Bank of Maharashtra's Comprehensive NRI Banking Solutions: Making Banking Easier for NRIs

The Bank offers a comprehensive suite of services designed to bridge geographical distances and empower NRIs with the tools they need for financial security

The world is becoming a smaller place. Millions of Indians now call places beyond India home, building successful lives and contributing to global communities.  This mobility, however, presents unique financial challenges.

NRIs (Non-Resident Indians) need to manage income earned in India alongside their financial lives abroad. Recognizing this growing need, Bank of Maharashtra has emerged as a leading provider of NRI banking solutions. The Bank offers a comprehensive suite of services designed to bridge geographical distances and empower NRIs with the tools they need for financial security.

Understanding the Needs, Delivering Diverse Solution

Bank of Maharashtra’s NRI offerings lie in an in-depth understanding of the varied financial needs of this community. The bank provides a diverse range of deposit accounts catering to specific requirements:


  • NRE (Non-Resident External) Accounts: Ideal for NRIs to save their foreign currency in Indian Rupees (INR), NRE accounts come in various forms like savings, current, recurring deposits, and term deposits. These accounts offer tax benefits, with interest exempt from income tax and balances free from wealth tax. NRE accounts allow for full repatriation of funds and earned interest, providing NRIs with control over their finances. Additionally, account holders can designate a Power of Attorney to manage local payments in India, ensuring seamless management even from abroad.
  • NRO (Non-Resident Ordinary) Accounts: A solution for managing current income generated in India, such as rent, dividends, or pensions, NRO accounts are maintained in INR and offer similar account options as NRE accounts (savings, current, and fixed deposits). While funds held in NRO accounts are generally non-repatriable, exceptions exist for specific needs like education or medical expenses for close relatives abroad, with a limit of up to US$100,000.  Interest rates on NRO accounts are on par with domestic rates, making them an attractive option for parking income earned in India.
  • FCNR (Foreign Currency Non-Resident) Accounts: Offering peace of mind, FCNR accounts allow NRIs and Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders to maintain accounts in foreign currencies like USD, GBP, EUR, etc. These accounts come with flexible maturity periods and the advantage of full repatriation of funds, along with any accrued interest.  FCNR accounts offer tax benefits and nomination facilities, ensuring a secure and well-managed financial future.
  • RFC (Resident Foreign Currency) Accounts: Designed for NRIs returning to India for permanent settlement, RFC accounts provide a valuable option to manage funds held in foreign currencies.  Funds can be easily transferred from existing NRE/FCNR accounts or remitted directly from abroad.

Compliance & Transparency: Building Trust Across Borders

Adhering to international financial reporting standards, the Bank prioritizes compliance with FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act) and CRS (Common Reporting Standard). This commitment to transparency and adherence to legal standards fosters trust and builds strong relationships with NRI customers.


Streamlined Account Opening: A Hassle-Free Start

Opening an NRO account with the bank is a straightforward process. The bank requires minimal documentation, including a PAN card, passport, photograph, copy of a valid visa, an initial deposit cheque, and relevant forms. The entire process can often be completed remotely, minimizing hassle and saving NRIs valuable time.

Bank of Maharashtra positions itself as a trusted partner for NRIs, eliminating the barriers posed by distance in financial management. The bank strengthens its bonds with the global Indian community by offering tailored financial solutions. Through its comprehensive suite of services for NRIs, the bank solidifies its role as a pivotal financial institution that combines efficiency, flexibility, and compliance to meet the unique requirements of its patrons across the globe.

For detailed insights into their NRI banking services, interested individuals are encouraged to visit their official website: