Banks Fraudulently Converted Jan Dhan Accounts into Regular Saving Accounts to Extract Bank Charges

Banks Fraudulently Converted Jan Dhan Accounts into Regular Saving Accounts to Extract Bank Charges

Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna (PMJDY) was launched in August 2014 by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the aim of providing banking facilities to the poor and to increase financial inclusion in the country. It aimed to open at least one basic banking account for every household and provide…

SBI Waiver on Minimum Balance Penalty is Welcome: All Bank Charges

SBI Waiver on Minimum Balance Penalty is Welcome: All Bank Charges

Financial Accountability Network India (FAN India) welcomes the announcement of State Bank of India (SBI) to waive the penalty for not maintaining Average Minimum Balance and for SMS service. In 2017, SBI imposed penalty on minimum balance and other banks followed the same, resulting in heavy financial burden for the…

Bank Charges: Penalising The Poor Continues, As Corporates Enjoy Rs. 6 Lakh Crore Write-Offs

Public Statement | 27.11.2019 New Delhi: The public sector banks collected just under Rs 2000 crore in 2018-19 as a penalty for not maintaining the minimum balance in savings bank accounts. This was revealed by the Minister of State for Finance, Mr. Anurag Thakur in the Lok Sabha on Monday…