Post offices in India offer various financial schemes including recurring deposit accounts, fixed deposit accounts, certificates, special schemes for farmers, etc. These schemes come with a wide range of benefits and can be opened at any designated post office in India. They are similar to the financial services offered by banks and other financial institutions.
Post Office Fixed Deposit Schemes
Post offices offer fixed deposit schemes with interesting rates of interest and a wide range of benefits. Interest rate for each tenure for post office fixed deposit is fixed. The post office offers different kinds of fixed deposit schemes to choose from.
Special Fixed Deposit Schemes offered by Post Offices
Post offices offer a wide range of savings schemes including Fixed Deposit schemes. Listed below are some of the special fixed deposit schemes offered by post offices in India and its features:
Post Office Time Deposit Account:
Post office time deposit account is a fixed deposit account that can be opened and maintained by any eligible individual. It works like any other fixed deposit account where in the individual deposits a certain amount of money into the account once and earns interest on the amount deposited until the term of the policy ends. The account comes with an investment period of 5 years. Premature closure of the account is allowed.
Tenure (in months)
Rate of Interest
Senior Citizens Savings Scheme:
Senior citizens savings scheme is a scheme designed specially for senior citizens above the age of 60. The account comes with a maturity period of 5 years. Deposit can be made only once and should be made in multiples of Rs.1000 and the maximum amount that can be deposited is Rs.15 lakh.
Tenure (in months)
Rate of Interest
15 year Public Provident Fund:
PPF or Public provident fund is one of the best fixed deposit schemes offered by post offices. Deposits can be made either at once with a lump sum amount or in 12 monthly installments. The rate of interest offered on the fixed deposit account currently is 8.40%. Premature closure is not allowed for the account.
Tenure (in months)
Rate of Interest
Post Office Monthly Income Scheme:
Monthly income scheme(MIS) is one among the many fixed deposit schemes offered by the post offices in India. Any eligible individual can open the account at designated post offices.The deposit should be made in multiples of Rs.1500 and the maximum amount that can be invested is Rs.4.5 lakh. The maturity period on this account is 5 years.
India Post senior’s FDs offers high, guaranteed returns
The Senior Citizen Saving Scheme (SCSS) offered by India Post is a safe and lucrative investment that offers an annual interest rate of 8.30%. This is a very lucrative option because it pays a very high rate of interest and at the same time there is no element of risk involved in this type of fixed deposits scheme, that is especially designed for those who are 60 years and above.
When it comes to returns, SCSS pays a good rate of interest when you compare it with the other schemes in the market for people of this age group.
For those who are 60 years and above, this is ideal because this age group cannot take much risk but at the same time they want to gain a good rate of return without compromising on the safety aspect of things.
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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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A V kumar
Reviewed on Aug 24, 2019