BANK OF BAHRAIN AND KUWAIT B.S.C

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As a special Celebration of “AZADI KA AMRIT MAHOTSAVA “ BBK-INDIA OFFERS ALL ITS ESTEEMED NRI CUSTOMERS TO AVAIL THE VERY SPECIAL FOREIGN CURRENCY DEPOSIT RATES FOR THEIR FRESH FCNR/RFC DEPOSITS AS WELL AS MATURED RENEWALS DURING LIMITED PERIOD i.e BETWEEN AUGUST 01- AUGUST 15,2022. DEPOSIT AMOUNT-USD 5,000.00 AND ABOVE: TENOR- 01-03 YEARS.:RATE – 2.75% p.a: OFER PERIOD – AUGUST 01- AUGUST 15, 2022 ONLY.

Dear Customer, as a valuable customer for our bank we welcome you to join the FX retail platform through the link https://www.fxretail.co.in/#/ for getting access to Forex dealing in USD/INR currency pair. In case of further queries, you can reach us on 022- 22-43349205/43349256/43349257 to Mr. B. Harikumar / Mr. S. Venkatachalam / Mr. Ankush Jain – Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait B.S.C"

“ATM/Debit card can be managed/blocked using mobile banking app “BBKonnect”- please download from App Store/ Play store.”

Dear Customer, Consequent upon spurt in COVID-19 cases across India and Government/local bodies actions, we request all our valued customers to use online banking for their regular banking transactions and also minimize use of cash as low as possible. Currency changing hands may also be carrying virus. For any help and details visit our website www.bbkindia.com . We assure our commitment to you and thank you for your co-operation in the current situation"

Reserve Bank of India(RBI) vide circular No DPSS.CO.RPPD.No 309/04.07.005/2020-21 dated Sepetember 25,2020 had announced introduction of Positive Pay System for CTS for all cheques value Rs 50000.00/- and above.

Dear Customer, As per Govt. guidelines and to ensure the health and safety of our customers,vendors and employees, all visitors to our branches are required to wear a face mask maintain social distancing. Entry will be allowed post screening for body temperature and status on the Aarogya Setu app. We request your co-operation in compliance of these guidelines.

An Appeal (Hindi-pdf) with reference to Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package, in the light of COVID-19.

“Dear Customer,Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait B.S.C. will never ask you to share sensitive information like OTP, CVV, passwords for moratorium on loan EMIs or any other payment. Beware of such fraudulent calls or emails. DO NOT share your OTP, User ID, Password, CVV, Expiry date etc with anyone. Stay safe and stay alert. To know more, visit www.bbkindia.com”

“Thank you for choosing to do business with BBK. Due to global COVID-19 pandemic, there is a great deal of uncertainty in the markets and in the current situation, BBK highlights the need for clients to carefully consider any new product and independently review risks at this highly sensitive and volatile time. We caution our clients to remain focused and vigilant in these times as the human, economic and financial impacts of this pandemic have already been huge, and it is not yet clear how quickly the situation will be brought under control and normal economic activity can resume.”

“As per RBI guidelines, National Electronic Fund Transfer (NEFT) is available 24 x 7 with effect from December 16, 2019.”

* TDS of 2% would be levied on cash withdrawals exceeding Rs 1 crore during a financial year. Click here for further details.

* Waiver / reduction of NEFT/RTGS charges with immediate effect Refer schedule of charges for details. Please click here for Revised service charges w.e.f.15.11.2019.

*Banking Facilities for Senior Citizens and Differently abled Persons.

* W.E.F 01.07.2017 Bank has been collecting GST @18% on applicable commission/service charges in lieu of service tax @15%.

* W.E.F 01.07.2017 GST on Forex conversions are being collected. Click here for rates.

* Please click here for current MCLR rates.

* Please click here for current interest rates on deposits.

* Details of Unclaimed Deposits. Please click here.

* FREE OF CHARGE unlimited usage of BBK ATM cards in other Banks’ ATMs.BBK ATM cards can be used in all ATMs of NPCI member Banks network. Click here for details.

*Safe Deposit Lockers facility available at our Hyderabad, Aluva & New Delhi branches. Please contact branch for details.

* Interest on all types of Savings Deposit shall be credited at quarterly intervals on the last working day of March, June, September and December.

* As per Income Tax rules, applicable TDS on deposit account is deductible on accrued interest. TDS so deducted is non-refundable.

* Customers are advised to register their mandates for payment before maturity on joint deposits held on "Either or Survivor" or "Former or Survivor" basis.

* Customers are advised to issue CTS compliant cheques only.

* BBK presently does not have any 3rd Party Agents/DSAs. The marketing & processing of all products are done through its branches, by the bank staff.

* Rupee Floating Loans/ Credit limits shall now be priced at MCLR effective 01/04/2016"click here for details

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Citizen Charter

We assure that we shall act fairly and reasonably in all our dealings with you on ethical principles of integrity and transparency in respect of services we offer, and in the procedures and practices our staff follow and make sure our products and services meet relevant laws and regulations.

We will help you to understand how our financial products and services work by giving you information about them.

Before you become a customer, we will give you clear information explaining the key features of the services and products which you are interested in and give you information on any type of account facility which we have to offer.

We shall tell you what information we need from you, before opening any deposit a/c, to prove your identity and address and to comply with legal and regulatory requirements, and request for additional information about you, your business/ profession and your family. The Bank before opening any deposit account will carry out due diligence as required under "Know Your Customer" (KYC) guidelines issued by RBI and or such other norms or procedures adopted by the Bank. This will involve satisfying about the identity of the person, verification of address, satisfying about his occupation and source of income, obtaining introduction of the prospective depositor from a person acceptable to the Bank and obtaining recent photograph of the person's opening / operating the account. In addition to the due diligence requirements, under KYC norms the Bank is required by law to obtain Permanent Account Number (PAN) or General Index Register (GIR) Number or alternatively declaration in Form No. 60 or 61 as specified under the Income Tax Act / Rules.

If the decision to open an account of a prospective depositor requires clearance at a higher level, reasons for any delay in opening of the account will be informed and the final decision of the Bank will be conveyed at the earliest.

We will give you upfront details of any interest and/ or charges applicable to the products chosen by you. You can also find out about our charges by contacting our staff at the branch where you have your account.

We will seek your specific consent for giving details of your name, address etc. to any third party including other entities in our group, for marketing purposes.

We will make sure that all advertising and promotional material is clear, fair, reasonable and not misleading.

To help you manage your account and check entries on it, we will give you account statements at regular intervals or Pass Book for the type of account you have. You can ask us to provide you with account statements more often than is normally available on your type of account, but there may be a charge for this service.

We will tell you about the clearing cycle, including when you can withdraw money after lodging collection instruments and when you will start to earn interest.

We will keep original cheques paid from your account or copies, for such periods as required by law. If, within a reasonable period after the entry has been made on your statement, there is a dispute about a cheque paid from your account, we will provide you with the necessary information for evidence -subject to a possible charge for the same.

In the event your cheque book, passbook or ATM card has been lost or stolen, or that someone else knows your PIN (Personal Identification Number) or other security information, we will, on your notifying us, take immediate steps to try to prevent these from being misused.

The customer information collected from the customers shall not be used for cross selling of services or products among the banks, their subsidiaries or affiliates. We will treat all your personal information as private and confidential (even when you are no longer our customer). including entities in our group, other than in the following four exceptional circumstances for which we are permitted to do so :-

  • If we have to give the information by law.
  • If there is a duty to the public to reveal the information in the interest of the public at large.
  • If our interests require us to give the information (for example, to prevent fraud) but we will not use this as a reason for giving information about you or your accounts (including your name and address) to anyone else, including other companies in our group, for marketing purposes.
  • If you ask us to reveal the information, or if we have your permission to provide such information to our group/associate/entities or companies when we have tie-up arrangements for providing other financial service products.

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