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What are the factors impacting fixed deposit rates?

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Jayant, a 28-year-old techie from Allahabad, was planning to invest in a fixed deposit scheme, given their security and assured rate of returns. He didn’t have the risk appetite to invest in other market-based instruments given the economic uncertainty but was also interested in seeing his corpus grow over time. Fixed deposits offer you attractive and assured returns, irrespective of market fluctuations. For instance, available on Finserv MARKETS, Bajaj Finance Fixed Deposits offer attractive FD interest rates of up to 8.35%, giving you the opportunity to multiply your savings. Bajaj Finance Fixed Deposits offer one of the highest interest rates in the market with upto 6.75% . These fixed deposits are rated high on safety and stability and have ICRA’s MAAA (stable) rating and CRISIL’s FAAA/Stable rating, assuring investors of timely payouts.

However, before investing into any financial scheme it is imperative for the investor be aware of the factors that influence the rate and pace at which their corpus grows. So, like Dhruv, if you too are wondering what impacts the rate of your bank deposits, keep in mind the following factors:

Your corpus

The amount you invest in a fixed deposit scheme will always influence the interest rate that will be applied on your investment amount. However, that does not mean that you necessarily need to invest a huge sum of money in order to earn attractive interests. For instance, with Bajaj Finserv, can start investing from as low as Rs. 25,000/- and can earn up to 6.75% interest.

Tenure of your scheme

The tenure you choose at the time of signing up for the policy also impacts that rate of interest you earn on your corpus. Many lenders offer high FD interest rates of special durations. For example, Bajaj Finserv offers 0.05 percent higher interest rate on investment for more than two years.

Scheme renewal

You are likely to earn greater interests if you choose auto renewal facility provided by the lender of your fixed deposit scheme. Another important advantage of opting for an auto renewal is that you no longer need to worry about remembering the renewable dates.

Age of the policy holder

Another important determinant to note is the age of the policy holder which also affects the rate of interest that will be offered on the fixed deposit scheme. Senior citizens usually earn higher interest rates as compared to average investors. Economic conditions

The prevailing economic conditions in the country combined with the monetary and fiscal policy have a significant say on the interest rates applicable on fixed deposits.

Due to the uncertain economic conditions and upheaval in the finance sector lately, investors have been hesitant to invest the money in the equity market due to the high-risk perception and decreasing risk appetite. As a result, investors are looking for safer investment avenues which offer assured income and are free from market risks. This has led to a significant increase in the popularity of FD, and a large number of investors are investing their money in fixed deposits to enjoy the various benefits offered by this investment avenue.

According to the data provided by the apex bank, the Reserve Bank of India, fixed deposits outperformed both equities and debt funds last year. The numbers reveal that equities gave returns of around 2.7%, debt funds offered 5.5 -5.9% and fixed deposits yielded 6.25%.

What are the factors impacting fixed deposit rates?
A bank deposit is a resilient and efficient financial tool that gives you assured returns and is not subject to a plethora of market conditions. In recent months, the liquidity crunch in the market is apparent, offset by the IL&FS default. Such precariousness of the stock market also reinforces one’s faith in the stable and safe investments like bank deposits. If you haven’t already started an investment into fixed deposit, you can easily do that online, in a hassle-free way through Finserv MARKETS.

Every investment carries an inherent risk, involving market fluctuations, economic conditions or any other unpredictability. These risks become greater when you invest in high-risk investment options like equities and stocks. However, fixed income instruments like fixed deposits sidestep market volatilities and offer guaranteed yield throughout the tenor.

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