banking channels such as FedNet Internet Banking or FedMobile Mobile Banking app.

What happens if the beneficiary's bank account is not credited after an RTGS transaction?
If the beneficiary's account is not credited after an RTGS transaction, the amount will be refunded to your account within a specified time frame, usually within two working days.

Can I schedule future-dated RTGS transactions?
Yes, you can schedule future-dated RTGS transactions through Internet Banking or Mobile Banking. This allows you to set a date in advance for the transfer of funds.