SBI launches savings accounts for children

Tags: News
State Bank of India (SBI) today introduced personalised savings accounts for anyone below 18-year age.

SBI introduced these products three months after the Reserve Bank issued guidelines allowing minors over 10 years to operate bank savings accounts independently and use facilities such as ATMs and cheque books.

"'Pehli Udaan' is a singly operated savings bank account for a minor aged 10 years and above and who can sign uniformly, while 'Pehla Kadam; is a savings bank account for minor of any age operated jointly with his/her parent or guardian," SBI said in a statement.

Specially branded passbook, cheque book have been designed for these products. All the account holders will be given an exclusively designed personalised photo ATM-cum-Debit card, it said.

Other features include internet banking with limited transaction facilities like bill payment, opening of fixed deposit, recurring deposits, etc. With per day transaction limit of Rs 5,000, it said.

Besides, such account holders can facility of mobile banking with limited transaction facilities like bill payment, top-ups with per day transaction limit of Rs 2,000.

Auto sweep with a minimum threshold of Rs 20,000 and in multiple of Rs 1,000 with a minimum of Rs 10,000, it said.

While launching these products SBI Chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya emphasised the importance of cultivating savings habits from childhood, managing and spending money wisely and also stressed upon the importance of inculcating good spending habits early in life.

EDITORIAL OF THE DAY

  • Common test will safeguard sanctity and bring accountability to medical profession

    Recalling its order of 2013, the Supreme Court paved the way for the all-India common entrance test, the national eligibility-cum-entrance test (NEET)

FC NEWSLETTER

Stay informed on our latest news!

TODAY'S COLUMNS

Amita Sharma

Political rhetoric makes for counter poetry

Poetic flourishes flavour politics. Ghalib and Hafez flowed profusely to ...

Zehra Naqvi

Watch your words, for they can kill

You must’ve heard the ph­rase ‘if looks could kill’. Ever ...

Dharmendra Khandal

Biodiversity day has come and gone. Yet again

Every year on May 22, world celebrates international biodiversity day. ...

INTERVIEWS

William D. Green

Chairman & CEO, Accenture