Max savings with SavingsMax! A premium savings account that helps you save money.
Open one and save up to Rs 4270*. To discover how, click here.
Apply Now for an HDFC Bank SavingsMax Account.
Make your account work harder
- MoneyMaximiser: Earn higher interest on money lying idle with our automatic sweep out facility. Available on request.
- Sweep-in: If your savings account is short of funds, your Fixed Deposit will be automatically dissolved to meet the short fall.
It pays to bank with us
- 50% discount on Account opening (Rs 499 vis-a-vis regular price of Rs 999)
- Rs 1 lakh worth of trade volumes free*
- Various discount on Auto, Personal and Business loans
Online Trading Account Offer
Make every swipe count
Lifetime free Titanium Royale Debit Card
- Daily cash withdrawal limit of Rs. 75,000
- Daily shopping limit of Rs. 1.75 lakh
- 1% CashBack* on every transaction
We have got you covered
- Get Accidental Hospitalisation Cover of Rs. 1 lakh* per annum
- Accidental Death Insurance of Rs. 10 lacs p.a on account
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Average Monthly Balance Calculator
Click here to calculate the Average Monthly Balance (AMB) required to be maintained in your account.
What are the features and benefits of a SavingsMax Account?
Get maximum advantage from your SavingsMax Account. Take a look at the features and benefits listed below:
- Free cash withdrawal and balance enquiries at all HDFC Bank ATMs and non-HDFC Bank domestic ATMs
- Free lifetime Titanium Royale Debit Card for the primary account holder. A Titanium Royale Debit Card for any other account holder will be charged at Rs. 250
- Free lifetime Woman's Advantage/International Debit Card for all account holders
- Free Payable-at-ParThis means you only have to pay the amount written on the cheque and not the service charges that might otherwise be charged to you, especially when you send a cheque to someone out of your city or country. cheque book without any usage charges
- Free demand drafts on HDFC Bank locations, up to Rs. 1 lakh per day
- Free lifetime BillPay & InstaAlerts for all account holders
- Free passbook facility for all account holders (individuals)
- 50% off on locker rental calculated on a pro-rata basis and applicable only for the year of allotment.
- Free folio maintenance charges on Demat account for the first year
- Transaction linked discount on AMC for Demat accounts
- Free passbook available at home branch for account holders (individuals)
- Free email statements
- Bank conveniently with facilities like NetBanking, PhoneBanking and MobileBanking – check your account balance, pay utility bills or stop cheque payments all via SMS.
|Annual Txs||AMC Charge (p.a)|
|> 0 < = 10||Rs 750/-|
|> 10 < = 25||Rs 500/-|
|> 25||Rs 300/-|
Make the most of our "MoneyMaximizer" (sweep-out) facility so your surplus funds can be put into high earning fixed deposit at the threshold of Rs. 1,25,000. If the balance in your SavingsMax Account exceeds/reaches Rs. 1,25,000, the amount in excess of Rs. 1,00,000 will be put in a fixed deposit at a minimum value of Rs. 25,000 for a one year and one day period*.
What are the special privileges with a SavingsMax Account?
Enjoy special privileges with your SavingsMax Account:
- 1. Accidental hospitalization cover (applicable from 1st Aug 09)
- Get accidental hospitalization cover of Rs. 1 lakh per annum on your SavingsMax Account
- Claim daily cash allowance* at Rs.1,000 per day for a maximum of 15 days per year, for each day of hospitalisation due to an accident
- This is a re-imbursement cover, extended only to the first holder of the SavingsMax Account
- This is applicable after the completion of the 1st calendar quarter, after the quarter of your account opening. For example, if your SavingsMax Account was opened in August 2009, the insurance benefit will apply only from January 2010.
- For the claim to be accepted & processed, the first holder of the SavingsMax Account should have fulfilled the following:
- You have to maintain an Average Quarterly Balance (AQB) of Rs. 25,000 in the calendar quarter previous to the quarter of the date of accident
- You should have made at least 1 Point of Sale (POS) purchase at a merchant establishment using your Debit Card in the previous 3 months before the date of accident.
- 2. Accidental Death Insurance Cover of Rs. 10 lacs p.a on account for the first holder only
- The insurance cover is restricted to death by vehicular accidents (Rail/Road/Air)
- For claim to be processed, primary account holder should have done atleast 1 purchase- Point of Sale transaction at a merchant establishment using the Debit Card in the previous 3 months before the date of death. A purchase transaction performed before the date of death in the same month will also be valid
* Conditions apply
For more Terms & Conditions click here
Other Special Benefits
- 1. Preferential pricing on new Online Trading Accounts
- Account opening charges Rs. 499 only (regular price Rs. 999)
- 1 lakh worth of trade volumes free (valid for 3 calendar months after your online trading account opening month)
- 2. Loan offers (effective 1st November 2013) -
- Auto Loan - Flat 0.25% discount on interest rate
- 3. Forex Plus Card -
- 50% discount on issuance of Forex Plus Card (on minimum load of USD 2000 on card or any other currency equivalent to it) through branch
For more Terms & Conditions click here
What are the eligibility criteria for a SavingsMax Account?
Get details on eligibility criteria & documents required for HDFC Bank SavingsMax Account
The following are eligible to open a SavingsMax Account:
- Resident individuals (sole or joint account)
- Hindu undivided families
- Foreign nationals residing in India*
If you are a foreign national residing in India, you may open a Savings Account by temporarily attaching an undertaking (QA 22 form) stating sources of credit and a copy of your residence permit
Minimum Balance Requirement
- If the AMB in the SavingsMax a/c >= 25,000/-, no AMB non-maintenance charges will be levied
- Transaction charges applicable, in case the specified AMB has not been maintained in the previous month
- Effective 1st April 2015, the bank will notify the customer in advance clearly by SMS/ email/ letter etc in the first month of non-maintenance of balance in the account .
- In case the minimum balance is not restored in the next month from the month of notice of shortfall, penal charges would be charged for all months including the month of notice until the AMB/ AQBAverage Quarterly Balance (AQB) is the average balance to be maintained in the account over a period of a quarter. is maintained
|AMB Slabs (in Rs.)||Service Charges in case of Non-maintenance*|
|>= 20,00 to < 25,000||Rs. 300/-|
|>= 15,000 to < 20,000||600*|
|>= 10,000 to < 15,000|
|>= 5,000 to < 10,000|
|0 to < 5000|
*6% of the Maximum Shortfall in the AMB slab or Rs. 600 whichever is lower
What are the fees and charges of SavingsMax Account ?
Enclosed below are HDFC Bank SavingsMax Account fees and charges
|Description of Charges||SavingsMax Account|
|Minimum balance – Average Monthly Balance (AMB)||Rs. 25,000|
|Charges on non-maintenance thereof|| Effective 1st April 2015, the bank will notify the customer in advance clearly by SMS/ email/ letter etc in the first month of non-maintenance of balance in the account .
In case the minimum balance is not restored in the next month from the month of notice of shortfall, penal charges would be charged for all months including the month of notice until the AMB/ AQBAverage Quarterly Balance (AQB) is the average balance to be maintained in the account over a period of a quarter. is maintained
*6% of the Maximum Shortfall in the AMB slab or Rs. 600 whichever is lower
|Cheque book||Free - 25 cheque leaves per calendar quarter. Additional chequebook of 25 leaves will be charged @ Rs 75/- per chequebook.
|PAP cheque book usage charges||No charges|
|Issue of duplicate/adhoc statements||Branch - Rs 100/-
PhoneBanking ( Non IVRInteractive voice response (IVR) is a technology that allows a computer to interact with humans through the use of voice and keypad inputs.) - Rs.75/-
NetBanking, Mobile Banking, PhoneBanking - IVRInteractive voice response (IVR) is a technology that allows a computer to interact with humans through the use of voice and keypad inputs. & ATM - Rs 50/-
For Senior Citizen
Branch - Rs 50/- per statement
• PhoneBanking ( Non IVRInteractive voice response (IVR) is a technology that allows a computer to interact with humans through the use of voice and keypad inputs.) - Rs.50/- per statement
• NetBanking , MobileBanking, PhoneBanking – IVRInteractive voice response (IVR) is a technology that allows a computer to interact with humans through the use of voice and keypad inputs. & ATM - Rs 30/- per statement
( w.e.f 1st July'13 )
|Hold statement||Rs. 400 per year|
|Duplicate passbook issuance*||Rs 100/-|
|Managers cheques/demand drafts (issuance/re-issuance) - At HDFC Bank locations||
|Managers cheque/demand drafts - Cancellation/revalidation||Rs. 50
Rs. 40 (Senior citizens/individuals in rural areas)
( Nil charges for Managers cheque/demand drafts - Cancellation/revalidation up to Rs.100/-)
( w.e.f 1st July'13 )
|Demand drafts (issued) - On non-HDFC Bank locations||
|Cheque collection - Local clearing zone||Free|
|Collection of outstation cheques - Our bank locations||
|Collection of outstation cheques - Other locations||
|Cheque return charges drawn on us - Local||
|Cheques deposited - Outward||
|Balance enquiry - At branch||Free|
|Balance Certificate||Current year - Free; previous year - Rs. 50|
|Interest Certificate||Rs. 50|
Upto 14 days - Nil
|Photo attestation||Rs 100/- per instance ( Nil for Senior Citizens )
( w.e.f 1st July'13 )
|Address confirmation||Rs 50/- per instance|
|Stop payment charges||Particular cheque - Rs. 50 (free through PhoneBanking and NetBanking), range of cheques - Rs. 100 (free through PhoneBanking and NetBanking)|
|Standing instructions||Rs. 25 per transcation plus remittanceRemittance is any form of money transfer or payment done from one's working country to home country. Depending on the difference in currency rates and the amount to be transferred, the charges on remittance are also different. charge
( w.e.f 1st July'13 )
|Old records/copy of paid cheques||Upto 1 year - Rs. 50 per record; above 1 year - Rs. 100 per record|
|Activation of dormant account||No charges|
|Branch transactions (Includes only Cheque deposit/Cheque issuance/Funds Transfer Debit/NEFT/RTGS)
(Charges over and above standard remittanceRemittance is any form of money transfer or payment done from one's working country to home country. Depending on the difference in currency rates and the amount to be transferred, the charges on remittance are also different. charges for Fund Transfer / NEFTThis stands for National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT). It is a system that facilitates an individual or company to electronically transfer funds from any bank branch to any individual or company having an account with any other bank branch in the country. / RTGSIt stands for Real Time Gross Settlement. It means that funds transfers happen immediately, in real time. Instructions are processed at the time they are received rather than later. 'Gross Settlement' means the settlement of funds transfers occur on an instruction by instruction basis. This is considering that the funds settlement take place in the books of the Reserve Bank of India, the payments are final and irrevocable. .Remittance charges applicable starting first transaction onwards)
|Cash transactions (Cash deposits & withdrawals) by self at home & Non-home branches
Value Cap will be applicable along with Number Cap on Cash Txns on Non Home branch
|Cash transactions (Cash deposits & withdrawals) by self at home & Non-home branches||
|Cash handling for cash deposit at home branch||For non-managed customers
- Cash deposit value upto Rs 1 lakh/day - No charge
- Above Rs 1 lakh - Rs 25/- per Rs 50,000 or part thereof.
Charge will be levied for the full amount.
|Third Party Transactions at Home & Non - Home branch||
|Local cheque deposited for outstation accounts||No charge|
|Phonebanking - non-IVR||
|ATM card - Replacement charges||Rs. 200 (plus taxes) (w.e.f 1st Dec'14)|
|ATM card - Transaction charge - non HDFC Bank ATMs||Free upto a transaction limit of Rs 10,000/-|
|ATM Card - Transaction charge for non-partner banks||N.A.|
|Debit card (annual fee) - Regular||Free for all account holders for lifetime|
|Debit Card (annual fee) - Titanium Royale||Free for primary account holder for lifetime. Rs.250 per year (plus taxes) for other account holders.|
|Debit Card (annual fee) - Women's Card||Free for all account holders for lifetime|
|Debit Card (renewal fee) - Regular||N.A.|
|Debit Card (renewal fee) - Titanium Royale||Free for primary account holder for lifetime. Rs. 250 per year (plus taxes) for other account holders|
|Debit Card (renewal fee) - Women's Card||N.A.|
|Debit Card - Replacement charges||Replacement of a damaged card - No charges; replacement of a lost card - Rs. 200 (plus taxes) for all card types (w.e.f 1st Dec'14)|
|ATM / Debit Card Card - Transaction Charge||Unlimited free transactions on HDFC as well as non HDFC Bank ATMs|
|Debit Card (transaction charge) - Non-HDFC Bank international ATMs||Rs. 15 per balance enquiry & Rs. 110 per cash withdrawal (plus taxes)
The Bank will charge cross-currency mark-up of 3.5% on foreign currency transactions carried out on Debit Cards. The exchange rate used will be the VISA/Master Card wholesale exchange rate prevailing at the time of transaction
|PIN regeneration charge||Rs. 50 (plus taxes)|
|Decline charge for insufficient balance||Transactions declined at other bank ATMs anywhere in the world or at a merchant outlet outside India due to insufficient funds will be charged at Rs. 25 per transaction (plus taxes)|
|Add-on debit card - Regular||Free|
|Add-on debit card - Titanium Royale||Rs. 250 per year (plus taxes)|
|Add-on debit card - Women's Card||Free|
|InstaPay||Rs. 10 (plus taxes) per transaction|
|Visa Money Transfer||Rs. 5 (plus taxes) per transaction|
|NEFT charges - Inward||NIL|
|NEFT charges - outward||
|NEFT Charges for Indo-Nepal transactions||Customers having NSBL*A/c - Rs. 20/-
Customers having non-NSBL* A/c
Upto Rs. 5,000 - Rs 70/-
Above Rs. 5,000 - Rs. 95/-
* Nepal State Bank Ltd
|RTGS - Outward||RTGS - Outward:
Above Rs. 2 Lakhs to 5 Lakhs - Rs. 25 (exclusive of taxes) per transaction
Above Rs 5. lakh - Rs. 50 (exclusive of taxes) per transaction
|RTGS - Inward||NIL|
|IMPS (Immediate Payment Service) – Outward
|IMPS (Immediate Payment Service) - Inward||NIL|
|Any deliverable returned by courier due to negative reasons (no such consignee/consignee shifted and non-existent address)||Rs. 50/- per instance|
|TIN regeneration (requests received at the branch for a physical dispatch)||Rs 50/- per instance|
|IPIN regeneration (requests received at the branch for a physical dispatch)||Rs 100/- per instance|
|SI rejects||Rs. 200/- per instance|
Click here to view charges applicable effective 1st September 2013
*At home branch for account holders (individuals)
Note : Service/Transaction charges will be applied in the current month based on the AMB maintianed in the account in the previous month
Service/Transaction charges based on non - maintainence of AMB (as specified above) do not apply to Preferred , Corporate Salary & SuperSaver customers
The PhoneBanking charges will apply on transaction that are available on the IVRInteractive voice response (IVR) is a technology that allows a computer to interact with humans through the use of voice and keypad inputs. but are done through the PhoneBanking Executive
Effective 1st April 2012, all fees and charges, mentioned in the Tariff of charges, will attract Service Tax @12% and Education Cess @3% of the Service Tax amount.
What is the time taken to realize outstation cheques?
The indicative time taken for the realization of outstation cheques is given below:
- Cheques drawn where HDFC Bank has a branch, credit will be given on receipt of clear funds in:
- Main metro locations (Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, New Delhi): 7 working days
- Metro centers and state capitals (other than those of North Eastern states and Sikkim): Maximum period of 10 working days.
- In all other centres where we have branches: maximum period of 14 working days.
- Cheques drawn on non-branch locations where we have a tie-up with correspondent banks, credit will be given on receipt of clear funds: Within a maximum period of 14 working days
- Cheques drawn on non-branch locations where we do not have a tie-up with correspondent banks, credit will be given on receipt of clear funds: Within a maximum period of 14 working days
What is the procedure to add applicants to your Saving Accounts?
To add an applicant to your savings account, kindly follow the steps below:
- Submit a letter to the branch specifying that you would like to add another applicant to your existing account (mention the name of the applicant in the letter) and sign the letter (all existing applicants must sign)
- Submit a completely filled fresh account opening form available at all HDFC Bank branches. The account opening form should contain a photograph of new applicant (to be added in existing account)
- The account opening form should contain specimen signatures of all existing applicants, including the new applicant (to be added in existing account)
- Submit a proof of identification of the new applicant (provided the applicant does not have any other account with Bank)
- Submit an address proof of the new applicant
All the existing applicants in your account are required to be physically present at the branch, along with the new applicant. As soon as the form and other documents are received and found to be in order, the name will be added to the account within 7 working days, provided no exceptions are found. This will be followed up with the deliverables, as requested at the time of name addition.
For more details, Contact Us
How is the average monthly balance (AMB) calculated?
The AMB is average monthly balance which is worked out on a calendar month. This is the average of the closing credit balance in the account at the end of each day during the calendar month (i.e. a total of the daily closing credit balance divided by the total number of days in the month). If this average is less than the average monthly balance requirement, the charges for non-maintenance will be levied at the beginning of the following month along with the Service Tax and Education Cess at the applicable rates.
For complete details on charges for non-maintenance of AMB Click here
What are the charges levied on your account if the required average monthly balance (AMB) has not been maintained?
If your Average Monthly Balance (AMB) has not been maintained in the previous month, please click here for more details regarding the charges applicable for transactions on the savings account.
Please refer to the following options to know the type of charges levied in your account:
- Cheque Book
- Cheque return charges drawn on us - Local
- Cheques deposited - outward
- Branch transactions
- PhoneBanking - Non IVRInteractive voice response (IVR) is a technology that allows a computer to interact with humans through the use of voice and keypad inputs.
- Debit Card - Transaction Charge - HDFC Bank ATM's
As per the Finance Bill 2009, all fees and charges mentioned above will attract Service Tax @ 12% and Education Cess @ 3% of the service tax amount effective 24th February 2009.
If you wish to know more about Account Statements or want to know its status if requested, please call up PhoneBanking or write to us with full details viz. date of request, mode of request and period of request.
How can you transfer your Savings Account from one branch to another?
Following is the process to be followed to transfer your account from one branch to another:
- An account transfer form, signed by all applicants, given at any of our branches. We recommend that you submit the form at the branch that you want your account transferred to.
- There will be no change in your account number. You can continue to use your existing chequebook, debit card etc