Baroda Premium Current Account-Privilege (BPCAP)
03 Jul 2019
The Baroda Premium Current Account-Privilege is an ideal account for customers who own medium to large businesses. Account holders can avail several free services and benefits under the BPCAP account. The privilege current account is designed to meet several specific needs of customers holding the account. Immediate credit of outstation cheques and auto payroll are some of the key benefits offered with this account.
Key features of the Baroda Premium Current Account-Privilege
Free cheque books
BCAP account holders can obtain free unlimited chequebooks for their transactions.
Account holders can get free account statements, twice a month.
BCAP account holders get free banker’s cheques, balance certificates, MT/TT facilities and signature verification facilities. They also get free auto payroll, internet banking facility, SMS alert and missed call facilities. Folio charges on the account are also waived off.
No charges are levied for funds transferred at BOB’s Core Banking Solution branches.
Auto and reverse sweep facility
Account holders can deduct a minimum amount of ₹25,000 through the auto-sweep facility, provided their balance has crossed ₹5.25 lakh. Reverse sweep facility is also available.
Free Cash withdrawals
Free unlimited cash withdrawals at home branches however up-to ₹50,000 are permitted per day at non-home branches only for withdrawals made through self-cheques
Benefits of the Baroda Premium Current Account-Privilege
- Account holders get a debit card (for Individual & Sole Proprietorship accounts only) with annual charges waived off for the first year
- Outstation cheques of up-to ₹1.5 lakh are credited immediately credited for customers holding the account for a period of 6 months and above
- Account holders are provided with a free credit card with annual charges for first year, waived off
- Account holders receive a complimentary personal accident insurance cover with the credit card
- Loan processing fees are waived off for car loans disbursed in the name of the firm or proprietor
- 20% discount is offered on BOB locker rental charges
- Free standing instruction against account service if offered with the account
- Nomination facility is offered with the account
Baroda Pensioners Savings Bank Account
Pensioners can avail the Bank of Baroda Pensioners Savings Bank Account. This is an ideal retirement savings account. All pensioners, including Bank of Baroda staff pensioners may open this account. The Baroda Pensioners Savings account is especially created to provide necessary banking facilities and benefits to pensioners and is meant only for savings oriented transactions.
Key features of the Baroda Pensioners Savings Bank Account
The pension savings account can be opened with a minimum deposit of Rs. 5 only.
Free pass book and cheque book:
All account holders are provided with a free passbook and chequebook with an unlimited supply of cheque leaves. The free cheques facility is only reserved for the literate pensioners.
All account holders get a debit card which can be used for cash withdrawals, ATM transactions, balance enquiries etc. The debit card can also be used for making online and retail transactions.
Pensioners may avail overdraft facility up-to a maximum of 2 months’ pension amount as per the net credit to savings account in the previous month, only if no other credit facility is availed by the pensioner.
Benefits of the Baroda Pensioners Savings Bank Account
No Minimum Balance requirement in the account.
Customer get access to net banking facility for paying utility bills, online shopping and making other online transactions.
Customers can enjoy immediate credit of outstation cheques for up to Rs. 25,000
Nomination facility is also available under this account
Customers can deposit unlimited cash in their home branch and up-to ₹25,000 in outstation branches free of charge.
Kids Bank Accounts - Features and Benefits
With advancements in banking technology, there are different types of savings accounts that are available to the people. One such type of savings account is a kids bank account. A Kids Bank Account is an account that can be operated by a child below 18 years. The child can thus imbibe a financial savings habit from early on.
Features of a Kids Bank Account
This bank account can be opened for children below 18 years. For children below 10 years, the account can be opened but can’t be operated by the child unless it is jointly operated by the parent or legal guardian. Once the child crosses 10 years, he can manage the account.
The kids bank account becomes inoperative after the child becomes a major. However, banks give the accountholder an option to convert their kids bank account into a regular savings account.
The child gets some of the features provided in a regular Savings Account such as cheque book, pass book and ATM card. However, these come with restrictions.
The kids bank account is linked to the parent or the legal guardian’s account. Each month or at a fixed interval, a sum of money is debited from the linked account to the kids bank account. This way, there is always balance in case the child spends money on the debit card. This linking feature is not available in all Banks.
Each bank has its own limits on the ATM withdrawal allowed and the per day spend allowed in a kids bank account. These safeguards prevent misuse of this account and the possibility that the child will spend more money than a particular limit.
The bank may provide a login Id and a password so that the child can operate internet banking. However, the bank usually gets a signed mandate from the parent or legal guardian before it issues the login ID and password.
These accounts must have a certain minimum account balance. The minimum account balance differs from bank to bank. In case the minimum bank account is not met, the bank charges a penalty.
The bank sends an SMS to the parent or legal guardian every time a transaction is performed in relation to the kids bank account. This helps maintain control.
How to open a savings account for kids
The procedure on how to open a kids bank account is extremely simple. The first step is to find out which bank to open the account with. It is better to open a savings account in a bank in which the parents or the legal guardian have an account. This helps the bank to link the two accounts and to put in a standing instruction to auto debit the parents or guardian’s account for funds (if linking facility is available).
Once the bank is decided, the account can be opened by filling up an account opening form on the bank’s website. Once this form is filled up, someone from the customer care department of the bank will contact you to get documents from you. Some of the documents required are:
KYC documents for parent or legal guardian
KYC documents for child
Passport size photographs of the child
Duly completed application form
In case an online application procedure is not possible, you can visit a branch, fill the form and submit the documents to open a new account.
Benefits of Kids Bank Account
A kids bank account is an excellent way to teach your child fiscal responsibility. Through this bank account, your child can learn how to operate a bank account, especially when the funds are limited.
This account teaches a child the value of budgeting since there is a limit on the transactions that can be done every day. There is also a limit on the funds in the account and a minimum account balance that has to be maintained.
Some Banks provide free insurance for the child on opening the kids bank account
Banks may have auto sweep in facility that converts excess balance into a fixed deposit so that the earnings on the account are maximized.
Kids Bank Account Tax Implications
As per the Income Tax Act, 1961, a child’s income from investments made in his name by parents is clubbed with the parent’s income. Unless the income is from the child’s own skills, in which case it is taxed in the child’s name.
Whatever interest is earned on the savings account balance or the fixed deposit through sweep in, will be clubbed with the parent or the legal guardian’s income. This income is clubbed with the working parent’s income. In case both the parents are working, this income is clubbed with the parent whose income is higher.
However, the Income Tax Act also exempts Rs. 1,500 per child for clubbed income. This provides a little bit of relief from taxation. It is important to consider children’s bank account tax as well before opening the account. However, the benefits of opening an account and teaching your child financial lessons trumps the amount paid in terms of tax on savings bank account interest.