Reserve Bank of India permits pre-mature deposit withdrawal as much as Rs 1 crore
In a transfer to offer extra flexibility to depositors, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has elevated the brink restrict of non-callable deposits to Rs 1 crore, as in comparison with Rs 15 lakh beforehand.
“On a review, it has been decided that the minimum amount for offering non-callable term deposits (TDs) may be increased from Rupees fifteen lakh to Rupees one crore,” the RBI mentioned.
This means all home time period deposits accepted from people for quantities of Rs 1 crore and beneath can have a untimely withdrawal facility, the RBI mentioned.
Banks are allowed to supply differential charges of curiosity on fastened deposits primarily based on the non-callability of deposits (i.e., non-availability of untimely withdrawal possibility) along with tenor and measurement of deposits, the RBI mentioned.
Banks usually supply greater rates of interest on non-callable deposits.
The callability function is relevant for Non-Resident (External) Rupee (NRE) Deposits / Ordinary Non-Resident (NRO) Deposits.
In 2019, the RBI redefined bulk deposits as deposits of greater than Rs 2 crore from a single buyer, which was Rs 1 crore earlier. According to bankers, the transfer to extend the brink for callable deposits was to align it with the change within the bulk deposits definition.
These new norms, that are relevant to business and co-operative banks, take impact instantly.
First Published: Oct 26 2023 | 8:19 PM IST