NEFT Timings: To Be Available 24/7 from 16 December 2019

NEFT Timings: To Be Available 24/7 from 16 December 2019
(Last Updated On: February 23, 2022)

Good news! NEFT (National Electronic Funds Transfer) – India’s favourite bank transfer mode – will soon be available 24/7. According to a new mandate by the RBI, the NEFT transfer timings update could be rolled out by Monday, December 16, 2019.

What you should know about the new NEFT timings update:

  • NEFT will be available 24/7
  • It will also work on bank holidays!
  • The amount will be credited in the beneficiary account within 2 hours (this remains the same)
  • There will be 48 half-hourly batches every day. The settlement of the first batch will commence after 00:30 hours and the last batch will end at 00:00 hours.

This is one of the biggest NEFT changes initiated by the RBI. Earlier this year, the apex bank made NEFT completely free of charge.


Which mode of online payment should you use for your business? Here’s a comparison chart so you can choose what works better:

Device of use Phone and website Phone and website Phone and website
Payout speed 1-2 hours About 30 minutes Instant transfer
Timings All Time (24/7 operational) Mon-Sat (8:00 AM – 4.30 PM) Sunday, 2nd Sat, 4th Sat, and bank holidays closed All Time (24/7 operational)
Complexity Requires IFSC, A/C no, and adding a beneficiary Requires IFSC, A/C no, and adding a beneficiary Requires IFSC, A/C no, and adding a beneficiary
Bank a/c details Absolute must Absolute must Absolute must
Charges (for the sender) FREE Anything between Rs.25 and Rs.50 depending on the amount. Anything between Rs. 3 and Rs. 15 depending on the amount.
Transfer limits No upper limit. Cash-based remittances limited to Rs.50,000 No upper limit. Rs. 2 Lakh per day
OTP requirement Yes (depends on device and bank) Yes (depends on device and bank) No

Reconcile NEFT Payments like a pro!

Just like the RBI, Instamojo too has zero charges on NEFT transfers. No more 2%+Rs.3 on your transactions if your customers pay you using Instamojo NEFT.

Instamojo NEFT / Direct Bank Transfer takes regular NEFT to the next level. What’s different with this is you can track, manage and reconcile your payments easily when doing your books.

Instamojo NEFT Features
  • No need to share your bank account details
  • Track your payments and purpose of payment
  • Download NEFT sales details from the Instamojo dashboard
  • Receive timely payments according to your regular payout cycle

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