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RBI Significantly Raises Bulk Deposit Limit for Large UCBs to ₹1 Crore and Above

In a significant move, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to substantially increase the bulk deposit limit for large urban co-operative banks (UCBs). The new limit now stands at ₹1 crore and above, a notable surge from the previous threshold of ₹15 lakh and above.

Applicability to Tier 3 and Tier 4 UCBs

The enhanced bulk deposit limit is specifically applicable to UCBs falling within the Tier 3 category, characterized by deposits ranging from ₹1,000 crore to ₹10,000 crore, and Tier 4 category, encompassing UCBs with deposits exceeding ₹10,000 crore.

Uniform Interest Rates for Deposits Below ₹1 Crore

Previously, a deposit of ₹15 lakh and above was considered a bulk deposit across all UCBs, allowing discerning customers to negotiate interest rates with the banks. However, with the revised threshold set at ₹1 crore and above, customers depositing amounts below this limit will now earn a uniform rate of interest.

Impact on Co-operative Banking Dynamics

Co-operative banking experts suggest that this adjustment in bulk deposit limits will bring about a standardized approach to interest rates for deposits below ₹1 crore, streamlining banking interactions. It is noted that for all other UCBs, excluding scheduled UCBs in Tiers 3 and 4, the definition of bulk deposit remains unchanged as “single rupee term deposits of ₹15 lakh and above,” ensuring continuity for a majority of co-operative banks.

Important Questions Related to Exams

  1. What is the new bulk deposit limit set by the RBI for large urban co-operative banks?
  2. How does the revised limit compare to the previous threshold?
  3. In which specific tiers of urban co-operative banks (UCBs) does the enhanced bulk deposit limit apply?
  4. What are the deposit ranges for Tier 3 and Tier 4 UCBs?

Please provide your answers in the comment section!!

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