InvestorQ : What are the changes that will take place in SBI accounts and overdraft facility effective May 1, 2019?
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What are the changes that will take place in SBI accounts and overdraft facility effective May 1, 2019?

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From May 1, 2019 onwards State Bank of India will move to a new interest rate regime on large savings account deposits and short-term loans.

Here are the five changes that will take place in SBI accounts and overdraft facility effective May 1, 2019 according to Livemint:

1) After back-to-back interest rate cuts by the RBI in February and April, repo rate currently stands at 6%. On savings accounts with deposits above Rs 1 lakh, SBI will be offering interest rate of 275 bps below repo rate from May 1. This means effective rate will be 3.25% per annum.

Currently, SBI offers interest rate of 3.5% on savings account deposits of up to Rs 1 crore and 4% on deposits above Rs 1 crore.

2) SBI savings accounts with balances up to Rs 1 lakh will continue to fetch interest rate of 3.50% per annum. This comprises about 95% of total SBI savings account holders.

3) Also, from May 1, SBI will link short-term loans such as cash credit accounts and overdrafts with limits above Rs 1 lakh to the repo rate for better transmission of RBI’s policy rates.

4) All cash credit accounts and overdrafts with limits above Rs 1 lakh will also be linked to the benchmark policy rate, plus a spread of 2.25%—amounting to 8.25%.

5) SBI will charge a risk premium on these loans, over and above the floor rate of 8.25%, based on the risk profile of the borrower, similar to the current practice.