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  • Recurring Deposit for Senior Citizens

    Several Banks offer Recurring Deposit for Senior Citizens for a tenure ranging from a minimum period of 6 months up to a maximum period of 10 Years. The tenure can be chosen by the depositor, in multiples of 3 months. Senior Citizens can avail special benefits on recurring deposit schemes, such as an additional interest rate of 0.25% to 0.75% over and above the regular interest rate offered by most banks. Once the amount of installment and tenure is fixed, it cannot be changed once the account is opened. Interest on the recurring deposit scheme is compounded on a quarterly basis.

    The interest rate applicable on the recurring deposit is similar to that applicable on the Fixed Deposits, for a similar tenure. Financial institutions like Bank of India offers 0.5% additional interest rate on recurring deposit, compared to the fixed deposit available for the same tenure. Usually, the minimum recurring deposit amount can be a minimum of Rs 100 per month. However, this varies from bank to bank.

    Defaulting on deposits can lead to penalty charges on your recurring deposit account and if there is defaulted payment of multiple installments, the bank at its discretion, can close the recurring deposit account and reimburse the investment to the depositor.

    Several banks also offers loans against recurring deposit or offer an overdraft facility against the amount that is available in an individual’s Recurring Deposit account. In this case, the rate of interest applicable will be 0.5% - 1% more than the interest applicable on recurring deposit. Another factor is that, senior citizen recurring deposit accounts are also subject to a penalty fee if they make a premature withdrawal from the account.

    Interest Rate on Senior Citizen Recurring Deposits

    Banks ROI for Tenure 1 Year ROI for Tenure 2 Years ROI for Tenure 3 Years ROI for Tenure 4 Years ROI for Tenure 5 Years ROI for Tenure 5+ Years
    Andhra Bank 8.25% 8.25% 8.25% 8.25% 8.25% 8.25%
    Allahabad Bank 8.00% 8.00% 7.75% 7.75% 7.75% 7.75%
    Axis Bank 8.40% 8.25% 8.25% 8.25% 8.25% 8.00%
    Bank of Baroda 7.80% 7.80% 7.80% 7.80% 7.80% 7.80%
    Bandhan Bank 9.00% 9.00% 8.75% 8.75% 8.75% 8.50%
    Bank of India 7.80% 7.80% 7.80% 7.80% 7.80% 7.75%
    Canara Bank 8.25% 8.25% 8.25% 8.25% 8.25% 8.00%
    Bank of Maharashtra 8.10% 8.00% 8.00% 8.00% 8.00% 7.75%
    Catholic Syrian Bank 8.10% 8.10% 8.10% 8.10% 8.10% 8.10%
    City Union Bank 8.25% 8.00% 8.00% 8.00% 8.00% 7.75%
    Central Bank of India 8.25% 8.25% 8.00% 8.00% 8.00% 8.00%
    Corporation Bank 8.00% 8.00% 8.00% 8.00% 8.00% 8.00%
    Dena Bank 8.00% 8.00% 8.00% 8.00% 8.00% 7.85%
    DCB Bank 8.40% 8.65% 8.70% 8.70% 8.70% 8.50%
    Dhanalakshmi Bank 7.90% 7.90% 7.90% 7.75% 7.75% 8.00%
    HDFC Bank 8.40% 8.15% 8.25% 8.15% 8.15% 8.25%
    Federal Bank 8.10% 8.00% 8.00% 8.00% 8.00% 8.00%
    ICICI Bank 8.25% 8.40% 8.25% 8.25% 8.25% 8.00%
    IDFC Bank 8.50% 8.25% 8.00% 8.00% 8.00% 8.00%
    IDBI Bank 8.25% 8.00% 8.00% 8.00% 8.00% 8.00%
    Indian Bank 7.75% 7.75% 7.75% 7.75% 7.75% 7.75%
    Indus Ind Bank 8.50% 8.25% 8.25% 8.25% 8.25% 8.00%
    Indian Overseas Bank 8.00% 7.75% 7.75% 7.75% 7.75% 7.75%
    J&K Bank 8.50% 8.50% 8.50% 8.50% 8.50% 8.25%
    Karur Vysya Bank 8.25% 8.25% 8.25% 8.25% 8.25% 8.25%
    Karnataka Bank 8.25% 8.00% 8.00% 8.00% 8.00% 8.00%

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    News About Recurring Deposit for Senior Citizens

    • Senior Citizens Can Avail Interest of 8% for 10 Year Tenure

      Interest rates can decline any time and to protect the senior citizens from such a situation, Narendra Modi stated that they will be able to enjoy an interest rate of 8% fixed on their deposits of more than Rs.7.5 lakh with a tenure of 10 years.

      Monthly interest can be availed by the senior citizens under this particular scheme. As per Arun Jaitley, this is a very good news for all the senior citizens of India. At present, the banks offer 0.50% extra interest to the senior citizen customers. The largest lender in India, State Bank of India, gives 7% interest to all the customers who are senior citizens. This rate is available for tenures that range between 5 years and 10 years. Post demonetisation, the banks are reducing their rates of interest with fixed deposits which will affect everyone including the senior citizens. At post offices under the SCSS (Senior Citizen Savings Scheme), interest rate of 8.5% can be availed for deposits of Rs.15 lakh with a maturity tenure of 5 years.

      31st December, 2016

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    • 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? 0
      , bhiwadi
      Reviewed on May 25, 2017
    • SBI Recurring Deposit
      "Good Service"
      STATE BANK OF INDIA
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      I have Recurring deposit account with State bank of India. I opened this account long bank. Monthly payment is 6000 with the tenure of 18 months. I had started this account in 2012 and still continuing the same account with SBI. Services are good.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , bhiwadi
      Reviewed on May 25, 2017
    • Kotak Recurring Deposit
      "Good "
      KOTAK MAHINDRA BANK
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I am having recurring deposit account with the Kotak mahindra bank and the interest rate is around 6.79%, which is not really okay. Total tenure is for one year of time. Customer service is good one with them and the response is also a good one. There is no option to withdraw the money in between the tenure.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on May 18, 2017
    • HDFC Bank Recurring Deposit
      "Better "
      HDFC BANK
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I had closed the recurring deposit account with the HDFC bank and the services offered by them was exemplary. Rate of interest is a nominal one with them and the lock in period was around one year of time. There were no penalty charges absolutely for the premature withdrawal. On top of all that, Customer service provided by HDFC Bank is really fantastic.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , pune
      Reviewed on May 18, 2017
    • HDFC Bank Recurring Deposit
      "Conveneint saving process"
      HDFC BANK
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      HDFC Recurring deposit interest rate is low, I should deposit the amount of Rs.5000 every month for RD account its for the period of 15 months. Initially HDFC were providing the interest rate of 6.9% now it got less . But I am sure they will be providing assured interest rate.
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , faridabad
      Reviewed on May 15, 2017
    • ICICI Bank Recurring Deposit
      "Safety locker"
      ICICI BANK
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I hold a recurring deposit with ICICI bank and I got it around 6 months ago. I get good benefits with this very good savings plan. It is flexible because when I need in money anytime, I can with draw and I can switch the amount to savings account, Which is helpful for the safety purposes. The rate of interest I am getting is nominal here.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , mumbai
      Reviewed on May 15, 2017
    • HDFC Bank Recurring Deposit
      "Services are excellent"
      HDFC BANK
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I had closed the recurring deposit account with the HDFC bank and I had it for a period of one year of time. Interest rate was very minimal at that time. Net banking facilities are nice one and also its easy to track the account, also its really pretty fast to open this HDFC account.
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , mumbai
      Reviewed on May 10, 2017
    • ICICI Bank Recurring Deposit
      "Very good services in deposit"
      ICICI BANK
      0.5 4.5/5 "Excellent!"
      I am having the recurring deposit account with the ICICI bank and the interest rate was around 7% per annum. Services were good and I would like to say for deposit ICICI bank is up to the mark. Its easy to track the account through online and mobile application.
      Was this review helpful? 4
      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on May 10, 2017
    • Bank of Baroda Recurring Deposit
      "Good Bank"
      BANK OF BARODA
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I had Recurring Deposit account with Bank of Baroda. RD period was one year and every month I used to pay 2500 rupees. The interest rate was around 6% which is the same like other banks I believe. At the end of the year, they were able to release the amount on time.
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on May 09, 2017
    • Bank of Baroda Recurring Deposit
      "Nice Bank"
      BANK OF BARODA
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      Recently I invested in Recurring Deposit account with Bank of Baroda. The monthly payment was around 1000 rupees, therefore they did not deduct anything from my salary account. The tenure period is for five years. After five years, they would return my money 86000 rupees. Interest rate provided by them is very much nominal.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on May 09, 2017
    • Dena Bank Recurring Deposit
      "Smooth services"
      DENA BANK
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have opened a recurring deposit at Dena bank and I would give them five stars on this experience. It was not a long process to get this account done and the rate of interest they offer on this facility is good. There are no charges as well. In all a nice experience.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , mysore
      Reviewed on May 08, 2017
    • IDBI Recurring Deposit
      "Satisfactory Service"
      IDBI BANK
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      As my salary account is with IDBI bank, based on it I opened recurring deposit account. I had opened this for one year. They offered good interest rate for my RD account. I have ecs mode of payment as my salary account is with the same bank.
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , indore
      Reviewed on May 04, 2017
    • YES Bank Recurring Deposit
      "Delayed Response"
      YES BANK
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      The only problem with Yes bank is always they provide delayed response to the customers. I have recurring deposit account with them. Whenever I step in the bank, I have to wait for a long time to be addressed. I used to visit every month as I have to pay some amount for my RD account. Otherwise the services are good.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , indore
      Reviewed on May 04, 2017
    • Kotak Recurring Deposit
      "Better Response"
      KOTAK MAHINDRA BANK
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      For my recurring deposit account , I pay thousand rupees every month for one year with Kotak mahindra. I will get some good amount at the end of the year with good interest. Customer service is not that much good but it is better. They are giving response whenever I approach them.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , indore
      Reviewed on May 04, 2017
    • SBI Recurring Deposit
      "Good Service"
      STATE BANK OF INDIA
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have recurring deposit account with State bank of India. The period is for one year and the deposit amount is for thirty five thousand. I am satisfied in opening RD account with SBI, because the interest rate is quite good with them than other banks.
      Was this review helpful? 5
      , indore
      Reviewed on May 04, 2017
    • Punjab National Bank Recurring Deposit
      "Satisfactory Service"
      PUNJAB NATIONAL BANK
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I had opened Recurring Deposit with Punjab National Bank. The loan amount is thirty five thousand and the tenure period is for one year. Every month I regularly depositing the money on a monthly basis. The customer service is quite satisfactory and there is no constrains with the bank on my FD. I am very much satisfied with PNB.
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , indore
      Reviewed on May 04, 2017
    • ICICI Bank Recurring Deposit
      "Amazing experience"
      ICICI BANK
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      Interest rate with the ICICI bank for the recurring deposit was around 7% to 7.5% and am with them from the last five to six years of time. Minimum lock in period is nil and maximum is around ten years of time. There will be nil penalty for withdrawing the money duriong prematurity period. Netbanking services are fine with the ICICI bank.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , faridabad
      Reviewed on Apr 22, 2017
    • HDFC Bank Recurring Deposit
      "Good RD"
      HDFC BANK
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      Even my HDFC RD is good. Even for this I got a call from HDFC bank I gave my confirmation for the same. They had deducted the amount from my savings account and every month it keeps deducting from my account. I do have access to online facilities too.
      Was this review helpful? 3
      , kolkata
      Reviewed on Apr 20, 2017
    • ICICI Bank Recurring Deposit
      "Best one"
      ICICI BANK
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have recurring deposit account with the Oriental bank of commerce and the interest rate is around 8.75% and its only for employee. There is no penalty charges and am having this account from the last two years of time and the tenure is around five years of time , also it can even open for seven days of time.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , ghaziabad
      Reviewed on Apr 19, 2017
    • IDBI Recurring Deposit
      "Good. Can be more conveneint "
      IDBI BANK
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      I had taken a recurring deposit with IDBI. To open this account I had an option to easily do it online. But at the time of closing it, it is a hectic process where I need to visit the bank and finish the formalities. There were no charges taken. The amount gets credited to my savings account without any delay.
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Apr 08, 2017
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