An Indian Rupee Account (NRE) opened by NRIs/PIOs for parking income earned from foreign sources.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I have both Non Resident and Resident Savings Account?

No, a person can either have a Resident saving account or Non-Resident accounts (NRE /NRO)
 

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What are the permissible credits in a NRE account?

  • Proceeds of remittances to India in any permitted currency

  • Proceeds of personal cheques drawn by the account holder on his foreign currency account and of traveller’s cheques, bank drafts payable in any permitted currency including instruments expressed in Indian rupees for which reimbursement will be received in foreign currency. These instruments deposited by the account holder in person during his temporary visit to India, provided the authorized dealer/bank is satisfied that the account holder is still resident outside India
  • Proceeds of foreign currency/ bank notes tendered by account holder during his temporary visit to India, provided
    • The amount was declared on a Currency Declaration Form (CDF), where applicable, and
    • The notes are tendered to the authorised dealer in person by the account holder himself and the authorised dealer is satisfied that account holder is a person resident outside India
  • Transfers from other NRE / FCNR accounts
  • Interest on Government securities and dividend on units of mutual funds, provided the securities/ units were purchased by debit to the account holder's NRE/ FCNR account or out of inward remittance through normal banking channels
  • Maturity proceeds of Government securities including National Plans/ Savings Certificates as well as proceeds of Government securities and units of mutual funds sold on a recognized stock exchange in India; sale proceeds of units received from mutual funds provided the securities/units were originally purchased by debit to the account holder’s NRE/FCNR account of the account holder or remittance from outside India through normal banking channels

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

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

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

HPCL Petrol Pump POS 43860000000012

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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What are the permissible debits from NRE account?

  • Local disbursements
  • Remittances outside India

  • Transfer to NRE/ FCNR (B) accounts of the account holder or any other person eligible to maintain such account
  • Investment in shares/ securities/ commercial paper of an Indian company or for purchase of immovable property in India provided such investment/ purchase is covered by the regulations made, or the general/ special permission granted by the Reserve Bank
  • Any other transaction if covered under general or special permission granted by the Reserve Bank

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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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