PRODUCTS

8

BFIs MEMBERS

53

NON BFIs MEMBERS

100+

TRANSACTION VALUE

14.1+ T (FY 2022/23)

TRANSACTION VOLUME

81.9+ M (FY 2022/23)

Overview

About NCHL

Nepal Clearing House Ltd. (NCHL) is a public limited company established on 23rd December 2008 (8th Poush, 2065) under the leadership and guidance of Nepal Rastra Bank (The Central Bank of Nepal)….

Products

NCHL- ECC
NCHL- IPS
RPS
connectIPS
NPI
CORPORATEPAY
connectRTGS
NEPALPAY QR
EFT Card Services
National Archive System

Electronic Cheque Clearing

Electronic Cheque Clearing (NCHL-ECC) is an image-based, cost-effective, MICR (Magnetic Ink Character Recognition) cheque processing & settlement solution where an original paper cheque is converted into an image for electronic processing of the financial transactions between participating member Banks/FIs. The physical movement of the cheques are truncated or stopped at the level of the presenting bank in the NCHL-ECC System. The cheque does not physically travel to the clearing house or to the paying branch as it used to do in the manual clearing process, resulting in faster and easier processing of the cheque transactions.

Customers can present the cheques at the nearest branch of its bank, who will process the transactions using NCHL-ECC.

Inter Bank Payment System

NCHL-IPS is an interbank fund transfer system where bulk or one-to-one transaction from any of the participating member banks & financial institutions (BFIs). It supports account-to-account payments (Direct Credit) and collection (Direct Debit) related transactions.

Retail Payment Switch

National Payment Switch (NPS) is the core infrastructure for routing and settlement of retail transactions to ensure interoperability of card and non-card-based payments within Nepal. It includes Retail Payment Switch (RPS) for handling retail (non-card) based transactions and retail instruments, whereas National Card Switch (NCS) included card switch and domestic card scheme.

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connectIPS

connectIPS e-payment system is a faster payment system implemented as a standardized single payment platform for real-time retail payments. It provides multiple channels of web portals, mobile apps, payment gateway, and open APIs for initiating and processing transactions for the customers of the member banks and financial institutions (BFIs).

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National Payment Interface

National Payments Interface (NPI) is the consolidated Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) of multiple payment systems hosted by NCHL or any other institutions built in an Open API platform concept. It currently provides access to NCHL-IPS system and RPS underlying payment systems with the overlaying services built on top of the platform.

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CORPORATEPAY

CORPORATEPAY system is a business payments platform that allows the corporate and business customers of the member banks & financial institutions (BFIs) for initiating digital payments from any of the accounts maintained at member banks.

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connectRTGS

Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) system supports the processing of high value and urgent transactions between the participating BFIs and for settlement of systemically important payment systems on net settlement basis. It provides immediate realization of funds and minimizes the settlement risk of the other payment systems. The central RTGS system is implemented and hosted by Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB).

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NEPALPAY QR

NEPALPAY QR has been implemented by NCHL as per the NepalQR standards published by Nepal Rastra Bank and as part of the National Payment Switch which is mandated by NRB to establish and operate a national QR scheme/network and internetwork transaction & settlement. It works as an independent QR scheme and allows QR interoperability at the Marchant level and network level.

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EFT Card Services

EFT Card Services refer to the centralized switching solution, offered to member BFIs for processing of card transactions including card issuance and acquiring of various national and international payment networks. The service facilitates routing of card transactions across channels such as ATM, POS and e-commerce. Currently, there are over 4 Million cards in circulation, 1,600+ ATMs and 10,000+ POS machines operated by 11-member BFIs.

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National Archive System

National Archive is an additional service provided to the member BFIs to access old transaction details processed through NCHL systems. All transactions older than three months (as per current archive policy) are moved from the NCHL system to the National Archive system to store the transactions for a longer period (7 years as per current archive policy). Member banks need to contact NCHL to access such old transactions.

Our Members

Nepal Rastra Bank

Agricultural Development Bank

Citizens Bank International

Everest Bank Limited

Global IME Bank

Laxmi Sunrise Bank