NRE Savings Account

Open an NRE Savings Account

At a Glance

As an NRI, you can deposit your foreign currency earnings easily into NRE accounts. There is no limit on the amount you can repatriate to your country of residence. You can even withdraw from your NRE savings account in Indian Rupees.

You can choose to open your NRE savings account individually or jointly with another non-resident Indian. You can also invest online in mutual funds easily through your NRE account.

An NRE account from DBS Treasures offers a competitive interest rate on your savings account and fixed deposits. It also has a host of exclusive benefits and privileges that go beyond traditional banking.

Keep your money working

Earn up to 3.5% interest p.a. on your savings account

Remit funds to and from India

Remit money to and from your account with interest earned being completely tax-free

Enjoy bespoke privileges

40+ privileges with a DBS Treasures NRE savings account

Open an NRE Savings Account

Features and Benefits

  • Earn high NRE account rate of interest of up to 3.5% per annum on savings parked in the account.
  • Principal and interest amounts earned are fully and freely repatriable
  • Transfer money anywhere in the world easily and safely with internet banking and mobile banking services
  • A joint NRE account can be opened along with another Non-Resident Indian or Person of Indian Origin (PIO) and operated on either or survivor basis
  • An NRE account can be used to make investments in India across mutual funds
  • Both principal and interest earned are tax free in India

Open an NRE Savings Account

Fees and Charges

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Eligibility Criteria

The following individuals are eligible to open an NRE Savings Account:

  • NRI (Non Resident Indian)
  • An Indian citizen residing outside India for employment, studies or business
  • Individual posted in UN Organisation or official deputed abroad by the Government of India or public sector undertakings
  • Indian nationals who may be mariners or seafarers working on oil rigs or registered foreign airlines
  • PIO (The Person of Indian origin) / OCI (Overseas Citizen of India)
  • Has held an Indian passport at any point of time
  • A parent or their grandparent was a citizen of India under the Constitution of India or India Citizen Act 1955
  • Is a spouse of an Indian Citizen or spouse of PIO

Open an NRE Savings Account

Documents Required

For NRI (Non-Resident Indian)

  • Copy of valid passport (pages with your name, address, date of birth, date and place of issue, expiry date, photograph, address, signature, immigration stamp and visa pages, if any)
  • Proof of NRI status, by way of valid employment/residence visa copy or work/residence permit
  • Proof of Overseas and Indian Address (as per Customer Identification Policy)
  • Copy of Indian PAN card or Form 60
  • Recent passport size colour photograph
  • Additionally, for seafarers: Current work contract and copy of CDC along with the last page of disembarkation stamp & FEMA declaration is required to confirm NRI status

For PIO (Person of Indian Origin)

  • Copy of valid passport (pages with your name, address, date of birth, date and place of issue, expiry date, photograph, signature and observation page, if any)
  • Copy of valid PIO/OCI card or any other proof of PIO status (as per Customer Identification Policy)
  • Proof of overseas and Indian address (as per Customer Identification Policy)
  • Duly signed and filled-in PIO declaration
  • Copy of Indian PAN Card or Form 60
  • Recent passport size colour photograph

How to Apply

Open an NRE Savings Account

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Frequently Asked Questions

In what currency is my DBS Treasures NRE savings account maintained?

Your DBS Treasures NRE savings account is maintained in Indian rupees

What is the minimum relationship value required to open a DBS Treasures account?

A DBS Treasures account can be opened with INR 5 lakhs. However, the Total Relationship Value (TRV) must grow to a minimum of INR 30 lakhs in 6 months. The Total Relationship Value (TRV) is across all accounts in a family and calculated by aggregating average quarterly savings account balances and end of period term deposits, insurance, investments and mortgage loan outstanding. 40% of the net balance of the loan (Home Loan / LAP) will be considered towards TRV computation.

What is the frequency of interest paid on savings in the NRE account?

Interest on savings is paid at quarterly intervals each year, i.e., on 31st March, 30th June, 30th September and 31st December of every year. This may be subject to change.

Can I repatriate the funds parked in my NRE savings account?

Yes, you can repatriate both the principal amounts parked and the interest earned in NRE accounts.

Do I have to pay any taxes on funds placed in this account?

No, sums placed in this account and the interest earned are tax free in India.

Is it possible to open an NRE account by transferring funds from my NRO account?

Yes, you can open an NRE account by transferring funds from NRO accounts subject to a maximum of USD 1 million or equivalent in a financial year, subject to submission of necessary documents as applicable.

Can I register a nominee on my NRE savings account?

Yes, you can register a nominee.

Can I access my NRE account when I am abroad? If yes, how can I do so?

Yes, you can access your NRE account while you are abroad. Log in through the DBS Treasures Internet or mobile banking services. You can also reach out to your dedicated Relationship Manager.

Can I assign a power of attorney?

Yes, you can assign a power of attorney to carry out transactions on your behalf; however, she / he can have only limited access to your account.