Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Bank Deposit Accounts

The first function of commercial bank is to receive deposits. Usually, the customers can deposit their money in several kinds of bank accounts. Some of them are as follows:

1) Fixed Deposit Account: This account is opened for a definite period of time without the expiry of which the amount cannot be withdrawn. The rate of interest is higher than that of savings account. The greater the period for which money is deposited the higher the interest rate is offered.

2) Savings Account: It was introduced by the banks for those who have low incomes and small savings. Those who open it include students, salaried persons, and small traders.

3) Current Account: It is the most popular form of bank account. Current account is operated by businessman. In this account the customer is authorized to deposit or withdraw money any time in or from the bank. The bank does not pay any interest.

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