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24 July 2024, 9:07 AM

IDFC FIRST Bank launches video KYC for online Savings Accounts  Customers can start earning 7% on savings  Digital journey gives customers a branch-like experience at home, enabling KYC completion online

Chennai, May 27, 2020: Putting customers’ safety first, IDFC FIRST Bank today announced the launch of video KYC for its online Savings Accounts opening journey. The start-to-finish digital journey makes Savings Account opening a delight, as it enables customers to complete the paperless KYC process in approximately two minutes and avail the industry’s best interest rates on savings balances.

The digital facility offers customers a branch-like experience at home, making it possible to meet bankers virtually, at a time convenient to the customer. The zero contact method completely does away with paper work or biometric verification, thereby removing physical interaction between the bank and customer from the KYC process.


The pandemic has altered the way customers want to interact with their banks as they increasingly rely on digital and mobile channels to transact. As a Bank that is on the forefront of creating new digital experiences, IDFC FIRST has responded quickly to this evolving need, making it possible to maintain social distancing, while giving customers access to personalised human support.


Amit Kumar, Head – Retail Liabilities, IDFC FIRST Bank, said, “As a customer-focused bank, we are building digital experiences that make customers feel secure and engaged, while keeping the in-branch experience alive. Video KYC makes the online journey for opening Savings Accounts simple and fast as customers do not have to venture outside their homes or meet anyone from the Bank to complete the process. Customers can start earning 7% interest and maximise their returns on funds held or invested anywhere else. This is especially relevant in the current times given loss of incomes and low returns offered by most other options.”


The RBI-sanctioned video based KYC process for opening of online savings account allows customers to open a full-fledged savings account with no limit on maximum account balance.

When a savings account is opened online, customers are sent a user-specific video KYC link and the Bank’s representative completes the KYC on the video call. The Bank has strict controls in place to ensure security of customer data, in line with regulations.


The IDFC FIRST Bank Savings Account comes with a host of benefits such as a debit card loaded with offers, user-friendly mobile app and netbanking, WhatsApp banking, and an industry best rate of 7% on Savings Account balances above Rs. 1 lakh.


The Bank stays committed to assisting customers through their digital banking journeys and helping them transact remotely.

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