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IPPB Cash and AEPS Transaction Charges | IPPB Charges on Cash Transactions and AEPS (Aadhar Enabled PaymentSystem) w.e.f 01st April 2021

Introduction of Charges on Cash and AePS transactions Rationale and Negligible Customer Impact

 


To All Branch and Circle Offices,

 

As per the market practices and keeping in mind optimum pricing for the products and services offered by the bank, to balance the objective of bank’s profitability while providing the best services to the customers without letting someone take undue advantage of NIL pricing and put strain on the bank’s operations, Executive Level Risk Management Committee (ELRMC) of the Bank has approved introduction of charges on following services in the quantum as mentioned in the table below.

 

Cash Transaction Charges

Account Type

Transaction Type

Free Limit

Charges

 

Basic Savings Account

 

Cash Withdrawal

Free, up to 4 transactions per month.

Post free limit, 0.50% of the value subject to minimum Rs. 25 per

transaction.

Basic Savings Account

Cash Deposits

Free

NA

 

Savings (other than Basic SA) & Current Accounts

 

Cash Withdrawal

Free, up to Rs. 25,000            per month.

Post free limit, 0.50% of the value subject to minimum Rs. 25 per transaction

 

Savings (other than Basic SA) & Current Accounts

 

Cash Deposits

Free, up to Rs. 10,000            per month.

Post free limit, 0.50% of the value subject to minimum Rs. 25 per transaction

  

AePS Transaction Charges

Transaction Type

Charges

 

 

Free     Limit   for       AePS transactions:

Free Unlimited transactions over IPPB network (Acquirer transactions): Non-IPPB customer served by IPPB network

Up to 3 Transactions over Non-IPPB Network (Issuer Transactions) per month (including AePS Cash Deposit, Withdrawal and Mini-Statement): IPPB Customer transacting on other Network

AePS Cash Deposit

Post free limit, Rs. 20 per transaction.

AePS Cash Deposit

Post free limit, Rs. 20 per transaction.

AePS Mini Statement

Post free limit, Rs. 5 per transaction.

AePS Fund Transfer

1% of transaction amount subject to minimum of Rs. 1 and maximum of Rs. 20 per transaction

Aadhay Purchase Pay

Free

 

Above charges are exclusive of GST/ CESS which will be levied with GST at the applicable rates.

 

Illustration of Charge scenarios:

 

AePS:

If a customer undertakes 1 AePS cash withdrawal and 2 Mini statement over Non IPPB network, free limit for the month will be exhausted and any additional transaction over Non IPPB network will attract charge as per Transaction type.

Cash:

If a customer (Non BSBDA Scheme) attempts very 1st transactions of the Months of Rs 27000 cash withdrawal- Charge to be levied as Free limit of 25000 exhausted. Will be charged at Rs 25 + GST.

If a customer (Non BSBDA Scheme) has already undertaken cash deposit of RS 9500 in the month and attempting to deposit Rs 7000 in cash - Charge to be levied as Free limit of 10000 exhausted. Will be charged at Rs 32.50/- + GST (0.5% on Rs 6500/-)

If a customer (BSBDA Scheme) has already withdrawn 4 times in the month, each withdrawal of say Rs 15000/- and attempts to withdraw fifth time for Rs 2000/- in the same month. Free limit of 4 transactions exhausted. Will be charged at Rs 25/-

 

Cash Transactions:

Basis analysis of ongoing Cash withdrawal transactions, it was observed that only 4% of all Cash withdrawals are above 10,000 in a month and such transactions are originated only by less than 0.1% of our customer base. Despite this negligible impact on a very miniscule customer segment, Bank has proposed to keep Cash withdrawals free up to a sum of Rs 25,000/- per month. Only Transactions cumulating above the threshold of Rs 25000 is proposed to be charged.

 

Similarly, only 2% of all Cash deposits cumulated for a month are above 10,000. Such customers as percentage of our customer base is a tiny 0.2%.

 

Proposed charges will help deter such customers who undertake high volume cash deposit in SB account due to existing charges being levied in Current account and attempt to route business transactions through saving account. This also encourages customer to use, more frequently, ubiquitous digital channels made available. The free services are also being misused by some players for cash burial and cash availability. Charging for these transactions is also a market practice.

 

AePS Transactions:

 

AePS services were thrown open to customers of all Banks participating in the AEPS network to leverage the expansive reach and network of IPPB across the length & breadth of the country. The services have gained massive acceptance specifically beneficiaries of the Government’s social benefits schemes and subsidy payments. While our offering has been a huge success and scaling new milestones with every passing month, the services have been subject to misuse and abuse also to an extent by Business Correspondents (BCs) of various other banks. 

Some of the common malpractices prevalent in the market include Transactions Splitting, Round tripping, Circular movement of funds. All these result in extraordinary cost for IPPB which has to part with higher interchange payouts to other banks, pulling down the overall profitability of AePS as a product.

 

With unlimited Free transaction over vast network of IPPB Access points, AePS continues to remain absolutely free for all customers if availed at one of the Bank’s access points. But given the fact that access points have certain restriction on being operational round the clock, and customer may have urgent needs, up to 3 transactions per month have been permitted free over Non IPPB network of BC’s.

 

 

Circle and Branch offices are requested to convey the real purpose and very negligible customer impact of the proposed charges to End users.

 

As per regulatory guidelines, Customers have been informed through SMS about the proposed charges in advance. A schedule of proposed charges with date has been put on the website as well.

 

These charges would be made effective starting from 1st April 2021 only and charges will be applied/recovered centrally.

 

 Easwaran V

  Chief Operating Officer





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