The minimum investment allowed will be 1 gram of gold. The maximum subscriber limit will be 4 kg for individuals, 4 kg for HUF and 20 kg for trusts and similar entities per fiscal year (April-March) notified by the Government from time to time. A self-declaration will be obtained for this purpose. As a holder of a State Bank of India account, you can use a number of plans related to lending and investing in gold.
In addition to buying gold coins, an investor can also purchase gold sovereign bonds and gold mutual fund plans. All resident Indians can present gold in the form of raw gold, that is, gold ingots, gold coins and gold jewelry, except stones and other metals. Interest on deposits under the system will begin to accrue from the date of conversion of gold deposited into tradable gold bars after refinement or 30 days after receipt of gold, whichever comes first. The authorized branches of the SBI for it are the P B branch, New Delhi, the SME branch in Chandni Chowk, Delhi, the Coimbatore branch, the main branch in Hyderabad, the branch in Thyagarayanagar, Chennai, the Bullion branch in Mumbai and the main branch in Bangalore.
Investors can also purchase gold bonds at commercial banks, Stock Holding Corporation of India Limited (SHCIL), post offices designated by the RBI, and recognized stock exchanges. The Government of India, in consultation with the RBI, has decided to allow a discount of 50 pounds sterling per gram on the issue price to investors who apply online. The scheme seeks to provide returns that closely correspond to the returns provided by the SBI Gold Exchange Traded Scheme (SBIGETS). The SBI sovereign gold bond pays a guaranteed interest rate of 2.75% and is valid for 8 years, which can be repaid early starting in the fifth year from the date of issue.
Jewelers, in exchange, can request gold as a loan from the bank for the manufacture of jewelry and sell it on the domestic market or export it. Under this scheme, the bank provides working capital funding to jewelry manufacturers through loans for metals and gold. This is a fixed gold deposit system in which an account holder can use these accounts to deposit their assets in gold and earn interest in return. By promising gold jewelry, ornaments and coins, you can apply for a gold loan to finance your personal needs, such as education, medical bills, marriage, home, travel, etc.
The Government of India, in consultation with the Reserve Bank of India, has decided to allow a discount of £50 per gram on the issue price to investors who apply online and the payment is made digitally. This is a fixed equity fund plan that invests in the units of the SBI Gold Exchange Traded Scheme (SBI GETS). Bullion includes the lending of gold for metals and the direct sale of gold both for the domestic market and for export.