Banking Awareness 2017 – Retail Banking Products in India | Types of Accounts, Products, Definitions

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What is Retail Banking?

Investopedia defines: Retail banking, also known as consumer banking, is the typical mass-market banking in which individual customers use local branches of larger commercial banks. Services offered include savings and checking accounts, mortgages, personal loans, debit/credit cards and certificates of deposit (CDs).

Retail Banking Products in India


  • Current A/c: Current account is one of the two component accounts of the balance of payments of a nation. It records the trade of goods and services of an economy with other countries of the world.
  • Savings A/c: A savings account is one of the simplest types of bank accounts available to consumers, letting you store cash securely and earn interest on your money.
  • Salary A/c: It is usually opened by the Company, where your salary is deposited. You can maintain ZERO Balance.
  • Minor A/c: Minimum 10 years old to open this account.
  • Recurring A/c: It can be opened by any Individual for regular fixed amount every month into their Recurring Deposit account and earn interest at the rate applicable to Fixed Deposits.
  • Fixed or Term Deposits A/c: A type of savings account or certificate of deposit where deposits are made for a specified period of time and that pay out a fixed rate of interest.
  • Joint A/c: Can be opened by two or more individuals.
  • Basic Savings Bank A/c: Zero Balance A/c
  • Pension A/c: Zero Balance, usually opened for Pension purpose.


  • Bancassurance: Banks partners with Insurance Company to sell Insurance to Bank Customers. United Bank of India has with TATA Life Insurance.
  • Cheque: An order to a bank to pay a stated sum from the drawer’s account, written on a specially printed form.
  • Demand Draft: A demand draft is a negotiable instrument similar to a bill of exchange. A bank issues a demand draft to a client (drawer), directing another bank (drawee) or one of its own branches to pay a certain sum to the specified party (payee). A demand draft can also be compared to a cheque.
  • Mobile Banking: Usually operated by Customer through their Tablets or Phones via Application By Bank. CANMOBILE is an Android/Windows/iOs App by Canara Bank.
  • M-Wallet: Prepaid wallet can be used for various payments.
  • Tele Banking: Banking done by calling up Bank’s Toll-Free Number.
  • Safety Deposit Locker: To keep valuable items usually jewellery, important documents.
  • Foreign Inward Remittance: Transfers from foreign to Indian customer’s account. Usually done by Wire Transfer.


  • Debit Card
  • Credit Card
  • ATM Card
  • Travellers Card: Used for travelling abroad.


  • Home Loan
  • Personal Loan
  • Pension Loan
  • Car Loan
  • Vehicle Loan
  • Loan Against Gold
  • Loan against Mortgage
  • Educational Loan

Online Products

  • Internet Banking
  • Bill Payments
  • Fund Transfer: NEFT, RTGS, IMPS
  • Tax Payments
  • Demat Account

Note: All the Banks does not have all products mentioned above.

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