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ICICI Bank launches new fixed deposit scheme ‘FD Health’

The ICICI Bank has launched a new Fixed Deposit (FD) scheme – FD Health that provides the customer a complimentary critical illness cover of Rs 1 lakh from ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company on opening an FD of Rs 2 lakh to Rs 3 lakh for tenure of at least two years. For investors in ..

Axis Bank launchs a short-term online fixed deposit product “Express FD”

Axis Bank has launched a short-term online fixed deposit product ‘Express FD’ that allows a customer to open a FD account in 3 minutes through the digital mode without opening a savings account with the bank. The new product offers a host of features like attractive interest rates, zero issuance fees and no penalty on ..

RBI liberalises norms for the Gold Monetisation Scheme

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has liberalised the norms for Gold Monetisation Scheme and has directed all lenders to promote and publicise the Gold Monetisation Scheme (GMS) from their branches. This underscores the intent of the RBI to make the Scheme a success. Changes brought in by the RBI The changes brought in by ..

SBI’s new rules on saving accounts and short-term loans effective from May 1

State Bank of India (SBI) has moved to a new interest rate regime on large savings account deposits with balance above Rs 1 lakh as well as short-term loans like overdraft and cash credit. SBI became the first bank in the country which has linked deposit accounts and short term loans to an external benchmark. ..

Government of India (GoI) reduces minimum annual deposit requirement for accounts under Sukanya Samriddhi

The Government of India (GoI) has reduced the minimum annual deposit requirement for accounts under Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana from Rs. 1,000 to Rs. 250. The move will enable more people to take advantage of the girl child savings scheme. The government has amended the Sukanya Samriddhi Account Rules, 2016 for the purpose. The interest rate ..

Shyamala Gopinath panel recommendations

The Government has recently accepted the recommendations of former RBI deputy governor Shyamala Gopinath panel which would help investors earn higher interest on small savings schemes such as public provident fund and post office deposits. The schemes are now under the market-linked interest rate system. What is market-linked interest rate system for small savings scheme? ..

End of Regulated Interest Rates Era

Recently, the Reserve Bank of India has completely deregulated the interest rates. The Interest on Savings Banks Account was the last administered pricing imposed by the banking regulator and now the savings bank account interest rates have been deregulated. This will set a stage among the banks to attract more deposits by offering attractive interest ..