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1. Who can be a member of FX-CLEAR Dealing Systems? 
2. How will the connectivity between Clearcorp and member banks be established for FX-CLEAR Dealing Systems?
3. What are the advantages FX-CLEAR offers to its members?
4. What are the various modes of dealing on FX-CLEAR?
5. What is Order Matching Mode on FX-CLEAR Dealing System?
6. What is Negotiation Mode on FX-CLEAR Dealing System? 
7. What are the various deal types and Currency Pairs in which a dealer can trade in Negotiation Mode of FX-CLEAR?
8. What are the various reports available to Members in FX-CLEAR Dealing System?
9. What are the instruments available for trading in FX-CLEAR Dealing System?
10. How does trading happen in Swap instruments in FX-CLEAR?
11. What is LD/LD Instrument in FX-CLEAR Dealing System?
12. What is Outright Forward Instrument in FX-CLEAR Dealing System?
13. Can the dealer modify/cancel orders placed in Order Matching Mode of FX-CLEAR?
14. Can dealer cancel trades done on FX-CLEAR Dealing Systems?
15.

What are Market by Price in FX-CLEAR system?

16.

What are Market by Order in FX-CLEAR systems?

17. What are the Dealer queries available in FX-CLEAR system?
18. What is ‘STP’?
19. Can the dealer request for unlocking/resetting his Login Password in FX-CLEAR?
20. How does a member integrate the data of FX-CLEAR with its own system?
21. What are the system requirements for installation of FX-CLEAR at Member end?
22. What are the contact points at Clearcorp for FX-CLEAR Dealing Systems?



1.

 Who can be a member of FX-CLEAR Dealing Systems? 

 

 

All the Authorised Dealers in Indian Foreign Exchange market which are active members of Forex Clearing and Settlement System of CCIL are eligible to become members of FX-CLEAR Dealing Systems. 




2. How will the connectivity between Clearcorp and member banks be established for FX-CLEAR Dealing Systems?
 

Clearcorp uses INFINET, a closed user group network as a communication backbone to establish connectivity with the member banks for FX-CLEAR Dealing Systems. 

 


3.

What are the advantages FX-CLEAR offers to its members?

 

A member using FX-CLEAR gets the following benefits apart from leveraging CCIL’s institutional structure and standing:-

Guarantee of all the trades executed on the Order Matching Mode of the platform from the point of trade, with CCIL as counterparty.

Cost efficient dealing system: A minimal charge of Rs.20 per USD million is levied for the Interbank trades concluded on the FX-CLEAR platform. Trading on FX-CLEAR would greatly reduce the cost incurred by banks by way of brokerage fees.

STP for all Order matching trades:  All the trades concluded on the order matching mode of FX-CLEAR are guaranteed for settlement by the Clearing Corporation from the point of trade, wherein these trades are automatically sent to the Settlement segment of Clearing Corporation.

Qualitative features like Mini Market Watch, Market by Price, are available in the system which shows market depth and enables the dealers to trade multiple orders in one go.

 


4.

What are the various modes of dealing on FX-CLEAR?


FX-CLEAR Dealing System offers two modes of dealing viz. Order Matching Mode and Negotiation (Chat) Mode. The Order matching mode of FX-CLEAR allows trading in Spot, Swap and Outright Forward instruments in the USD/INR currency pair. The platform also provides trading in the FBIL USD/INR Reference Rate. The Negotiation mode allows CASH, TOM, SPOT, Outright Forwards, Deposits and SWAP deals in USD/INR currency pair.

 


5.

What is Order Matching Mode on FX-CLEAR Dealing System?


The order matching mode of FX-CLEAR platform provides a neutral, anonymous and order driven dealing platform for the market participants. It works on the principle of 'price discovery'. In this mode, orders (Bid and Offer) with valid inputs will be accepted for dealing and the system will match these with the counter-orders available in the order book, based on price and time priority. The order matching mode offers trading in USD/INR SPOT, C-SPOT, R-SPOT, SWAP and FORWARD instruments.

·    SPOT instrument allows the Members to trade in value SPOT in the USD/INR currency pair in market lot or multiples of market lot size.

·    C-SPOT instrument allows Member to trade in the USD/INR currency pair in odd amount.

·    R-SPOT instrument allows Member to trade in the FBIL USD/INR reference rate at par, or by quoting a spread (premium or discount) on the USD/INR Reference Rate.

·    SWAP & FORWARDS allow members to trade in, 3 up to Spot instruments viz.,Cash/Tom, Cash/Spot and Tom/Spot instruments, 12 month-end (forward) instruments i.e. spot over Month 1 end to Month 12 end, one LD/LD instrument (Month 1 end over Month 2 end) and two ORF instruments (Month 1 end and Month 2 end).

 

All trades concluded on this mode are guaranteed for settlement by Clearing Corporation from the point of trade, wherein these trades are automatically sent to Clearing Corporation. Accordingly, Clearing Corporation (CCIL) is the counterparty for these Trades. Further, Members need to suppress reporting these deals to the Clearing Corporation to avoid duplication. A Trade Cancellation facility has also been provided on the platform to act as a safeguard from the dealers from erroneous trades getting concluded on the Order Matching mode on the platform.


 

 

6.

What is Negotiation Mode on FX-CLEAR Dealing System?
 

The Negotiation mode facilitates the dealer to chat with other member's dealers for the purpose of arriving at a negotiated deal in the forex market in USD/INR currency pair, deals negotiated will be captured as confirmed trades once acknowledged by both the parties. However, STP facility would not be available for these trades and hence need to be reported manually to the Clearing Corporation for settlement.

 

 

7. What are the various deal types and Currency Pairs in which a dealer can trade in Negotiation Mode of FX-CLEAR? 

 

Negotiation Mode of FX-CLEAR allows a dealer to enter into CASH, TOM, SPOT, Outright Forwards, Deposits and SWAP deals in USD/INR currency pair.



8.

What are the various reports available to Members in FX-CLEAR Dealing System?

  

The following reports are generated in FX-CLEAR:-

      • Deal Ticket Report:

           * Order Matching Deal Ticket: The deal ticket for Order Matching Trades gets generated for every trade and can be automatically printed. An option to print Duplicate deal tickets is also available.

           * Negotiation Deal Ticket: The Deal Ticket for Negotiation Trades gets generated for every trade and can be automatically printed. An option to print Duplicate Deal tickets from the Deal Log Report is also available.

       • Member Trade Report (Previous Trades): This report summarizes all deals done by the dealer during the current business day in Order Matching Mode of FX-CLEAR.

       • Activity Log Report: The Activity Log Report gives the details of all the activities performed with respect to the orders placed/modified/cancelled and traded by the dealer.

        • Deal Log Report: This report summarizes all conversations done by dealer in Negotiation Mode of FX-CLEAR.

        • Trades Cancelled Report: This Report summarizes all USD/INR deals cancelled by the Member on the System through Trade Cancellation Facility.

       • Market Movement Report: This Report provides orders, trades and price related information for specified time intervals. This screen shows hourly information and is available in the Market Query Menu. The user can also take a printout of the market movement screen with the help of the Print button in the screen.

     All the above mentioned reports can be taken in multiple instances during the current business day.




 

9.

What are the instruments available for trading in FX-CLEAR Dealing System?

FX-CLEAR Dealing System offers dealing in Interbank SPOT, C-SPOT, R-SPOT, SWAP instruments (up to Spot 3 SWAP instruments i.e. Cash/Tom, Cash/Spot and Tom/Spot instruments, 12 month-end Swaps, 1 LD/LD instrument and 2 Outright Forward instruments (Month 1 end and Month 2 end).

 

In total, there are 21 instruments available at any point of time on the platform.


 




10.

How does trading happen in SWAP instruments of FX-CLEAR?


Trading on the Swap Instruments of the FX-CLEAR Dealing System would happen on the basis of premium/discount quoted in paise. E.g. 52 paise or 123 paise.

 




11. What is LD/LD Instrument in FX-CLEAR Dealing System?
 

LD/LD indicates Last Date over Last Date or M1/M2 i.e. First Month-end over Second Month-end. LD/LD instrument has two legs for settlement, and both the legs are for month end dates. Trading on this instrument will be on the basis of premium/discount quoted in paisa. The settlement dates for both the legs of the LD/LD instrument will be the last business date of the current month and the next month.



12. What is Outright Forward Instrument in FX-CLEAR Dealing System?

 

An ORF i.e. Outright Forward instrument has only one leg of settlement for the month end date. Trading on ORF instruments will be on the basis of the Outright Forward rate. For first month ORF & second month ORF instruments, the settlement will happen on the last business day of the first month and second month respectively.






13. Can the dealer modify/cancel orders placed in Order Matching Mode of FX-CLEAR?

The dealer has the facility to modify or cancel his/her outstanding orders which have not been matched by the system in FX-CLEAR.


14. Can dealer cancel trades done on FX-CLEAR Dealing Systems?
 

Yes. A Trade Cancellation facility has been provided on FX-CLEAR Dealing System to act as a safeguard for the dealers from erroneous trades getting concluded on the system. The trade cancellation is allowed on the system within the stipulated time as specified by Clearcorp. However, for Cash instruments on FX-CLEAR platform, the trade cancellation is allowed on the system within the stipulated time as specified by Clearcorp or the Cash Session, whichever is earlier.

                    

 

 

15.

What is Market by Price in FX-CLEAR systems?


• Market by Price: - Market By Price displays the Best outstanding Bids and Best outstanding Offers available for trading, at different prices with the cumulative quantity of one or more orders available at the same price.

 

          

                                             

16.

What is Market by Order in FX-CLEAR systems?


• Market by Order: - Market By Order displays the instrument wise Five Best outstanding Bid orders and Five Best outstanding Offer orders in the Market based on price time priority.
 

                                     

17. What are the Dealer queries available in FX-CLEAR system?
 

The following queries are available to dealers in Order Matching Mode:

 

Outstanding Orders: This query screen provides details of all the Orders placed by the dealer, Outstanding in the market.

 

Previous Trades: This query screen provides details of all the trades done by the Dealer on Order Matching mode for the current business day.

 

Activity Log: This query screen gives the details of all the activities performed with respect to the orders placed/modified/cancelled and traded by the dealer.

 

 Order Status: The Order Status screen provides the current status of the orders placed by the dealer.



18. What is ‘STP’?
 

CCIL provides STP (Straight Through Processing) facility for all the trades done on FX-CLEAR (Order Matching mode) since these trades are guaranteed for settlement by Clearing Corporation from the point of trade and would automatically flow to the Settlement System of Clearing Corporation. The member need not report these trades separately for settlement to Clearing Corporation.



19. Can the dealer request for unlocking/resetting his Login Password in FX-CLEAR?
 

Yes. The dealer can contact FX-CLEAR Helpdesk team to unlock/reset the FXCLEAR Login password  & can also raise the request using E-support.

 


20.  How does a member integrate the data of FX-CLEAR with its own system?

 

As and when a trade is executed by the dealer on the Order Matching Mode of FX-CLEAR and/or a deal is confirmed on the Negotiation Mode of FX-CLEAR a .csv file containing the details of the trade/deal is generated and saved in a designated folder which is configured in the FX-Clear utility of the Member Server (DAP).

  

Member can integrate these .csv files with their Deal Reporting / Back-Office software for automation of deal/trade flow. In case of Members availing the Drop copy feature, the trade messages will be sent to Member in FIX format. 



21. What are the system requirements for installation of FX-CLEAR at Member end?

 

View System Requirements document.

 

22. What are the contact points at Clearcorp for FX-CLEAR Dealing Systems?

 

The details of the FX-CLEAR contact points at Clearcorp are made available in the Contact Us option provided on the main menu on FX-CLEAR platform. It provides the dealer with the contact information of the FX-CLEAR & CCIL-IT Helpdesk team. The Contact information includes the telephone numbers and official e-mail ids of the respective teams as detailed below:

 

FX-CLEAR Help Desk :

Dadar - 022-61546312, 61546313, 61546314, 61546315, 61546316, 61546317, 61546318, 6321, 6322, 6363, 6646, 6697


Kurla - 022-66639362 , 66639363, 66639368, 66639369, 66639386, 66639390

 

Pune – 020-66800776, 66800777, 66800779, 66800780.

 

FX-CLEAR Email ID: fxclearmails@ccilindia.co.in

 

IT Helpdesk numbers: 022- 61546250

 

IT Email ID: ithelpdesk@ccilindia.co.in

 

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