RD Interest Rates of Top Banks (September 2019)
In this article you will find the Recurring Deposit (RD) Interest Rates of major banks in India. These interest rates are as on last updated by the respective websites.
What is Recurring Deposit (RD)?
- A Recurring Deposit, commonly known as RD, is a unique term-deposit that is offered by Indian Banks. It is an investment tool which allows people to make regular deposits and earn decent returns on the investment.
- Due to the regular deposit factor and an interest component, it often provides flexibility and ease of investments to users/individuals.
- However, it is essential to know that RDs are different from Fixed Deposits/FDs . RDs are flexible in most aspects. An RD account holder can choose to invest a fixed amount each month while earning decent interest on the amount. RDs are an ideal saving-cum-investment instrument.
- Most major banks in India offer Recurring Deposit Accounts, with a term that often ranges between 6 months to 10 years, also providing individuals with the opportunity to choose a term according to their needs. However, the interest rate, once determined, does not change during the tenure.
- On maturity, the individual will be paid a lumpsum amount which includes the regular investments as well as the interest earned.
Below are the Recurring Deposit (RD) Interest Rates offered by major banks for various durations :
Recurring Deposit (RD) Interest Rates for tenure up to 2 years
Recurring Deposit (RD) Interest Rates for tenure from 2 years up to 10 years
- Citibank provides RD’s with minimum tenure of 1 year and maximum tenure of 2 years.
- All the banks mentioned above offer 0.50% extra interest rates for senior citizens.
- Only Bandhan Bank offers 0.75% extra interest rates for senior citizens. And Axis Bank provides variable higher interest rates for senior citizens.
- Bandhan Bank provides the highest interest rates 7.65% on RD’s for maximum tenure (120 months), while IndusInd Bank provides the highest interest rates 7.50% on RD’s for 1 year tenure (12 months).
- Yes Bank provides the highest interest of 7.75% for the tenure of 24 months.
- HDFC Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, IndusInd Bank, Yes Bank, DBS Bank and IDFC Bank also provide high and competitive interest rates on RDs.