Most of the time, we ignore checking our savings account balance, before debiting cash from an ATM.
In this article, you will learn the importance of practicing checking your account balance once, before debiting cash from an ATM, as withdrawing money from an account with insufficient balance will lead to an additional fee charged by banks, for a ‘failed transaction’.
The ATM screen will flash a message informing you of ‘insufficient funds’, while you will be charged with a nominal fee for a failed ATM transaction too.
This is why it is always advisable to check your balance prior to conducting an ATM withdrawal. You can always make use of options like SMS and call facilities to know your available balance and avoid an unnecessary overhead charge for a failed transaction due to insufficient account balance.
We will be enlisting the additional fee charged by some of the top banks in the country, for a failed ATM transaction (due to insufficient balance) so that you can be well-known in future.
Decline Fee Charged by Different Banks (for Insuff Bal)
SBI will charge a fee of ?20 plus GST for transaction decline due to insufficient balance.
Transactions declined at other Bank ATMs anywhere in the world or at a Merchant outlet outside India due to insufficient funds will be charged at Rs. 25 per transaction (plus taxes as applicable).
Decline of transaction at other bank ATMs or point of sale (POS) due to insufficient balance in the account Rs 25 per transaction.
Kotak Mahindra Bank
Declined Domestic ATM Transactions due to insufficient balance : Rs 25 per transaction.
ATM Declines due to insufficient funds: Rs 25 / Instance
Transaction decline fee at POS terminals due to insufficient funds in Savings account: Rs 25 per instance.