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What is Classic Savings Account?

An account packed with great features to provide you a superior banking experience at a very comfortable balance requirement, the Kotak Classic Savings account has everything you need to manage your banking and investment needs.

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What are the advantages of Classic Savings Account?

It is power packed with lot of features, which are as follows:

  •          Average Monthly Balance (AMB) of Rs. 10,000/-
  •          Earn up to 6% interest on your savings account balance1
  •          Free access to all domestic VISA ATMs
  •          Free Classic Debit Card
  •          Free Net Banking, Mobile Banking and Phone Banking
  •          Free cash pick-up/delivery (5 calls per month)
  •          Free instrument pick-up/delivery (5 calls per month)
  •          Free NEFT through Netbanking
  •          Free cash withdrawals from any Kotak branch across India
  •          Free cash withdrawals at other domestic ATMs3
  •          Free Demand Drafts4
  •          50 % Discount on first year Demat AMC
  •          Convert savings account balance above a certain amount into Term Deposits with Kotak ActivMoney

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Who are eligible to open Classic Savings Account?

To apply for Kotak Mahindra Bank Savings Account, you should belong to any one of the below mentioned categories:

  •    Resident Indians (sole or joint account)
  •    Hindu Undivided Families
  •    Foreign nationals residing in India

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What is the ActivMoney facility?

Through this facility you can earn a much higher interest on your idle funds in the Savings Bank Account.

The idle funds from your savings account (at a pre-specified threshold limit) are transferred automatically to a term Deposit. The funds move back in to the savings account in case of funds requirements.

The advantages of this facility are:

  •         Higher rate of interest earned.
  •         You need NOT track idle funds regularly & give instructions to the bank to create Term Deposits out of Savings Account balances.
  •         Greater Flexibility & Liquidity as the funds flow back into the Savings Account if the balance in the Savings Account falls below a particular level.

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How is the Average Monthly Balance (AMB) requirement calculated for savings account?

Average Monthly Balance (AMB) means that you do not have to maintain any minimum balance in your savings account.

Average Monthly Balance is calculated by dividing the sume of all ‘End of Day’ balances in a month by the number of days in that month.

Please refer the following illustration for the calculation of AMB.

Sample Bank Statement:

Sr. no.

Date

Narration

Withdrawal

Deposit

Closing balance

1

January 1st, 2012

Opening Balance

 

 

Rs. 10,000/-

2

January 10th, 2012

ECS Credit-VD

 

Rs. 10,000/-

Rs. 20,000/-

3

January 16th, 2012

Cash Withdrawal

Rs. 5,000/-

 

Rs. 15,000/-

4

January 25th, 2012

Cheque Deposit- MICR Clearing

 

Rs. 20,000/-

Rs. 35,000/-

5

January 28th, 2012

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Rs. 1,000/-

 

Rs. 34,000/-

6

January 30th, 2012

Cash Deposit Mumbai

 

Rs. 9,000/-

Rs. 43,000/-

7

January 31st , 2012

Funds Transfer

Rs. 25,000/-

 

Rs. 18,000/-


AMB Calculation:

Sr. No.

Time Period

Calculation

Amount (Rs.)

1

EOD Balance from January 1st, 2012 to January 9th, 2012

Rs. 10,000/- x 9

Rs. 90,000/-

2

EOD Balance from January 10th, 2012 to January 15th, 2012

Rs. 20,000/- x 6

Rs. 1,20,000/-

3

EOD Balance from January 16th, 2012 to January 24th, 2012

Rs. 15,000/- x 9

Rs. 1,35,000/-

4

EOD Balance from January 25th, 2012 to January 27th, 2012

Rs. 35,000/- x 3

Rs. 1,05,000/-

5

EOD Balance from January 28th, 2012 to January 29th, 2012

Rs. 34,000/- x 2

Rs. 68,000/-

6

EOD Balance for January 30th, 2012

Rs. 43,000/- x 1

Rs. 43,000/-

7

EOD Balance for January 31st , 2012

Rs. 18,000/- x 1

Rs. 18,000/-

 

Total EOD balances for the month January 2012

 

Rs. 5,79,000/-

 

Divide by the no. of days in the month

 

31

 

Average Monthly Balance (AMB)

 

Rs. 18677.42/-

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In what ways can I track my savings account?

You have access to a number of channels to track the transactions in your savings account:

  • Physical account statements are sent quarterly for Edge/Pro/Ace savings accounts
  • Mini statements through the ATM
  • Email and Mobile alerts
  • Savings Account balance enquiry through SMS
  • View savings account details & transactions through Net Banking

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What is the minimum Average Monthly Balance (AMB) requirement for Classic Savings Account?

The minimum Average Monthly Balance requirement in a Classic Savings Account is Rs. 10,000/-.

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