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  • Short Term Recurring Deposit

    Looking at taking that first step into the world of financial planning without floundering helplessly in a sea of financial jargon? Then a Recurring Deposit is just the tool you are looking for. A Recurring Deposit is a deposit plan that enables investors to set aside a certain fixed amount each month for a specific period of time. The amount earns a fixed amount of interest. On completion of the tenure, the total amount is returned to the individual, as well as any pending interest that has accrued.

    Recurring Deposits enable individuals to save in installments every month instead of making a lump sum investment at one go.

    A number of Recurring Deposits are for tenures of 4 years and above, which some individuals find hard to keep up with. This also means that your money is blocked for a long period of time, since there are harsh penalties associated with making a premature withdrawal of funds.

    A short term Recurring Deposit is a scheme where the deposit can be for a relatively short period of time.

    As the interest earned is identical to that earned by a Fixed Deposit without the strict rules that govern an FD, a short term Recurring Deposit makes for a balanced financial tool.

    Planning For Your Short Term Goals Using Recurring Deposits

    A Recurring Deposit, being a short term investment option, can be used by individuals who wish to save a certain amount of money for a specific goal or purpose. A Recurring Deposit helps you meet a short term goal as a fixed amount of money is set aside for the duration of the deposit, ensuring savings that are used to satisfy the goal.

    For example, if a short term goal is funding the purchase of a car, you can work towards its achievement by planning your RD accordingly. The cost of the car would be the target figure, and the time frame could be the duration of the RD, for example in two years’ time.

    A set amount would be deducted from your account every month towards fulfilling the set goal. On maturation of the tenure, the principal lump sum as well as the interest accrued on the amount would be available for withdrawal, thus ensuring the achievement of the goal.

    With the interest rate being similar to that of a Fixed Deposit, you would stand to receive a sizeable sum of money as interest, which would reduce the amount you would need to deposit each month.

    Tenure for Short Term Recurring Deposits

    A short term Recurring Deposit tenure is, as the title suggests, of a shorter duration as compared to a regular Recurring Deposit. With the average Recurring Deposit tenure being around 4-7 years, a short term RD could be from as little as 6 months to around 4 years.

    Recurring Deposit tenures vary from bank to bank, and comparing rates and tenures would enable you to make an informed decision regarding the RD best suited to your needs.

    The minimum requirement for a short term Recurring Deposit varies from bank to bank, with some banks keeping the minimum amount at as little as Rs.10. Some banks have a minimum deposit amount of Rs.100 whiles others keep it at Rs.500. The minimum amount could also differ if the RD is being opened by a senior citizen, in which case the amount could be relaxed or lowered.

    Eligibility Criteria for Short Term Recurring Deposits

    Individuals who wish to open a Recurring Deposit have to meet the eligibility criteria as defined by the specific bank. Individuals are also required to submit a set of documents for KYC compliance. The list of documents are mentioned below:

    • Proof of identity.
    • Proof of address.
    • Recent passport sized photograph.

    Short Term Recurring Deposit Interest Rates:

    In an effort to simplify the process of looking for short term Recurring Deposit rates and their respective tenures for banks, a short list has been compiled below:

    Short Term Recurring Deposit Interest Rates Table:

      ICICI Bank SBI HDFC Axis Bank
    Tenure Reg Sr Cit Reg Sr Cit Reg Sr Cit Reg
    3 months - - - - - - -
    6 months 7 7.50 - - 6.50 7 -
    9 months 7.25 7.75 - - 6.75 7.25 -
    12 months 7.40 7.90 7.25 7.50 7.50 8 7.50
    15 months 7.50 8 7.25 7.50 7.50 8 -
    18 months 7.50 8 7.50 7.75 7.50 8 -
    21 months 7.50 8 7.50 7.75 7.50 8 -
    24 months 7.50 8 7.50 7.75 7.50 8 7.50

    Please Note: Interest rates are subject to change at the discretion of the bank. Applicants are requested to check for current applicable rate at the time of application.

    Individuals can thus choose a Recurring Deposit based on the tenure as well as the interest rate being paid out to fulfill a goal or as a savings tool, allowing for a regular source of saving every month.

    Recurring Deposit by Banks
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    RD Reviews

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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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