The RBI cracked down on offshore foreign exchange trading by Indians through online trading websites, asking banks to report any such remittances to the regulator.
In a circular issued late on Tuesday, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) asked banks to advise customers not to undertake forex trading on foreign websites that offer currency contracts by accepting margins through credit card and online money transfer mechanisms.
The RBI also asked banks to close the credit card or online bank account of a customer that is found to be in violation of the rule.
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