Fixed deposit is an investment instrument offered by banks and non-banking financial companies, where you can deposit money, that too, for a higher rate of interest compared to savings accounts. A fixed deposit can help you maximise your savings and create wealth for your future.
Fixed deposits are a popular investment choice amongst many Indians. You can deposit a lump sum money in FDs for a fixed period of time. This varies for every financier and once the money is invested with a reliable financier, it starts earning an interest based on the duration of the deposit. Generally, the defining criteria for fixed deposit is that the money cannot be withdrawn before maturity, but you may withdraw them after paying a penalty.
An FD is a safe place to park your money, where market risks cannot touch the investment or the interest. During emergencies, people rely on investments they can liquidate easily, that’s when fixed deposits come handy. However, you can avail secured loans against FDs (up to 90% of the amount) at lower interest. You get the same interest payout throughout your tenure, regardless of the market fluctuations. The interest sum gets credited annually/monthly/quarterly as per your requirements. Almost every bank offers a higher interest rate to senior citizens. This appeals to retirees greatly. You can invest in tax-saving FDs for five years to avail 80C tax deduction. You can request the bank to transfer the amount to a new FD account, where it will reap more dividends.
With Bajaj Markets, you get cumulative & non-cumulative interest payment options.
An FD account is a safe place to park your money, where market risks cannot touch the investment or the interest.
During emergencies, people rely on investments they can liquidate easily, that’s when fixed deposits come handy. However, you can avail secured loans against FDs (up to 90% of the amount) at lower interest.
You get the same interest payout throughout your tenure, regardless of the market fluctuations. The interest sum gets credited annually/monthly/quarterly as per your requirements.
Almost every bank offers a higher interest rate to senior citizens. This appeals to retirees greatly.
You can invest in tax-saving FDs for five years to avail 80C tax deduction.
You can request the bank to transfer the amount to a new FD account, where it will reap more dividends.
An FD account can be opened with any bank in India if you are a resident individual, HUF, an NRI, in a firm, or a Charitable Trust. Fixed deposits are a good option for people with some extra lump sum amount that they do not need for the time being. In turn it ensures capital protection and a uniform flow of income. On the downside, the returns are not inflation-beating. If you do not want equity exposure and if you are somewhat risk-averse, FDs are for you.
You can also look into debt mutual funds that serve this purpose and give higher returns. However the only drawback is that the returns are subject to market risks.
Fixed deposits enable investors to earn higher interest on their surplus funds.
You can deposit money in a fixed deposit account only once. You need to create another account if you need to deposit more money.
Though liquidity in fixed deposit is lesser, you can look for higher rates of interests, which are higher in case of company fixed deposit. Fixed deposit can be easily renewed.
Tax is deducted at source from interest on FD as applicable, as per the Income Tax Act, 1961.
Using the online FD Calculator is a simple process. Here are the steps to use the FD interest rates calculator:
Choose your customer type from the following options: New Customer/Existing Loan Customer/Senior Citizen
Choose your fixed deposit amount
Choose the preferred tenor of the fixed deposit
Using the FD Calculator can be a great way to determine your returns, before you start investing. This can help you streamline your finances easily and maximise your investment returns.
The interest earned from fixed deposit is taxable. The tax deducted at source on FD can range from 0% to 30%, depending on income tax bracket of the investor. Financiers deduct 10% TDS if your interest earned is more than Rs. 10,000 in a year, if your PAN details are available with them. However, in case your PAN details are not provided to your financial institution, 20% TDS will be deducted.
If your total income is below the minimum tax slab of 10%, you can claim a refund of the deducted TDS. You can also avoid the deduction by submitting Form 15G to your financial institution, and submitting Form 15H if you’re a senior citizen. If you fall in the higher tax bracket (20% or 30%), you would have to pay extra tax over and above the TDS deducted by your NBFC or bank.
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