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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
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    Up to ₹1Cr
    7 Days to 20 Years
    5% - 7.8% Quarterly compounding
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    Up to ₹1Cr
    7 Days to 10 Years
    4% - 7.25% Quarterly compounding
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    Up to ₹1Cr
    7 Days to 10 Years
    4.25% - 7.05% Monthly compounding
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    Up to ₹1Cr
    15 Days to 20 Years
    4.25% - 7.25% Monthly compounding
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    Up to ₹1Cr
    7 Days to 10 Years
    4% - 7% Monthly compounding
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    NRI - FD
    Up to ₹1Cr
    1 Year to 5 Years
    6.5% - 6.8% Monthly compounding
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    NRI - FD
    Up to ₹1Cr
    1 Year to 10 Years
    6% - 6.75% Monthly compounding
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    NRI - FD
    Up to ₹1Cr
    1 Year onwards
    6.25% - 6.5% Monthly compounding
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    Up to ₹1Cr
    7 Days to 10 Years
    4% - 7.30% Quarterly compounding
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    NRI - FD
    Up to ₹1Cr
    1 Year to 5 Years
    6.80% Quarterly compounding
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  • Short Term FD Reviews

    • SBI Fixed Deposit
      "My FD"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      SBI FD is fine i am holding this SBI FD for about 6 years no drawback nor any Challenges. the rate of interest has come down i have started 9.25% but this year 6.5% flat. it is very easy to book FD online liquidation can be done through online option thee is an option to transfer the amount directly
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      , kolkata
      Reviewed on Sep 21, 2017
    • Federal Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Nominal interest"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have invested Rs.50,000 in Federal Bank FD account, it has the tenure of five years, they told they would provide 6.5% of interest for the fixed deposit account. It is not that much great. I am an existing customer of the bank, hence I opened FD with them.
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      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Sep 20, 2017
    • HDFC Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Its Convenient"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have taken Fixed deposit from HDFC, I have invested Rs. 10 Lakhs for the tenure of one year, I went to the branch and opened the FD account, my relationship manager helped to open it within two days of time. They are providing 7.5% of interest of one year but I could withdrawal it anytime but some charges applicable.
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      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Sep 20, 2017
    • HDFC Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Good for deposits "
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      We can save and have fixed deposit with less rate of interest in HDFC bank they give benifiatials based on the amount that we deposit .We can with draw and the interest will be added with the minimal balance .I have been using this bank services for a longer time its good i with draw when i need with out any hassle .
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      , gurgaon
      Reviewed on Sep 16, 2017
    • Lakshmi Vilas Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Good savings"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have invested Rs. 3 lakhs it has the tenure one year,I am holding Fixed deposit around Rs. 3 months. After maturity I well receive the interest of 8% and investment amount credits to my account, I am working as a staff in the same bank, hence they provides 8% as a staff for other they give 7% and for senior citizen 7.5% of interest.
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      , rajapalayam
      Reviewed on Sep 13, 2017
    • SBI Fixed Deposit
      "Good investment"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have invested some amount in SBI fixed deposit, last year they gave me 7.5% of interest on it , its has the tenure of one year. Every year I used to go to the home branch to renew the FD, bank response is also quite good. But its not so beneficial, if I would have invest in mutual fund I would have got some extra benefits.
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      , gwalior
      Reviewed on Sep 12, 2017
    • ICICI Bank Fixed Deposit
      "FD online"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I can book Fixed Deposit online using ICICI Bank account it is very easy to do the same . I am holding RD account with ICICI for the past 4 years. I do get some tax benefit here. I do have options online for breaking FD.
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      , ghaziabad
      Reviewed on Sep 12, 2017
    • HDFC Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Banking is good"
      0.5 4.5/5 "Excellent!"
      Very easy to bank with HDFC bank as I hold my salary account with them and I know how the bank functions. The bank executives treat you well. One can place the request for liquidation online and it hardly takes about 2 to 3 days of time for the liquidation.
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      , jaipur
      Reviewed on Sep 12, 2017
    • ICICI Bank Fixed Deposit
      "EXCELLENT SERVICE"
      0.5 4.5/5 "Excellent!"
      Excellent service from ICICI always ,they use the technology in a right way transactions are also equally fast . I also use their online application which was also user friendly ,ATM services were also nearby my location so overall it is a satisfactory service from them .
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      , noida
      Reviewed on Sep 11, 2017
    • Canara Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Its okay"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      Good to invest in CANARA BANK FD. I feel good banking with them. I am holding this FD for a long time. Its very much convenient. Their branch is in my campus so it is very much easy to walk in to the branch to place a request. They took around one day to complete the process even the documents required too was very simple.
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      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Sep 08, 2017
    • SBI Fixed Deposit
      "BEst option for future"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I had invested in SBI FD and this was offered for a period of one year. I had opted it for the maximum tenure period . I had broken that FD for my wedding and I earn good rate of interest on this. The penalty charges levied was not too much and it was kind of okay.
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      , chennai
      Reviewed on Sep 07, 2017
    • Karur Vysya Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Its Average"
      0.5 3.5/5 "Pretty good"
      I opened the fixed deposit in KVB which is located in my native, interest rate is same like other banks. Customer service is not userfriendly, when I forgot the password to log in my account, I called to the customer care but they didn't give any solution they asked me to visit home branch. But I was living in different location but they did not understand that, they dont have any other option to reset my password. Hence I had withdraw Rs. 2 lakhs from FD account, remaining Rs. 1 lakh was left there.
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      , chennai
      Reviewed on Sep 07, 2017
    • Punjab National Bank Fixed Deposit
      "PNB is my bank"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      PNB is my bank as I worked as a Senior Manager there so I know how the bank works. , Interest rate offered by them was the 1.5% extra than the normal interest rate for FD because I am staff of that bank I get 6.60% for 5years. For senior citizen they give 6.25% plus some additional interest too.
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      , jalandhar
      Reviewed on Sep 05, 2017
    • HDFC Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Excellent "
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I am having the fixed deposit account with the HDFC bank for the last one year of time.Rate of interest is lesser one, also the customer service is very good. Response is very fine one for me like it took only half an hour of time to open the account.
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      , lucknow
      Reviewed on Aug 26, 2017
    • Punjab and Sind Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Fantastic"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I am having the fixed deposit account with the Punjab and sind bank and the interest rate is fine one but am really not aware of it. The tenure is around for seven to eight years of time. Response is very good one with them.
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      , meerut
      Reviewed on Aug 23, 2017
    • SBI Fixed Deposit
      "Extremely super"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I am having the fixed deposit account with the State bank of India and its totally, while it comes to the response. With every aspects , State bank of India is doing in good way even in the part of rate of interest for deposits too like they are up to the mark.
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      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Aug 23, 2017
    • ICICI Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Great Job"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I am having fixed deposit account with the ICICI bank and the rate of interest is around 6.5%, also am not looking the interest rate to compare with other bankers. Customer service is fine one for me and the response is good, also the tax is applicable on the returns.
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      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Aug 21, 2017
    • Bank Bazaar Fixed Deposit
      "Credit card application"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      Personal loan has been approved, I didn't have a credit card.My credit score is 750+ as per informed by credit mantri.I have got separate responses from SBI, HDFC,Credit mantri ,Bankbazar.I was called by banking sector formally and one of the bank has responded me on 9144466511800.
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      , other
      Reviewed on Aug 19, 2017
    • Kotak Fixed Deposit
      "Good service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      Of course even foreclosure of FD, can be done through the mobile application of KOTAK . Also it is easy to compare the rates on the net banking and it is excellent too. When I placed a request for liquidation it takes about 2 hours of time and it is very easy to change the maturity instruction through the mobile app.
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      , kolkata
      Reviewed on Aug 17, 2017
    • SBI Fixed Deposit
      "Good FD process"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I am very much comfortable with the FD PROCESS followed by SBI . All I had to do is, I have to just go online and place a request for FD. The information about the FD interest rate are also available online and it is very easy to find that too. No tax benefits and any time i can liquidate the funds by breaking the funds online , the same is not the case with other banks where there would be charge else it would be done the next day with SBI it is done on the same day and that is the biggest advantage here.
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      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Aug 16, 2017
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    Short Term Fixed Deposit

    Overview on Short Term Fixed Deposit

    Planning on saving that Rakhi gift money from your overly generous brother? Or wondering what to do with a lump sum settlement amount? Make your money earn for you by putting it into a fixed deposit.

    A fixed deposit is a financial tool where an individual can deposit a sum of money for a fixed period of time. Upon maturity of that period, the deposited sum along with interest will be returned to the individual.

    Sounds suspiciously like a savings account? The difference between a fixed deposit and a savings account is that a fixed deposit locks your money in for the tenure of the deposit. In other words, you are unable to withdraw or use that money without incurring a hefty penalty.

    This ensures that you do not use the money for any purpose until the deposit matures and you receive the lump sum along with interest.

    Benefits of a Short Term Fixed Deposit

    A short term fixed deposit has a number of benefits and advantages, as listed below:

    • Shorter period of lock in, giving you access to your money sooner.
    • Stable means of building wealth.
    • Interest rates in amount deposited are close to double those of a savings account.

    Planning Your Short Term Goals Using Short Term FD

    A short term fixed deposit enables you to save towards a short term goal by helping you set aside a certain amount of money for it.

    As the amount in a fixed deposit cannot be withdrawn or utilised in any way without the paying of a hefty fine, it can be saved towards the realisation of a goal.

    For example, if a short term goal is the acquisition of a new two wheeler, you could plan your fixed deposit in a way that the amount received at the time of maturity meets the goal. Accordingly, picking a fixed deposit that offers a certain rate of interest depending on the tenure would be important.

    However, it should be noted that the income form fixed deposits is taxable under provisions of the Income tax Act. In case of exemptions, the applicant is required to submit the relevant exemption form at the time of income declaration. Additionally, interest received on fixed deposits is taxable if the amount is above Rs.10,000 in a year.

    Short Term Fixed Deposit Tenure

    A short term fixed deposit can have a tenure ranging from 7 days to 10 years. Thus, there is a fixed deposit plan to suit every budget and requirement. Different banks offer fixed deposits at different tenures, so it would be advisable to check the tenures offered by different banks before applying for one.

    If you are looking for a short term fixed deposit, you could pick between a very short duration of 7 days and one up to 2 years.

    Short Term Fixed Deposit Minimum Requirements

    The short term fixed deposit plans offered by banks are subject to certain minimum requirements and eligibility criteria. Some banks offers fixed deposits with a premature withdrawal option, but the interest rate offered in such cases is lower than those where a premature withdrawal is not permitted.

    The minimum deposit amount for a fixed deposit varies from bank to bank. Some banks have a minimum amount of Rs.10,000 for general customers.

    Banks also offer fixed deposits for minors. The amount for such accounts is lower, with some banks offering a minor fixed deposit account with a minimum amount of Rs.2,000.

    Eligibility Criteria for Short Term Fixed Deposit

    Each bank has a list of eligibility criteria that applicants have to meet before they can open a fixed deposit account. Most banks will ask the depositor to open a saving account with them so the interest can be credited to the account, avoiding the hassle of the depositor having to collect it in person.

    Apart from this, all depositors have to be resident Indians, unless the fixed deposit is also offered to Non-Resident Indians (as specified in the terms and conditions).

    Documentation Required for Short Term Fixed Deposit

    The list of documents to be submitted when opening a fixed deposit account are given below:

    • Proof of identity
    • Proof of address
    • Recent passport sized photographs

    Short Term Fixed Deposit Interest Rates in India

    Short term fixed deposits are offered by a large number of banks in India. The rates of interest on the fixed deposits varies from bank to bank. A list of the fixed deposit tenures along with the corresponding rates of interest is given below:

    Short Term Fixed Deposit Interest Rates (calculated at % P.A.)
    ICICI Bank SBI HDFC Axis Bank
    Tenure Reg Sr Cit Reg Sr Cit Reg Sr Cit Reg Sr Cit
    7 – 14 days 4 4.50 5.50 5.75 3.50 4 3.50 3.50
    15 – 29 days 4.25 4.75 5.50 5.75 5 5.50 3.50 3.50
    30 – 45 days 5.50 6 5.50 5.75 5.50 6 5.50 5.50
    46 - 60 days 6.50 7 6.50 6.75 6.25 6.75 6 6
    61 – 90 days 6.75 7.25 6.50 6.75 6.25 6.75 6.25 6.25
    91 – 184 days 7 7.50 6.50 6.75 6.50 7 6.75 6.75
    185 – 289 days 7.25 7.75 6.75 7 6.75 7.25 6.75 7
    290 – 364 days 7.40 7.90 7 7.25 6.75 7.25 7.30 7.55
    365 – 389 days 7.40 7.90 7.25 7.50 7.50 8 7.50 8

    Please note- the above rates are as on 4th September, 2016. The rates are subject to change at the discretion of the banks. Please check the current applicable rate at the time of application.

    A short term fixed deposit is an ideal way to plan for and begin your savings portfolio while also earning from your savings.

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