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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% - 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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  • Term Deposit Reviews

    • 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.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Aug 21, 2017
    • Bank Bazaar Customer Support
      "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.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , 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.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Aug 16, 2017
    • SBI Fixed Deposit
      "Future saving plan for child"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have invested Rs.50,000 for my child in fixed deposit, when child turns age of 7 years old, she will be get double the money from SBI. I have invested in the age of 2 years of age. After maturity, they gave one written bond using that I should get the return.
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      , berhampur
      Reviewed on Aug 11, 2017
    • HDFC Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Average service"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      I have opened a Fixed deposit account with 50lakhs from HDFC bank. The customer service is not up to the mark. There was no personalize service is available with HDFC bank.The customer service need to be customer centric in future. The rate of interest is nominal with Hdfc bank. I would like to suggest HDFC bank to focus on their service.
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      , vadodara
      Reviewed on Aug 11, 2017
    • Punjab National Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Scheme is good"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      PNB Fixed deposit scheme is very good, yes it is a good bank. I am using this bank account for about 15 years . My parents are holding an account there which prompted me to open this account with this bank, it is a reputed bank too so I had taken FD from this bank. Interest rate 9%for FD and I do get tax benefit from this FD
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      , new delhi
      Reviewed on Aug 11, 2017
    • SBI Fixed Deposit
      "Very good"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      SBI FD is actually very good, I had opted for this through online no charges for the same. I had never been to the branch for renewal for maturity or for pre -renewal. I am getting some sort of messages about the deposits we can also change the maturity instruction we can also change the tenure but not the amount.
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      , gandhidham
      Reviewed on Aug 10, 2017
    • Shriram Finance Fixed Deposit
      "Good invest and best service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have opened the fixed deposit in Shriram Transport finance through online channel, then I have deposited the amount of Rs.10,000 for the tenure of one years, After the tenure period I would be getting totally around Rs.10,700, they gave me the interest rate of 7.4%.
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      , kanchipuram
      Reviewed on Aug 08, 2017
    • Shriram City Fixed Deposit
      "Customer service is the best"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      Customer service executive named karthik had spoken to me, he had filled the form and completed all the formalities he advised me to send my pan card to his email id . Online executive explained me about the terms and conditions and the interest rate is the best there.
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      , kanchipuram
      Reviewed on Aug 08, 2017
    • IDBI Fixed Deposit
      "Trustworthy"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      IDBI has provided the best of services always I have a fixed deposit as well with them. I only have to get the bond and sign the same. They would will up the rest of the details and process it. I do not have to double check as they have always been trustworthy.
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      , chennai
      Reviewed on Aug 07, 2017
    • State Bank of Bikaner Jaipur Fixed Deposit
      "Very good fixed deposit"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      SBBJ offers the best interest rate so I can place my trust on them. Actually when I was with MNC I was in need of a PF account at that time no other bank was offering ONLY SBBJ was ready to provide a PF along with that you had a opened a FIXED deposit. I do have an online access too and their interest rate is good.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , udaipur
      Reviewed on Aug 07, 2017
    • HDFC Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Good return"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I had fixed deposit with HDFC, I got the additional benefits I could withdraw the amount without any charges, I have invested the amount of Rs.3 lakhs for the tenure of 2.5 years. I closed the FD within one and half y ear, they gave me special interest rate around 8% .
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Aug 03, 2017
    • HDFC Bank Fixed Deposit
      "If you have it, use it"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      I am having fixed deposit account with the HDFC bank and am using it from the last one year of time. Service aspects are really alright one with them. Rate of interest is fine one for me till now. Minimum lock in period could be around three months of time and I used to do it through online mode.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , pune
      Reviewed on Aug 03, 2017
    • Central Bank of India Fixed Deposit
      "CBI is the best bank for Fixed Deposit"
      0.5 4.5/5 "Excellent!"
      HI! This is Santosh, I had been using from last 8 years with best service without any issue. This Bank Fixed Deposit rate of interest is higher then other banks. The Banking and services are good, There is no Fixed deposit breaking charges. I will recommend this Bank for the Best FD services.
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      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Jul 18, 2017
    • HDFC Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Go ahead with your choice"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have the fixed deposit account with the HDFC bank and I been with them from the last three to four years of time. The rate of interest was reduced as of now but I have got it as fixed. Customer service and other things are really okay and I have not interacted with them.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , chennai
      Reviewed on Jul 06, 2017
    • 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
    • ICICI Bank Fixed Deposit
      "Its Good"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      In terms of interest rate, ICICI IS providing lower benefits for Fixed deposit account. For premature they not calculating the proper interest rate. It would be better to give clear information about interest rate calculation within the period of transaction.
      Was this review helpful? 4
      , chennai
      Reviewed on Jun 30, 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
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    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

    News About Term Deposit

    • SBI Reduces Term Deposit Interest Rates

      SBI has reduced the interest rates of its term deposits. Now, the interest rate on deposits of 456 days to below 3 years is 6.75% and the interest rate on deposits of 180 days to below 1 year is 6.5%. The rates for the same tenure for senior citizens will be 7.25% and 7%.

      16th March 2017

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