What are the precautions I should take before closing my HDFC bank account ?

POSTED BY Karthik Reddy Chintaparthi ON March 13, 2014 3:26 pm COMMENTS (5)

Hi, I would like to close my HDFC bank salary account forever. What are the precautions I should take ? Does anyone face problems earlier ?Should I clear the money from account completely before initiating the request for closure ?

Please share your experiences & advices.

Thanks !

5 replies on this article “What are the precautions I should take before closing my HDFC bank account ?”

  1. Unknown says:

    Hi ashal

    I have salary account with hdfc bank and want to close it down as have shifted the location and have not been using the account from past 1.5 years. I visited my nearest hdfc branch to close my ac but I am charged with rs 8500 as penalty. I have escalated my problem to customer care department. I don’t think am suppose to pay anything to the bank for not keeping minimum bal. If the bank has problem they should have deactivated my account for having zero bal. Y am I charged for it. Its ridiculous.

    1. Sorry, but charging penalty for minimum balance is as per RBI guidelines and banking standard. How will the bank know if you want to close the account or not, They cant close it just because it has ZERO balance.

  2. ashalanshu says:

    Dear Karthik, I do not think that any penalty or charge ‘ll be levied on account closure.

    Thanks

    Ashal

  3. ashalanshu says:

    Dear Karthik, let the money remain there in the account. Visit the HDFC branch, with your ATM card and cheque book. Before closing the account, staff ‘ll ask for a cheque to withdraw the amount in cash to you. If the amount is huge, you can transfer a major part of it before visiting the branch for account closing.

    Thanks

    Ashal

    1. Karthik Reddy Chintaparthi says:

      Thanks for the reply Ashal. I have been maintaining a quarterly balance of 20K. Do you see any charges getting levied for closure of account ? Please share your experiences if any.

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