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How the mergers will impact your bank accounts, debit cards and EMIs

If you book a new fixed deposit or take a fresh loan, the rate will be decided by the merged entity

Himani Kothari 

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You may have to submit new forms online or through branches

  • Deposit, lending rates: No change. However, if you have a marginal cost of funds-based lending rate or MCLR-linked rate, it will change after the reset period. Also, if you book a new fixed deposit or take a fresh loan, the rate will be decided by the merged entity. Similarly, the savings account interest rate may change
  • Cheque book/debit card: You can continue using your cheque book and debit cards. The bank will issue new ones in a year
  • Home branch: There may now be a branch that’s closer/farther to you, depending the merged entity's decision
  • Account number: This will not change immediately. But if your bank has been merged with a bigger bank, there could be a change eventually and you could be allotted a new account number/customer id
  • Third-party details: If you have been allotted new accounts or IFSC codes, they have to be updated with various third-party entities: Tax department for refunds, insurers to get maturity proceeds, mutual funds to get the redemption amount and National Pension System, etc
  • EMIs/ECS mandate: You may have to submit new forms online or through branches

First Published: Fri, August 30 2019. 23:46 IST
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