Highest NRI deposit in India in the last 8 years, Know more

Highest NRI deposit in India in the last 8 years

In the last FY23-24, the inflow of money into NRI deposit jumped by 63.55%, reaching $14.7 billion compared to $8.98 billion in FY23. This significant rise was primarily activated by increased deposits in Foreign Currency Non-Resident (FCNR) accounts, which saw an inflow of $6.37 billion in FY24, up from $2.44 billion in FY23, and according to data from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

Breakdown of NRI Deposit in India Types

  • FCNR Account Growth: FCNR accounts showed a substantial increase, with balances rising to $25.73 billion in March 2024, compared to $24.90 billion in February 2024 and $19.36 billion at the end of March 2023.
  • NRE Deposit Trends: Non-Resident External (NRE) deposits also experienced a steady increase, reaching $98.62 billion in March 2024, up from $97.68 billion in February 2024 and $95.81 billion at the end of March 2023.
  • NRO Deposit Growth: Non-Resident Ordinary (NRO) deposits rose to $27.52 billion in March 2024, compared to $27.14 billion in February 2024 and $23.69 billion a year earlier.

Also read: NRE Fixed Deposit Rates 2024: Top Banks for NRE FDs

The increase in NRI deposit, particularly in FCNR accounts, indicates a strong preference for holding foreign currency in Indian banks, possibly due to favorable interest rates or economic conditions. The data highlights a strong and growing contribution of NRIs to the Indian banking system, underlining the importance of these deposits in the overall financial condition of the country.

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Are NRE fixed deposits taxable?

  • The interest on NRE FD and/ or NRE savings account is not taxable under the provision of Section 10(4) of the Income Tax Act 1961 for individuals who qualify as a ‘Person resident outside India’ as per FEMA (Foreign Exchange Management Act). 

What currency can I use to invest in an NRE FD account?

  • You can deposit any convertible currency in an NRE FD account. 

Can I continue my NRE FD after I return to India?

  • Yes, you can continue to maintain your NRE FD until its maturity even after you return to India. 

Is NRE fixed deposit a good investment?

  • As NRE FDs come with a host of benefits, it is an ideal investment option for NRIs to earn decent returns on their deposits. 

Which bank offers the highest interest rates on NRE FD?

  • NRE fixed deposit rates vary from bank to bank based on the tenure of a fixed deposit. As of now, Yes Bank and IndusInd Bank are offering the highest NRE fixed deposit interest rates in India at 6.50% per annum. 

Can I get a loan in India against my NRE fixed deposit?

  • Yes, many banks offer a loan against an NRE fixed deposit of up to 90% of the deposit amount. 

Is the interest earned on NRE fixed deposit repatriable?

  • Yes, both the principal and interest earned on an NRE FD are fully repatriable. 

Is NRE FD taxable in India?

  • No, deposits made in an NRE fixed deposit are not taxable in India. 

Is TDS deducted on NRE FD interest?

  • TDS is not deducted on interest earned from NRE FDs.
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