• Annuity Deposit Scheme

    An annuity deposit scheme enables depositors to make one-time lump sum payments which they can receive in EMIs that comprise a portion of the principal amount in addition to the interest on the diminishing principal amount, discounted to the monthly value after being compounded to quarterly rests. Customers will have to start making interest payments exactly a month after the date on which the deposit was made. In case the date does not exist (such as the 29th, 30th or 31st), the payment has to be made on the first day of the following month.

    Eligibility Criteria

    Most banks that offer annuity deposit schemes specify that only Indian residents can apply for the same. NRE and NRO customers are not eligible.

    Account Type

    Term Deposit Account / Special Term Deposit Account (Single OR Joint depending upon the bank)

    Deposit Amount

    The deposit amounts vary from bank to bank. For example, depending on minimum monthly annuity, the minimum amount that can be deposited into an SBI annuity deposit account is Rs.1,000 for the relevant period. The minimum deposit cannot be under Rs.25,000 in any case. There is no maximum limit on how much money you can deposit into this account.

    Rate of Interest

    As applicable to term deposits depending upon the choice of the depositor. For instance, the lowest returns with SBI can be 5.25% and the highest is 7.5%. Senior citizens get an extra 0.5% return on their investment.

    Period

    Customers usually have a choice between 12, 24, 36, 60, 84 or 120 months (one year, two years, three years, five years, seven years and ten years). Each bank has its own set of tenures, so it is important to look for the one that best suits your needs before applying for one.

    TDS

    Tax benefits provided under section 80C of Income Tax Act, 1961

    Loan against the scheme

    While some banks offer loans against an annuity deposit scheme, there are other banks that do not offer the facility to customers.

    Nomination (if any)

    Available in some cases, but only one person can be nominated by an individual, but joint accounts can nominate more than one person with common consent.

    Annuity Deposit Scheme Interest Rates

    Following are the interest rates applicable to customers who deposit amounts up to Rs.1 crore.

    Tenors

    Existing rate for Public

    Revised for Public w.e.f 05.10.2015

    Existing rate for Senior Citizens

    Revised rate for Senior Citizens w.e.f 05.10.205

    7 days to 45 days 5.50% 5.25% 5.75% 5.50%
    46 days to 179 days 6.75% 6.50% 7% 6.75%
    180 days to 210 days 7% 6.75% 7.25% 7%
    211 days to 365 days 7.25% 7% 7.50% 7.25%
    365 days to 455 days 7.5% 7.25% 7.75% 7.50%
    456 days to 730 days 7.75% 7.50% 8% 7.75%
    Two years to three years 7.75% 7.50% 8% 7.75%
    Three years to five years 7.25% 7% 7.50% 7.25%
    Five years to ten years 7.25% 7% 7.50% 7.25%

    *Interest rates are subject to the bank’s discretion and can be changed at any time in the future.

    *Rates as of Dec 1st 2015

    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. Can I make premature payments towards the scheme?

      The bank generally does not approve of premature payment, but customers will be allowed to do so only in case of the death of the depositor.

    2. What is the difference between annuity deposit and a recurring deposit account?

      Customers who start a recurring deposit account must make payments in instalments and the maturity amount is presented to the customer on the maturity date. Annuity deposits, on the other hand, allow customers to make one-time deposits so that the amount in addition to interest on diminishing principle can be given back to the customer in instalments over the predetermined tenor.

    3. What is the difference between annuity deposits and a fixed deposit account?

      Customers who open fixed deposit account must make an initial deposit for which they will receive an amount that includes interest and principal in case of STDR and only principal in case of TDR on the maturity date. Annuity deposits, in comparison, require customers to make a one-time deposit so that the amount along with the interest can be given back to the customer over the predetermined tenor chosen by the customer, in EMIs.

    4. Is there a minimum and maximum limit for deposits towards this scheme?

      Yes, the minimum amount of money that can be deposited will depend on minimum monthly annuity Rs.1,000 for the relevant period. For instance, if the account is opened with a three-year tenor, the minimum deposit amount is Rs.36,000. There is no maximum limit, allowing customers to deposit as much money as they possibly can.

    5. Can I debit money from any other account to open an annuity deposit account?

      Yes, customers are allowed to debit their OD, current or savings account to open an annuity deposit account. The account chosen for debiting must be a valid transactional account via internet banking medium and must not be a locked / dormant / stopped account.

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    Annuity Deposit Scheme Reviews

    • SBI Fixed Deposit
      "Interest charges are good. "
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      I have invested some money through FD. My salary account is in SBI so i have a zero ATM charges and the limit is not actually set by SBI. They do have short term FDs which is pretty good. I have invested the money of Rs. 60000 and the interest rate is 10.01% for the tenure period of 16 months. There is no lockin period. There is no hassle to getting the money back.
      Was this review helpful? 6
      , kolkata
      Reviewed on Oct 01, 2019
    • Dena Bank
      Dena Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Good plan for senior citizen"
      0.5 2.0/5 "Expected more"
      I have invested the money in Dena bank through Fixed deposit and the growth is not that much good. They are not taking any hidden charges. Only because of the Government undertaken bank, i have selected them. They are providing a interest rate of 6% per annum. I have invested the money of Rs. 2 lakhs. There is a lockin period of 1 year.
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , new delhi
      Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019
    • Axis Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Interest should be increased for FD"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      I have opt for fixed deposit for the tax saving purpose because I have chosen five years tenure with AXIS Bank, still its going on. Only once I Invested my money it has the locking period of five years. I have option to check my transactions through mobile app. But I have concern about the interest rate is very lesser for this FD.
      Was this review helpful? 4
      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019
    • SBI Fixed Deposit
      "FD process should be simpler"
      0.5 1.0/5 "Really Bad"
      I had fixed deposit with SBI then I withdrawn the amount, I done Rs. 3 lakhs of investment on my daughter name then I taken the liquidity to purchase the land, at the time I struggled a lot to take that money because the process was difficult to withdrawn the money after seven months of tenure.
      Was this review helpful? 15
      , madurai
      Reviewed on Sep 03, 2019
    • Union Bank of India Fixed Deposit
      "Not good"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      I had a Fixed Deposit with Union Bank of India and its closed 18 to 19 months due to personal reasons. I am doing investment but my experience is not good with FD account. In my home town, there is no other banks so just decided to go with this bank. The returns are good.
      Was this review helpful? 6
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Aug 28, 2019
    • HDFC Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Good to go with HDFC"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have one FD with HDFC, I deposited Rs. 1 lakh, I was opt for 45 days of tenure. Finally I got 6.25% of interest for 45 days. It won't cover the tax, if we need tax benefits we should go for five years term. I can track the details through netbanking, on the maturity date the amount credits automatically in the account. Even the notification can customized.
      Was this review helpful? 7
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Aug 27, 2019
    • HSBC Bank Fixed Deposit
      "wrong calculation of interest rates"
      0.5 0.5/5 "Unacceptable"
      HSBC staff wrongly pre closed my fixed deposit .. and calculated the interest rates wrongly and when asked them for clarification never got back .. even after following up with them repeatedly for more than 3 months.. would highly recommend not using their services.
      Was this review helpful? 4
      , visakhapatnam
      Reviewed on Aug 24, 2019
    • SBI Fixed Deposit
      "Excellent"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I do have a Fixed deposit account with SBI and it was carried out by Mom and even I have account for my daughter. Its still running and they have Google application separately to access online. The returns are good. I am doing monthly investment and it was opened quite a long may be 4 years.
      Was this review helpful? 9
      , ahmedabad
      Reviewed on Aug 23, 2019
    • ICICI Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Good"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I just opened a Fixed Deposit with ICICI BANK and have not done any survey on this. I am account holder with them so it was easy to do FD account even they are providing 7% interest rate. The process is very user friendly and never faced any hassle. I could access this account via online.
      Was this review helpful? 6
      , new delhi
      Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019
    • Post Office Fixed Deposit
      "Good for future"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      In post office rate of interest is higher for the fixed deposit when compared to the bank, I invested Rs. 5000 on monthly basis its comes in a year Rs. 60,000 after 5 years I got Rs. 3.75,000 I got Rs. 75,000 extra. The service is not comfortable if we have any relative who working there it would supportive or else difficult.
      Was this review helpful? 13
      , burdwan
      Reviewed on Aug 09, 2019
    • SBI Fixed Deposit
      "Good for future saving"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have FD with SBI, I have opt for one year term there is no such limitation for depositing the money. The interest rate is good for the FD, the online banking is convenient to take liquidity. They resolve the queries on time. Its most safe and secured.
      Was this review helpful? 4
      , visakhapatnam
      Reviewed on Aug 08, 2019
    • SBI Fixed Deposit
      "Average"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have selected state bnak of indis fixed deposit amount 1 lakhs , Tenure 5 years and Rate of interest 8 percentage after renewal fixed deposit 6 percentage is very less .while document directly bank . Customer service is not good and responsive.
      Was this review helpful? 7
      , kochi
      Reviewed on Aug 05, 2019
    • Kotak Fixed Deposit
      "Excellent Banking"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I activated FD account with Kotak, I have been maintaining this account since when I opened saving account, I converted Rs. 5000 for one year. They are providing interest around 7.6% per annum, the online netbanking and mobile app is very convenient for deposit to FD.
      Was this review helpful? 4
      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Aug 03, 2019
    • ICICI Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Good"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have invested my FD with ICICI BANK and also have a 3in1 account with them. The interest rate is pretty good. Recently started before 6months, I can do premature withdrawal and also have selected a locking period of 3 years. The customer service is good and overall am satisfied with this bank.
      Was this review helpful? 4
      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Aug 01, 2019
    • Post Office Fixed Deposit
      "Safe and Secured"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      My Post office branch is located in own campus hence there is no queue. I opened the fixed deposit, I made one time investment for five years its has tax exemption. They are providing 7% of interest for per annum. I believe it has online access as well.
      Was this review helpful? 11
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Aug 01, 2019
    • SBI Fixed Deposit
      "Too much good scheme"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      Chosen my fixed deposit from State bank of India. I have invested the money of Rs. 57000 and SBI is a most popular bank all over the India and offering all the facilities compared to bank. Since i have a salary account with them, its easy to transfer the money. They are providing the interest rate of 6.5%.
      Was this review helpful? 7
      , kolkata
      Reviewed on Jul 31, 2019
    • Union Bank of India Fixed Deposit
      "Good Investment"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      Union of India fixed deposit is same as other investment. Being an existing customer I have opt for one year of fd, the online banking feature is good to open and closing the account, they was no charges for the liquidity of fund before the maturity.
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Jul 29, 2019
    • SBI Fixed Deposit
      "Good investment plan"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      Chosen my fixed deposit from state bank of India because the given rate of interest is high. They are not deducting any service charges. I have invested the money of Rs. 1 lakhs and there is no lockin period and i have chosen the plan for 1 year and they are giving a interest rate of 6.75%.
      Was this review helpful? 10
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Jul 25, 2019
    • HDFC Bank Fixed Deposit
      "GOOD"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I am using the savings account with HDFC BANK since from last 5 years, the reason for taking the fixed deposit was they are giving good rate of interest. The application is easy to use with the bank and to check the status of the account.
      Was this review helpful? 9
      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Jul 20, 2019
    • ICICI Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Good investment for future"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I opened fixed deposit with ICICI it gives tax benefits upto 80 c section, I invest Rs. 50,000 as a one time investment it has the term of five years. The online banking is good to deposit the money to take the liquidity, I have option to track the FD details also netbanking.
      Was this review helpful? 8
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Jul 19, 2019
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