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Ever wondered how your savings account interest rate is calculated? The answer is here:
At present, your bank calculates interest rate on a daily basis on your closing amount. The interest accumulated is paid quarterly or half-yearly depending on your bank. Ideally, the RBI expects banks to credit savings bank interest rates on a quarterly basis.

So here’s the calculation. Assume (just assume ) that your bank provides you with an interest rate of a whopping 7% above ₹1 Lakh in your savings account. (And below ₹1 Lakh, you’re getting an interest of 3.5%)

So, for a balance <= ₹1Lac, 3.5% interest rate is provided on the whole balance.
For a balance > ₹1 Lac, 3.5% interest rate is provided on the ₹1 Lac, and 7% interest rate is provided on the remaining balance.

Interest is calculated daily on EoD balance: (EoD Balance) * (3.5% or 7% interest) * (Number of days in quarter/365)

Interest is accrued on daily basis and is credited to the customer’s savings account at the end of the quarter.

@Aswathy_Nambiar - Just wanted to clarify this -
So the 1st 1 Lakh amount will not get interest @7% - even if we maintain it through out the year?

I actually opened account considering the 7% interest rates (on which complete branding of NiyoX and Equitas bank is going on ) and somehow planned and bought together 1 Lakh rs and was just planning to deposit in the NiyoX account!!
And now I get to know that the 1 Lakh will only earn interest rates of 3.5% which is as same as my normal bank rates - great!!

Whats the point of pushing people saying 7% interest and luring them to open accounts?

You will be earning 3.5% of interest p.a. on your first ₹1 lakh balance. On amounts above ₹1 lakh, you will be earning an interest of 7% p.a.
Interest will be calculated based on your daily EOD balance and credited to your account on a quarterly basis.

You will be earning 3.5% of interest p.a. on your first ₹1 lakh balance. On amounts above ₹1 lakh, you will be earning an interest of 7% p.a.
Interest will be calculated based on your daily EOD balance and credited to your account on a quarterly basis.

It doesn’t make sense of depositing for 3.5% simply wasting time n money by parking 1lak for 3,5% and then also for 2lak we will get only 5.2% thisis really a bad move. .!!!

There will be very huge number of people will have less than 1lak.!!