If you have used a bank locker, you may have received notice from the bank regarding the new locker agreement. If you have not yet gotten such information, you will soon. Many people use the bank's locker service to store their assets, such as jewels, real estate paperwork, FD documents, and other items, in a secure location. Banks demand a yearly fee or rent for this. The Reserve Bank of India has released new instructions regarding the final Khal Bank Locker. Due to this, some rules have been changed.
The customer will now find it simpler to manage the locker, and the bank will have more responsibility. Additionally, it will be simpler for the bank in case of any recall. Banks must now remember that they are not allowed to include any irrational terms or conditions in the locker agreement. The locker's safety management, rental, and verification must be handled. Bank typically offers three sizes of lockers to customers: small, medium, and large.
The agreement will have to be renewed.
If you haven't already formed an agreement, you can visit the bank, fill out a new form, and make a new agreement on duty stamp paper. A copy must be kept on hand at all times by both parties.
Banks can take term deposits.
The new regulation states that banks can only take term deposits when providing new lockers. After that, for three years, it can cover the rent. Banks cannot force existing clients to take term deposits or those currently operating the account satisfactorily. There is also a charge for breaking the locker for any reason.
If there is a shifting of the locker.
The bank must issue a notice in at least two newspapers if its branch is combined with another branch, closed, or relocated, which requires changing the position of the physical locker. For the client to decide whether to continue using the locker facility or stop using it altogether, he must notify him of this two months in advance. The consumer must receive the reimbursement if the locker rent has already been used.
Make a nominee.
We frequently commit the error of not making somebody a nominee in a bank locker. Instead, create a joint name for your locker or nominate someone. Many of these situations are brought to light when, after an unfortunate incident involving the locker owner, the family members encounter numerous challenges when attempting to enter that locker or their account.
Locker will break only after two years.
Due to how frequently clients don't pay the bank or use the locker, the time restriction for lawfully destroying a locked container has been extended by two years. In this case, if the rent for the locker keeps coming in but the customer who has taken the locker does not use it for a while, he may pass his belongings to the legal heir or nominee in a transitory manner.
Banks will have to increase the safety of lockers.
Banks must make sufficient preparations for the locker's security. In the event of a fire, theft, robbery, or building collapse brought on by the bank's negligence, the bank will be held accountable for up to 100 times the amount paid for the bank locker. However, the bank will not be held accountable for acts such as sky lightning, floods, earthquakes, etc., outside the scope of the bank's activities. In the notification, the RBI clarified that banks must improve campus security.
Will get a notification.
The customer will receive an SMS and email notification whenever the locker is used. This will ease their concern about the locker. Get your email and phone number changed in the bank immediately if they are not already. The Bank controls the security measures if an electronic system controls the locker. If a consumer forgets their password, the bank will provide a new one. Inform the bank right away if the locker key is missing.
Locker will not be misused.
No consumer is longer allowed to keep money or cash in his bank locker. Additionally, explosives and chemicals of any type are prohibited. The bank may get in touch with the customer if it is unsure. The customer may be prevented from using the bank locker in this circumstance. However, the client will be permitted to open the locker in front of the committee throughout the entire legal procedure.