Accounts

NRE Savings Account

The Standard Chartered Non Resident External (NRE) account offers a powerful dual advantage. You can freely access your funds in Rupees while you are in India and you can convert the same funds into foreign currency and repatriate it abroad any time you wish.

Features

Here are some of your exclusive benefits of having an NRE account:

  • Funds held in the account and interest earned on them are fully repatriable
  • Globally valid VISA Platinum Debit Card that offers:
    • Higher limits for ATM withdrawals & purchases.
    • Zero Fuel Surcharge across Petrol Pumps in India.
    • Exciting Discounts & offers on Dining.
  • No tax deduction at source on interest income
  • Free Anywhere Banking facility that allows you to transact in any of our branches* in India
  • Free Multicity Cheque Books that allow you to issue cheques drawn on any of our branches* across India
  • 24 x 7 account access through Secure Internet Banking** and Phone banking

*Not available at H2-Connaught Circus, New Delhi, 110 001 and XXIV/1633, K.P.K. Menon Road, Willingdon Island, Cochin - 682 003

**Standard Chartered Online Banking is not available for access from Saudi Arabia. This is due to a regulation by the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority.

NRO Savings Account

As a Non- Resident Indian you may have income in India from rent, pension, dividends and other sources. We give you the option to conveniently deposit and manage local rupee funds through the Standard Chartered Non Resident Ordinary Account in Indian Rupees.

Features

Here are some of your exclusive benefits of having an NRO account:

  • Interest earned on funds held in an NRO Savings account is fully repatriable (after tax). The dedicated relationship managers of your account would provide full assistance on repatriation of your NRO funds.
  • Free Anywhere Banking facility that allows you to transact in any of our branches* in India
  • Free VISA Platinum Debit Card for your spends in India.
  • Free Multicity Cheque Books that allow you to issue cheques drawn on any of our branches* across India
  • Secure Net Banking facility**, to view your account balances as well as conduct transactions
  • Free Phone Banking for 24/7 access to account
  • The facility of receiving your account statements on email absolutely free

*Not available at H2-Connaught Circus, New Delhi, 110 001 and XXIV/1633, K.P.K. Menon Road, Willingdon Island, Cochin - 682 003

**Standard Chartered Online Banking is not available for access from Saudi Arabia. This is due to a regulation by the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority.

NRE Super Value Account

The unique NRE SuperValue savings account from Standard Chartered is proof that the best things in life come free.

  • Preferred pricing on Demand Drafts drawn on correspondent banks
  • Free Payable at Par Cheque Books
  • Globally valid Visa Platinum Debit card that offers -
    • Higher limits for ATM withdrawals & purchases
    • Zero Fuel Surcharge across Petrol Pumps in India
    • Exciting Discounts & offers on Dining
  • No tax deduction at source on interest income
  • Free Multicity Cheque Books that allow you to issue cheques drawn on any of our branches* across India
  • 24 x 7 account access through Secure Internet Banking** and Phone banking

*Not available at H2-Connaught Circus, New Delhi, 110 001 and XXIV/1633, K.P.K. Menon Road, Willingdon Island, Cochin - 682 003

**Standard Chartered Online Banking is not available for access from Saudi Arabia. This is due to a regulation by the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority.

NRE Employee Banking Account

The NRE Employee Banking account is an account offered to employees of Corporates in India who are based in overseas location.

  • No minimum balance requirement
  • Free employee banking platinum cards
  • Free cash withdrawals in any VISA ATM in India
  • Preferential Forex conversion rates
  • Insta account opening facility available
  • 24 x 7 account access through Secure Internet Banking and Phone banking
  • No tax deduction at source on interest income
Accounts for Returning Indians

The RFC accounts offer the best solution for NRI's returning to India. These accounts allow you to hold foreign currency even on your return. You have the option of maintaining the RFC accounts in the form of a Savings or a Term Deposit Account.

RFC Savings Account

Standard Chartered Bank's RFC Savings account is ideal for NRI's like you, if you have returned to India and need an account to maintain your funds in foreign currency.

  • Currency options: USD, GBP EUR, CAD & AUD.
  • You can remit funds in any convertible currency; the funds will be converted to the above currencies based on your choice.
  • Balances & Interest earned is fully repatriable*
NRI 3 in 1 Account

NRI 3 in 1 Account is an efficient combination of a Savings Bank Account from Standard Chartered Bank with a Demat and Trading Account with Standard Chartered Securities India (SCSI). The account offers the flexibility to open an NRE Portfolio Investment Scheme (PIS) Account, NRO Portfolio Investment Scheme (PIS) Account, 3 in 1 NRE Savings Account, 3 in 1 NRO Savings Account using a single account opening form.

3 in 1 Savings Account*

You can now open either an NRE 3 in 1 Savings Account* or an NRO 3 in 1 Savings Account* or both and enjoy the following benefits:

  • Free any where banking facility that allows you to transact from any Standard Chartered Bank branch** in India
  • Globally*** valid Visa Platinum Debit card that offers:
    • Higher limits for ATM withdrawals & purchases
    • Zero Fuel Surcharge across Petrol pumps in India
    • Exciting Discounts & offers on Dining
  • Free multicity cheque book that allows you to issue cheques drawn on any of our branches** across India.
  • Secure net banking facility^ to view your account as well as conduct transactions.
  • Free phone banking for 24X7 access to your account.

Please Click to know more about the Demat and Trading Account.

**Not available at H2-Connaught Circus, New Delhi, 110 001 and XXIV/1633, K.P.K. Menon Road, Willingdon Island, Cochin - 682 003.

***NRO Debit Cards would be valid for use in India only.

^Standard Chartered Online Banking is not available for access from Saudi Arabia. This is due to a regulation by the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority.

Portfolio Investment Scheme (PIS) Account

You can now open either an NRE PIS Savings Account or an NRO PIS Savings Account or both and enjoy the following benefits:

  • Seamless reporting to RBI and compliance of statutory regulations on customer's behalf
  • Calculation of capital gains tax liability and issuance of tax deduction certificate based on the information furnished to the bank
  • Standing instruction facility for transfer of funds from linked NRE/NRO Savings Account in case of a shortfall in PIS Account towards share purchase
  • No cheque book/ATM card/Debit card would be issued for PIS Accounts

Please Click to know more about the Demat and Trading Account.

Term Deposits

NRE Deposit

Standard Chartered NRE Term Deposits helps you earn good returns on your Rupee investment in India which is freely repatriable.

Features
  • NRE Term deposit account is maintained in Indian Rupees
  • Principal and interest are freely repatriable
  • Interest earned on the account is not subject to tax deduction at source
  • The tenure of the Term deposit ranges from 1 to 5 years.
  • A minimum deposit amount of INR 10,000 is required to create an NRE Term Deposit
  • Auto renewal facility
  • Overdraft facility available against deposit

Click here to see Interest Rates

RFC Fixed Deposits

Standard Chartered Bank's RFC Fixed Deposit helps returning NRI's like you to earn attractive interest rates on funds held in foreign currency.

  • Currency options: USD, GBP & EUR, CAD & AUD.
  • You can remit funds in any convertible currency; the funds will be converted to the above currencies based on your choice.
  • Tenures ranging from 1 to 3 years depending on the currency of deposit.
  • Principal & Interest earned is fully repatriable*

RFC Interest Rates

RFC Interest Rates w.e.f. October 22, 2003

The interest rates on RFC term deposits are
Tenor
Term Deposit Rate % p.a S.E.R % p.a.
USD
1 Day to < 6 Months 0.25
6 Months to < 1 year 0.50
6 Months 0.50001
1 Year to < 2 Years 1.00
12 Months 1.00258
2 Years 1.50 1.51731
Tenor
GBP
1 Day to < 6 Months 1.50
6 Months to < 1 year 1.50
6 Months 1.50 1.50009
1 Year to < 2 Years 2.50
12 Months 2.51615
2 Years 2.60 2.65220
Tenor
EURO
1 Day to < 6 Months 0.50
6 Months to < 1 year 0.50
6 Months 0.50001
1 Year to < 2 Years 1.50
12 Months 1.50581
2 Years 1.50 1.51731
Eligibility Criteria

Contact your nearest branch for more details

NRE Bahrain India Dual Account

Bahrain India Dual account offers low-cost and effective remittance solution to NRI customers based in Bahrain and having an account with Standard Chartered Bank, Bahrain

  • Flat Charge of 1 Bahrain Dinar for every remittance made from Bahrain Account to India Account.
  • Competitive conversion rates from Bahrain Dinar to Indian Rupee
  • Free Quarterly Statements for INR NRE Account and for Bahrain Dinar Account.
  • Free Multi-city Cheque Book.
  • First Year Debit Card Fee waived off.
  • 24 x 7 account access through Secure Internet Banking and Phone banking
NRO Deposit

Standard Chartered NRO Term Deposits helps you earn a higher rate of interest on your funds generated in India through rents, dividends etc.

Features
  • Tenor ranges from 7 days to 5 years
  • Minimum amount to open an Online Term Deposit is 'INR 10,000/- and the same can be made in multiples of '1/-
  • Options of simple interest and compound interest
  • Auto renewal facility
  • Overdraft facility available against deposit
Click here to see the Interest Rates

 

Rupee Time deposits held in Domestic, Non-Resident Ordinary (NRO) Accounts:

 

Traditional Term Deposit:

For term deposit with tenor below 1 quarter (3months) :

Interest is calculated on the basis of actual number of days considering the year as 365 days

For term deposit with tenor greater than 1 quarter

Interest for the quarter is calculated considering each quarter as 90 days and year as 360 days (90 days*4Quarters)

Interest for the last quarter is calculated on the basis of actual number of days considering the year as 365 days

Reinvestment Term Deposit

Interest for each completed quarter is calculated considering each quarter as 90 days and year as 360 days (90 days*4Quarters).

Interest for the last quarter is calculated on the basis of actual number of days considering the year as 365 days.

Interest for each quarter is compounded.

 

This methodology is applicable for all resident and NRO deposits opened after 24th February, 2009.

 

 

Rupee Time deposits held in Domestic, Non-Resident Ordinary (NRO) Accounts:

 

Traditional Term Deposit:

For term deposit with tenor below 1 quarter (3months) :

Interest is calculated on the basis of actual number of days considering the year as 365 days

For term deposit with tenor greater than 1 quarter

Interest for the quarter is calculated considering each quarter as 90 days and year as 360 days (90 days*4Quarters)

Interest for the last quarter is calculated on the basis of actual number of days considering the year as 365 days

Reinvestment Term Deposit

Interest for each completed quarter is calculated considering each quarter as 90 days and year as 360 days (90 days*4Quarters).

Interest for the last quarter is calculated on the basis of actual number of days considering the year as 365 days.

Interest for each quarter is compounded.

 

This methodology is applicable for all resident and NRO deposits opened after 24th February, 2009.

 

FCNR Deposit

The Standard Chartered FCNR (B) Term Deposits Account is an account designed to protect your investments from exchange rate fluctuations.

Features
  • Maintain a FCNR (B) deposit in the following currencies USD, GBP, EUR, AUD, CAD, JPY
  • Tenure of 1 to 3 years*
  • Tax free income earned on this account
  • Freely repatriable Interest and Principal
  • Auto renewal facility
  • Overdraft facility available against deposit
  • Initial funding: Remittance from abroad and transfer from existing NRE and FCNR Accounts

 

FCNR Deposits with Forward Cover

You can now hedge your investments in either local or foreign currency deposits with forward cover.
These exclusive fixed deposits for NRIs secure your investments against currency fluctuations.

You may opt for a Forward Contract to protect against currency risks on both existing and new FCNR or NRE deposits.

Features of this deposit:
  • Minimum amount of USD 25,000 per deposit
Interest Rates
FCNR (B) Deposits rates w.e.f. April 01st, 2014
*Subject to applicable rules and regulations
Deposit Period Current Rate
w.e.f 01 03 2014
Current Rate
w.e.f 01 03 2014
Recommended rate
w.e.f 01 04 2014
Recommended rate
w.e.f 01 04 2014
Currency: USD < USD 100,000 >=USD 100,000 < USD 100,000 >=USD 100,000
1 year - < 375 days 2.55 1.80 2.55 1.80
375 D 1.80 1.80 1.80 1.80
376 D - < 1.5 years 1.80 1.80 1.80 1.80
1.5 years - < 2 years 0.55 0.55 0.55 0.55
2 years - < 740 D 0.46 0.46 0.58 0.58
740 D 0.46 0.46 0.58 0.58
741 D - < 3 years 0.46 0.46 0.58 0.58
36 Months - < 37 Months 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.10
37 Months - < 38 Months 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.10
38 Months - < 39 Months 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.10
> 39 Months 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.10
 
Deposit Period Current Rate
w.e.f 01 03 2014
Current Rate
w.e.f 01 03 2014
Recommended rate
w.e.f 01 04 2014
Recommended rate
w.e.f 01 04 2014
Currency: GBP < GBP 100,000 >= GBP 100,000 < GBP 100,000 >=GBP 100,000
1 year < 375 days 2.14 2.14 2.16 2.16
375 D 2.14 2.14 2.16 2.16
376 D < 1.5 years 2.14 2.14 2.16 2.16
1.5 years < 2 years 0.89 0.89 0.91 0.91
2 years 1.36 1.36 1.48 1.48
 
Deposit Period Current Rate
w.e.f 01 03 2014
Current Rate
w.e.f 01 03 2014
Recommended rate
w.e.f 01 04 2014
Recommended rate
w.e.f 01 04 2014
Currency: EUR < EUR 100,000 >=EUR 100,000 < EUR 100,000 >=EUR 100,000
1 year - < 375 days 1.01 1.01 1.04 1.04
375 D 1.01 1.01 1.04 1.04
376 days - < 1.5 years 1.01 1.01 1.04 1.04
1.5 years < 2 years 0.51 0.51 0.54 0.54
2 years 0.47 0.47 0.49 0.49
 
Deposit Period Current Rate
w.e.f 01 03 2014
Current Rate
w.e.f 01 03 2014
Recommended rate
w.e.f 01 04 2014
Recommended rate
w.e.f 01 04 2014
Currency: CAD < CAD 100,000 >= CAD100,000 < CAD 100,000 >=CAD 100,000
1 year - < 1.5 years 2.70 2.70 2.72 2.72
 
Deposit Period Current Rate
w.e.f 01 03 2014
Current Rate
w.e.f 01 03 2014
Recommended rate
w.e.f 01 04 2014
Recommended rate
w.e.f 01 04 2014
Currency: AUD < AUD 100,000 >= AUD 100,000 < AUD 100,000 >=AUD 100,000
1 year - < 1.5 Years 3.89 3.89 3.96 3.96
 
Deposit Period Current Rate
w.e.f 01 03 2014
Current Rate
w.e.f 01 03 2014
Recommended rate
w.e.f 01 04 2014
Recommended rate
w.e.f 01 04 2014
Currency: JPY <JPY 100,000 >= JPY 100,000 < JPY 100,000 >=JPY 100,000
1 year - 370 days 1.60 1.60 1.59 1.59
*Special tenors
    Note

In case of USD FCNR B deposits booked for tenure 3 years and above

  • The minimum lock-in period for the deposit will be one year. Premature withdrawal will be allowed after one year.
  • In case of premature withdrawal of the deposit, interest will be payable at the rate applicable (at the time of booking of deposit ) for the tenor for which the deposit has been held with the bank.
  • In the event of premature withdrawal of the Deposit, the Bank shall recover penalty from the Depositor for all amounts equal to the total losses or costs incurred by the Bank (including, without limitation, any loss or cost incurred as a result of the Bank terminating, liquidating, obtaining or re-establishing any hedge or related position in connection with this Deposit) that are or would be incurred under then prevailing circumstances. The Bank shall be entitled to set-off such losses and costs incurred by the Bank against the Deposit and interest payable thereon. It is hereby clarified that such recovery and set-off by the Bank may not fully safeguard the principal amount of the Deposit.

 

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