Non Resident Indians Accounts, Pigmy Deposit Accounts, Other Special Accounts

07/08/2022 0 By indiafreenotes

Non Resident Indians Accounts

The NRE account is an Indian rupee-denominated account, offering complete security. These accounts can be in the form of savings, current, recurring, or fixed deposits. The foreign currency you deposit into the account is converted to INR. You can transfer your funds (Principal & Interest amount) to a foreign account from an NRE account without any complications and restrictions. You need to note that the amount you deposit into these accounts must be earned outside India. The international debit card enables you to transact and withdraw money 24*7. Also, mutual fund investments to become effortless and instant if you link your NRE account number to the investment account. NRE account is primarily used for carrying out business, personal banking and making investments in India.

An NRO account is a savings or current account held by NRIs in India to manage their income earned in India. Account-holders can deposit and manage their accumulated rupee funds without any hassle. The account allows you to receive funds in Indian or Foreign currency. You can apply for an NRO account jointly with a resident Indian or even an NRI. It is even feasible to transfer money from your current NRE account. However, the interest you earn in this account is subject to TDS (Tax Deducted at Source). Tax Deducted at Source (TDS).

FCNR (B) Account

FCNR or Foreign Currency Non-Residential Account facilitates deposits made by Non-Residential Indians (NRIs) or Persons of Indian Origin (POI). NRIs or POI can make these deposits in the currency of their country of residence and shall be held in that account in any one of the foreign currencies prescribed by RBI.

The currencies in which deposits can be held in an FCNR (B) Account are – US Dollars (USD), Canadian Dollar (CAD), Australian Dollar (AUD), Euro (EUR), Great Britain Pound Sterling (GBP), Singapore Dollar (SGD), Hong Kong Dollar (HKD), Japanese Yen (JPY) and Swiss Franc (CHF).

Hence, for instance, if an individual has earnings in any of these currencies, their deposits in an FCNR (B) Account shall not be subject to conversion. On the other hand, if an individual earns in any other currency, deposits made in it shall be converted to any one of the prescribed currencies mentioned above.

Pigmy Deposit Accounts

Pigmy Deposit Scheme is a monetary deposit scheme introduced by Syndicate Bank, India.

Money in amounts as small as five rupees can be deposited into an account on a daily basis, by a bank agent collecting the money from the account holder’s doorstep. The scheme was introduced to help daily wage earners, small traders and farmers begin saving, as a means to fund their bigger capital requirements such as weddings or purchases of homes or vehicles.

The account is for daily wage earners or tiny businessmen, who would like to put aside a little of their days earnings and accumulate it for a year or two. Even if Rs. 10/- is saved a day for 365 days, the saved amount together with interest could reach a figure like Rs. 4000/-

In about 5 years,

First Year Contribution Rs 3650 Interest 350 Say Rs 4000/-

Second year Contribution Rs 3650 Interest 350 Say Rs 4000/- + Rs. 400/-

Third year Contribution Rs 3650 Interest 350 Say Rs 4000/- + Rs. 1200/-

Fourth year Contribution Rs 3650 Interest 350 Say Rs 4000/- + Rs. 2000/-

Fifth year Contribution Rs 3650 Interest 350 Say Rs 4000/- + Rs. 3000/

Nearly Rs 25–26000 would be saved by the person.

This account is most useful to very small earners. They cannot command credit even from banks as their earning capacity is lowest.

Other Special Accounts