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    Up to ₹25L
    1 Year to 5 Years
    7.75% - 8.6% Monthly compounding
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    Up to ₹25L
    1 Year to 5 Years
    7.72% - 8.65% Monthly compounding
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    Up to ₹1Cr
    7 Days to 20 Years
    5% - 7.75% 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
    5.75% - 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
    6.5% - 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 Fixed Deposit

    A fixed deposit is an investment option provided by banks or non-banking financial companies to deposit money and earn a certain rate of interest. The advantage of depositing money in a fixed deposit account is that it will give you a higher rate of return than a normal savings account. The maturity term for an FD account ranges from 7 days to 10 years. A short term fixed deposit has a maturity term from 7 days to a maximum of 12 months. Fixed deposit interest rates vary from bank to bank and this will fluctuate and may be also revised.

    Given below are the interest rates offered on short-term deposits by top banks:

    Bank Regular FD Rate (per annum) Senior Citizen FD Rate (per annum)
    SBI 5.75% to 6.40% 6.25% to 6.90%
    Axis Bank 3.50% to 6.50% 5.50% to 6.90%
    ICICI 4.00% to 6.50% 4.50% to 7.00%
    Citibank 3.00% to 5.00% 3.50% to 5.50%

    *The tenure taken is less than 365 days and the deposit value is less than Rs.1 crore

    Features of short term fixed deposit  

    • The maturity term of a short term fixed deposit ranges from 7 days to less than 12 months.
    • You can deposit money in such a term deposit only once.
    • You can opt to renew the short term fixed deposit account when it matures.
    • The tax on the funds in the account are deducted as per the Income Tax Act, 1961.
    • The rate of return on a time deposit account is usually high.
    • Money can be withdrawn from an FD account before maturity but only after paying a fine. However, there are some banks which offer no penalty on withdrawing money before maturity.
    • The minimum amount that you can invest in a short term deposit account varies from bank to bank. It is generally around Rs.10000. For minors, the starting amount is brought down by the banks.

    Advantages of short term deposits

    • It is the ideal option if you want to have transitory savings.
    • It provides greater liquidity with high rate of return.
    • A major advantage of such a fixed deposit is that it allows you to take a loan amount equivalent to 95% of the funds in your account without requiring a guarantor or any paperwork.
    • There is a provision for nomination when you open a term deposit account.
    • If you withdraw money before your term on the account ends, you will be charged an interest rate that is 1% less than the applicable rate.
    • The government considers funds in the short term fixed deposit account as security.
    • The fund in short term deposits can also be used as margin money for non-fund based services.

    Requirements for opening a short term fixed deposit account

    To open this type fixed deposit account, the requirements vary bank to bank. Most banks ask you to open a savings account along with the short term fixed deposit account. This removes the hassle of collecting the interest amount in person and it can be directly transferred to your savings account. Also the account holder should be a resident Indian although some banks offer Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) the option to open a short term fixed deposit account as well. To open fixed deposit account you would need an identity proof, passport size photos and proof of address.

    Short Term FD Reviews

    • HDFC Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Good overall"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have a fixed deposit account with HDFC Bank and the banking process is good. I could open this account online and the account has been beneficial too. I can also close this account without having to go in person to the bank. It can be done online too.
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , chennai
      Reviewed on Sep 15, 2018
    • SBI Fixed Deposit
      "Good service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have opened a Fixed Deposit with SBI since 2011, i have renewed the FD 2 to 3 times. Customer service is very good with this bank and they explained everything about the returns. I deposit an amount of Rs 1 lac and i get 6.75% as interest on returns.
      Was this review helpful? 5
      , kolkata
      Reviewed on Aug 29, 2018
    • IndusInd Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Satisfied with the services"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have opened a fixed deposit with Indusind bank. The customer services and response is good and they are offering a good rate of interest. The customer services and response is good. It was easy to open this account and there were no charges taken for the same.
      Was this review helpful? 7
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Aug 17, 2018
    • Kotak Fixed Deposit
      "Easy process to open a FD"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I also have a fixed deposit account with Kotak Mahindra 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. I get 7.5% on my deposited amount of 30K. There is a lock in period of one year.
      Was this review helpful? 12
      , new delhi
      Reviewed on Aug 02, 2018
    • Axis Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Very good service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I've another fixed deposit with the Axis bank under my wife's name. I've deposited 21 lacs in this deposit. The interest rate is good and they disburse the interest quarterly. So far there hasn't been any issues with their services.
      Was this review helpful? 16
      , ahmedabad
      Reviewed on Jul 28, 2018
    • Vijaya Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Good Service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I've a fixed deposit with the Vijaya Bank. I deposited 2 Lacs, the interest rate is 7.6 %, the tenure of the FD is 2 years. Comparatively the interest ate is low. I never faced any issues with their services.
      Was this review helpful? 3
      , ahmedabad
      Reviewed on Jul 28, 2018
    • Axis Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Very good service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I've two fixed deposits with the Axis bank, one is under my name and the second one is under wife's name. I've deposited 7 lacs, the interest rate is very good. They disburse the cumulated interest quarterly and the tenure of the FD is 5 years.
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , ahmedabad
      Reviewed on Jul 28, 2018
    • HDFC Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Good service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I had started making this investment almost a year back. The interest rate with them had changing according to the market rate. The services which they had been providing so far had been very good. Tenure with them also had been good and i make the deposits directly.
      Was this review helpful? 5
      , new delhi
      Reviewed on Jul 26, 2018
    • SBI Fixed Deposit
      "Good service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have taken fixed deposit account with state bank of India . I have chosen this bank . As they are offering good rate of interest which will good returns . Am satisfied with the premium amount which am paying . Am satisfied with customer service and response .
      Was this review helpful? 14
      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Jul 25, 2018
    • SBI Fixed Deposit
      "Needs to improve"
      0.5 2.0/5 "Expected more"
      I have a Fixed Deposit account with SBI from last 8 months, i am not happy with the services provided by SBI as their response is not proper and there was no complete information given. I paid an Fixed amount of Rs 1.5 lakhs and in return i get 6.5% as interest which is less when compared to others.
      Was this review helpful? 14
      , gurgaon
      Reviewed on Jul 20, 2018
    • Indian Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Good Service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I opened a fixed deposit with the Indian Bank. The deposit amount is 25000 and the tenure is 20 years, 25000. The interest rate is competitive and I opened the FD at the Indian bank branch. After 20 years I'll receive the deposit amount plus the added interest.
      Was this review helpful? 7
      , chennai
      Reviewed on Jul 14, 2018
    • Union Bank of India Fixed Deposit
      "Highly poor net banking services"
      0.5 0.5/5 "Unacceptable"
      Even if a customer dies at hospital, he has to visit the branch to get the FD money from bank account. This is my personal experience. I am trying to get my FD money to my account thru net banking, but customer service is advising me to visit branch first.
      Was this review helpful? 10
      , noida
      Reviewed on Jul 06, 2018
    • Canara Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Good service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have my Fixed Deposit opened with Canara bank from last 6 months, i am happy with the services provided by Canara bank. I have deposited an amount of Rs 50000 as FD. Customer service is very good and they gave all the right information. I get 6.6% of interest as return on FD.
      Was this review helpful? 10
      , kolkata
      Reviewed on Jun 29, 2018
    • South Indian Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Good Service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I had a fixed deposit with the South Indian Bank. There is nothing special about the service. The interest they offer for the deposit is low. It is so easy to start a fixed deposit. Overall it has been a good experience with the fixed deposit. Staff were cooperative and very much helpful
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Jun 27, 2018
    • Central Bank of India Fixed Deposit
      "Good Service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I deposited 50K as an FD in Central Bank of India. I haven't withdrawn the deposit and they provides annual interest for the FD. It was easy to start the FD and they also gave me a credit card based on the fixed deposit. Overall it has been a easy process opening FD with the Central Bank of India.
      Was this review helpful? 7
      , chennai
      Reviewed on Jun 25, 2018
    • review Fixed Deposit
      "FD with DBS"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      With DBS it was a hassle free experience. As for my fixed deposit the rate of interest which they are providing is 6.5% to 7%. There is no charges or penalty for the withdrawal with the maturity period.The interest will be estimated depend upon the tenure which we are choosing for.
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Jun 25, 2018
    • YES Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Better"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I had the fixed deposit account with the Yes bank and the interest rate is around 8.5%, also the customer service is good too. I would like to say that the response is positive one with the Yes bank, also I am really happy with them till now.
      Was this review helpful? 9
      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Jun 23, 2018
    • YES Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Wonderful"
      0.5 4.5/5 "Excellent!"
      I am having the fixed deposit account with the Yes bank and the customer service is good too. Online banking services are fine one too and am really happy with them. Rate of interest for the fixed deposit is around 7% to 8%.
      Was this review helpful? 3
      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Jun 23, 2018
    • Corporation Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Average Service"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      I've a fixed deposit with the CORPORATION bank. The deposit is 50000 an they offers 9% annum. I've deposited for the five years. It was easy to start the deposit but I am not happy with their services as they don't provide any additional benefits to their customers.
      Was this review helpful? 4
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Jun 18, 2018
    • Citibank Fixed Deposit
      "Better"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I do have the fixed deposit account with the CITI bank and the rate of interest was not aware by my end. I would like to say that the online services are good one with the CITI bank. I am happy with them as such.
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Jun 13, 2018
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