RBI has issued instructions to all banks that premature withdrawal facility should be provided on FDs up to Rs 1 crore.
If you have a big FD then there is good news for you. RBI has asked to make arrangements for premature withdrawal of FDs worth more than Rs 1 crore. RBI issued instructions to banks on Thursday saying that they will have to provide premature withdrawal facility on all FDs up to Rs 1 crore. Currently this limit is up to Rs 15 lakh.
According to the Reserve Bank, after review, it has been decided that non-withdrawable FD can be increased from Rs 15 lakh to Rs 1 crore. Along with instructions to increase the limit of pre-maturity withdrawal, RBI has told the banks that they can also change the interest rates accordingly. These instructions have come into effect with immediate effect on all commercial banks and cooperative banks. Apart from this, RBI has increased the ‘bulk deposit’ limit for Regional Rural Banks (RRB) from Rs 15 lakh to more than Rs 1 crore.
Instructions to credit companies :
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