Empowering Women through Financial Literacy and The Role of Silk Savings Account | Kotak Mahindra Bank
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Financial independence is subjective and might not mean the same for every woman. For instance, for a working woman, it might mean having the potential to make her own financial and investment decisions without the interference of any male family member. For homemakers, it might mean the freedom to spend money from a joint savings account in times of financial exigencies without the need to ask for any permission from the sole earner. Inculcating financial independence allows a woman to feel more respected and secure regardless of their socio-economic background. More financially stable and independent women may create a progressive, less biased, and safer society, which would further help in uprooting the deeply rooted gender biases in our culture.

To support women empowerment and promote financial independence, Kotak Mahindra Bank has come up with the Kotak Silk savings account for women. Read on to know some crucial benefits of opening a savings account for women with Kotak -

  • Gift vouchers, cash back and discounts

Debit cards are known to offer high convenience in daily transactions. However, besides offering convenience, debit card transactions can now earn higher rewards and offers too. Kotak Silk savings account offers you a Kotak Silk Platinum debit card, which is designed for the women of today. This debit card comes with a wide range of attractive deals on brands across distinct categories and reward points on transactions.

Using the card, you can enjoy a daily buying limit of Rs 2 lakh, a domestic daily withdrawal cash limit of Rs 40,000 and an international cash withdrawal limit of Rs 50,000, Kotak rewards of up to 1,500 points on transactions, which you can redeem across categories such as apparel, dining, hotel, and jewellery, etc. Other exciting offers on this account are discounts on services and products availed on popular apps.

  • Preferential pricing on banking products

To encourage women to avail loans to meet their financial crunches, Kotak Silk offers preferential pricing on loans. For instance, the Kotak Silk savings account for women offers a Rs. 999 flat processing charge on a personal loan, a flat interest rate of 9.49 per cent per annum and nil processing charge on a two-wheeler loan, no processing charge on a gold loan, and up to 100 per cent on-road financing on 4-wheeler loan. Additionally, the Kotak Silk account even offers preferential pricing on locker rent. The account offers a discount of 50 per cent on locker rental in the first year of opening the bank account.

  • Investment and banking benefits

Kotak’s Silk account can not only aid in saving money but can also help when it comes to investing. This account, through its Silk Money Matters initiative, provides access to a financial community to allow women to master the art of finance and investment. Kotak Silk account also allows doorstep banking such as cash delivery and pick-up, draft/cheque delivery, etc. at your residence. Note that, for any banking or investment query, you are free to call on a toll-free number i.e., 80-6969-5555.

Conclusion

A Kotak Silk account is the best choice for women looking to take a step towards managing finances prudently. The provision of additional benefits like discounts, cashback, preferential pricing on financial products, investment benefits, etc., make it a perfect bank account to maximise savings.

In case you are looking to open another bank account besides a Silk account for the purpose of creating an emergency fund or saving up for short-term goals, then you must look for a higher savings rate account. To zero in on the best suited account, you may compare the savings account interest rate among different Kotak bank account variants. Note that to make a quick informed decision, you may use an online savings account interest rate calculator to compute the cumulative savings you may earn on your saving accounts.

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