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FCNR Deposit

HSBC India's FCNR Deposit is a deposit maintained in foreign currency in India.

Key features:

  • Deposit maintained in foreign currency
    You can place an FCNR Deposit with your foreign currency earnings. Your deposit is protected from exchange rate fluctuations since it is maintained in any of the following currencies:
    • US Dollars
    • Pound Sterling
    • Japanese Yen
    • Euros
    • Canadian Dollars
    • Australian Dollars
    • Danish Krone
    • Swiss Francs
    • Swedish Krona
    Please consider our interest rates in assessing whether to place your foreign exchange earnings in a FCNR deposit.
  • Interest Rates
    Interest can be cumulated and received at the time of maturity or can be received every half-yearly. Click here to check current interest rates.
  • Freely Repatriable
    Since the deposit is held in foreign currency, you can always transfer the funds out of India (both principal and interest earned are Freely repatriable).
  • Tax free
    Both principal and interest are completely tax free1 in India.
  • Joint deposit
    You can hold the account/deposit jointly with NRI as well as other Residents who are close relatives (relative as defined in Section 6 of the Companies Act 1956), Deposits held jointly with residents can be operated only on 'Former or Survivor' basis.
  • SmartMoney International facility
    Avail of overdraft2 against your FCNR deposits. Click here for the terms and conditions for Smart Money International account
  • Nomination
    Nomination facility is available on your FCNR Deposit. Click here to download the nomination form
  • Minimum deposit
    Minimum deposit required is

    Currency Deposit Amount
    US Dollars (USD) 1,000
    British Pound (GBP) 500
    Japanese Yen (JPY) 125,000
    Euro (EUR) 750
    Canadian Dollars (CAD) 1,500
    Australian Dollars (AUD) 1,500

    Danish Krone (DKK)

    1,000

    Swiss Francs (CHF)

    1,000
    Swedish Krona (SEK) 1,000
  • Liquidity
    You can withdraw your deposit before the maturity period3 subject to the pre mature withdrawal clause.
  • Range of tenors
    Enjoy a wide range of tenors:
    1 year - 3 years (USD,GBP,DKK,CHF,SEK)
    1 year - 2 years (EURO, JPY, CAD, AUD)
  • Account Rules
    Please Click here for Account rules for Non-Resident Accounts offered by HSBC India

1 Indian tax information given herein is general and is not meant to constitute, and therefore should not be construed, as advice. The tax consequences are also based on individual facts and circumstances. As such, prior professional tax advice should be sought to fully understand and appreciate the Indian tax implications. We assume no obligation or liability of any nature whatsoever by issuing this document. For US Citizens and US Residents, if necessary, you should consult your tax advisor for questions regarding the US tax treatment of these deposits. If you are resident in any other country, you should consult your tax advisor regarding the tax treatment of these deposits in your country of residence.

2 90% of the Rupee equivalent of the amount in all your FCNR fixed deposit accounts and the renewal (s) thereof, with the Bank, calculated at a rate of exchange as may be determined by the Bank, or such lesser sum and for so long as the bank in its sole discretion may deem fit at the Banks Prime Lending Rate as may be declared by the Bank from time to time plus applicable tax, if any. Overdraft available at the sole discretion of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, India. Terms and Conditions apply.

3 Interest on FCNR deposits will be paid on completion of each year. In case of a premature withdrawal within a year, no interest will be payable. The Bank, on request from a depositor, may at its discretion allow withdrawal of a term deposit before completion of the period of the deposit agreed upon at the time of placement of the deposit. For term deposits that are prematurely encashed, penal interest @1% will be levied. The interest paid will be 1% lower than the rate prevailing on the date of placement of the deposit for the period for which the deposit remained with the bank or the contractual rate, whichever is lower. No interest will be paid on premature withdrawals of deposit which has remained with the Bank for less than the minimum period for which deposits were being accepted for the said currency and deposit type, as on the date of placement of deposit.

NRI accounts and NRI Services are offered by The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited in India (HSBC India) under the Reserve Bank of India Non-Resident Indian Program.

NRI deposits are under the Reserve Bank of India programme for Non-Resident Indians and are governed by the rules in effect from time to time relating to such programmes, are subject to the sovereign risk arising from, and governed by the laws of, or any changes to the laws of India.

Deposits/investments made with non-UK members of the group do not benefit from the protection provided under the UK Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, including the UK Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

NR deposits with the Bank in India are not insured by Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) of the U.S.A., nor by any other insurance company or corporation outside India and are payable only at the branch of the Bank in India where the deposit is made. Under current U.S. tax laws, U.S. citizens and residents are subject to tax on their worldwide income. You should consult your tax advisor for the U.S. treatment of income from these deposits.

HSBC India is the branch of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited and HSBC India is not regulated in Canada. NR deposits with the Bank in India are not insured by Canadian Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC), nor by any other insurance company or corporation outside India and are payable only at the branch of the Bank in India where the deposit is made. You should consult your tax advisor for the Canada treatment of income from these deposits.

NRI accounts and services are offered by The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, India (HSBC India). HSBC India is a branch of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited. The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited has a Representative Office in the UAE licensed by the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates.

Deposits/accounts held with HSBC India are not protected deposits under the Hong Kong Deposit Protection Scheme and are not protected by such scheme.

For Residents within Kingdom of Bahrain, we remind you that deposits made with HSBC India do not benefit from the protection provided under the Deposit Protection Scheme established by the Central Bank of Bahrain regulation concerning the establishment of a Deposit Protection Scheme and a Deposit Protection Board.

Next Steps

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If you are an existing customer
You can send a letter of instruction to place an FCNR deposit to the NRI Centre in your country of residence
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