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Added on : 2019-03-07 20:18:07

India's largest public sector bank has over 42 crore customers and the bank has been working on many things to engage with the customers facing any issues related to banking and transactions. The bank has been clarifying over charges levied on saving or current accounts time and again.

Here are different types of service fee and penalty charges levied by SBI:

For SBI customers, there are no account opening and closure charges, according to the website of the lender-

Here are the various charges of SBI's ATM cards as stated on bank's website:


Debit Card Issuance Charges

Normal (Classic/Global)


Gold Debit Card

100/- (including tax)

Platinum Debit Card

306/- (including tax)

Debit Card Annual Maintenance Charges (Recovered at the beginning of the second year onwards)

Classic Debit Card

100/- plus tax

Silver/Global /Yuva /Gold Debit Card

150/- plus tax

Platinum Debit Card

200/- plus tax

Pride/Premium Business Debit Card

300/- plus tax

Debit Card Replacement Charges

Rs.204/- (including tax)


Duplicate PIN/ Regeneration of PIN

Rs.51/- (including tax)


Domestic Transaction Charges

Transactions at State Bank Group ATMs


Other Bank ATMs - Up to 5 Transactions during a calendar month (for savings bank account only)


Other Bank ATMs – Beyond 5 transactions(in Savings account) AND other than savings account:


Financial Transaction:

17/- (including tax)

Non-Financial Transaction

6/- (including tax)


Penalty charges for non-compliance of minimum balance rule

Customers holding regular savings accounts with the bank are required to maintain a monthly average balance (MAB) to the tune of Rs. 1,000-3,000, which varies depending on branch location. The penalty charge for not maintaining the required MAB in SBI's metro and branches ranges from Rs. 10 plus GST (goods and services tax) to Rs. 15 plus GST, according to the bank's website.

Metro and urban branch (required MAB Rs. 3,000)


Shortfall <= 50%

Rs. 10 + GST

Shortfall > 50-75%

Rs. 12 + GST

Shortfall > 75%

Rs. 15 + GST

(As mentioned on

Customers with accounts in semi-urban areas are required to maintain an average monthly balance of Rs. 2,000. The lender charges a penalty amount ranging from Rs. 7.5 plus GST to Rs.12 plus GST from customers failing to comply with the minimum balance rules in its semi-urban branches.

Semi-urban branch (required MAB Rs. 2,000)


Shortfall <= 50%

Rs. 7.50 + GST

Shortfall > 50-75%

Rs. 10 + GST

Shortfall > 75%

Rs. 12 + GST

(As mentioned on

Customers holding an account in rural branch are required to maintain a monthly average balance of Rs. 1,000. The lender charges penalty to the tune of Rs. 5-10 plus GST for non-compliance with the monthly average balance rules in these branches.

Rural (required MAB Rs. 1,000)


Shortfall <= 50%

Rs. 5 + GST

Shortfall > 50-75%

Rs. 7.50 + GST

Shortfall > 75%

Rs. 10 + GST

(As mentioned on

Instant money transfers service charges

SBI offers instant money transfer facilities such as Immediate Payment Service (IMPS) and National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT). IMPS is an instant interbank electronic fund transfer facility that allows customer to transfer funds on a 24x7 basis and 365 days of the year. Here are the IMPS charges levied by SBI as mentioned on its website:





Up to Rs.1000/-

No Charges


Rs.1001 to Rs. 10,000/-

Rs.1/- + GST


Rs.10,001 to Rs. 1,00,000/-

Rs.2/- + GST


Rs. 1,00,001 to 2,00,000/-

Rs.3/- + GST

(As mentioned on

National Electronic Funds Transfer or NEFT is a nation-wide payment system that enables electronic transfer of funds. Here are the NEFT charges levied by SBI as mentioned on its website:


Transaction Slab

Charges (exclusive of Goods and Service Tax)

Internet banking charges (exclusive of Goods and Service Tax)


Up to Rs.10,000

Rs. 2.50

Rs. 1


Up to Rs1 lakh

Rs. 5.00

Rs. 2


Above Rs. 1 lakh to Rs. 2 lakh

Rs. 15.00

Rs. 3


Above Rs. 2 lakh

Rs. 25.00

Rs. 5

(As mentioned on


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