As one of the most common savings and investment options used by individuals, fixed deposits are risk free and offer guaranteed returns. Fixed deposits provide investors with an interest rate that is higher than what is offered on normal savings accounts. The maturity value of a fixed deposit is based on the date of maturity chosen by the individual. Individuals opt for fixed deposits as they are not risky and also provide assured returns, even if these returns are not very high such as those provided by mutual investments and equities.
Applicants can procure Fixed Deposits by visiting their bank or even on their bank’s website as many banks have enabled the facility of providing fixed deposits online. Once applicants apply for their fixed deposit scheme and all formalities are complete, they will receive a fixed deposit receipt as an acknowledgment. This is an important document and should be kept safely.
What is a Fixed Deposit Receipt?
A Fixed Deposit Receipt (FDR) is nothing but a document provided by the bank after the applicant procures a fixed deposit scheme from their bank. This document contains details such as the individual’s name, age, address, details of the scheme chosen by them such as deposit amount, tenure and interest rate applicable on the deposit and so on.
What are the Components and Importance of a Fixed Deposit Receipt?
A Fixed Deposit Receipt contains all the details related to the deposit option procured by the individual. These details include:
Name of the applicant
Age of the applicant
Account Number of the applicant
Amount of principal that has been placed
Rate of Interest that is applicable
Date of Maturity
Amount of interest that the individual will receive on maturity
Instructions regarding maturity date such as account transfer or rollover amount
The Fixed deposit receipt acts as an acknowledgment and proof of the ownership of the fixed deposit account by a particular individual.. Apart from this, this receipt contains every single detail pertaining to the fixed deposit such as interest applicable, term and so on. Hence this receipt is a very important document and must be in the possession of the applicant.
Things to Check in a Fixed Deposit Receipt
When individuals receive their Fixed Deposit Receipt, the following are the things that they need to check for:
Term and interest rate offered - Although this is a basic component of the receipt and may already be known to the customer, it is important to check these details again. This has to be given priority especially when individuals are renewing their fixed deposit scheme as certain rates may be discontinued by the bank.
Auto renewal and date of maturity - It is convenient for individuals to opt for auto renewal if they have a guaranteed salary every month as it saves on hassle and time during the next renewal. Also, date of maturity is another detail that should not be missed by individuals as this will help them plan out their financials better and also with regard to the day they can withdraw their fixed deposit investment.
Penalty for Prepayment - Banks sometimes charge a penalty on their fixed deposit if prepayment has been done. For example, if a bank charges 1% as the penalty for prepayment and individuals withdraw their fixed deposit (valued at 9%) after a period of 6 months, then they will receive an interest rate of only 6%, assuming the bank provides 7% as the interest for a 6 month FD.
Nomination - The receipt must provide details of the nomination in case the individual has made one. In the event of the unfortunate death of the individual, his/her nominee will receive the proceeds of the fixed deposit.
Declaration to save TDS - Tax at source is deducted by the bank in case the income from interest is over Rs.10,000. In case an individual’s income falls into the bracket of ‘no income tax’ then declaration through Form 15G or Form 15H can be submitted and this must be mentioned in the receipt.
Frequently Asked Questions on Fixed Deposit Receipt
Can a fixed deposit be procured online?
Yes, numerous banks offer customers the option to procure a fixed deposit scheme through their online banking facilities.
Does the fixed deposit receipt provide information related to nomination?
Yes, the fixed deposit receipt contains all details of the nominees provided by the individual. These nominees receive the funds in case of the holder’s untimely death.
Does the fixed deposit receipt provide information about tax declaration?
Yes, the fixed deposit receipt contains information regarding the tax that may or may not be deducted and also declaration to save tax, if any.
Do applicants receive tax benefits when they procure a fixed deposit?
Yes, applicants receive tax benefits when they procure a plan with tenure of over five years. These details may vary from bank to bank and is more prudent for the individual to enquire at the bank again.
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I have invested some money as a Fixed deposit in HDFC Bank and the interest rate is not that much great because they are giving interest as compared to others. I have invested the money of Rs. 3L and there is a locking period of 5 years. Its 7% interest rate. If they are increasing the interest rate, it would be fine. Since I do all my transactions with this bank, I have selected same for my FD as well.
I have chosen my fixed deposit scheme from State bank of India because I'm maintaining my salary account with them and they provided rate of interest is fine for me. I have invested the money of Rs. 2.75 lakhs. There is a locking period of 45 days. They are giving interest rate of 4.5%. Overall, I'm satisfied with their services.
I have been investing the money of Rs. 3 lakhs for the fixed deposit. I have selected Kotak mahindra bank for the FD because their net banking facility is very different when i compared to other. I can access everything regarding the account hence its easy to handle the transactions. I'm not sure about the interest rates. 7 months before, i have invested the money.
Its because of the competitive interest rates, i have selected the Fixed deposit in Kotak Mahindra bank. I have invested the fixed deposit 1.5 years ago and there is a lockin period of 5 years. They have invested the amount of Rs. 7.5 % and the employees are helpful in the branch.
I have a Fixed deposit in Axis bank. I have invested the money of Rs. 10000 for two FDs. There is a lockin duration of 1 year. They are giving a interest rate of 7%. Through net banking, i have activated this Fixed deposit. There is no tax benefits available. Axis bank service has been good. Overall, I'm happy about their services.
Since last 15 years, i have a account with Oriental bank of commerce thats the reason i have invested the money in fixed deposit with the same bank. I have invested the amount of Rs. 11 lakhs. They are giving the interest rate of 6.5%. There is no locking period but i have chosen the duration of 1.5 years. There is no additional charges deducted for this fixed deposit.
Interest rate is very low in Indian post office Fixed deposit scheme because they are providing only 8.5%. I have chosen this office because of the child benefits. I have invested the money of Rs. 1.5 years. Its 3 years lock in period. Overall, I'm satisfied with the service provided by post office employees.
I have invested the money in SBI for a fixed deposit and based on my wife recommendation i have chosen it. They are providing the interest rate of 7.25%. They have option to select the lock in period in that i have chosen 5 years. We had visited their branch and the response was good.
Its easy accessible and to redeem so that i have invested the money in Fixed Deposit with HDFC BANK. I have invested the money of Rs. 2.5 lakhs and they have provided me a interest rate of 7.5%. There is no locking period. I didn't got any additional charges till now.
I have paid the money of Rs. 4.5 lakhs as a fixed deposit in the Indian post office. For the safety purpose, i have chosen the post office account. They are offering me a interest rate of 7.9%. There is a lockin period of 5 years. If i withdraw the money in 1 year, they will reduce the interest rate of 2% and after 3 years, its 1%.
Interest rates are less in Central Bank of India so I had taken a fixed deposit. I have invested the money of Rs. 1 lakh in my wife's name. Branch is near from my place so I have chosen this bank. Yearly once, I get the money of Rs. 6,765 for the interest. There is a locking period of 1 year.
I am doing Fixed Deposit with ICICI BANK and its been around 5years. They haven't been paying good interest and its more or less same like other banks as I used to hold my salary account with ICICI, I have decided to be with one bank. There is no locking period and its flexible. They do give good support and the app is user friendly. Even deposit account can be opened through i-mobile or net banking itself.
I had a Fixed Deposit in State Bank of India, I have completed the tenure before 3months ago. I have no issues with the customer service. They are given me 7% interest rate for 2years. There is no profit and processing fee. I got an online access, where I can check the interest rate anytime on the YONO app or else SBI online.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Reviewed on Aug 24, 2019