Highest Interest Rate on Bank Fixed Deposits (FD) – March 2017

Highest Interest Rate on Bank Fixed Deposits - March 2017

Highest Interest Rate on Bank Fixed Deposits – March 2017

The post lists down the rate of interest on Bank fixed deposits as of March 1, 2017.

You might want to bookmark this page as the FD interest rates would be updated every month. Would help you in better decision making.

Fixed Deposit Highlights:

  • Deutsche Bank & Repco Bank have increased interest rates on fixed deposits from February to March 2017
  • Bandhan Bank, Corporation Bank, Dena Bank, J&K Bank, The Ratnakar Bank and United Bank of India have reduced their FD rates as compared to last month.
  • In general Post demonetization on November 8, all banks have received lot of deposits leading to deposit rate cuts by almost all banks.
  • Most banks offer FDs for tenure of 7 Days to 10 Years.
  • The Ratnakar Bank & IDBI Bank do offer fixed deposits up to 20 years too.
  • For very short Term Deposits the interest rate is similar to that of Savings Account and so you should not worry about FD. Also Interest up to Rs 10,000 in Saving Account is Tax free.
  • Most banks compound interest quarterly
  • Banks offer Loan/Overdraft against the amount available in Fixed Deposit. The interest is generally 0.5% to 1% more than that offered to FD.
  • TDS (Tax deduction at source) at the rate of 10% is deducted, if the interest income is more than Rs 10,000 in financial year per bank
  • There might be penalty for pre-mature withdrawal of Fixed Deposits

Also Read: Highest interest rate on savings account in India?

Fixed Deposit Interest Rates:

The highest interest rate on fixed deposit is offered by Repco Bank (1 Year & Above to 2 years) & Deutsche Bank ( 5 Years) at 8.00%.

For comparing the best interest rates on fixed deposits over different duration of investment, we have it divided into following 5 slabs:

  • FD for Less than 1 Year
  • FD for 1 to 2 years
  • FD for 2 to 5 Years
  • FD for 5 to 10 years
  • FD for More than 10 years

Also Read: 7 High Rated Companies Offering more than Bank Fixed Deposits

We show the highest interest rates on fixed deposits for the above duration buckets. We have also compared the best interest rates on offer by that being offered by State Bank of India (SBI), ICICI Bank and Post Offices.

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Interest Rate for FD of Less than 1 Year:

The highest interest rate is offered by The Ratnakar Bank (241 days to 364 days) at 7.25% .

Bank Description Interest Rate
The Ratnakar Bank 241 days to 364 days 7.25%
Karnataka Bank 180 days 7.15%
The Ratnakar Bank 181 days to 240 days 7.00%
Bandhan Bank 6 months to less than 1 Year 7.00%
City Union Bank 181 days to 364 days 7.00%
Dena Bank 271 days to 364 days 7.00%
IDFC Bank 181 – 365 days 7.00%
Repco Bank 90 days – 364 days 7.00%
State Bank of Mysore 211 days to less than 1 year 7.00%
State Bank of Patiala 211 days to less than 1 year 7.00%
State Bank of Travancore 211 days to less than 1 year 7.00%
Union Bank of India 180 day to less than 1 Year 7.00%
Yes Bank 9 months to < 1 Year 7.00%
State Bank of India Government Bank Benchmark 5.50% – 6.50%
ICICI Bank Private Bank Benchmark 4.00% – 6.50%

 

Also Read: 21 Hidden Charges in Saving Bank Account

Interest Rate for Fixed Deposit of 1 – 2 Years:

The highest interest rate is offered by Repco Bank (1 Year & Above to 2 years) at 8.00%.

Bank Description Interest Rate
Repco Bank Repco Mahila (18 Months, Exclusively for Women) 8.10%
Repco Bank 1 Year & Above to 2 years 8.00%
Bandhan Bank 1 Year 7.70%
The Ratnakar Bank 24 months to less than 36 months 7.65%
The Ratnakar Bank 12 months to less than 24 months 7.50%
IDFC Bank 366 days 7.50%
IDFC Bank 367 – 540 days 7.25%
Standard Charted Bank 1 year – 390 days 7.25%
State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur 1 Year to 455 Days 7.25%
Indus Ind Bank 1 Years to below 1 Years 2 Months 7.15%
City Union Bank 1 year 7.10%
DCB Bank 18 months to less than 24 months 7.10%
Punjab and Sind Bank 1 Year – 2 Year 7.10%
State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur 456 Days to less than 2 Years 7.10%
Yes Bank 1 Years to <= 10 years 7.10%
Indus Ind Bank 1 Years 2 Months to below 2 Years 7.05%
State Bank of India Government Bank Benchmark 6.75% – 6.90%
ICICI Bank Private Bank Benchmark 6.90% – 7.00%
Post Office FD (1 year) Post Office 7.00%
Post Office FD (2 years) Post Office 7.10%

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Interest Rate for Fixed Deposit of 2 – 5 Years

The highest interest rate is offered by Deutsche Bank (5 Years) at 8.00%

Bank Description Interest Rate
Deutsche Bank 5 Years 8.00%
The Ratnakar Bank 36 months to less than 240 months 7.50%
Bandhan Bank Above 1Year to less than 3 years 7.50%
Deutsche Bank 4 years to 5 Years 7.25%
IDFC Bank 541 – 731 days 7.25%
Repco Bank Above 2 years – 5 Years 7.25%
State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur 2 years to less than 3 years 7.25%
DCB Bank 24 months to 36 months 7.20%
IDFC Bank 732 – 1095 days 7.20%
IDFC Bank 3 years 1days – 10 years 7.20%
Yes Bank 1 Years to <= 10 years 7.10%
State Bank of India Government Bank Benchmark 6.50% – 6.75%
ICICI Bank Private Bank Benchmark 6.75%
Post Office FD (2 years) Post Office 7.10%
Post Office FD (3 years) Post Office 7.30%
Post Office FD (5 years) Post Office 7.80%

 

Also Read: Where to Park Money for Very Short Term [less than 6 Months]?

Interest Rate for Fixed Deposit of 5 – 10 Years

The highest interest rate is offered by The Ratnakar Bank (36 months to less than 240 months) at 7.50%.

Bank Description Interest Rate
The Ratnakar Bank 36 months to less than 240 months 7.50%
DCB Bank More than 60 months to 120 months 7.20%
IDFC Bank 3 years 1days – 10 years 7.20%
Yes Bank 1 Years to <= 10 years 7.10%
Bandhan Bank 3 years to less than 10 years 7.00%
Dena Bank 5 years to less than 10 years 7.00%
Karur Vysya Bank 3 years and above 7.00%
Lakshmi Vilas Bank 5 years to 10 years 7.00%
Punjab and Sind Bank >5 Years – 10 Years 7.00%
Tamilnad Mercantile Bank Ltd Above 3 Years 7.00%
State Bank of India Government Bank Benchmark 6.50%
ICICI Bank Private Bank Benchmark 6.50%

 

Interest Rate for Fixed Deposit of more than 10 Years

The Ratnakar Bank and IDBI bank offers fixed deposit of up to 20 years.

Bank Description Interest Rate
The Ratnakar Bank 36 months to less than 240 months 7.50%
State Bank of Patiala 18 years (for girl child only) 7.00%
IDBI Bank 10 Years to 20 Years (non-cumulative) 6.75%


Source:
Bank Websites                                          Last Updated: March 1, 2017

Disclaimer: The Fixed Deposit Interest Rates keep on changing. You are advised to check the interest rates with banks before making your FD.

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Fixed Deposit Interest Rate across all Banks

Until last month we used to provide only the top Fixed Deposit Rates but with several request from readers we have added a summary of FD rates for all banks.

Banks 1 Years 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years 5 Years 5+ Years
Allahabad Bank 7.00% 6.75% 6.75% 6.50% 6.50% 6.50%
Andhra Bank 7.00% 7.00% 6.50% 6.50% 6.50% 6.50%
Axis Bank 7.00% 7.00% 6.75% 6.75% 6.75% 6.75%
Bandhan Bank 7.70% 7.50% 7.50% 7.00% 7.00% 7.00%
Bank of Baroda 7.00% 7.00% 6.85% 6.50% 6.50% 6.50%
Bank of India 7.00% 7.00% 7.00% 6.90% 6.90% 6.90%
Bank of Maharashtra 6.50% 6.25% 6.25% 6.00% 6.00% 6.00%
Canara Bank 6.90% 6.90% 6.90% 6.90% 6.90% 6.90%
Catholic Syrian Bank 6.75% 6.50% 6.50% 6.50% 6.50% 6.50%
Central Bank of India 7.00% 6.90% 6.90% 6.90% 6.90% 6.90%
Citibank 5.25% 5.25% 5.75% NA NA NA
City Union Bank 7.10% 6.85% 6.85% 6.85% 6.85% 6.70%
Corporation Bank 6.90% 6.90% 6.90% 6.80% 6.80% 6.80%
DCB Bank 7.10% 7.20% 7.25% 7.25% 7.25% 7.20%
Dena Bank 7.00% 7.00% 7.00% 7.00% 7.00% 7.00%
Deutsche Bank 7.00% 7.00% 7.00% 7.25% 8.00% NA
Dhanalakshmi Bank 6.75% 6.50% 6.50% 6.50% 6.50% 6.50%
Federal Bank 6.70% 6.80% 6.50% 6.50% 6.50% 6.50%
HDFC Bank 6.90% 6.25% 6.00% 6.00% 6.00% 6.00%
ICICI Bank 6.90% 7.00% 6.75% 6.75% 6.75% 6.50%
IDBI Bank 6.90% 6.90% 6.90% 6.90% 6.90% 6.75%
IDFC Bank 6.90% 6.90% 6.75% 6.75% 6.75% 6.75%
Indian Bank 6.50% 6.25% 6.25% 6.00% 6.00% 6.00%
Indian Overseas Bank 6.75% 6.50% 6.25% 6.00% 6.00% 6.00%
Indus Ind Bank 7.15% 7.05% 6.75% 6.75% 6.75% 6.75%
J&K Bank 6.75% 6.75% 6.90% 6.90% 6.80% 6.80%
Karnataka Bank 6.75% 6.75% 6.50% 6.50% 6.50% 6.50%
Karur Vysya Bank 7.00% 7.00% 7.00% 7.00% 7.00% 7.00%
Kotak Mahindra Bank 6.75% 6.25% 6.25% 6.25% 6.25% 6.00%
Lakshmi Vilas Bank 7.00% 7.00% 7.00% 7.00% 7.00% 7.00%
Oriental Bank of Commerce 7.00% 6.75% 6.75% 6.50% 6.50% 6.75%
Post Office 5 Year RD NA NA NA NA 7.30% NA
Punjab and Sind Bank 7.10% 7.10% 7.00% 7.00% 7.00% 7.00%
Punjab National Bank 7.00% 6.90% 6.90% 6.90% 6.90% 6.70%
Repco Bank 8.00% 7.50% 7.25% 7.25% 7.25% NA
South Indian Bank 6.75% 6.75% 6.50% 6.50% 6.50% 6.50%
Standard Charted Bank 7.00% 7.00% 7.00% 7.00% 7.00% NA
State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur 7.25% 7.25% 7.25% 6.50% 6.50% 6.50%
State Bank of Hyderabad 6.90% 6.95% 6.85% 6.50% 6.50% 6.50%
State Bank of India 6.90% 6.75% 6.75% 6.50% 6.50% 6.50%
State Bank of Mysore 6.90% 6.95% 6.85% 6.50% 6.50% 6.50%
State Bank of Patiala 6.90% 6.95% 6.85% 6.50% 6.50% 6.50%
State Bank of Travancore 6.90% 6.95% 6.85% 6.50% 6.50% 6.50%
Syndicate Bank 6.80% 6.50% 6.50% 6.50% 6.00% 6.00%
Tamilnad Mercantile Bank Ltd 7.00% 7.00% 7.00% 7.00% 7.00% 7.00%
The Ratnakar Bank 7.50% 7.65% 7.50% 7.50% 7.50% 7.50%
UCO Bank 7.00% 6.90% 6.90% 6.75% 6.75% 6.75%
Union Bank of India 7.00% 6.80% 6.80% 6.80% 6.80% 6.80%
United Bank of India 6.50% 6.25% 6.25% 6.25% 6.25% 6.25%
Vijaya Bank 6.50% 6.50% 6.50% 6.50% 6.50% 6.25%
Yes Bank 7.10% 7.10% 7.10% 7.10% 7.10% 7.10%

Helpful Posts on FD:

It would be helpful for you to look at following posts before you choose your fixed deposits:

  1. How to increase bank deposit insurance through Joint accounts?
  2. How to fill Form 15G/H to avoid TDS deduction?
  3. How Safe is Your Fixed Deposit in Bank?
  4. How you loose Money in Fixed Deposits?

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179 thoughts on “Highest Interest Rate on Bank Fixed Deposits (FD) – March 2017

  1. What about Deautsche Bank? Is it safe to invest 5 lacks for 5 years?

  2. axis bank ,missing ji

  3. Debadutta Mohapatra says:

    What about United Bank of India?

  4. Hi Amit,

    I checked IDBI Bank interest rate but didn’t find FD for 366 days.

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