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    Callable and Non-callable Fixed Deposit

    As of 2015, in the RBI 6th Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Statement, a different variation of Fixed Deposit (FD) was announced known as Non-Callable Bank Fixed Deposits (FDs). According these guidelines, Axis bank, one of the leading private banks in India, launched the first non-callable fixed deposit scheme for its customers. To understand what this new concept is, it is essential that we understand what a callable fixed deposit is so that we can differentiate between the two. We can also take a look at their pros and cons which would ensure that you can make an informed decision when choosing either.

    What are Callable Fixed Deposits?

    A fixed deposit is generally a deposit scheme where an amount or the whole amount can be withdrawn by the account holder prior to the maturity date of the deposit. In other words, all the fixed deposits which allow premature withdrawals are called as callable deposits. Banks may charge some amount of money as penalty for withdrawing the amount before maturity. However callable fixed deposits do not have any lock in period.

    Prior the launch of non-callable fixed deposits were announced all fixed deposit schemes in India were callable.

    Benefits of Callable Fixed Deposit

    1. The high liquidity factor about the callable FD schemes are the most advantageous considering that you can withdraw money from your deposits so far, regardless the minor penalties.
    2. The minimum amount for deposits is always lower when compared with the alternative FD option introduced recently.

    Disadvantages of Callable Fixed Deposit

    There are certainly some major disadvantages of callable fixed deposit, which is why perhaps the alternative has been introduced:

    • In the case of withdrawing money prior the maturity dates, bank charges penalties for taking out your own money from the deposited money till date.
    • The interest rates earned by callable fixed deposits is much lower against non-callable fixed deposits.
    • They are not a sustainable source of money for the bank in which case banks do not entertain customers too much, about fixed deposits.

    What are Non- callable fixed deposits?

    Non-callable fixed deposits simply don’t have any lock in period. The amount that an investor invested in this product can’t be withdrawn prior to the date of maturity with the exceptions that include Bankruptcy of the account holder, winding up of business, orders by, in the case of death, etc. Also, the minimum amount for the deposits are supposed to be much higher compared to callable deposits. They have a higher premium rate of interest since the funds are blocked for the period of maturity.

    Benefits of Non-Callable Fixed Deposit

    1. These schemes are more rewarding when it comes to being paid higher rate of interest on their principal deposit amount.
    2. The schemes are said to be a far more stable source of funding to the banks as they can hold the money up to the maturity date.
    3. They also allow the bank to have a well-established and thriving asset liability management system.

    Advantages of Non-callable fixed Deposits

    There are disadvantages of non-callable fixed deposits as well, which are as follows:

    1. Under emergencies where you might be in dire need of the money, it is blocked. The extreme cases of emergencies occur rarely that do allow withdrawal, else the deposited money cannot be touched. Hence, this instrument can be barely liquidated.
    2. Funds of the depositor are blocked for the predetermined period. If the depositor who bought this non-callable fixed deposits having a maturity period of 5 years and in the second year he or she found a better investment opportunity where he or she can certainly make better returns than the interest given by the bank through the non-callable fixed deposit.
    3. Minimum amount of deposits is very high hence limiting this opportunity only a restricted class of people who can deposit such a lump sum amount.

    Features of Axis Bank Non-callable Fixed Deposits

    The first bank to introduce a non-callable fixed deposit scheme is Axis Bank. Here are the features of the product:

    • The minimum amount of deposit is Rs. 15,00,001.
    • The product is available to both, residents and non-residential Indians.
    • Premature withdrawal is allowed only in the case of death or bankruptcy that has been ordered by court.
    • The maturity period is between 1 year and 2 years maximum.
    • There is no option for automatic renewal of the scheme.
    • There is a choice for the investor for the interest to be calculated through simple or compound calculation.
    • As of November 2015, for 1 year non-callable fixed deposits rate of interest offered by Axis bank is 8.3 % which is not really a greater deal compared to 8.2% of 1 year callable.

    Why Opt For Non-callable Bank Fixed Deposits (FDs) or is it worth it?

    The important thing to notice is that this type of FD comes with the huge minimum deposit requirement in the case of the Axis Bank which is a minimum of Rs.15, 00,001. Hence, if you have a feeling that your goal is fixed in short periods such as 1 or 2 years and you would not require such money, then you can easily deposit. Otherwise, the high interest rate is not worth it if you may be in trouble of liquidating it.

    In addition, you will find that from Axis Bank’s Fixed Deposit Plus that the minimum and maximum tenure is only 1 year and 2 years respectively. Hence, you will not be able to park your cash in such deposit for few months. Also you cannot deposit the amount for more than 2 years to continue warning the interest. The difference between Axis Bank’s normal FD as compared to this Non-callable FD is just 0.10%. Hence, it might not be all that worth after all.

    Therefore, if you are not one of those giant investors or who have surplus amount of money to park and which may not be required in the near future i.e. upto a couple of years these fixed deposits are not an intelligent investment.

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    Callable & Non-Callable FD Reviews

    • Karur Vysya Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Service is good"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      Rate of interest is little bit high compared to other bank hence i have chosen the Karur Vysya bank for my fixed deposit. I have invested the amount of Rs. 5 lakhs. They have given me a monthly interest rate of Rs. 4400. I have got a proper response from the bank. On the maturity date, i have submit the bond and get the cash.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , chennai
      Reviewed on Jun 16, 2019
    • Indian Bank
      Indian Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Service is good"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have chosen the Indian bank because of its a Government undertaken bank. I have invested the amount of Rs. 5 lakhs. They have given me a interest rate of 4100 monthly basis. They won't charge for anything extra. I visited their branch and put the money and the employee response. I'm happy about the returns because i got the interest on monthly basis.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , chennai
      Reviewed on Jun 16, 2019
    • SBI Fixed Deposit
      "Safe and secured"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      Being a middle class person definitely I think to invest my money that's the reason I chosen SBI fixed deposit because its safe and secured. I can deposit for long term, the online feature is great and I can open and close the FD account through netbanking.
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , kolkata
      Reviewed on Jun 13, 2019
    • ICICI Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Excellent"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I did a Fixed deposit in ICICI BANK for my kids because I got my salary account and also have opened separate account for my kids and wife on the same bank so its easy to do the payment and linked together. The interest rate is 6.75% moreover the options are very flexible, the locking period is like 1month , 3 months, one year,etc and even the online services are enabled. Whenever I have good amount on the account so go for FD on the selected month, the interest amount will be credited into account.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Jun 11, 2019
    • Oriental Bank of Commerce Fixed Deposit
      "Good Service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have Oriental bank Of Commerce Fixed deposit account ,I have not faced any difficulties so far on using this account .Customer service is also good so far .Each and every transaction will be safe and secure .There was no drawbacks faced so far .I am very much comfortable and easy going and completely satisfied with the service.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Jun 06, 2019
    • Axis Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Good Service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have a Fixed deposit account with Axis Bank. I have not faced any difficulties so far on using this account. The customer service is also good so far. Each and every transaction will be safe and secure .There was no drawbacks faced so far. I am very much comfortable in using this account.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Jun 06, 2019
    • HDFC Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Good"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I done a Fixed Deposit account with HDFC BANK before 2 years and the rate of interest was good. I have withdrawn the money and its neither loss or nor profit. My money is safer and return is very low. There was no locking period and the executive is supportive.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , mumbai
      Reviewed on May 30, 2019
    • HDFC Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Its Good"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I had fixed deposit in HDFC for the amount of Rs.10,000 then I withdrawn in two months I got some interest. I went to the bank for account opening within few minutes they helped to open the account. There is no charges for pre matured liquidity fund.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on May 25, 2019
    • HDFC Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Good Returns from HDFC"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      As per the guidance , I taken a Fixed Deposit in HDFC . This is one year plan and worth enough to take this plan in HDFC comparing with the interest rate . I am really happy with the better returns for my FD . I thought of continuing after one year also .
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on May 13, 2019
    • HDFC Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Good Service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I am using HDFC Bank Fixed Deposit for the past 6 years ,using net banking is also good ,customer service is good .flexy deposit ,whenever required can take the amount and can deposit it later .There was no issues faced so far .The Banking service is good to me so far.I am satisifed with the banking service.
      Was this review helpful? 3
      , chennai
      Reviewed on May 13, 2019
    • Oriental Bank of Commerce Fixed Deposit
      "Trusted investment for the future"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have fixed deposit with Oriental Bank of commerce, they give interest rate around 7.5%when I was invested but I am not sure about current one. However there is no charges applicable for the fd maintenance, They have nice online banking to open or close the account and its a trusted one.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on May 13, 2019
    • ICICI Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Have to be more quick in their procedure"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      I have Fixed Deposit with ICICI also which was matured earlier even it was a tax free accounts they are charging some amount. Before the financial year completion, i need to submit the document to income department to get my fund but the procedure is too long and I did not get the money. I had done investment of 1L and 0.50L which am unhappy. I would suggest them to provide the bills on time after this experience have stopped investing with them.
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on May 12, 2019
    • HDFC Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Very much convenient"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      My all time favorite is Fixed Deposit which is secured and I can count the returns on evey month which am most comfortable. My family all have them are having in HDFC account, the manager is very friendly and rendering the service. Am doing investment since 2011 and their services are more good than the profit.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on May 12, 2019
    • Axis Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Convenient fixed deposit"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      My fixed deposit was opened with Axis bank, I invested around Rs. 1 lakh for one year. If I want I can also extend the tenure. I believe the rate of interest is more than 7% for per annum. I can also track the fixed deposit through online banking its more simple.
      Was this review helpful? 5
      , thane
      Reviewed on May 04, 2019
    • HDFC Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Userfriendly FD experience"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I do have fixed deposit with HDFC, I opened it through online there is no locking period, while opening I have specified the maturity date. Minimum deposit start from Rs. 5000, they are providing 7.3% per annum. Its safe and secured to invest money with HDFC.
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on May 03, 2019
    • SBI Fixed Deposit
      "Good Service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I am having fixed deposit with State Bank Of India ,interest is good .The banking service is good so far .I have not faced any issues so far .Money will be safe on this account .Whenever need money can take and can deposit as well .The banking service is good and satisfied so far .Will get frequent update as well. I am satisfied with the overall service.
      Was this review helpful? 12
      , faridabad
      Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019
    • Canara Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Good nservice"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I am having fixed deposit with Canara Bank ,interest is good .The banking service is good so far .I have not faced any issues so far .Money will be safe on this account .Whenever need money can take and can deposit as well .The banking service is good and satisfied so far .Will get frequent update as well.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , faridabad
      Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019
    • Punjab National Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Good Service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      Iam having fixed deposit with Punjab national bank ,interest is good .The banking service is good so far .I have not faced any issues so far .Money will be safe on this account .Whenever need money can take and can deposit as well .The banking service is good and satisfied so far .Will get frequent update as well.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , faridabad
      Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019
    • SBI Fixed Deposit
      "Can do better"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      SBI gives only 6.7% of interest for the fixed deposit, there is some charges applicable for the per matured liquidity amount. They take 1% from the paid amount, its not flexible as HDFC. The customer dealing is also average to resolve the queries.
      Was this review helpful? 6
      , delhi
      Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019
    • HDFC Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Flexible Fixed deposit"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      HDFC Is more convenient to open and close the FD through online, they give better interest as per the RBI around 6.8%. The online portal is easy to track the fixed deposit details, the help desk is good to handle the queries. I am very much happy with HDFC. I can take the tenure from three months to max tenure.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , delhi
      Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019
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