SBI Recurring Deposit Features & Interest Rate – July 2015

There is speculation that RBI would decrease interest rates going forward. Its a good idea to lock your investment in high interest rate by using Recurring Deposit (RD). Below are the features, interest rates, maturity amount along with other details for SBI Recurring deposit.

SBI Recurring Deposit Scheme – Features:

  • Maturity from 12 to 120 Months
  • Nomination facility available
  • The minimum amount of monthly installment shall be Rs 100.
  • The amount of installment and number of installment can not be changed after opening of the account.
  • Loan against security of the balance in the Recurring Deposit accounts available to the extent of 90% of the deposit, at 0.5% p.a. above the rate of deposit
  • No TDS (Tax deduction at source) on interest income

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  • Passbook Issued
  • Hassle free premature spot payment anytime
  • Senior citizens get additional 0.25% interest rate (Customers with age greater than 60 years are Senior Citizens)
  • Can open RD online in SBI through e-RD feature in SBI internet banking
  • Charges for RD pre-mature closure – Interest will be applied on premature withdrawal of RD at 1.00% below the rate applicable for the period the deposit has remained with the bank.

SBI Recurring Deposit Interest Rate:

Update: From July 17, 2015 then interest rates have been revised to 7.75% – 8.00% for General and 8.00% – 8.25% for senior citizens depending on the tenure of deposit.

The table below gives the details.

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SBI Recurring Deposit Maturity value:

The table below shows the maturity value for Rs 1,000 monthly deposit with prevailing interest rates at SBI for general public and senior citizens.

SBI Recurring Deposit Maturity value and Interest Rate for Rs 1000 Monthly Deposit – July 2015

SBI Recurring Deposit Maturity value and Interest Rate for Rs 1000 Monthly Deposit – July 2015

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SBI RD penalty for default in installment payment:

Whenever a depositor fails to pay the installment on due date for three consecutive months the account shall not be closed and service charge of Rs 10/- is applicable.

Penalty in case of delay in payment of installment of RD of 5 years or less shall be Rs 1.50 for every Rs 100 per month and Rs 2.00 for every Rs. 100 per month for the account on more than 5 years.

SBI Recurring Deposit - interest Rate & Maturity Value

SBI Recurring Deposit – interest Rate & Maturity Value

84 thoughts on “SBI Recurring Deposit Features & Interest Rate – July 2015

  1. SBI Recurring Deposit is great option but can you also post a comparative list of interest offered by all banks. Could not find a consolidated list anywhere.

  2. Rate of interest on ALL types of deposits offered by different are available on the IBA and RBI websites.
    In youe right up the main thrust is higher rate of intrest available presently which can be ‘locked’ by opening a RD account. The rates are not given! simply the maturity values. If rates could be given your statement, inherently 100% correct & authentic, will carry more weight.

    • The interest rates of banks change frequently and its almost impossible to keep it updated. So the maturity value is as of post date. You should check with your bank before making a decisions.

    • Mahesh can you point me to the link on RBI/ IBA where I can find all the consolidated interest rates.

  3. My aim is to have around 100 lakhs in cash at the age of 45, i’m currently 29 and married,
    i’m planning to open SBI RD for 10 years with 5000 Rs a month. and PPF 100,000 Rs a year.

    RD account will give me around 9.5 lakhs and PPF aroung 37 Lakhs total of 47 lakhs.

    Is this a geniun and correct plan, looking for a expert advise on my plan..

    cannot increase the RD amount beyound 5000Rs. Considering future family and emergenc( if any god forbid) expense.

    Also want some suggetions for earning the rest of the amount( 100 – 47=53 lakhs ) to complete my goal of 1 corer in 15 years.

    Thank you.

    • To get 1 crore in 15 years, you would need to invest around Rs 20,000 per month assuming 12% annual return. You can get such returns only by investing in stock market or mutual fund. But as you might be aware that stock market can be risky too.

      As far as investment in PPF and RD is concerned, it would give an average annual return of 8.5%. So to accumulate Rs 1 crore in 15 years, you would need to invest Rs 28,000 monthly. Also keep in mind that RD returns are taxable on maturity while income from PPF and long term investment in stocks are tax free.

      So you have two option either choose a risky investment (mix of both debt and equity) or increase your monthly investment amount.

      I would soon write a post about various investments options available.

  4. Dear Amit,

    Thank you for your reply,

    However there is some confusion, are interest on RD are taxable? you wrote in above article that “No TDS (Tax deduction at source) on interest income”, please clarify.

    can investment in real estate is an option,

    How about fd with dewan housing and finance ltd. these company have CARE AA+ rating and it give a return of around 12% for 5 years.

    I would like to go for PPF as it is a safe option as far as i think and will give a considerable amount of around 38 lakhs.

    Please let me know whether i have a realistic goal or not as i’m a monthly salaried man with no other income,

    I can invest upto 20000 Rs per month with my current salary.


    • TDS is what banks need to deduct and submit to Tax Department. But in case TDS is not deducted then its your responsibility to pay tax on the same.

      You might look at real estate but you would need lump sum amount for down payment. Also you must be aware of its risk. Historically Real estate have given good returns but it may or may not do so in future.

      I checked FD rates for DHFL and it was in the range of 10.5% to 11% depending on tenure. And for most of good rated FD this is the range of interest rates you can get. Also remember that interest rates fluctuate, so you may not get similar interest rates after 2 years.

      I would soon write up about different investment options and time it would take for you to achieve Rs 1 crore!

  5. Good Article. Need a consolidated sheet to have rough idea of RD rates in All banks.

  6. Amrendra kumar Dwivedi says:

    why we do not opening online account

  7. Banks pay interest only at the end of financial year on Fixed deposits and Recurring Deposits. So can I calculate it myself to arrive at my gross income?

    • Its easy to calculate the annual return on fixed deposits and so you can do it yourself. But calculation on Recurring deposit is a bit complicated. Alternatively you can always ask bank for annual interest certificate on your RD * FD.

  8. Rs 4000 which I then invest in a recurring deposit at 9% per annum,
    How much interest do I gain per Annum,please kindly calculate it for me.

  9. I am planning to invest 2000/- per month for 10 years i.e 120 months,which will be the better option ,whether SIP in Mutual Funds or opening a Recurring Account with SBI or ICICI?
    also tell us How much amount will i get after 12 years if i invest in a particular scheme
    i mean after 10 years
    What are income tax implications of investing in mutual fund i.e whether i have to pay any income tax on mutual fund profits annual vise?

    • The decision to invest in Equity Mutual Fund or Recurring deposit depends on your risk profile and the returns you expect/ require for next 10 years. Remember Mutual funds are more risky and at the same time more rewarding than Recurring deposits. Also for long term like 10 years Mutual Funds are good choice.

      Presently you get around 8.75% for RD while you can expect 12% per annum return on equity mutual funds.

      Also as far as taxation is concerned, in case of RD the interest received needs to added to your income and taxed accordingly. While in case of Mutual fund, the returns are tax free if its sold after one year of investment.

      So decide your risk profile and decide accordingly for your investment!

  10. I have opened a recurring a/c in feb’09 with tenure of 60 months. What tax liability will the investment attract and when? How can I avoid the Tax?

    • The total interest gained by you in these 5 years would be added in the year of maturity to your income and taxed accordingly. You cannot do much to avoid genuine taxes. Just plan the outgo for the financial year!

  11. i need some savings to be made after 15 yrs from Now.I am enrolled in LIC jeevan anand scheme. can you suggest me other options to invest where i can get good returns after 15 yrs. i can invest 80k P.A

  12. hello sir,

    Actually, i have an sbi acount in one branch and RD account in other branch. i opened RD account on 19 may 2012 for one year. and my RD account is maturied on 19 may 2013. i think the amount will collect on my sbi account. but it was not done. how can i get the amount in my sbi account, because i am away for the branch where i had RD account.please help me.

  13. is ther any deposits for 15,20,25 years


    i am prasanta pratihar
    halp me

  15. hi amit,

    PPF means Public Provident Fund ?




  17. Hi Amit,

    I have been investing Rs 4000 per month in Aegon Religare and Rs 1000 in Sundram mutual fund tax saver since August 2010. the locking period was for three years which is going to end this year , in next two months.
    However I can see that my total fund value and the savings till date has done no good to me. So I am not sure, if I should withdraw my amount from these investments or discontinue with installments but do not withdraw money or renew the plan and ocntinue with installments.

    Also I started SBI RD Rs 10000 per month for one year last year june 2012.Could you please tell me how much amount will I get and by when

  18. hi amit,

    U/S that in PPF A/C single person can open a single a/c;

    At opening i want invest some amount arougd 50K; can i increase the amount to 1 Lak by adding extra 50K in near future;

  19. hello sir

    please guide me which scheme is better for an monthly saving 8000 rs for ten years
    I can get after 8 years 10,99,408 by SBI RD but it is taxable
    tell how much amount i have to pay tax after maturity other wise any other schemes is there in LIC OR post office to get same amount with tax exemption

  20. Plz suggest me which1 is best ppf or rd in sbi if you want to earn more profit.

  21. I am married with one daughter, working in railway under NPS. My net income is 36000. My savings plan is as under…
    LIC Jivan Anand(18 yr) = yearly prm. Rs.19687.
    LIC Jivan saral(22 yr)= yearly prm Rs.36030.
    PPF=Rs.25000 yearly.
    NEW PENSION cutting=Rs.2757 monthly.
    My monthly expense is Rs.20000. I have spare money about Rs. 5000 p.m. For which i can take moderate risk.

    Please suggest about my financial planning what i have done..and what extra i should do. My age is 37.

  22. what is good opening a RD account with big amount for a short period of time or with a small amount for a longer period. please tell me in term of return which i get

  23. my age is 25 and annual income is 300000. what plan i choose to get more 5000000 at the age 45.

  24. Satyanarayan says:

    I am interested to open a RD Account for Rs.500 for Every Month for the tenure of 2 years . Which bank will be safe for me ? UCO or SBI Bank ? Please Suggest me.

  25. Hello,

    I just opened an SBI e-RD. The date that the account was created was 23rd May 2014 and closing date is 23 May 2015. However, I could not get any information about the due date for payment of each installment. It would be great if you could help me out with this.


    • When You are opening SBI e-RD account, the bank automatically asks you to schedule the payment from the related savings bank account. You might have done it. If not just look into the details in your e-RD account

  26. Hi Amit i have nri income because i am working in overseas and planning ti invest rs 52000 pm in sbi rd plan for 120 months is i have to pay tax on the income which i invested in rd plan and on the interest. Please reply

    • You only need to pay tax on income arising in India. In your case its the interest you earn here. So you would need to pay tax only on interest earned on RD.

  27. have any scheme that deposit Rs.1000 per month for 66 months make one lack rupees

    • Getting Rs 1 lakh by depositing Rs 1,000 per month for 66 months, you need annual return of 14.25%. The only way to achieve such returns is doing SIP in a good equity mutual fund. But before you make any investment know the associated risks!

  28. Hi Amit,
    RD for ten years is a taxable income?

    • yes any Recurring Deposit on any tenure is taxable as of today’s tax laws! You never know what would be tax laws after 10 years though :)

  29. Hi amit ,

    I have couple of queries stated as below

    1.For PPF after maturity post 15 yrs can I extend it ? I read i can extend it for next 5 yrs and then again for 5 yrs.So is there any definite tenure and any limitations?

    2.For SIP Do I need to specify the tenure at the begining of Investment.Like for RD i Have to specify the tenure. If Yes then what are the available option for duration (e.g- 5yrs ,10 yrs etc) and if no then how long Can I continue investing (i.e max duration any limits ?)

    3.For SIP Whats the Locking period? Can I discontinue at any moment?

    4.In SIP can I skip the investment for 1 or 2 months in between and then again continue if there is any financial crisis.

    • @ Sanmoy
      1. Yes you can extend PPF any number of times in the block of 5 years after completion of 15 years maturity period. You can read more about the same here.
      2. For SIP in Mutual Fund there is no maximum duration limit. However most SIP atleast need to have minimum 3 to 6 months payments.
      3. Yes you can discontinue SIP at any moment by giving request to the concerned Mutual Fund.
      4. Yes you can skip 1 or 2 installments in SIP and continue again in most of the cases.

  30. can anyone tell me the procedure to withdraw the amount from an E-RD on maturity. is it necessary to go to the bank in person for that ?

  31. I m married and i have 3year old boy. I want to open rd A/c which bank can give me more rate of interest icici or sbi? Plz replyyyýy

  32. Sushil Gurjar...... says:

    I want to invest 30000/month for one year for recurring deposit scheme.. how much I will get after one year..
    any one please tell me…

  33. Hi Amit,
    I am @ initial stage of plan for investment so Can u plz suggest me for better RD option between SBI & POST Office………..also as per interest rate.
    and why????


    • RD in banks are more convenient and easy to operate. You can start RD anytime through internet banking, also cancellation is not difficult. In most cases Post office Accounts are still not online. So you will need to visit them for any transaction. Moreover at present Post Offices offer 8.4% interest which is competitive with Banks.

  34. how to calculate RATE OF INTEREST of recurring deposit.

    Suppose I’m investing 2500 per month in recurring deposit account for 2 years with rate of interest 8% compounded quarterly. Now I have to find out MATURITY AMOUNT. For this i will use formula :

    ACTUAL AMOUNT (MATURITY AMOUNT) = PRINCIPLE AMOUNT *( (1+RATE/100/4)^(4*2)-1)/(1-(1+RATE/100/4)^(-1/3))

    ACTUAL AMOUNT (MATURITY AMOUNT) = PRINCIPLE AMOUNT *( (1+8/100/4)^(4*2)-1)/(1-(1+8/100/4)^(-1/3))




    Suppose I’m investing 2500 per month in recurring deposit account interest compounded quarterly. My MATURITY AMOUNT IS 65229/-.


  35. Hi,
    Can you pls suggest me few mutual fund(sip).i want to invest it for 5year.monthly around 5k.pls suggest with approx return value.

  36. jimmy paul says:

    i have invested in non convertible secured bond ( kosamattam) for 3 year, and it is in demat form, if I want to sell what is the procedure, it is listed in BSE. another information required is , if I started invested in mutual fund say for 3 or more years, do I need to change the fund by checking their performance because I am not a expert or stay invested in the same fund and wait till the end of the period

    • You need to follow the same process for selling a NCD as you do for shares in demat account.

      If you think you are not able to select the right mutual funds you should consult financial advisers. B’coz if you are able to select your first set of mutual funds for investment yourself, you can also track it and change it if required. If not I strongly suggest you consult an expert!

  37. nice information sir.. sir mujhe ek bat puchni thi apse. jaise k agar main 100 repee se sbi rd start karta hun to kya mujhe sir 100 he dene honge per month. kya mai 500 ya kabi kabhi 1000 bhi invest kar sakta hun bich bich mai. to mujhe kis hisab se interest milega. pls advise.

    • In most cases banks allow a fixed amount for the entire tenure. However there are products from different banks where you have option to invest flexible amount every month.
      iWish flexible RD from ICICI bank is one such product. You might want to look other bank’s website to find out more

  38. Rs 3000 which I planning to invest in a RD account in SBI how much amount do I get at the end of the year? Any other bank give more tnterst rate than SBI

  39. Amit pls tell me that how can i start RD account… when i m having saving account in SBI……. & pls tell me how much interest i will get on RD of 2000 per month for 1 year.(or on maturity)

    • You can start RD account either online or visiting your bank branch. At 8.5% interest rate and depositing Rs 2,000 per month you would get Rs 25,127 on maturity

  40. iwish form ICICI Bank is special recurring deposit scheme where you can vary your amount every month!

  41. Post Office Monthly Income scheme (POMIS) is totally different than Recurring deposit (RD) schemes. In POMIS you deposit the amount once and you get monthly interest payout in your savings bank account. In case of RD you need to deposit monthly installment and can withdraw in lump-sum at the time of maturity.

  42. Very few banks allow variable amount in their Recurring deposit scheme. In case you want to take advantage of variable amount every month – ICICI Bank’s iWish is a good RD Scheme.

  43. If the interest rate is not showing up against your recurring deposit account, you should ask them to confirm!

  44. Chit Funds are much more risky than Recurring Deposits (RD) and you might have read about a lot fraud happening in chit funds. So my advice would be RD with a reputed bank!

  45. Both has same interest rate, so the returns are same for both FD and RD. You can consider RD as kind of monthly FD, depositing same amount on fixed interest rate for the tenure!

  46. You need not pay any income tax as the minimum exemption limit for income tax fro FY 2013-14 is Rs 2 Lakh. So invest freely without worrying about taxes!

  47. It can be real or may be scam. The best thing would be to verify with the bank in which that RD is going to be opened! One thing that can go wrong is fake bank slips!

  48. No its not a tax saving instrument.

  49. eRD by SBI is just online facility of Recurring Deposit and all the rules related to penalties etc remain same.

  50. Amit ,
    I open the RD , which bank suggest me be chase My saving account is SBi but SBi bank not allowed 500.00 Rupess why? tel me please

  51. Every bank have its own rules for minimum deposit. you might want to try some other bank which is offering similar interest and has minimum amount for RD as Rs 500.

  52. Hi amit I want to open rd acc for 5years and amount 5000rs .. how much will I get profit other than my installment through sbi… plz calculate and suggest me

  53. You can calculate your returns on RD as follows:
    Rs 5000 per month invested for 60 months (Principal) = Rs 3 lakhs
    Interest = 8.25%
    Maturity Amount = Rs 3.72 Lakhs
    Interest earned in 5 years = Rs 71,780

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