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    Monthly Interest Payout Fixed Deposit

    A Fixed Deposit is an investment which offers higher rates of interests as opposed to a regular savings account. The account holder is required to park a significant amount of money in a financial institution for a predetermined tenor. The tenor typically ranges from 1 month to 5 years. The deposit will be held by a fixed interest rate that can be either received by the account holder in regular intervals i.e. fortnightly, monthly, quarterly or yearly basis or upon maturity. For instance, an account holder who has opted for a monthly interest payout, will receive a Fixed Deposit monthly income. FD schemes are offered by institutions like banks, Non-Banking Financial Companies, building societies or credit unions.

    Fixed Deposit Scenario in the Indian market

    The risk-averse nature of the Fixed Deposit scheme combined with an assurance of high returns makes it a common investment choice in India. The rates of interest typically range from 4%-8% and are priced differently by each financial institution based on the tenor. The lower limit of deposit that can be parked is usually Rs.1,000, while the upper limit varies with each institution.

    Interest Rates on FD Offered by Indian Banks:

    The following enlists the interest rates per annum of FD in 2019 (for deposits below Rs.1 crore) offered by a few popular banks in the Indian economy:

    Name of the bank Regular Interest Rates Senior Citizen Interest Rates Minimum Limit for Deposit
    Ratnakar Bank 7.50 8.00 Rs.100
    Kotak Mahindra Bank 7.25 7.75 Rs.10,000
    ICICI Bank 7.00 7.50 Rs.1,000
    City Union Bank 7.10 7.35 Rs.100
    Axis Bank 7.10 7.60 Rs.5,000
    YES Bank 7.10 7.60 Rs.10,000
    HDFC Bank 7.25 7.75 Rs.5,000
    State Bank of India 6.85 7.35 Rs.1,000

    The interest rates mentioned in the table are applicable only to the specific tenor dictated by the banks. In the current market, Ratnakar Bank offers the highest interest rate of 7.50% and 8.00% for the general public and senior citizens respectively. The tenor corresponding to this rate is between 24 months and 60 months. The general trend reads that a longer tenor provides a higher interest rate. However, it must be noted that the longest tenors do not guarantee the highest rates. It is recommended to compare the competitive interest rates along with the preferred tenor before choosing a plan. Most of the FD schemes offer a higher interest rate i.e. 0.25%-0.50% than the regular rates to senior citizens.

    How to Calculate Fixed Deposit Monthly Interest Payout?

    A majority of the banks that offer Fixed Deposits have an online portal which enables a potential investor to calculate an estimate of the monthly interest payout that they could obtain.

    The following steps could be followed to use the FD monthly payout calculator:

    • Visit the online site of the bank where you wish to open a Fixed Deposit account.
    • Click on the Fixed Deposit option from the services enlisted.
    • If the page does not already contain the FD calculator, click on the option that leads you to the calculator.
    • Enter the size of the deposit to be made.
    • Select the desired tenor.
    • Choose the interest payout frequency option as ‘Monthly’.
    • The calculator would then formulate an estimate of the monthly interest payout corresponding to the bank’s interest rates.

    Fixed Deposit as an Investment Option

    Fixed Deposit is a popular mode of investment among the general public in India.

    The following describes a few features that make FD a profitable investment:

    • Unlike the share market, the returns of Fixed Deposits are resistant to the market fluctuations. This makes FDs a safe option for investment.
    • An investor gets an estimate of the size of the returns that they would receive upon maturity hence, enabling them to plan their finances across the full tenor of the FD.
    • Cumulative FDs are term deposit schemes which accumulate your total interest income to the returns upon maturity. Investors can opt to receive a large sum of money in a single instalment. Investors who would benefit from an amassed surplus in one go could select this scheme.
    • Non-Cumulative FDs on the other hand ensure periodic interest payouts to the investors. Individuals who seek out regular intake of cash in addition to their income, could opt for this plan.
    • The rollover feature in select FD schemes enable the account holder to reinvest the returns for a new term deposit. This ensures continued growth in savings.
    • According to the RBI guidelines, FDs up to Rs.1 lakh are insured under the Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Scheme of India.

    What Happens in case of Premature Withdrawal?

    Most of the banks and other financial institutions attach penalty charges on premature withdrawals from Fixed Deposit accounts. There are two variants of FDs viz. FD with an option of premature withdrawal and FD without an option of premature withdrawal. Some banks permit partial withdrawals but not complete withdrawal of the funds before the date of maturity.

    For Fixed Deposits with premature withdrawal facility, banks usually obey the following formula:

    Rate of interest for premature withdrawal = Rate of interest at the time of investment – 1%

    This formula is generally applicable for FDs with sweep-in facility, as well FDs with a periodic interest payout frequency. Hence, preclosure or premature withdrawal could lead to loss in interest income. It is recommended that investors carefully analyse the tenor best suited to their needs while choosing a plan, to avoid premature withdrawals.

    How to Convert Annual Interest Rate to Monthly Interest Rate?

    These steps can be followed to convert annual interest rate into monthly interest rate:

    • The annual rate needs to be converted from percentage to decimal format (divide the rate by 100)
    • Divide the annual rate (the decimal form) by 12
    • Multiply the annual rate with the interest amount to obtain the monthly rate
    • Convert the monthly rate into percentage by multiplying it with 100

    Steps to Break or Close an FD Before Maturity

    Fixed Deposit schemes with a premature withdrawal facility can be closed before the date of maturity. Most banks charge a penalty for preclosure of an FD account. An account holder can visit the respective bank and file an application to close the FD. The bank would then process their request and attach the prescribed charges to the account. This would then be followed by transferring the returns to the account holder and returning any documents that were submitted while opening the account. Many banks also offer an online service to close an FD account.

    The following steps could be followed to close or break an FD account online:

    • Visit the website of the respective bank.
    • Enter your credentials such as the username and the password.
    • Click on the ‘Fixed Deposits’ option from the list of services mentioned on the site.
    • Select the ‘Close account’ option.
    • From the list of FDs, select the account that you would like to close.
    • Cooperate with any verification processes that might be requested to confirm your identity.
    • A confirmation message might be sent to your registered mobile number and email address. Proceed to confirm these.
    • After deducting the penalty charges, the returns would then be transferred to your savings account.
    • Check the updated amount on your account to confirm the receipt of the amount.

    Monthly Interest Payout Fixed Deposit Reviews

    • Bank of Maharashtra Fixed Deposit
      "Good"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have a Fixed Deposit in Bank of Maharashtra because its near to my place but the interest rate is very low compared to Punjab Maharashtra Cooperative Bank. It was opened before one year and have deposited 6L. I think the rate of interest is 8.25%. The services are excellent, I would suggest them to increase the interest rate.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , new delhi
      Reviewed on Jan 19, 2019
    • SBI Fixed Deposit
      "Good FD account"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have invested the fixed deposit with State bank of India. Since the branch is nearest by my home and they have given me a locker facility hence i have chosen the fixed deposit with SBI. Overall, I'm very much satisfied with the services with SBI.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Jan 18, 2019
    • YES Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Fraud by Yes Bank"
      0.5 1.0/5 "Really Bad"
      Yes Bank has not credited Interest for my Fixed Deposit. On enquiring they gave me a story that the interest amount has been adjusted towards TDS. They have not provided credit entry for the interest and the debit entry for the TDS respectively.
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , bhopal
      Reviewed on Jan 11, 2019
    • ICICI Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Smart Investment"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      In ICICI fixed deposit interest rate is around 6.75% per annum, I opened the FD through online. I have invested Rs. 1 lakh they wont take any charges for the pre matured fixed interest. I believe the interest rate is good compared to the government bank.
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , yamuna nagar
      Reviewed on Jan 10, 2019
    • Kotak Fixed Deposit
      "Average service"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      I am having a Fixed Deposit account with Kotak Mahindra bank, they provide good services when compared to other banks. I get good interest rate in returns after the maturity period which is after 3 years. Customer support is average with Kotak Mahindra bank.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , chennai
      Reviewed on Jan 10, 2019
    • HDFC Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Hassle free"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I also have a fixed deposit account with HDFC Bank. The process to open this account is easy. I can do it online. They also offer a good rate of interest on the account. The bank has always been up to the mark to ban with. It is very convenient and easy.
      Was this review helpful? 3
      , noida
      Reviewed on Jan 09, 2019
    • IOB Fixed Deposit
      "Better Banking Experience"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have invested a fixed deposit with Indian Overseas Bank. My wife has recommended me about this bank since she is working over there. I invested the money of Rs. 50000. I don't remember about the tenure period. Before 1 years, i have invested the money with them.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , tiruchirapalli
      Reviewed on Jan 09, 2019
    • ICICI Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Good Deposit"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have invested a fixed deposit with ICICI. There is no reason for selected this bank. They have offered me a interest rate of 6.5% and there is no processing fee. I have invested the money 8 months before. This is a one year plan. I'm happy about the services provided by the ICICI for this account
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , thane
      Reviewed on Jan 04, 2019
    • Corporation Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Average"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I had account with Corporation Bank and its very old one. I put fixed deposit before 3 to 4 years. The interest rate was around 7% which was minimum compared to others but am satisfied. I have deposited for 5 years. Actually have not taken any benefits, just have invested. The customer service was okay.
      Was this review helpful? 3
      , pune
      Reviewed on Jan 04, 2019
    • HDFC Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Good service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I do have a fixed deposit account with HDFC Bank. They are giving good interest. I can manage this account on line. I have chosen HDFC because of bank financial is good. I have just started long time, The process was very quick and it was done through on line.
      Was this review helpful? 4
      , thane
      Reviewed on Jan 02, 2019
    • SBI Fixed Deposit
      "Best Investment plan"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have taken fixed deposit account in State Bank Of India . They are not charging any charges for the account . I used to get income tax benefits . Am satisfied with the customer service and response.They are giving good rate of interest . Overall am happy with my account .
      Was this review helpful? 5
      , ahmedabad
      Reviewed on Dec 29, 2018
    • review Fixed Deposit
      "Good online features on FD"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      In Saraswat bank they are providing the interest around 7% per annum, the minimum amount Rs. 5000 to max, still my FD is running with this bank. The online options are excellent without visiting I can track the interest and deposit amount through online.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , pune
      Reviewed on Dec 17, 2018
    • HDFC Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Convenient FD with HDFC"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      In HDFC I can deposit for minimum of Rs. 5000 to max amount. I done the investment of one time payment around Rs.6 lakhs. I can chose the tenure period based on the convenient, it gives the interest of 7% its maximum. I can open and close the account through online.
      Was this review helpful? 6
      , pune
      Reviewed on Dec 17, 2018
    • SBI Fixed Deposit
      "Very Good Service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I had made this investment pretty long time back and the services which they had provided so far has been good. The interest rate with them has been good and the growth with the investment has also been good. Their customer support has been helpful in guiding with everything.
      Was this review helpful? 9
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Dec 14, 2018
    • YES Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Excellent Service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      It has been a good service which they had been providing so far and i had started this investment a log time back. Their customer support has been helpful in guiding me in the investment plans and explaining with the growth of the investment. The interest rate with them has also been good.
      Was this review helpful? 5
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Dec 14, 2018
    • Citibank Fixed Deposit
      "Not satisfied with the service"
      0.5 1.0/5 "Really Bad"
      I had started this investment a pretty long time back and they had been providing a good service. Their customer support has not been responsive and i do not suggest any one to make an investment through them. There has not been a good growth with the investment.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Dec 14, 2018
    • SBI Fixed Deposit
      "Good Investment Plan"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have taken fixed deposit account in STATE BANK OF INDIA . They are not charging any charges for the account . I used to get income tax benefits . Am satisfied with the customer service and response.They are giving good rate of interest . Overall am happy with my account .
      Was this review helpful? 5
      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Dec 12, 2018
    • Post Office Fixed Deposit
      "Good investment plan"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have started investing in the fixed deposit almost more than 5 years. I have invested a variable amount in different times. They have offered me a interest rate of 7.5%. The response was good. I have chosen the post office because of the safe and security.
      Was this review helpful? 15
      , guwahati
      Reviewed on Dec 12, 2018
    • YES Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Excellent service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have the fixed deposit account with the Yes bank and the interest rate they have given me is good, also the customer service is good too they have co-ordinated with me well they time to time update me about there date of pay my next fixed deposit date.On line banking services are fine one too and am really happy with them.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , ahmedabad
      Reviewed on Dec 11, 2018
    • Axis Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Average bank to avail fixed deposit"
      0.5 4.5/5 "Excellent!"
      I have chosen the Axis bank for my fixed deposit. I have deposited around of Rs. 50000. Since they are providing very good services in their branch. They have offered me a interest rate of 6.5%. I put the money in 2015. I have visited their branch many times and the service is very much prompt. I had no issues with them.
      Was this review helpful? 3
      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Dec 11, 2018
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