• Flexi Fixed Deposit

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    What is a Flexi Fixed Deposit?

    A flexi fixed deposit, as the name suggests is a fixed deposit which offers flexibility and convenience to customers. It is traditionally a combination of a fixed deposit and a recurring/savings account, ensuring customers get the benefit of high interest rates offered by Fixed Deposits plus liquidity offered by saving accounts.

    Banks offering flexi fixed deposit schemes

    A number of banks in India offer flexi fixed deposit schemes to customers, some of which are mentioned below.

    Union Bank of India– Union Bank of India offers a flexi fixed deposit scheme which goes by the name of “Union Savings Flexi Deposit Account”. This scheme merges the features of fixed deposits and saving deposits, offering a unique entity to customers.

    Allahabad Bank – The “Flexi Fix Deposit” scheme offered by Allahabad Bank offers maximum returns to customers without them having to sacrifice liquidity of their funds. The minimum deposit required for this account is Rs 25,000.

    Bank of Baroda – Bank of Baroda offers Flexi Deposit Schemes for corporates, helping them manage their funds efficiently, with deposit periods ranging from 7 days to 1 year. The minimum deposit under this scheme is Rs 5 crores.

    State Bank of India – State Bank of India offers flexi FDs under its Flexi Deposit Scheme with a minimum deposit requirement of Rs 5,000 and a minimum tenure of 5 years. Individuals can choose to increase their deposit through flexible instalments.

    ICICI Bank Flexi Deposit Scheme – The Flexi Deposit Scheme offered by ICICI Bank merges a Savings or Current account with a Flexi Deposit. Individuals should ensure they maintain a balance of Rs 10,000 for a Savings account or Rs 20,000 for a Current account. The term for a Flexi Deposit account ranges from 15 days to 91 days.

    Bank of India – Bank of India offers a Flexi Fixed Deposit under the name of “Star Flexi Recurring Deposit Scheme” which can be opened either as an individual or joint account. Terms for this deposit range from 12 months to 10 years, offering customers flexibility and ease of operation.

    Axis Bank – Axis Bank offers Flexi Fixed Deposits under the name of “Encash 24 Flexi Deposit”, combining the liquidity of a Savings Account with the interest of a Fixed Deposit. The term for this deposit ranges from 6 months to 5 years.

    Features and Benefits of Flexible FD

    Flexi Fixed Deposits offer a host of features and benefits to account holders, some of which are mentioned below.

    • Attractive interest – Flexi Fixed Deposits earn higher interests compared to Savings Accounts, enabling one to earn more through their money.
    • Flexible tenures – Different banks have different tenures for the flexi deposit schemes, ensuring one finds a tenure which best suits his/her financial needs.
    • Investment amount – Individuals can choose the amount they intend to deposit, with different banks allowing different amounts as deposits.
    • Premature withdrawal – Most banks allow premature withdrawals from flexi fixed deposit accounts, subject to individual policies in place.
    • Loan facility – Account holders can generally avail loans against flexi fixed deposits, subject to policies implemented by banks.
    • Easy to open – Opening a Flexi Fixed Deposit account is simple and hassle free, with most banks following a fast and transparent process.
    • Auto renewal – Banks generally allow auto renewal of flexi FDs, ensuring account holders don’t have to worry about renewal.

    How Flexi Fixed Deposits differ from Normal Fixed Deposits

    Flexi Fixed Deposits offer certain benefits over normal fixed deposits, primarily due to the flexibility and liquidity they offer. In a normal fixed deposit, individuals generally deposit a certain sum of money for a particular period of time, with this amount earning fixed interest. Withdrawing this amount before maturity is generally not permitted, which can be a problem in emergencies. Flexi Fixed Deposits overcome this problem by allowing account holders to withdraw certain sums of money, which could be from their savings/current account, which is generally merged with a fixed deposit in flexi FDs.

    FAQs

    Q. Who can open a flexi fixed deposit?

    A. Different banks have different eligibility criteria which an individual should meet in order to open a flexi fixed deposit. Most banks offer individual and joint flexi FDs to customers.

    Q. Is the interest rate static during a term?

    A. No, the interest rate generally varies depending on the amount deposited, with the fixed deposit component earning higher interest compared to savings component.

    Q. Is TDS applicable on flexi fixed deposits?

    A. Yes, TDS is applicable on interest earned.

    Q. How can one make withdrawals from a Flexi Fixed Deposit?

    A. Withdrawals can be made by intimating the bank, with most banks requiring advance intimation.

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    Flexi Fixed Deposit Reviews

    • SBI Fixed Deposit
      "Good in FD service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I am having a savings account with State Bank of India hence i have selected the Fixed deposit investment scheme with them. They are providing the interest rate of 8%. I have invested the money 2 years back and there is a lockin period of 72 months.
      Was this review helpful? 10
      , visakhapatnam
      Reviewed on Mar 02, 2020
    • Kotak
      Kotak Fixed Deposit
      "Safe and secure"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      Kotak Mahindra bank is a reliable bank and good management thats the reason i have invested the fixed deposit scheme in this bank. They have provided me a interest rate of 7% and i have kept for the period of 1 year and 1 month. Overall, I'm satisfied with their services.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , ahmedabad
      Reviewed on Mar 01, 2020
    • HDFC Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Safe and Secure"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have purchased HDFC Fixed deposit which I am renewing for every 13 months. They have given me an interest rate of 7% and There is no processing fee and there is no locking period as well. If I'm withdrawing FD amount before locking period, they are charging some amount.
      Was this review helpful? 4
      , ahmedabad
      Reviewed on Mar 01, 2020
    • Punjab National Bank Fixed Deposit
      "PNB Fixed Scheme is good"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I went to the nearby branch for the Punjab National Bank for taking my fixed deposit as per my family members recommendation. I have invested the money of Rs. 50000 there was a lockin duration of 6 years when i withdraw the money, i got the money of Rs.1 lakhs. They have offered me a interest rate of 7%.
      Was this review helpful? 4
      , jamshedpur
      Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020
    • Post Office Fixed Deposit
      "Good Service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I was having my savings account from Post office hence i have invested my money into Post office Fixed deposit scheme. I have invested the money of Rs. 25000. There is a lockin period of 10 years. I have invested the money in the year of 2011. Post office service is proper. Overall, I'm happy about the services.
      Was this review helpful? 23
      , chennai
      Reviewed on Feb 25, 2020
    • HDFC Bank Fixed Deposit
      "FD is not good with HDFC"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      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.
      Was this review helpful? 8
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020
    • SBI Fixed Deposit
      "Good support"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      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.
      Was this review helpful? 17
      , namakkal
      Reviewed on Jan 18, 2020
    • Kotak Fixed Deposit
      "Good App"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      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.
      Was this review helpful? 11
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Jan 08, 2020
    • Kotak Fixed Deposit
      "Excellent Services"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      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.
      Was this review helpful? 8
      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Jan 08, 2020
    • Axis Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Good Savings scheme"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      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.
      Was this review helpful? 7
      , kolkata
      Reviewed on Dec 31, 2019
    • Oriental Bank of Commerce Fixed Deposit
      "Good Scheme"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      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.
      Was this review helpful? 16
      , bulandshahr
      Reviewed on Dec 03, 2019
    • Post Office Fixed Deposit
      "Good Service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      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.
      Was this review helpful? 54
      , parvathipuram
      Reviewed on Dec 03, 2019
    • SBI Fixed Deposit
      "Good bank for Fixed Deposit"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      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.
      Was this review helpful? 28
      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019
    • HDFC Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Good one"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      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.
      Was this review helpful? 19
      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019
    • Post Office Fixed Deposit
      "Safety deposit"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      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%.
      Was this review helpful? 100
      , jaipur
      Reviewed on Nov 08, 2019
    • Central Bank of India Fixed Deposit
      "Good Bank"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      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.
      Was this review helpful? 12
      , tirupur
      Reviewed on Nov 06, 2019
    • ICICI Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Customer centrice & User friendly app"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      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.
      Was this review helpful? 17
      , nasik
      Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019
    • SBI Fixed Deposit
      "Good"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      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.
      Was this review helpful? 24
      , tirupati
      Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019
    • 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? 36
      , kolkata
      Reviewed on Oct 01, 2019
    • 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? 15
      , new delhi
      Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019
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