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Senior Citizen Fixed Deposit Interest Rates

Apart from the higher interest rates, the multiple interest payout option helps manage your post-retirement expenses with a regular income. In addition, opting for longer tenors can help you get some of the highest fixed deposit rates for senior citizens.


Here are the interest rates offered by various banks and NBFCs for senior citizens FD: 

Bank / NBFCs

Senior Citizen Interest Rates (p.a.)

Bajaj Finance

7.65% - 8.60%

PNB Housing Finance

7.60% - 7.95%

Mahindra Finance

7.65% - 8.30% 

Sundaram Finance

7.95% - 8.25%

LIC Housing Finance

7.50% - 8.00%

State Bank of India

3.50% - 7.60%

Punjab National Bank

4.00% - 7.75%

AU Small Finance Bank

4.25% - 8.50%

Ujjivan Small Finance Bank

4.25% - 8.75%

YES Bank

3.75% - 8.25%


3.50% - 7.75%

Axis Bank 

3.50% - 7.85%


4.00% - 8.00%

Bank of India

3.50% - 8.00%

Canara Bank

4.00% - 7.75%

RBL Bank

4.00% - 8.30%

Bank of Baroda

3.50% - 7.75%

Special-tenor FD Interest Rates for Senior Citizens

While senior citizens can always enjoy additional interest rates, choosing a special tenor can help them maximise their earnings. Some issuers offer special tenors that come with higher interest rates. 

Bajaj Finance Senior Citizen Special-tenor FD Interest Rates

Special Tenor (in months)

Interest rate at maturity (p.a.)













PNB Housing Finance Senior Citizen FD Interest Rates

Tenor (in months)

Interest rate at maturity (p.a)

12 – 23


24 – 35


36 – 47


48 – 59


60 - 71


72 - 84




Mahindra Finance Senior Citizen FD Interest Rates

Tenor (in months)

Interest rate at maturity (p.a)











Features and Benefits of Senior Citizens Fixed Deposits

  • There are several advantages of booking a senior citizen FD, some of these include: 

  • Guaranteed returns on investments regardless of market fluctuations

  • Higher interest rates for senior citizens

  • Flexible tenors ranging from 7 days to up to 10 years

  • Premature withdrawal facility 

  • Multiple payout options with compounding interest

  • Option to add a nominee 

  • Facility to book tax-saving deposits at special senior citizen interest rates

  • Loan against deposit and sweep-in facility 

  • Tax benefits of up to ₹1.5 Lakhs on the invested amount in a tax-saving deposit as per Section 80C of the Income Tax Act, 1961


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How to Open a Senior Citizen Fixed Deposit

Starting a senior citizen fixed deposit involves a straightforward process outlined below:

  • Step 1: Visit  Bajaj Markets

  • Step 2: Navigate to the Fixed Deposit page via the ‘Investments’ drop-down menu

  • Step 3: Click on ‘Invest Now’

  • Step 4: Enter your mobile number, date of birth and OTP to verify your account

  • Step 5: Enter the deposit amount, tenure and type of interest payout

  • Step 6: Provide your PAN/Aadhaar or upload the relevant documents to complete your KYC 

  • Step 7: Complete the payment via UPI or NetBanking 


You will receive an acknowledgement on your registered email and mobile number within 15 minutes confirming that your deposit has been booked.

Minimum Amount Required to Invest in a Senior Citizen FD

While a few NBFCs maintain a minimum of ₹15,000 to book an FD, others may require you to open an account with just ₹5,000. This varies across issuers, with many banks allowing you to book an FD with amounts as less as ₹1,000. 


The table below indicates the minimum amount required by some of the top banks to open a senior citizen FD:


Minimum Amount

State Bank of India

₹ 1,000

Punjab National Bank 

₹ 1,000


₹ 5,000

Axis Bank

₹ 5,000


₹ 5,000

For the NBFCs, the minimum amount required is as follows:


Minimum Amount

Bajaj Finance


PNB Housing Finance


Mahindra Finance


Taxes on Senior Citizen Fixed Deposits

1. Saving taxes on interest

TDS will not be applicable on interest income up to ₹50,000 from your FDs in a financial year.


Declaring Form 15G and Form 15H will allow the issuer to not deduct any TDS on your interest income in case you do not have taxable income.

2. Saving taxes on the deposit amount

Up to ₹1.50 Lakh of the principal amount is eligible for tax deductions under Section 80C of the Income Tax Act, 1961.


Note: Senior citizens above the age of 75 can avoid the hassle of filing income tax by submitting Form 12 BBA when booking a term deposit. The form is a declaration that your income is generated only through pension and interest earning. Upon submission of this form, senior citizens are exempted from filing returns.


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Senior Citizen FD Interest Rate Hiked after SCSS Limit Hike

After the Union Budget of 2023 increased the limit of investment under the Post Office Monthly Income Scheme (POMIS and Senior Citizen Savings Scheme (SCSS), some banks have raised their Fixed Deposit rates to attract senior citizens and others.


The banks to announce fixed deposit rate hikes lately are Jana Small Finance Bank and Bandhan Bank. Bandhan Bank increased its fixed deposit rates by 50 basis points on 6th February, 2023. The revised fixed deposit rates will be applicable for deposits of up to Rs.2 crores. Jana Small Finance Bank also hiked its  interest rates for regular FDs, effective from 1st February, 2023 and on Fixed Deposit Plus scheme from 6th February, 2023.


- Feb 17, 2023


Individuals above 60 years are eligible to book a senior citizen term deposit scheme.

This depends on the issuer. However, financial institutions, generally, do not offer additional interest rates on deposits exceeding ₹2 Crores.

Yes, you can book a senior citizen FD with a non-senior citizen. However, the primary holder has to be a senior citizen to avail of the benefits of senior citizen FD rates.

Yes, you will be required to submit your age proof each time you book an FD.

Yes, there are banks/NBFCs which offer senior citizen FDs for NRIs. One such NFBC is the Bajaj Finance Limited which offers fixed deposits for NRIs with the same interest rates as for the Indian citizens.

Yes, you can renew/reinvest your senior citizen fixed deposit. Most issuers give you the option for FD renewal at the time of investing. You can also choose to reinvest your FD amount during the tenor. However, you will be required to opt for the same before a particular time set by the issuer.

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