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SBI RD Interest Rates 2021

State Bank of India allows you to open an Recurring Deposit account with the bank for a minimum deposit of Rs.100. You can choose to open an RD account with the lender for a period that ranges between 12 months and to 10 years. The interest offered by the bank to regular citizens on deposits below Rs.2 crore is between 5.00% p.a. and 5.40% p.a. Senior citizens are offered an additional rate of interest on all tenures.

SBI Recurring Deposit Interest Rates 2021

Tenure Interest Rates (p.a.) for Public Interest Rates (p.a.) for Senior Citizens
1 year to less than 2 years 5.00% 5.50%
2 years to less than 3 years 5.10% 5.60%
3 years to less than 5 years 5.30% 5.80%
5 years to 10 years 5.40% 6.20%

Note: The interest rates mentioned in the table are effective as of May 2021.

Important Information About SBI Recurring Deposit Scheme

Minimum Deposit Amount Rs. 100 monthly (for any higher amount, deposit in multiples of Rs.10)
Tenure 1 year to 10 years
Additional Interest Rate for Senior Citizens From 0.5% to 0.80%
What Is the Maximum Interest Rate Offered by the Bank and for What Tenure? For General citizens: 5.40% for a tenure that ranges between 5 years and 10 years. For Senior citizens: 6.20% for a tenure that ranges between 5 years and 10 years.
Loan Against Deposit Up to 90% of the RD balance
TDS on RD Applicable
Late Penalty
  • Tenures of 5 years or less: Rs.1.50 per Rs.100 per month
  • Tenures higher than 5 years: Rs.2 per Rs.100 per month

SBI RD Calculator

Most people opt for recurring deposits to earn something extra on their savings. The maturity amount on your RD depends on various factors such as the deposit amount, the rate of interest, tenure of the RD, TDS, and other such factors. You can use the SBI RD calculator to calculate the amount which you will get at the time of maturity for investing in an RD account

SBI Recurring Deposit Features 

The main features of the RD account offered by SBI are mentioned below: 

  • The scheme is available at all branches. 
  • The tenure ranges between 1 year and 10 years. 
  • The minimum deposit that must be made is Rs.100. 
  • The is no maximum limit. 
  • Nominees can be added. 
  • You can transfer the account from one branch to another. 

How to Open an RD Account in SBI?

You can open a recurring deposit account with SBI in two ways:

  • By visiting the branch
  • Through Netbanking

If you are an existing SBI account holder, use your netbanking username and password to log in to your online account and open an e-RD right away. If you are not an SBI account holder, you will have to open an account first. After your account is active, you can log in to netbanking and open an e-RD.

How to close SBI RD account online 

Given below are the steps you will have to follow in order to close your State Bank of India (SBI) RD account online: 

  • Visit the SBI’s official website and login to your net banking account using your User ID and password. 
  • Under ‘Fixed Deposit’, click on ‘e-TDR/e-STDR (FD)’. 
  • Select e-RD (Recurring Deposit) under the ‘type of deposit account’ and click on ‘Proceed’. 
  • A new page will open where different services related to your RD account will be displayed. Click on ‘Close A/c’ and then on ‘Proceed’. 
  • You will then be showed the details of your RD. Under ‘Remarks’ simple mention ‘Close RD account’ and click on ‘Proceed’. 
  • Enter the ‘High Security Password’ and click on ‘Confirm’. 
  • You will then receive a message that your RD account has been closed successfully. 

Premature Withdrawal Rules

State Bank of India allows you to withdraw your RD money prematurely. If you withdraw the money before it matures, there will be a nominal penalty. SBI does not allow partial withdrawals of recurring deposits.

SBI Recurring Deposit: Is It the Best Way to Save?

Any kind of savings is good. Recurring deposits have their own advantages. As the funds get debited from your savings account automatically every month on a given date, you will be saving without spending all you have. If your motive is to save every month, you can choose to open an RD.

FAQs on SBI RD Interest Rates

  1. Can an SBI recurring deposit account be opened through net banking?

    Yes, a SBI recurring deposit account can be opened via net banking.

  2. Can the account holder of an SBI RD be different from the person from whose account the money is debited?

    The account holder in the recurring deposit account will be the same as the one from whose account money is being debited. If you want the RD to be opened in someone else’s name, then you’ll have to visit a branch and contact the staff.

  3. Using what accounts can a State Bank of India RD account be opened?

    You can use any savings or current account that is valid, and not in a dormant/stopped/locked state.

  4. Can I move the maturity amount of an RD to any account I want?

    No. The maturity amount of an RD account can only be moved to the account from which it was originally funded.

  5. Can I withdraw the accrued interest money from SBI RD without withdrawing the principal?

    No. You can either withdraw the full amount – interest and principal – or convert the full amount to a special term deposit scheme. These are the two maturity instructions you can leave with the bank at the time of opening an RD account.

  6. Will I get any interest payment if I withdraw the money in my SBI RD before maturity date?

    You may receive some amount as interest, but that depends on how early into the tenure you make the withdrawal. You will not receive the amount promised at maturity, but you’ll get a pro-rated interest payment.

  7. Will my RD interest rate change each time the bank revises the rate?

    No. Once you open an account and the interest rate is fixed, it will not be subject to change.

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