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The United Kingdom is home to a significant number of Non-Resident Indians who have close family ties back home. Many of them have also invested in property and financial securities in India. As a result, they frequently need to send money from the UK to India to meet their financial obligations. Thanks to easy remittance services, money transfers from the UK to India are now effortless, especially if you have an NRE account.

 

At a Glance

No matter why you wish to send money from the UK to India – be it to buy a property, make a donation, pay for family expenses or settle other financial commitments – one of the easiest ways to do so is to remit it to an NRE account.

An NRE account allows you to transfer your foreign currency earnings and hold it in rupees and use the funds for local expenses. What's more is that you can freely repatriate the money in an NRE account back to the UK whenever you wish.

 

Inward Remittances

An NRE account comes with multiple inward remittance benefits, including:

  • Preferential Exchange Rates: To avail preferential rates as an NRE account holder, you can give instructions while initiating the transfer for the conversion of GBP to INR at the time of credit.
  • No Service Charges: DBS Bank levies no additional services charges for credits to an NRE account from abroad. Only the Fx conversion fees will be levied.
  • 24-Hour Credit: When you transfer to a DBS Treasures NRE account, the beneficiary account gets credited within 24 hours* of DBS Bank receiving instructions.

*T&Cs Apply


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NRE Account Benefits

  • Open Your Account from Anywhere: You can open an NRE account remotely across the world
  • Enjoy Special privileges: Enjoy up to 40 exclusive privileges like global travel and medical assistance, overseas educational concierge, tax and trust planning, legal services, etc.
  • Get Higher Interest Rates: Benefit from attractive interest rates on your savings and deposits in an NRE account
  • Have a Dedicated Relationship Manager: Get assisted by an experienced specialist in case you have any queries
  • Gain tax benefits: Interest earned on your NRE savings account and deposits are exempt from tax in India
  • Enjoy family privileges: A DBS Treasures NRE account comes with over 40 privileges, including global travel and medical assistance, educational concierge for your children, property management service, tax and trust planning, legal services, etc.
  • Transfer Unlimited Amounts from the UK to India: You can send as much money as you wish to your NRE account and you can transfer it back any time.
  • Pay utility and Other Bills Easily: You can use Internet banking and mobile banking facilities to pay for all your shopping, investment and utility bills online in India.

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Service Charges

You do not have to pay any additional service charges to receive money in a DBS Treasures NRE account.

International Funds TransferService Charge
Credit to DBS Treasures Account for Inward remittanceFree
Returned funds for unapplied OTT / ITT (for inward remittance)All INR 500 + Swift Charges
 

Money Transfer Options

You can choose any method of transfer available to you in the UK – be it online money transfers, wire transfers, bank-to-bank transfers, netbanking, etc. – to send money to an NRE account in India. The process may vary depending on the method you choose, but do keep your NRE account details handy.

If you do not have an NRE account, you can open one with DBS Treasures.

 

How to Apply

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Frequently Asked Questions

To transfer money to India from your bank account in the UK, please reach out to your local bank and they will tell you which documents to submit. The list will vary depending on your preferred mode of transfer. You will need to fill a digital form with the details of the beneficiary account, the amount you wish to transfer, and the money transfer method.


There is no limit on the amount you can transfer to India from the UK.


Yes, as per the RBI guidelines, whenever you remit money from abroad, you are required to mention the reason for transferring the funds on the remittance form.

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