SBI Cuts Service Charges on Maintaining Monthly Balance

State Bank of India (SBI) has reviewed the requirement of maintaining Monthly Average Balance (MAB) and the charges for non-maintenance of MAB. In this context SBI would like to state that financial inclusion including JAN DHAN Accounts have never been subject to any charges. In respect of the rest, it has now been decided to exempt the pensioners, beneficiaries of social benefits from the Government and accounts of Minors. Therefore, this is in addition to the already exempted categories under PMJDY accounts and Basic Savings Bank Deposits Accounts (BSBD).

SBI Lowers Minimum Account Balance Requirement to Rs 3,000

The Bank has also decided to treat the metro and urban centres in the same category and the requirement of MAB in metro centres stands reduced to Rs.3000/- . For non-maintenance of MAB, the charges have also been revised downward ranging from 20% to 50% across all population groups and categories. The charges at semi-urban and rural centres range from Rs.20/- to Rs 40/- and at urban and metro centres from Rs 30/- to Rs 50/-. The revised MAB requirement and charges will become applicable from the month of October 2017, i.e., with effect from 01-October-2017.

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The Bank has a very strong deposit franchise having 42 crores Savings Bank accounts out of which 13 crore accounts under PMJDY / BSBD were already exempted. The above revision is likely to benefit another 5 crore account holders. The Bank also clarified that customer always has the option of converting the regular savings bank account to BSBD account, free of charge, in case he desires to avail basic savings bank facilities without being subject to maintain MAB. The features of BSBD accounts are available in the bank’s website

The following categories of Savings Bank Accounts are excluded from MAB requirement:

  1. Financial Inclusion Accounts
  2. No frill accounts
  3. Salary Package accounts
  4. Basic Savings Bank Deposit Accounts
  5. Small Accounts
  6. Pehla Kadam and Pehli Udaan accounts.
  7. Minors up to the age group of 18 (Primary Account Holder) viii) Pensioners, all categories, including recipients of social welfare benefits

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Since, there was a huge cry in general public over the previous SBI’s move that from 1st April 2017 it will be penalizing those savings account holders who do not maintain the Monthly Average balance or MAB. Hence, SBI has taken this step to reduced minium monthly balance requirement for its accountholders.

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