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    Overview of SBI Fixed Deposit  and 2 other FDs

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    Deposit Amount Range
    Tenure Range
    Interest Rate
    Up to ₹1Cr
    7 Days to 10 Years
    5.5% - 7.25% Quarterly compounding
    Response Time Within 30 minutes
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    NRI - FD
    Up to ₹1Cr
    1 Year to 10 Years
    6.25% - 6.75% Quarterly compounding
    Response Time Within 30 minutes
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    Up to ₹25L
    1 Year to 5 Years
    7.49% - 8.19% Monthly compounding
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    Up to ₹25L
    1 Year to 5 Years
    7.75% - 8.5% Monthly compounding
    Response Time Within 30 minutes
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    Overview of SBI Fixed Deposit is Rated as "Excellent!" by 386 Users

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    About State Bank of India

    State Bank of India is a government-owned corporation which was, until 1955, known as the Imperial Bank of India. The Government of India holds 58.6% shares in SBI and the remainder is divided amongst other shareholders. One among them is Life Insurance Corporation of India which is not a promoter for SBI but still holds 14.99% shares in the bank.

    With over 14,000 branches spread across India, SBI has a massive domestic presence which keeps increasing as it acquires more state banks. State Bank of India also has more than 150 branches in over 30 countries and can be found in cities like Ramat Gan, Toronto, Moscow, Frankfurt, Colombo, Tehran, Hong Kong, London, Johannesburg, Los Angeles and even Sydney.

    The bank started out with 8 subsidiary banks but now, after 3 were absorbed into SBI, it is left with only 5 which are State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur, State Bank of Hyderabad, State Bank of Mysore, State Bank of Patiala and State Bank of Travancore. Apart from its banking subsidiaries, SBI also has non-banking subsidiaries which are:

    • SBI Capital Markets Ltd
    • SBI Funds Management Pvt Ltd
    • SBI Factors & Commercial Services Pvt Ltd
    • SBI Cards & Payments Services Pvt. Ltd.
    • SBI DFHI Ltd
    • SBI Life Insurance Company Limited and
    • SBI General Insurance

    State Bank of India Fixed Deposits

    SBI offers some of the most sought after FD schemes in the country with features and interest rates that are very competitive and make for some of the best savings solutions vis-a-vis its peers. Under its numerous fixed deposit schemes, the bank reaches out to different investors with differing financial needs. These FD schemes serve to compound earnings on a depositors savings or create a source of income for those in need of regular funds without eroding capital investments. They are also preferred products owing to the banks superior customer service.

    Eligibility - Who can open an FD account with State Bank of India

    Any individual, private or public limited company, Hindu Unified Family, trust, partnership firm or society is eligible to open a fixed deposit account with SBI. In the case of individuals, the terms and procedure for opening a fixed deposit account with SBI is the same as that for the savings account.

    What Fixed Deposit Schemes does State Bank of India offer?

    SBI has plenty of schemes to choose from when it comes to picking a term deposit that is ideal for your personal needs. Some of these are:

    • SBI Tax Savings Scheme, 2006

      Under this scheme, any individual who is a resident of India or is the Karta for a HUF and has a PAN number can apply for a term deposit. The minimum deposit amount is ₹ 1,000 and the maximum amount in a year is ₹ 1.5 lakhs. The minimum period is 5 years and the maximum 10 years. The interest paid is 8.25% and in case of senior citizens, its 8.5% since senior citizens get 0.25% extra interest. The deposit, under this plan, cannot be terminated before the initial 5 year period is over.

    • Reinvestment Scheme

      In the Reinvestment Scheme the deposit can be made for a minimum of 6 months to a maximum of 10 years. The interest paid is compounded and paid when the term deposit matures. In case the amount deposited is less than ₹ 15 lakhs, any premature withdrawals will attract a penalty of 0.50% per annum provided the deposit has been with the bank for a minimum of 7 days. No penalty charges will be applicable for amounts in excess of ₹ 15 lakhs.

    • SBI MODS

      These term deposits offer overdraft facilities and must be opened in combination with a savings bank account. The minimum amount for such a deposit is ₹ 10,000 and the time periods for them range from 1 year to 5 years. Withdrawals from this deposit can be done in multiples of ₹ 1,000 via cheques.

    • Recurring Deposits

      These term deposits feature facilities like minimum monthly deposits of ₹ 100 with no upper limits and provide overdraft and loan facilities of up 90% of the deposited amount. They can be opened for periods ranging from 1 year to 10 years and also provide for premature withdrawal. Non-payment of monthly deposit will attract penalties.

    • Annuity Deposit Scheme

      Under this scheme a person can deposit a lump sum and start receiving equated monthly instalments of the amount deposited and the interest on the reducing amount, which starts a month after the deposit is made. The minimum amount for this scheme is ₹ 25,000 and can be opened for periods of 3, 5, 7 or 10 years.

    • SBI Flexi Deposit Scheme

      This scheme is very similar to the Recurring Deposit scheme and offers the opportunity of depositing different amounts instead of one fixed amount. The minimum amount that can be deposited in a year is ₹ 5,000 and can be made anytime during a month with no limit on the number of deposits each month. The period such a deposit can be made for ranges from 5 to 7 years.

    What is the minimum amount required to open an FD account with SBI?

    Since State Bank of India offers a wide variety of schemes for fixed (term) deposits the minimum amount may vary from scheme to scheme but the absolute minimum that can be deposited is ₹ 1,000. The highest minimum amount payable is for the Annuity Deposit Scheme which is ₹ 25,000.

    What is the maximum amount that can be deposited in an SBI FD account?

    The State Bank of India has no limit on the amount a person can invest in a fixed deposit with them.

    What is the minimum / maximum period for which funds can be held in as fixed deposits with State Bank of India?

    The minimum and maximum periods for funds to be held with SBI vary with the scheme that you choose. As such the minimum period is 7 days and the maximum period is 10 years. The minimum and maximum periods for each of their schemes are:

    • SBI Tax Savings Scheme, 2006: 5 - 10 years
    • Reinvestment Scheme: 6 - 10 years
    • SBI MODS: 1 - 5 years
    • Recurring Deposits: 1 - 10 years
    • Annuity Deposit Scheme: 3 - 10 Years
    • SBI Flexi Deposit Scheme: 5 - 7 years

    What is the procedure to open a fixed deposit account at State Bank of India?

    To open a fixed deposit with SBI you will need to fill out the KYC form and provide and identity and address proof. You may also need someone to introduce you to the bank. In most cases you need not have an account or a past relationship with SBI but in case you are going in for the SBI MODS scheme you will need to open a savings bank account as well.

    What are the interest rates offered on State Bank of India fixed deposits?

    The interest rates offered by SBI vary according to the duration of the deposit. It can be anything from 5% to 8.5% per annum. In case the depositor is a senior citizen then they are eligible to receive an extra interest of 0.25% over the offered interest rate but the eligibility for this special interest rate calls for the person to be above 60 years of age and a resident of India. This special interest is also applicable only on fixed deposits made for durations of 1 year or more.

    Does SBI offer tax saver fixed deposits?

    Yes, SBI does offer tax saver fixed deposits. It is called the SBI Tax Savings Scheme, 2006 under which you can deposit up to ₹ 1.5 lakhs each year and claim tax benefits under section 80C. However, these deposits have a lock-in period of 5 years.

    Are FD accounts with SBI taxable?

    Yes, interest earned on term deposit accounts with SBI are taxable and the tax will be deducted at source according to provisions of the Income Tax Act unless the depositor has furnished forms 15G and 15H; in which case no tax will be deducted at source. The tax deducted will be deducted according to the relevant income tax rates when the account holder files his/her returns at the end of the financial year.

    What are the main features of State Bank of Indias fixed deposit schemes?

    Since SBI offers such a wide variety of fixed deposit schemes to pick from, the features are also varied. The features you may expect to see associated with SBI fixed deposits may be:

    • Tax benefits under section 80C
    • Extra interest of 0.25% payable to senior citizens
    • Loan and overdraft facilities of up to 90% of the deposited amount
    • Auto-renewal facility when a maturity period has not been defined
    • Linking of TDRs to saving / current account to allow periodic withdrawal of interest earned
    • Nomination facilities
    • Interest rates will remain the same as they were at the time of opening the FD regardless of changes made to the scheme after the FD was opened. New interest rates will be applicable only on renewal of the deposit.
    • No limits on the amount that can be invested.

    Are loans provided against FDs at State Bank of India?

    Yes, some of the fixed deposit schemes offered by SBI allow you to take loans against the amount deposited. However, the amount may vary from scheme to scheme. If you have gone in for a Reinvestment Plan or a Recurring Deposit then you can take a loan of up to 90% of the deposited amount, but if you have taken an Annuity Deposit Scheme then you can take a loan of up to 75%. Even with the SBI Flexi Deposit Scheme you can take a loan against the amount deposited.

    Does SBI offer senior citizens special rates on their fixed deposits?

    Yes. If you are a senior citizen or a pensioner above the age of 60 years and are opening a fixed deposit for a term longer than 1 year then you are entitled to receive 0.25% extra interest over the prescribed interest rate for the selected time period.

    Does SBI issue credit cards against fixed deposits held at State Bank of India?

    Yes. You can take a credit card against a fixed deposit with State Bank of India. These secured credit cards afford you a credit limit in line with the funds held under the related FD scheme. The credit limit is usually a lower percentage than that of the total funds held but for certain deserving customers, it may go up to 100%. In case of defaults regarding payments on this card, dues will be adjusted against funds held in the FD.

    Does SBI allow for premature withdrawals?

    In the case of domestic deposits, if the fixed deposit is opened under the SBI Tax Savings Scheme, 2006, then premature withdrawals will not be possible before the lock-in period of 5 years is completed. For all other schemes premature withdrawals will be permitted. If the deposit if of less than Rs. 5 lakhs then there is no penalty charged for premature withdrawals provided the deposit was with the bank for at least 7 days. For all other deposits of less than Rs. 1 crore a penalty of the reduction of the interest rate by 1% will be applicable. However, if you are a part of the SBI staff or have opened a pensioner deposit than you will be exempt from paying any penalties for premature withdrawals.

    For NRE and FCNR deposits, if the premature withdrawal happens within the first year of opening the deposit than no interest will be paid. In some cases a penalty may be applied on premature withdrawals which will be a reduction of the interest rate by 0.5% to 1%.

    Can NRIs open a fixed deposit with SBI?

    Yes, NRIs can open fixed deposits with SBI. The can either open NRE, NRO or FCNR deposits. NRE and NRO deposits will be held in rupees while the FCNR deposit can be opened in foreign currencies.

    With NRO term deposits, you can earn interest based on the duration of the deposit and the category your deposits falls under (less than Rs. 1 crore and more that Rs. 1 crore). The duration of these deposits can range from 7 days to 10 years and the interest will range from 6% per annum to 8.25% per annum based on the duration of the FD.

    NRE deposits can be opened for a minimum of 1 year and a maximum of 5 years and the interest you can earn will range from 8% per annum to 8.5% per annum.

    In the case of FCNR deposits, you will be able to open these deposits in USD, GBP, Euro, CAD, AUD and JPY. The duration of these deposits can be a minimum of 1 year and a maximum of 5 years and the interest earned will depend on the currency you open the account in.

    How to close an SBI fixed deposit account online?

    An SBI fixed deposit account can be closed online without any hassles in a matter of minutes. To close the account online, one must have an active internet banking ID and password.

    How to close an SBI FD

    • Log on to the SBI website
    • Log on through internet banking by providing the username and password
    • Click on the fixed deposit option
    • Choose the type of FD account you want to close and click on ‘Proceed’
    • Choose the ‘Close account prematurely’ option
    • Click on the ‘Confirm’ button to close the account

    Please note that once the ‘Confirm’ option is chosen, the account will be closed. One cannot go back after choosing this option.

    News About State Bank of India Fixed Deposit

    • SBI on Repo Rates Reduction - Shift in Deposits a Roadblock

      Ever since September last year, the State Bank of India has been lowering its lending rates in accordance with the cut in the repo rates by the Reserve Bank of India. SBI has always been among the first few of the banks which pass on the benefits of reduced rates to their borrowers. Currently, the base rate of SBI stands at 9.7%, one of the least in the banking sector.

      While some banks have reported that more cuts in their rates could be expected before the policy review this September, SBI has mentioned that all rates from January have been already transmitted and if the cost of deposits fall, the bank will reconsider its rates.

      There has always been a lag for the rate cuts imposed by RBI to show up in the rates of banks. It stands to reason that banks also have to look at how beneficial their deposits actually are, in order to decide how smoothly the rate cuts can be passed on. Since only fresh deposits get the reduced rates, the existing deposits could take two quarters to actually benefit the bank.

      With the borrowers shifting their funds increasingly from CASA to Fixed Deposits, SBI’s benefits have been thin from the deposit sectors.

      6th August, 2015

    • SBI Provides Online Loan Facility against FD

      In a bid to enhance its digital offerings, SBI now provides overdraft against fixed deposits to its online segment customers. The quantum of loan allowable will be up to 90% of the funds held in the customer’s FD account.

      This facility is currently available to customers through SBI’s branches. However, customers can now access it instantly, online as well thereby eliminating the need to be present at a branch. This facility is available to customers via Internet Banking on SBI’s web portal.

      SBI is soon to also launch this service on its mobile app State Bank Anywhere.

      20th May 2015

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  • SBI Fixed Deposit Reviews

    • SBI Fixed Deposit
      "Wonderful "
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I had the fixed deposit account with the State bank of India and the interest rate was around 6% to 7% before three years of time. Response and other aspects are good enough. Customer service was also good one and their online banking services are up to the mark.
      Was this review helpful? 6
      , visakhapatnam
      Reviewed on Jul 03, 2017
    • SBI Fixed Deposit
      "Its Average"
      0.5 2.0/5 "Expected more"
      I am having recurring deposit with SBI, I opened the RD by visiting SBI branch. On the same day RD account got activated. But I felt interest rate is low they offering only 7.1% of interest, I have invested the amount of Rs. 1 lakh for the tenure of 15 month, after maturity of the RD. I would be getting the return around 1.08 lakh.
      Was this review helpful? 3
      , ahmedabad
      Reviewed on Jun 30, 2017
    • SBI Fixed Deposit
      "Good Service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      When I have started to deposit the money I was getting good interest rate but know the rate of interest is decreased with SBI Fixed deposit. I have started the fixed deposit around 6 years ago with SBI. Initially I got around 9.5% as interest rate but now I am getting only 7.5% interest rate. The service with State is good.
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      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Jun 22, 2017
    • SBI Fixed Deposit
      "Very good in services"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      When I wanted to open a fixed deposit account at State Bank of India. I did not have to visit the bank. I opened the account online and though the rate of interest is not that appealing. I am happy with the overall experience and process and the convenient banking process.
      Was this review helpful? 11
      , guwahati
      Reviewed on May 31, 2017
    • SBI Fixed Deposit
      "Convenient to Hold"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      It has been two years when I opened fixed deposit with State bank of India. The period is for five years. Since I completed two years, three years to go. Interest rate is of 11%. Actually SBI is located near to my house so I feel more comfortable in visiting the bank at any instance. All the staffs are very friendly and very cooperative.
      Was this review helpful? 6
      , visakhapatnam
      Reviewed on May 25, 2017
    • SBI Fixed Deposit
      "Secured investment"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      Compared to other banks SBI offering good interest rate on fixed deposit, they offered me 7.95% of interest. I have the amount of Rs. 2.4 lakhs for the tenure of three years. After the maturity period I got the amount around 2.9 lakhs. I am very much fine with that.
      Was this review helpful? 4
      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on May 24, 2017
    • SBI Fixed Deposit
      "Too much of process involved"
      0.5 2.5/5 "Just OK"
      At other private bank a fixed deposit could be opened online and a customer does not have to visit the bank. In my case I had to visit State bank of India to open a fixed deposit and it has a lot of process involved. Like wise to close the same it is the same scenario.
      Was this review helpful? 7
      , pune
      Reviewed on May 10, 2017
    • SBI Fixed Deposit
      "Good "
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I am having fixed deposit account with the State bank of India and the interest rate is around 6.2% for the tenure of five years of time. I have opened this account through online, so it got happened very immediately. Charges are nil with them and I can get the money withdrawal in fraction of seconds.
      Was this review helpful? 5
      , pondicherry
      Reviewed on May 09, 2017
    • SBI Fixed Deposit
      "Good Service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      Long back I had Fixed deposit account with State bank of India. I selected the tenure period for six years. The bank had fixed a good rate of interest. At last I received the money with the promised interest amount. I am much satisfied with SBI for the FD service.
      Was this review helpful? 5
      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on May 09, 2017
    • SBI Fixed Deposit
      "Satisfactory Service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      Even I have fixed deposit with State bank of India. The tenure period is one year. I deposit certain amount with them as their interest rate is good and incomparable. SBI gives good response to the people and they are very supportive as well. I have no issues with SBI.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , indore
      Reviewed on May 04, 2017
    • SBI Fixed Deposit
      "Average "
      0.5 1.0/5 "Really Bad"
      I had invested in fixed deposit with the State bank of India and the interest rate is very less like its around 7.15%, also the returns are also very less, which will be also applicable with the tax. Services provided by them is really not good and I would like to suggest that they need to provide the customer service in a much better way.
      Was this review helpful? 3
      , bhopal
      Reviewed on May 03, 2017
    • SBI Fixed Deposit
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      In terms of interest rate and everything State Bank of India is fine to have the fixed deposit and the service aspects are working fine with them. I am having this account from the last six to seven years of time and the response is always very good with the State Bank of India.
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , mundra
      Reviewed on May 03, 2017
    • SBI Fixed Deposit
      "Its Trusted"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I was studying college, I have opened Fixed deposit in SBI, it is located in my college campus. I have submitted pan card, address proof, id proof to them and I have invested the amount of Rs.1,25,000 its for the period of four years, but I am not sure what is the benefit I will get after that maturity period.
      Was this review helpful? 25
      , chandigarh
      Reviewed on Mar 30, 2017
    • SBI Fixed Deposit
      "Good deposits"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      SBI deposits are better all I am in need of is savings therefore I had opted for it but the charges are very high. I had taken it for 11 months fixed deposit. I am supposed to get 55k however I had got only 50k however they had deducted money for charges and the remaining as credit
      Was this review helpful? 16
      , coimbatore
      Reviewed on Feb 04, 2017
    • SBI Fixed Deposit
      "My FD account"
      0.5 2.0/5 "Expected more"
      SBI fixed deposit is fine, the rate of interest is too low I dont invest in SBI Fixed Deposit. I had opted for this FD through the branch. at the time I was holding a salary account at that point of time that is why I had opted for SBI FD and later it was closed
      Was this review helpful? 18
      , chennai
      Reviewed on Jan 04, 2017
    • SBI Fixed Deposit
      "Online FD Application "
      0.5 1.5/5 "Bad"
      The online method or the system of SBI for applying for Fixed Deposit/recurring deposit is very bad. I did not understand only how to apply and due to that I applied through my Wife's account in IDBI. IDBI has very easy and understandable method for the same.
      Was this review helpful? 10
      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Dec 29, 2016
    • SBI Fixed Deposit
      "The best FD"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      The prime reason for selecting SBI for the Fixed Deposit is the rate of interest which is 7.8% as it is the best in the market. I am holding this FD for a period of 4 to 5 years of time. No drawback nor challenges as such. This FD was opened at the Branch.
      Was this review helpful? 14
      , kolkata
      Reviewed on Dec 08, 2016
    • SBI Fixed Deposit
      "SBI is a very good provider"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      Rate of interest offered by SBI fixed deposit is very much satisfactory. Their staffs are very much cooperative . I hold a savings account with the said bank based on which they had offered this FD. Interest rate offered by them was 9.8% and they are providing tax benefits too.
      Was this review helpful? 23
      , guntur
      Reviewed on Nov 29, 2016
    • SBI Fixed Deposit
      "Its wonderful"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      SBI fixed deposit is wonderful this was taken before 2 years. The total term of FD is 5 years. I do get some tax benefit too. I had filled the form by visiting the Branch and I had provided the FD receipt too. The best I like about SBI is it is very much secured.
      Was this review helpful? 10
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Nov 14, 2016
    • SBI Fixed Deposit
      "Its really good"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I had parked my funds on my SBI FD and I had signed up for this FD online myself . I am holding this FD account for the past 10 years. There is no drawback nor any challenges as such. It takes hardly 2 minutes to open this FD . Online I can view and change my maturity instructions. As of now its auto renewal I can also change the maturity instructions online myself.
      Was this review helpful? 8
      , noida
      Reviewed on Nov 03, 2016
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