Read about opening current account in India

Current Account

Current Account is primarily meant for businessmen, firms, companies, public enterprises etc. that have numerous daily banking transactions. Current Accounts are cheque operated accounts meant neither for the purpose of earning interest nor for the purpose of savings but only for convenience of business hence they are non-interest bearing accounts. In a Current Account, a customer can deposit any amount of money any number of times. He can also withdraw any amount as many times as he wants, as long as he has funds to his credit. Generally, a higher minimum balance as compared to Savings Account is required to be maintained in Current account.

As per RBI directive banks are not allowed to pay any interest on the balances maintained in Current accounts. However, in case of death of the account holder his legal heirs are paid interest at the rates applicable to Savings bank deposit from the date of death till the date of settlement. Because of the large number of transactions in the account and volatile nature of balances maintained, banks usually levy certain service charges for operating a Current account.

Current Account can be opened by:
Documents Required for Opening a Current Account

Following documents are required in case of individuals
Different set of documents are required as per bank's norms if the account is opened by partnership firms, private and public limited companies, HUFs / specified associates, societies, trusts etc.