MINIMUM BALANCE REQUIREMENT FOR SB ACCOUNT REMOVED BY SBI

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MINIMUM BALANCE REQUIREMENT FOR SB ACCOUNT REMOVED BY SBI

The State Bank of India announced that it has waived off the requirement of having to maintain an average monthly balance requirement for savings bank account holders. “State Bank of India has decided to waive maintenance of Average Monthly Balance for all Savings Bank Accounts,” the bank said. Apart from the zero balance facility now awarded to all savings bank account holders of SBI, customers of the bank will also not require to pay SMS charges levied on a quarterly basis. Also. savings bank account interest rate has been reduced to 3 percent per annum , irrespective of the amount deposited by the customer. The bank hopes that revoking minimum balance requirement and SMS charges will bring “significant relief” to the customers. Earlier, SBI customers required to maintain a minimum monthly average balance of Rs 3,000, Rs 2,000 and Rs 1,000 in Metro, Semi-Urban and Rural branches, respectively. The largest bank in India had also cut FD interest rates and MCLR on Wednesday. Further, SBI announced an increase in its rental charges for safe deposit lockers with effect from 31 March 2020. Note that the following rates exclude GST.

METRO & URBAN AREAS SEMI-URBAN & RURAL AREAS
SMALL 1500 2000 1000 1500
MEDIUM 3000 4000 2000 3000
LARGE 6000 8000 5000 6000
EXTRA LARGE 9000 12000 7000 9000

News Desk NE India

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