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Terms and Conditions – Recurring Deposits

These terms and conditions (the “Terms”) apply to and regulate the Recurring Deposit product provided by Standard Chartered Bank and are in addition to and not in derogation of the Client Terms and the terms and conditions of recurring deposit (the “Primary Terms and Conditions”) as available on www.sc.com/in. To the extent of any inconsistency between these Terms and Primary Terms and Conditions, these Terms shall prevail. All capitalized terms used herein but not defined shall have the same meaning as specified under Primary Terms and Conditions.
A. Definition:
a. “Recurring Deposit” or ‘Recurring Deposit Account” or “Account” means the account opened in the name of the Depositor/s with Standard Chartered Bank in connection with the Deposit/s.
b. “Account Opening Form” or “AOF“ means the relationship form for Recurring Deposits Account. An Account may be opened by one Depositor or two or more Depositors jointly.
c. “Depositor/s” means any person holding an Account with Standard Chartered Bank.
d. “Deposit/s” means the amount accumulated in the Account by monthly payment of the instalment by the Depositor/s.
e. 24-Hour Customer Care Centre” refers to the Standard Chartered Bank – phone banking service, which shall be available to all Depositor/s. All Depositor/s availing of the 24-Hour Customer Care Centre shall be bound by the terms and conditions stipulated by Standard Chartered Bank in this regard.
f. “Primary Applicant” means the person referred to as the Primary Applicant in the AOF.
g. “Instalment” means the amount specified as instalment in the AOF, which shall be deposited every month by the Depositor/s into the RD account on the specified date as agreed between the Depositor/s and Standard Chartered Bank.
h. “Standing Instruction/s” means any instruction given by a Depositor/s to Standard Chartered Bank to transfer the instalment from any CASA account of the Depositor/s held with Standard Chartered Bank to his/her Recurring Deposit Account.
i. “Deposit confirmation/Statement/s” shall mean the communication provided to the Depositor/s basis stating inter alia the value of the Deposit on Maturity date, the value of the Deposit as on date of the communication and the rate of interest payable by the Bank on the RD deposit. Deposit confirmation will be sent only post the successful set up of the Recurring Deposit Account.
j. “Tenure” means the period for which the Deposit is to be maintained with Bank, commencing from the date of the deposit of first Instalment till the period as specified in the AOF.
k. “RBI” means Reserve Bank of India.
l. . ‘Senior Citizen’ means an individual who attains 60 year of age.

B. The effective date of the Deposit/s shall be the date on which Standard Chartered Bank gets clear funds of the first Instalment into the Recurring Deposit Account of the Depositor/s. Recurring Deposit cannot be open for future date.

C. The minimum Instalment to be deposited by the Depositor/s shall be INR 1000/- (Rupees One Thousand only), which can be increased in multiples of INR 100/-. The Depositor/s shall, at the time of opening the Account, stipulate the Instalment amount and the tenor. The Instalment amount and tenor cannot be altered subsequently. Maximum instalment is restricted to INR 1,00,000/- (Rupees One Lac only).

D. Instalment to be deposited in Recurring Deposit Account should be by way of Standing Instructions (SI) from the Depositor/s Standard Chartered Bank’s savings account only. Instalment for any calendar month must be paid on or before the last working day of that particular calendar month. Instalment must be paid / cleared on the agreed instalment date of each month. It cannot be preponed. If Depositor fails to pay the monthly instalment on the agreed date then it will be treated as “Missed” instalment.
In case monthly instalment is missed by three times during the tenure of the Recurring Deposit, then the Bank reserves rights to close the Recurring Deposit Account before the maturity. In such case, accumulated principle and accrued interest, if applicable, will be credited to savings account mentioned in the AOF.

E. Deposit must be maintained for a minimum Tenure of 12 months and further in multiples of 3 months subject to a maximum of 2 years only. No interest shall be paid incase Resident RD gets closed within 3 months period & NRE RD within 1 year.

F. Interest on the Deposits is calculated as per the applicable rates communicated to the Depositor/s at the time of Account opening / published on website / displayed in the branch. Such interest rates shall be in accordance with RBI directives from time to time. The interest amount shall be paid to the Depositor/s on the Maturity date. Interest will be compounded / applied into Recurring Deposit Account on quarterly basis.

G. Tax is deducted at source (TDS) on interest on Recurring Deposit held by the resident if the interest paid or payable by the Bank for the financial year exceeds the threshold limit specified by Income Tax Act, 1961. Currently, the threshold limit for this purpose is Rs.10,000/- p.a (Rupees Ten Thousand only). For Senior citizen limit is extended to Rs. 50,000/- (Rupee Fifty Thousand only)
The TDS amount calculated on the accrued interest is remitted to the tax authorities on behalf of the customer by the Bank.

H. The Deposit shall be due for repayment on the date falling on completion of one calendar month from the date of payment of the last instalment or on completion of the Tenure, whichever is later.

I. Since Recurring Deposit tenure ranges between 12 to 24 months, interest rate mentioned in rate table for 3 m / 6 m / 9 m are applicable for premature upliftment of the deposit only with additional 1% penalty on it.

J. Recurring Deposit Account will be closed upon payment of all the stipulated number of instalments. The Deposit together with interest shall be paid to the Depositor(s) by crediting the sum to the Depositor/s Standard Chartered Bank savings bank account as specified in the AOF.

K. Senior Citizen rate is not applicable for ‘Non-Resident clients’ (NRO & NRE accounts)

L. Currently staff rate benefit is not offered on Recurring Deposit.

M. In case of Joint account, senior citizen interest rate will be offered basis the age of the Primary account holder.

N. Additional 0.50% benefit to resident senior citizens across all tenures (already part of interest rate table)

O. Deposits and their payments are governed by the law in effect from time to time in India and the Deposits will be payable only at the branch in India where the deposits are placed. Bank shall have the sole discretion to allow the withdrawal of the deposits at any other branch in India. Bank shall not be liable to pay the proceeds of the Deposits at any branch or office (including the head office) outside India. In the event of any failure on the Depositor/s part to comply with all or any of the guidelines/rules/law laid down by RBI, the Bank, Government of India or any other duly constituted regulatory body or authority, the Depositor/s shall indemnify the Bank of any loss or damage that may be caused to the Bank. Bank may adopt such action, as it deems fit on the happening of such event.

P. Standard Chartered Bank reserves the right to revise the terms and conditions contained herein and shall notify the Depositor/s of such revised terms and conditions. Such revised terms and conditions shall then be binding on the Depositor/s.