Zero Balance Account

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Zero Balance Account

An account that maintains no funds in it because the account holder transfers only enough funds into it to cover checks written on it. A zero balance account exists so companies can prevent excessive balances on accounts and more effectively control how they distribute funds.
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The absence of ATMs or debit cards will reduce costs for the bank and enable it to provide zero-balance accounts economically.
The proportion of zero-balance accounts declined from 32% to 24% over 2016, i.e accounts with money depositedor non zero-balance accountsincreased from 68% to 76
They organised massive camps where every Ram, Peter and Mohammed was brought into the banking system with zero-balance accounts. They all were made to believe that the government would directly transfer money into their accounts.
While talking about schemes benefitting the poor, he referred to Jan Dhan and said bankers, who earlier used to be reluctant to open accounts of the people from lower economic strata, are now going house-to-house to open zero-balance accounts. "So far 11 crore accounts have been opened as against the target of 70 million by January 26," he said adding though people had an option of opening zero-balance accounts, Rs850 billion were deposited by them.
Combined, groups 1 and 3 represent 51.8 percent of zero-balance accounts in 2012, which means over half of those with a zero balance in 2012 had a zero balance in 2007.
Now all of the Bank's Current, Savings, Savings Plus and Call Account holders enjoy zero-balance accounts that provide them with the same benefits as before.
Managing Your Funds In Mexico: It can also come as a surprise to some Canadian companies that most Mexican banks do not offer automatic zero-balance accounts. For companies with more than one Mexican location, it's an especially useful cash-management tool that minimizes parent-company funding requirements by making the most effective use of all revenues generated in Mexico.
This case assumes that, although the demand to hold central bank base money overnight or longer may dry up, the demand to use zero-balance accounts at the central bank in the settlement process would remain.
Cash management services encompass the provision of sweep accounts, zero-balance accounts, lockbox services, and other services designed to automatically invest liquid funds in liquid, interest-bearing assets.
The zero-balance accounts have a deposit limit of INR50,000.
And this was followed by instructions to reduce the number of zero-balance accounts. Imagine: the effort required to first open the zero balance accounts, maintain and provide services to the customers, and then ultimately ensuring the operation of accounts.
With an Aadhaar card proof enough to open zero-balance accounts with any bank, public or private; and the scheme offering a couple of freebies too, the account holder is in for a bonanza of sorts as far as banking services are concerned.