As of today most big banks like SBI, ICICI Bank, Union Bank of India, Punjab National Bank (PNB) offer less than 3% interest on savings account. Until October 2011, all banks had to offer minimum interest of 4%. However Reserve Bank of India deregulated the interest offered on Savings Account by banks in October 2011 with the expectation that it would make market more competitive. However with falling interest rates, almost all big banks have slashed their interest rate on savings account to below 3%.
The highest Saving Account interest is being offered by Ratnakar Bank & Bandhan Bank at 6% for balance of more than Rs 1 lakh.
Most of small finance banks also offer a higher interest on savings account. Utkarsh Small Finance Bank offers 7.25% on balance of above Rs 10 Lakhs. Utkarsh Small Finance Bank and Ujjivan Small Finance Bank offers 7.00% interest on savings account for balance of more than Rs 1 Lakh.