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    Term Deposit

    What is term deposit

    Term deposits lock the deposits for a fixed period at a preset interest rate. A term deposit or fixed deposit is a sought-after financial instrument by millions of Indians owing to the various benefits it offers such as guaranteed returns, low risk, higher interest rate than savings account, loan facility and higher interest rates for senior citizens among many others. Fixed deposits are offered by all leading banks in india such as ICICI Bank, State Bank of India, HDFC Bank, IDBI Bank and Corporation Bank and among many others.

    Term Deposit

    General features of term deposits

    The salient features of term deposits are as follows:

    • Fixed deposits are typically availed by conservative investors with a low risk appetite
    • Fixed deposits are a traditional form of investment opted by millions across the country and therefore, easily accessible and time-tested
    • A relatively ‘safe’ investment in that the interest rate on offer does not change for the nominated term
    • Fixed deposits offer higher rates of interest compared to savings bank accounts
    • It is important to note that fixed deposits up to Rs.1 lakh are insured under the Deposit
    • Insurance and Credit Guarantee Scheme of India
    • Fixed deposits are usually offered by banks for varying tenures ranging from seven days to 10 years or more
    • Investors can open a fixed deposit account for a sum as low as Rs.100
    • An investor can choose to withdraw his money at the time of any financial crisis, notwithstanding the penalty, unlike other investments such as real estate which can be time-consuming in terms of delivering cash at short notice
    • Fixed deposits have low liquidity owing to a lock-in period. However, they encourages savings habit amongst investors
    • Investors can take a loan against their fixed deposits, if need be. In most cases, banks offer up to 90% of the principal as loan amount
    • Most leading banks offer higher interest rates on fixed deposits for senior citizens
    • The interest rates on fixed deposits are revised every year by banks depending upon the overall monetary policy laid down by the RBI
    • The interest earned on fixed deposits is taxable with the exception of tax saver fixed deposits offered by many banks
    • A fixed deposit cannot be withdrawn before its maturity or only after a fixed period of time. Most banks levy a penalty for premature withdrawal of deposit amount
    • Fixed deposits offer low returns compared to investment in equity markets
    • Fixed deposits offer little protection against inflation in that the deposit amount at maturity may not be substantial when adjusted for inflation

    Types of term deposits

    Various banks offers different types of term deposits as listed below:

    1. Short-term and long-term fixed deposits
    2. Tax-saver term deposits
    3. Senior citizen term deposits
    4. Recurring deposits
    5. Cumulative and non-cumulative fixed deposits
    6. Post office time deposits
    7. Company fixed deposit schemes
    8. Sweep-in facility
    9. Special deposit schemes for children
    1. Short-Term and Long-Term Fixed Deposits

      Short term fixed deposits offer safety and assured returns. Short term fixed deposits are held for 30 days or below. The rate of interest* offered for deposits with tenures ranging from 7 to 14 days and 14 to 30 days hovers around 4 to 5% p.a for most banks. For tenures ranging from three months to 1 year, the interest rates on offer may vary from 7% p.a to 7.25% (Domestic/NRO/NRE deposits for deposits of Rs.1 crore and above but below Rs.5 crores). For long term fixed deposits of 1 to 5 years, the interest rates may vary from 7.5% p.a to 8.5% p.a. In many cases, the interest is calculated on a quarterly basis for accounts with tenures of 6 months or above. As a result, interest is calculated on a simple interest basis for deposits with tenures under 6 months in such cases.

    2. Tax-Saver Term Deposits

      Resident individuals and Hindu Undivided families are eligible for tax saver fixed deposits. Tax saver deposits are offered by many leading banks in India such as HDFC and Kotak Mahindra among others. Tax saver fixed deposits can be booked on a quarterly and monthly pay-out basis for a lock-in period of 5 years (or up to 10 years). Depositors can save on tax on deposits up to Rs.1.5 lakh. In case of joint holders, the tax benefits are available to the first account holder as per 80C of the IT Act, 1961. Tax at Source is deducted as per prevailing income tax regulations. The interest rate* on offer in many cases, will be the deposit rate offered for a 5 year period. Many banks send a TDS certificate to their deposit holders every quarter (on TDS deductions) during a financial year.

    3. Senior Citizen Term Deposits

      In most cases, all resident Indians above 60 years can avail of senior citizen term deposit schemes. A senior citizen who wishes to open a fixed deposit account has to submit a proof of his age. Most banks offer an additional 0.5% interest to senior citizens over the rate offered to regular citizens on fixed deposits. Nomination and premature withdrawal is allowed by most banks. The booking period may range from one week to 10 days. Deposit holders can choose to receive their interest on a quarterly and monthly basis or till maturity. Some banks offer greater liquidity by providing sweep-in facility and overdraft facilities for senior citizen fixed deposits. In some cases, senior citizen fixed deposits can also be tax saver deposits under section 80C of the IT Act.

    4. Recurring Deposits

      In most cases, banks offer interest rates on par with regular fixed deposits for recurring deposits which allow customers to build significant savings by small investments every month. In most cases, senior citizens can avail of an additional 0.50% on recurring deposits as well. Resident individuals, societies, Hindu Undivided Families and public limited companies are eligible to avail of recurring deposits. Recurring deposits which offer guaranteed returns can be opened with a minimum deposit of Rs. 100 for up to 10 years. Many banks allow premature withdrawals on recurring deposits but not partial withdrawals. In most cases, TDS is deducted as per the section 194A of the IT Act. Some banks do not allow a customer to open a recurring account unless the latter has a savings bank account. Also, PAN may be mandatory to book a recurring deposit account. Many banks such as HDFC and Kotak Mahindra do not allow alterations in the instalment amount, tenure and due date of instalment. Furthermore, the interest is paid only upon maturity of the account. Some banks such as HDFC do not pay any interest to the depositor on his recurring deposit if the account is closed within the lock-in period of one month.

    5. Cumulative and Non-Cumulative Fixed Deposits

      In a cumulative fixed deposit scheme, there is no fixed interest payable over a quarterly, half-yearly or an annual basis. In other words, the interest is compounded quarterly or yearly and payable on maturity of an account with the principal. However, in a non-cumulative fixed deposit scheme, the interest is paid on a quarterly, monthly or an annual basis. Furthermore, the interest earned (monthly) from a non-cumulative fixed deposit scheme is taxable. In a cumulative fixed deposit scheme, the maturity period may range from 6 months to 10 years. Cumulative fixed deposit schemes are suitable for individuals who do not require regular interest payment. As a result, cumulative fixed deposit schemes are also known as money multiplier schemes. On the other hand, non-cumulative fixed deposit schemes more suitable for pensioners in need of periodical interest payment.

    6. Post Office Time Deposits

      There are over 93,55,825 post office time deposit accounts across India. This scheme offers various benefits such as portability of account from one post office to another. The tenures offered by post office time deposit accounts range from 1 to 5 years. Any resident Indian can open a post office time deposit accounts at any head post office or general post office after filling out the opening form provided by the post office. Interest is paid on an annual basis but is calculated on a quarterly basis. A post office time deposit account under five years is eligible for tax benefits under section 80C of the Income Tax Act, 1961. The minimum amount of deposit under this scheme is Rs.200 while there is no limit to the maximum amount. Under this scheme, a single account can be converted into a joint account and vice-versa. The current interest rates offered are 7.1% (1 year), 7.2% (2 years), 7.4% (3 years) and 7.9% (5 years) respectively.

    7. Company Fixed Deposit Schemes

      Fixed deposits are offered by banks and NBFCs (Non-Banking Finance Companies). Typically, corporate/company fixed deposit schemes offer higher rates of interest than bank fixed deposits. Many companies offer fixed deposits at competitive interest rates to raise capital. In some cases, a company which has a low credit rating may offer higher interest rates to attract investors. Consequently, there is a view that investors should stay away from companies which offer an interest rate of above 15%. 'A' rated NBFCs are eligible to accept deposits as per RBI regulations. Most company deposit schemes have an initial lock-in period of three to six months. According to analysts, it is more prudent for investors to opt for shorter duration of deposits (1 to 3 years) to effectively review a company's ratings and servicing. Mahindra Finance Fixed Deposit scheme, Shriram Transport Finance Company and PNB Housing Finance among others are some of the leading company deposit schemes in India.

    8. Sweep-In Facility

      Many banks such as Kotak Mahindra and HDFC offer special fixed deposit schemes known as ‘sweep-in facility’ wherein depositors can link their fixed deposit accounts to their current or savings accounts. The principal of the fixed deposit may be considered for the sweep-in facility. One of the advantages of this facility is that any deficit in a savings account need not be a cause of concern in that the exact amount is withdrawn from the fixed deposit account. Furthermore, deposits are broken in units of Rs.1, reducing loss of interest. There is a higher interest rate on a deposit till it is swept-in while the remaining amount in a fixed deposit will accrue interest. Some banks allow greater flexibility in terms of altering tenure, principal amount, maturity period and roll over period among others.

    9. Special Deposit Schemes for Children

      Balika Shiksha Scheme and Sishu Mangal deposit scheme are deposit schemes for children launched by PNB and Allahabad Bank respectively. Under the PNB Balika Shiksha Scheme, girls who pass class 8 are eligible. The deposit under the said scheme can be withdrawn when the girl attains 18 years. Also, interest under this scheme is exempt from income tax. The Allahabad Bank Sishu Mangal deposit scheme is a fixed deposit scheme for minors aged between 1 and 15 years. A guardian has to open an account under this scheme. There is a limit on the maximum amount which can be deposited under this scheme.

    Faqs of Term Deposit

    What is a term deposit account?

    A term deposit account offers interest on the principal amount deposited by the account holder for a fixed term. The deposited amount in the term deposit account cannot be liquidated before the end of the term without a notice or loss of potential interest. A term deposit account can be opened for a fixed term where the maturity ranges from months to years. Based on the type of the account, the account holder can choose to receive the interest at monthly or quarterly intervals or on the maturity of the account. Whether it is an individual, partnership firm, private and public limited company, society, trust, HUF/specified association or any other establishment, the term deposit can be opened with various types of financial institutions, banks, credit unions, and building societies. The rate of interest in a term deposit account is fixed for a predetermined period of term.

    What is meant by domestic term deposit?

    A domestic term deposit is a product from the State Bank of India (SBI) that offers interest to the account holder for depositing a certain amount money for a fixed term. A domestic account allows liquidity before the maturity at a loss of interest. The bank offers various types of term deposits that can be opened for a term ranging from few days to a maximum of 10 years. The account offers different enhanced interest rates for senior citizens. At the end of the term, the account holder will be benefited with the interest along with the principal amount. He/she may choose to renew or close the account at maturity.

    Some Special Term Deposit Schemes

    Term Deposit Reviews

    • ICICI Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Best Service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have a Fixed Deposit with ICICI bank from last 15 years, my experience was good so far and i did not face any issues with this bank. I have taken this FD mainly for auto debit of the home loan. Customer service is good and they explained all the terms and conditions
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      , coimbatore
      Reviewed on May 24, 2018
    • SBI Fixed Deposit
      "Good Service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I've a savings account with SBI. I started a Fixed Deposit with them. I started the FD for tax saving purposes. They do charge some normal annual interest rates of fixed deposit also I had never experienced any difficulty with their services.
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      , chennai
      Reviewed on May 21, 2018
    • HDFC Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Good Service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I've a fixed deposit with the HDFC bank for 1 Lakh, they offered an annual interest rate of 9.5% annual. They also offers special rates for Senior Citizen. Apart from the fixed deposit I hardly use the account. Overall their banking services are good.
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      , chennai
      Reviewed on May 17, 2018
    • Axis Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Good service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have a Fixed Deposit with AXIS bank from last 3 months, i am happy with the service they provide. I get good returns on investments. Customer service was very good, they gave all the right information and guided me well. I will get 6.99% on returns after the maturity period.
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      , ahmedabad
      Reviewed on May 08, 2018
    • SBI Fixed Deposit
      "Average"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      State Bank Of India fixed deposit service is good. But I am not much comfortable with State Bank Of India process. State Bank Of Indiaonline portal is good, even the payments are through online. It was an average service from Sbi fixed deposit service.
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      , pune
      Reviewed on Apr 25, 2018
    • Citibank Fixed Deposit
      "Excellent"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have a Fixed deposit with Citi bank. I recently started using Citi online net banking which is good. The online application for my Citi fixed deposit account is good. The process was been fast with Citi bank. It was an excellent experience with Citi bank savings account service.
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      , pune
      Reviewed on Apr 25, 2018
    • SBI Fixed Deposit
      "Best Service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have opened an Fixed Deposit account with SBI 3-4 years back, the services provided by this bank is good when compared to other banks. I invest 5000-6000 every month. I get 7.5% as an interest on returns. Customer support team guided me well and they gave all right information.
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      , ahmedabad
      Reviewed on Apr 20, 2018
    • SBI Fixed Deposit
      "Fixed deposit with SBI"
      0.5 4.5/5 "Excellent!"
      I have opened a fixed deposit with SBI and the rate of interest is 7.75% annually. If i fore close the Fixed deposit then the interest will be adjusted against the amount on pro rate basis. The customer service and response with them is much comfortable.
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      , chennai
      Reviewed on Apr 20, 2018
    • ICICI Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Excellent service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      Got the Fixed deposit account around 4 years ago from the ICICI bank and I have this account for the safety purpose . The customer support service and the response is good with the ICICI bank and they give good response to the customers. The rate of interest is good from the ICICI bank FD.
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      , visakhapatnam
      Reviewed on Apr 17, 2018
    • HDFC Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Good service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have a Fixed Deposit with HDFC bank from last 4 years, my experience was good so far and i did not face any issues with this bank. I have deposited a fixed amount of Rs 5-6 lakhs. When it comes to customer service, it is good and they gave all the right information. I get interest of 6% as returns and i am satisfied with it.
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      , kolkata
      Reviewed on Mar 29, 2018
    • HDFC Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Good overall"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I also bank with HDFC Bank for the fixed deposit. The customer services are good and there are no issues in the process. The lock in period is for a year. The interest rate is good and there are no charges. The experience has been good as I can track all the details on the mobile application.
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      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Mar 24, 2018
    • SBI Fixed Deposit
      "Satisfied"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I hold a fixed deposit account with State Bank of India. I had to go to branch and open this account. The services are good and they were responsive. The rate of interest is good and there are no charges involved. Overall a good experience in the process.
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      , secunderabad
      Reviewed on Mar 20, 2018
    • ICICI Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Good service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have got the fixed deposit from the ICICI bank. The customer support service is good with the ICICI bank. The rate of interest and the charges is average with the ICICI bank fixed deposit and I am satisfied with it, I got the salaried account from the ICICI so I have got the fixed deposit from the ICICI bank.
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      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Mar 12, 2018
    • SBI Fixed Deposit
      "Better "
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I am having the fixed deposit account with the State bank of India. I would like to say that the response is good one with he State bank of India. Rate of interest is really nominal one with the State bank of India.
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      , chennai
      Reviewed on Mar 03, 2018
    • Punjab National Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Average"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      I am having the fixed deposit account with the Punjab National bank and the services are good one. I would like to say that the rate of interest is okay one for me with the Punjab National bank. I am really happy with them till now.
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      , jaipur
      Reviewed on Feb 27, 2018
    • Axis Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Very Poor Response by BRANCH EMPLOYEE"
      0.5 0.5/5 "Unacceptable"
      Its waste of time & money with axis bank. Don't have enough knowledge, lack of experience, and poor support. I opened a FD ACCOUNT AT AXIS BANK ON 13TH, and still they are unable to update my contact number in my account & cc. Wait....wait and waiting.. Nd branch is located in DELHI. NOW YOU CAN IMAGINE, how they will operate in rural area...
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      , new delhi
      Reviewed on Feb 23, 2018
    • ICICI Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Nice experience"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I also hold a fixed deposit with ICICI Bank and there are no issues to open this account. The customer services are good and they are responsive when ever I reach out to them. The online banking is also good and it is very convenient to complete any transaction.
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      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Feb 23, 2018
    • SBI Fixed Deposit
      "Its Average"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I invested the amount of Rs. 2 lakhs in SBI fixed deposit, it has the tenure of two years. At the time of opening, they gave me good interest rate. But I have to go to the bank they to withdraw the benefits they wont give any reminder call. I can check SBI FD transactions through online.
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      , kolkata
      Reviewed on Feb 20, 2018
    • Axis Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Overall good"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have a two lakh fixed deposit at Axis Bank. The bank is good in this process and the rate of interest is the same when compared to other banks. There is no lock in period and anytime I an withdraw the funds. There are no charges related to this account.
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      , new delhi
      Reviewed on Feb 19, 2018
    • HDFC Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Good overall"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      It was a smooth process to open a fixed deposit at HDFC Bank. There is a lock in period for one year. After which I can close the account. The rate of interest is normal like the other banks. There are no charges taken for this. Good services overall.
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      , new delhi
      Reviewed on Feb 19, 2018
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