Banks, including HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank and Axis Bank, from March 1 started imposing a minimum charge of Rs 150 per transaction for cash deposits and withdrawals beyond four free transactions in a month. The new charges would apply to savings as well as salary accounts. The bank would also cap the third party cash transactions at Rs 25,000 per day, while cash handling charges would be withdrawn.
You can read about then details of this move here: Banks to levy Rs 150 after 4 cash transactions
Business Standard did a quick poll on Twitter yesterday and the results show how unpopular this move is
We asked: Are banks justified in charging customers for cash transactions in their own accounts?
Out of 575 responses, 78 per cent replied in the negative while 22 per cent supported the banks’ move. Read more