Bank of India vs Ujjivan Small Finance Bank Limited

Bank of India vs Ujjivan Small Finance Bank

Bank of India has a youth-oriented account called BOI Star Yuva Account while Ujjivan Small Finance Bank offers a dedicated kid’s savings account.

Children’s Savings Accounts from Bank of India

Bank of India does not have a specific children’s savings account, though it does have an account for the youth called BOI Star Yuva Account. Minors can open a standard savings account.

BOI Star Yuva Account

The account was conceptualised to inculcate saving habits among the youth. The website does not specifically provide a minimum age for account opening but from reading of the features it seems to be young adults aged 18 years or above.

Features

  • The minimum quarterly balance requirement is Rs. 2,500 in rural and semi-urban areas and Rs. 5,000 in urban areas and metros
  • BOI offers a complimentary insurance of Rs. 50,000 for account holders in the 18-21 years age category and of Rs. 5,00,000 (Rs. 5 lakh) for account holders above 21 years
  • The bank also offers reward points for every time the account debit card is used for cash withdrawals in its ATMs. 20 reward points are given at BOI Star Yuva Account opening

Savings Bank Ordinary Account

The account is the standard savings account that can be opened for a minor, usually under joint names.

Features

  • Being a nationalised bank, BOI is able to offer its Savings Bank Ordinary Account with considerable low balance requirements. The initial deposit and average quarterly balance is Rs. 500 if the minor / guardian needs a chequebook and Rs. 100 if the account is operated without a chequebook
  • The bank offers certain benefits to customers of the savings account. For instance, an online income tax filing facility, free payment of utility bills and a BOI-National Swasthya Bima Policy floater mediclaim policy in collaboration with National Insurance at a low premium. A point to note is that kids usually do not need these services

Children’s Savings Accounts from Ujjivan Small Finance Bank Limited

Ujjivan Small Finance Bank offers a dedicated savings account for minors.

Minor Account

The account can be opened jointly with a parent or guardian.

Features

  • There is no minimum balance requirement on the account, and consequently no charges on non-maintenance of the said balance
  • The account is operated by the parent or guardian until the child reaches the age of majority. The minor cannot operate the account independently
  • Minor accountholders get a personalised RuPay Classic Debit Card on request once they cross the age of 10 years
  • The Minor Account is converted into a regular savings account once the child reaches the age of maturity
  • The bank offers a free SMS facility on the guardian’s or the accountholder’s registered mobile number
  • Accountholders also get access to NEFT, RTGS and IMPS

Reference Facts

  • Bank of India Website: www.bankofindia.co.in
  • Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Call Centre Toll Free Number: 1800 220 229, 1800 103 1906
  • Ujjivan Small Finance Bank Website: www.ujjivansfb.in
  • Headquarters: Bengaluru, Karnataka
  • Call Centre Number: 1800 208 2121