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  • Long Term Recurring Deposit

    Planning on making a start on those financial planning resolutions? No matter what the amount, financial planning reaps big dividends in the long run, even if you’re starting out with a measly Rs.100 a month. Putting that Rs.100 every month into a recurring deposit would help you save big and earn from those savings. How, you might ask?

    A recurring deposit is a financial tool where investors deposit a predetermined fixed sum of money each month for a predetermined period of time. On maturation of that period, the entire lump sum along with interest is handed back to the investor.

    A recurring deposit works similar to a fixed deposit, where investors earn through their deposits.

    The difference between the two is a fixed deposit requires you to deposit a large sum of money all at once, whereas a recurring deposit requires you to make monthly instalment payments for a certain period of time.

    The interest earned through a recurring deposit is the same as that earned through a fixed deposit, thus making it a good way to start saving and building capital.

    Recurring deposits can be short term as well as long term.

    A long term recurring deposit can run up to a maximum of 10 years, with the interest on the principal compounded each quarter.

    Planning For Your Short Term Goals Through Long Term Recurring Deposit

    A recurring deposit is a good way to save up for any financial goals you may have. As a fixed amount is being deducted from your bank account each month, the onus of saving a portion or setting money aside is already taken care of.

    As you can choose the amount you wish to deposit into the recurring deposit account every month, you have the flexibility of setting an amount of your choice. in the case of meeting a long term financial goal, you can break up a large investment into smaller parts through monthly deposits.

    For example, if you are saving for your child’s higher education or a related expense, you can calculate an approximate amount you will require and plan your recurring deposit accordingly. As you would also have more immediate expenses, selecting a long term recurring deposit would be a good idea as you can start saving a small amount from the beginning. You can select a tenure up to a maximum of 10 years, at the end of which you will receive not only the principal but also the accrued interest, making for a significant amount.

    Tenure and Minimum Amount for Long Term Recurring Deposits

    A long term recurring deposit has a maximum tenure of 10 years as per banking guidelines. A long term recurring deposit is usually over 5 years, compared to the regular recurring deposits, which range from 3-5 years.

    A long term RD keeps your money locked for the duration of the deposit, which is why you should plan wisely since the penalties associated with a premature withdrawal are quite steep.

    Another point to keep in mind is ensuring you have sufficient funds in your account, as the predetermined amount will be deducted on a fixed day each month. In case of fund shortage, most bank levy a late payment charge which varies.

    Different banks have different rates regarding the minimum deposit amount for a long term recurring deposit. For example, some banks have a minimum deposit amount of Rs.10, whereas it is Rs.100 for others. All banks stipulate that amounts have to be in multiples of Rs.100 over and above the minimum deposit.

    Eligibility Criteria For Long Term Deposit

    Individuals looking to open a recurring deposit have to meet certain eligibility criteria as laid down by each bank.

    Most banks would require individuals to open a savings account with them so that transferring the interest amount is easy and hassle free for the individual.

    Apart from eligibility criteria, there are certain documents to be submitted to the bank to when applying for a recurring deposit. The list of documents is given below:

    • Proof of identity.
    • Proof of address.
    • Passport sized photographs.

    Long Term Recurring Deposit Interest Rates

    Long term recurring deposits are offered by a number of banks, with each bank offering a different interest rate depending on the deposit tenure. The below table mentions a few of these rates for specific tenures for both regular deposits as well as the those opened by senior citizens:

    Long Term Recurring Deposit Interest Rates (Calculated At % P.A.)

      ICICI Bank SBI HDFC Axis Bank
    Tenure Reg Sr Cit Reg Sr Cit Reg Sr Cit Reg
    3-5 years 7.50 8 7 7.25 7.50 8 7.50
    Above 5 years – 8 years 7.25 7.75 7 7.25 7.25 7.75 7.25
    8 years – 10 years 7.25 7.75 7 7.25 7.25 7.75 7.25

    Please Note: the rates mentioned above are as per the information available on August 3rd, 2016. Please check with the bank for any changes/modifications in the rate at the time of application.

    As given above, a long term recurring deposit offers reasonable interest rate and can be considered a good first step or addition to anyone’s financial planning portfolio.

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    • ICICI Bank Recurring Deposit
      "Good bank to go for RD"
      ICICI BANK
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have Recurring deposit with ICICI, I am investing monthly amount of Rs. 1000 for the period of six months. If I receive the good interest then I continue it.. I opened the RD through netbanking its easy and also I could view the RD summary in it.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , new delhi
      Reviewed on Aug 19, 2017
    • Kotak Recurring Deposit
      "Veyr good RD very efficient"
      KOTAK MAHINDRA BANK
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      My salary account is with KOTAK therefore I had setup RD ,it is very easy to book RD using their mobile application or through their net banking. There is no need to visit the branch as all things are made online and it is very easy as even RD calculator is available online.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , kolkata
      Reviewed on Aug 17, 2017
    • HDFC Bank Recurring Deposit
      "My RD"
      HDFC BANK
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      HDFC Recurring Deposit is very good. I am holding this RD for a very short term period it was hardly for a period of 6 months. The amount is up to me to decide and I can deposit any amount starting from rs500 and I am not sure about the maximum limit and when it comes to closure it was auto closure and this request was initiated at the branch..
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , chennai
      Reviewed on Aug 14, 2017
    • HDFC Bank Recurring Deposit
      "Banking services are excellent"
      HDFC BANK
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I also have a recurring deposit with HDFC Bank. It was a easy process to get this account. I could do it online and the services are good. The interest rate is also to my satisfaction. I do not have hassles in closing the account too. The response is top always.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , tirunelveli
      Reviewed on Aug 12, 2017
    • HDFC Bank Recurring Deposit
      "Good RD account"
      HDFC BANK
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I am holding a RD With HDFC and it is really good . At the time of liquidation the funds would get transferred to my account automatically. through online i had placed a request for this RDI EVERY MONTH they would deduct around 2500 per month and its my choice when it comes to the amount.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Aug 10, 2017
    • ICICI Bank Recurring Deposit
      "My RD"
      ICICI BANK
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      For ICICI Bank recurring deposit my feedback would be, I am a customer of ICICI therefore I decided to opt for RD through this bank it is very easy to make the payment and it is as good as my credit card. Interest rate is very much higher compartively, so therefore I had chosen ICICI for RD.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , madurai
      Reviewed on Aug 10, 2017
    • IDBI Recurring Deposit
      "Satisfied with the services"
      IDBI BANK
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have opened a recurring deposit a number of times at IDBI and every process for this account was great. I had no hassles in getting the funds in to my account. The customer services has been excellent and they have been quick to complete their job on time.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , chennai
      Reviewed on Aug 07, 2017
    • SBI Recurring Deposit
      "Good to plan anything"
      STATE BANK OF INDIA
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      Last 10 years I have a RD account with SBI, every month I pay the amount of Rs.10,000 for the tenure of one year, So far I got the interest rate of Rs.52,000 the current intrest of SBI for RD around 6.7% on yearly basic. I normally do auto debit from my account, I could view RD summary in SBI netbanking
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , ahmedabad
      Reviewed on Jul 07, 2017
    • ICICI Bank Recurring Deposit
      "Short term investment"
      ICICI BANK
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      Initially ICICI gave me good interest rate for my recurring deposit, but for premature interest rate is not upto the mark and they not giving proper information. I am paying Rs. 2000 on monthly basis, they offered me the interest rate around 7.25% its good for short time investment.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , chennai
      Reviewed on Jun 30, 2017
    • Corporation Bank Recurring Deposit
      "Better interest rate for recurring deposit"
      CORPORATION BANK
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      I am having recurring deposit account with the Corporation bank and its the nationalized bank, so their services are not up to the mark, also they have to be get improved. Branch response is a better one with them and the online banking services are working up to the mark.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , pune
      Reviewed on Jun 24, 2017
    • Corporation Bank Recurring Deposit
      "Super"
      CORPORATION BANK
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I am having recurring deposit account with the Corporation bank for some long time. Online banking service is good one and I need to pay around 1000 Rupees per month for ten years of time, also it used to debit as ECS. Branch employee are providing good response to the customer.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Jun 24, 2017
    • Indian Bank Recurring Deposit
      "Average "
      INDIAN BANK
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      With the Indian bank , I do have the recurring deposit and the account got opened on immediate basis. Premature withdraw charges are applicable with them for the deposit. Online banking services are good one with the Indian bank.
      Was this review helpful? 3
      , chennai
      Reviewed on Jun 22, 2017
    • Axis Bank Recurring Deposit
      "Good"
      AXIS BANK
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      I got the Recurring deposit with the Axis bank and the interest rate is around 7.5% . Total tenure is for two years of time but I can withdraw it at anytime, also I am satisfied with their interest rate. Online services are working in good way and the response is also good one.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Jun 22, 2017
    • ICICI Bank Recurring Deposit
      "Very Good service"
      ICICI BANK
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have opened the Recurring deposit with ICICI bank around 2 months ago. The benefits are really good with the RD. I am receiving the interest rate of 7% but being an bank employee, I got 8% for my RD. I pay around Rs.5000 every month and this was for a period of 3 years. I would say it is good for safety purpose and I got sufficient finanical support from them too.
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , kolkata
      Reviewed on Jun 20, 2017
    • Karnataka Bank Recurring Deposit
      "Very good services"
      KARNATAKA BANK
      0.5 4.5/5 "Excellent!"
      I had taken a recurring deposit from Karnataka bank and the process was smooth and easy. The interest rate is also good and it is beneficial as well. The customer services has always been good and up to the mark. In all, I did not face any hassle till date with them.
      Was this review helpful? 3
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Jun 17, 2017
    • ICICI Bank Recurring Deposit
      "Good for saving"
      ICICI BANK
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      The positive with the Recurring deposit is the amount which get debits automatically to my Recurring deposit account during the end of the year, I will be getting a bulk amount with RD account. The rate of interest is good with ICICI bank, it is comparable with others. I am happy to hold a Recurring Deposit with ICICI bank.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , pune
      Reviewed on Jun 15, 2017
    • ICICI Bank Recurring Deposit
      "Its Average"
      ICICI BANK
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have opened the recurring deposit account through ICICI online banking, it created immediately. Earlier I was paying the amount of Rs.5000 on monthly basis, after six months. I got the matured amount of Rs.500. Totally I got Rs.60500 it was not good.
      Was this review helpful? 5
      , delhi
      Reviewed on Jun 13, 2017
    • HDFC Bank Recurring Deposit
      "Good Service"
      HDFC BANK
      0.5 4.5/5 "Excellent!"
      I hold recurring deposit account with HDFC bank. The lock in period is one year. I am more comfortable with the services and I had no issues with the bank for RD account. The customer service is good and I am satisfied with the bank as I hold multiple services with the bank.
      Was this review helpful? 3
      , jabalpur
      Reviewed on Jun 05, 2017
    • SBI Recurring Deposit
      "Satisfactory services"
      STATE BANK OF INDIA
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have taken a holiday scheme from State bank of India. It is a recurring deposit and I need to pay 6600 per month and it is for a year. So it is linked with a company who has these schemes for Holidays. The customer services was good and helpful to get me this account.
      Was this review helpful? 7
      , guwahati
      Reviewed on May 31, 2017
    • IOB Recurring Deposit
      "Not Responsive"
      INDIAN OVERSEAS BANK
      0.5 2.0/5 "Expected more"
      Monthly payment will be 4000 for recurring deposit account with Indian Overseas Bank. Tenure period is 52 months. It will be completed by this year, but I am not interested to reopen the account with IOB because their responses are not good. They are not so responsive hence I am not interested to reopen recurring deposit after the completion.
      Was this review helpful? 4
      , bhiwadi
      Reviewed on May 25, 2017
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