by Vinaya HS on August 4, 2009
Thanks for visiting Capital Advisor. I frequently update this blog to cover various topics on personal finance such as investment strategies. financial products that you should buy and ones that you really should stay away from, financial calculators. emerging themes such as early retirement and financial independence. and much more. You can Subscribe through Email and receive new articles directly in your Inbox or you can Subscribe through the RSS Feed and receive new articles in your feed reader .
I have had the unfortunate privilege of owning a HDFC Bank 3-in-1 Account (Savings, Demat — linked to Savings, and Trading). The Demat and Trading accounts were used for a grand total of two transactions. The Savings account saw a token amount being deposited, then saw the two transactions, and then saw a zero balance. To date, I have no idea why I opened this account. I closed the Trading account by handing over a simple letter at the base branch. The Demat account couldn’t be closed because it was linked to the Savings, which therefore needed to be closed first.
Here’s how you can close your HDFC Bank Savings Account :
- Reduce your account balance to zero.
- Take a photocopy/scan of your debit card (for backup and safety).
- Take a photocopy/scan of the first and last unused check leaves in your checkbook (for backup and safety).
- Go to your
base branch (where you opened your account).
- Fill out an account closure form.
- You’ll be intimated of your account closure by post. If you don’t receive any intimation within a week or two, call customer care and confirm account closure (keep your Customer ID and Phone Banking PIN handy).
- Tear-up your unused check leaves, debit card, and any other leftovers.
Any balance leftover in the account after closure will be returned via. demand draft. Uncredited interest amount, if any, will be accounted for in this reimbursement.
Here’s a pictorial view of the end of my HDFC Bank Savings Account.
Tip Tuesdays is my initiative to share practical personal finance tips — every Tuesday. I’d be delighted if you could share a tip or two from your own experiences. Drop a comment to submit your tip. And, as always, do spread the word if you find this useful.
Thanks for reading this article. I'd love to hear your opinion. Please use the comments section below to share your thoughts. I frequently write new articles that also cover several other aspects of personal finance including credit cards . financial goals . health insurance . income tax . life insurance . mutual funds . retirement planning . and much more. You can Subscribe through Email and receive new articles directly in your Inbox or you can Subscribe through the RSS Feed and receive new articles in your feed reader .