Dhanlaxmi Bank vs South Indian Bank

Dhanlaxmi Bank vs South Indian Bank

Dhanlaxmi Bank offers the Dhanam Genius Savings Account in addition to its generic savings account for children. South Indian Bank offers a dedicated account for students called the Junior Savings Account.

Children’s Savings Accounts from Dhanlaxmi Bank

Dhanlaxmi Bank offers a specific savings account for children called Dhanam Genius Savings Account. In addition, its Regular Savings Account can also be opened on behalf of minors.

Dhanam Genius Savings Account

The Dhanam Genius Savings Account is available for children in the age bracket of 10 to 23 years.

Features

  • The account only needs a minimum balance of Rs. 500
  • Comes with an auto sweep facility that puts any amount in multiples of Rs. 1,000 in a fixed deposit for 30 days when the balance crosses Rs. 5,000. Nonetheless, accountholders can withdraw the amount at any point of time
  • The Dhanam Genius Savings Account allows up to Rs. 5,000 in ATM withdrawals or POS transactions
  • The bank offers complimentary ATM card and up to 2 NEFT or RTGS transactions as well as demand drafts or postal orders per month. Accountholders can get a personalised photo on the card for a payment of Rs. 200

Regular Savings Account

The standard savings account from the bank comes with the following features.

Features

  • Needs an average monthly balance of Rs. 1,000
  • Comes with a free chequebook and unlimited non-cash (POS, etc.) transactions
  • The bank offers a doorstep banking service with this account

Children’s Savings Accounts from South Indian Bank

South Indian Bank offers children and youth-centric accounts as well as savings accounts for women and senior citizens in addition to general savings accounts.

Junior Savings Account

This account is primarily meant for students.

Features

  • Children above the age of 10 years can open the account
  • All they need is an introduction from the principal, head of department (for college) and a photo ID card. Other standard introduction measures also work
  • The minimum amount needed to open this account is Rs. 10 though the minimum balance needed is Rs. 150. The bank gives a time of three months to take the balance to this level
  • Chequebooks and online banking are made available when the child reaches the age of 18 years and keeps an average balance of Rs. 1,000
  • The bank offers a complimentary ATM-debit card to kids having the Junior Savings Account
  • Children with this account are eligible to apply for education loans from South Indian Bank

Reference Facts

  • Dhanlaxmi Bank Website: www.dhanbank.com
  • Headquarters: Thrissur, Kerala
  • Call Centre Number: 0487 661 3000
  • South Indian Bank Website: www.southindianbank.com
  • Headquarters: Thrissur, Kerala
  • Call Centre Number: 1800 425 1809, 1800 102 9408