The post lists down the rate of **interest on Bank fixed deposits** as of** December 1, 2018**.

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:

The good news is IDFC Bank, Union Bank of India and some smaller banks have raised their fixed deposit interest rates substantially in last 1-2 months.

- 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- In case of Senior citizens TDS would be deducted at the rate fo 10%, if the interest income exceeds Rs 50,000
- There might be
**penalty for pre-mature withdrawal**of Fixed Deposits

Also Read:How SWP in Debt Funds generate higher returns than FD

## Fixed Deposit Interest Rates:

**The highest interest rate on fixed deposit is offered by Deutsche Bank (5 Years) and IDFC Bank (3 years 1 Day – 10 years) at 8.25%.**

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.**

Click for Best Tax Saving FDs u/s 80C

## Interest Rate for FD of Less than 1 Year:

**The highest interest rate is offered by Indus Ind Bank (270 days to below 1 years) at 7.50% .**

Bank | Description | Interest Rate |

Indus Ind Bank | 270 days to below 1 years | 7.50% |

Ratnakar Bank | 241 days to 364 days | 7.35% |

Lakshmi Vilas Bank | 181 – 364 days | 7.30% |

Indus Ind Bank | 181 days to 269 days | 7.25% |

Kotak Mahindra Bank | 280 Days to Less than 12 Months | 7.25% |

Ratnakar Bank | 181 days to 240 days | 7.25% |

Ratnakar Bank | 91 days to 180 days | 7.15% |

Axis Bank | 9 months < 1 Year | 7.10% |

HDFC Bank | 9 mnths 1 day < 1 Year | 7.10% |

Kotak Mahindra Bank | 180 Days to 270 Days | 7.10% |

Yes Bank | 6 months to < 9 months | 7.10% |

J&K Bank | 271 days to less than 1 year | 7.05% |

City Union Bank | 181 days to 364 days | 7.00% |

DCB Bank | 6 months to less than 12 months | 7.00% |

IDFC Bank | 181 – 365 days | 7.00% |

Ratnakar Bank | 46 days to 90 days | 7.00% |

Repco Bank | 90 days – 364 days | 7.00% |

Standard Charted Bank | 181-364 days | 7.00% |

Yes Bank | 46 to 90 days | 7.00% |

Yes Bank | 9 months to < 1 Year | 7.00% |

Karur Vysya Bank | 91 Days to 180 Days | 6.90% |

South Indian Bank | 92 days to 499 days | 6.90% |

Yes Bank | 3 months to < 6 months | 6.90% |

Bandhan Bank | 6 months to less than 1 year | 6.80% |

City Union Bank | 91 days to 180 days | 6.75% |

DCB Bank | 91 days to less than 6 months | 6.75% |

IDFC Bank | 91 – 180 days | 6.75% |

Karur Vysya Bank | 181 Days to less than 1 year | 6.75% |

Tamilnad Mercantile Bank | 180 days to less than 12 months | 6.75% |

Union Bank of India | 10 Month to 14 Month | 6.75% |

State Bank of India | Government Bank Benchmark | 5.75% – 6.40% |

ICICI Bank | Private Bank Benchmark | 4.00% – 6.75% |

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## Interest Rate for Fixed Deposit of 1 – 2 Years:

**The highest interest rate is offered by DCB Bank (15 months to 24 months) at 8.05%.**

Bank | Description | Interest Rate |

DCB Bank | 15 months to 24 months | 8.05% |

IDFC Bank | 731 – 1095 days | 8.00% |

Indus Ind Bank | 1 Years to below 1 Years 2 Months | 8.00% |

Lakshmi Vilas Bank | 450 Days | 8.00% |

Ratnakar Bank | 12 months to less than 24 months | 8.00% |

Yes Bank | 18 Months 8 Days to 18 Months 18 Days | 7.85% |

Repco Bank | Repco Mahila (18 Months, Exclusively for Women) | 7.80% |

Deutsche Bank | 1 Year to lass than 2 Years | 7.75% |

Indus Ind Bank | 1 Years 2 Months to below 2 Years | 7.75% |

Repco Bank | 1 Year & Above – 2 years | 7.70% |

Axis Bank | 17 months < 18 months | 7.60% |

Lakshmi Vilas Bank | 1 Year to less than 3 years | 7.60% |

South Indian Bank | 500 Days | 7.60% |

Axis Bank | 1 year 5 days < 1 year 11 days | 7.55% |

Bandhan Bank | Above 18 months to less than 2 years | 7.55% |

DCB Bank | 24 months | 7.50% |

Federal Bank | 550 days | 7.50% |

IDFC Bank | 366 – 730 days | 7.50% |

Kotak Mahindra Bank | 15 months – less than 2 Years | 7.50% |

Standard Charted Bank | 18 Months – 2 Years | 7.50% |

Yes Bank | 12 Months 10 Days to 12 Months 20 Days | 7.50% |

DCB Bank | 12 months 1 day to less than 15 months | 7.40% |

Karnataka Bank | 1 year to 2 years | 7.40% |

Kotak Mahindra Bank | 12 months – less than 15 months | 7.40% |

Standard Charted Bank | 1 Year – 375 days | 7.40% |

Tamilnad Mercantile Bank | 1 Year | 7.40% |

Axis Bank | 13 months < 14 months | 7.35% |

City Union Bank | 365 days – 5 Years | 7.35% |

Axis Bank | 1 year < 2 years | 7.30% |

HDFC Bank | 1 year – 2 Years | 7.30% |

J&K Bank | 1 year to less than 5 years | 7.30% |

Bandhan Bank | 1 year to 18 months | 7.25% |

Dhanalakshmi Bank | 500 Days | 7.25% |

Karur Vysya Bank | 1 year to less than 2 years | 7.25% |

Kotak Mahindra Bank | 2 years- less than 3 years | 7.25% |

Yes Bank | 1 Year <= 10 years | 7.25% |

Canara Bank | 555 Days (Canara Shikhar Deposit) | 7.10% |

South Indian Bank | 501 days to upto and incl. 3 years | 7.10% |

Canara Bank | 444 Days (Canara Shikhar Deposit) | 7.05% |

IDBI Bank | >1 yrs to < 3 yrs | 7.05% |

Canara Bank | Above 1 year to less than 2 years | 7.00% |

Citibank | 401 – 540 Days | 7.00% |

DCB Bank | 6 months to 12 months | 7.00% |

Dhanalakshmi Bank | 365 days & inclusive of 2 years | 7.00% |

Digibank by DBS | 1 year to less than 5 Years | 7.00% |

Federal Bank | Above 1 year to 2 Years | 7.00% |

Standard Charted Bank | 376 days < 18 Months | 7.00% |

Tamilnad Mercantile Bank | 1 Year to less than 3 Years | 7.00% |

South Indian Bank | 92 days to 499 days | 6.90% |

Corporation Bank | 666 days only | 6.80% |

Syndicate Bank | 500 days exact (Synd500) | 6.80% |

Punjab and Sind Bank | 1 Year – 2 Years | 6.75% |

Punjab National Bank | 1 Year – 3 Years | 6.75% |

Union Bank of India | 10 Month to 14 Month | 6.75% |

State Bank of India | Government Bank Benchmark | 6.80% |

ICICI Bank | Private Bank Benchmark | 6.90% – 7.10% |

Post Office FD (1 year) | Post Office | 6.90% |

Post Office FD (2 years) | Post Office | 7.00% |

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## Interest Rate for Fixed Deposit of 2 – 5 Years

**The highest interest rate is offered by Deutsche Bank (5 Years) and IDFC Bank (3 years 1 Day – 10 years) at 8.25%**

Bank | Description | Interest Rate |

Deutsche Bank | 5 Years | 8.25% |

IDFC Bank | 3 years 1 Day – 10 years | 8.25% |

DCB Bank | 36 months | 8.05% |

Ratnakar Bank | 24 months to less than 36 months | 8.05% |

IDFC Bank | 731 – 1095 days | 8.00% |

DCB Bank | 36 months to 60 months | 7.75% |

Lakshmi Vilas Bank | 3 Years to 10 Years | 7.75% |

Tamilnad Mercantile Bank | 1111 Days | 7.65% |

City Union Bank | 1000 Days | 7.60% |

DCB Bank | 24 months to 36 months | 7.60% |

Lakshmi Vilas Bank | 1 Year to less than 3 years | 7.60% |

Ratnakar Bank | 36 months to less than 120 months | 7.60% |

Axis Bank | 2 years < 3 years | 7.50% |

Citibank | 732 – 1095 Days | 7.50% |

Deutsche Bank | 2 Year to lass than 5 Years | 7.50% |

Digibank by DBS | 2 years & 6 months | 7.50% |

Indus Ind Bank | 2 years to below 61 Months | 7.50% |

Yes Bank | 36 Months 10 Days to 36 Months 20 Days | 7.50% |

Bandhan Bank | 2 years to less than 5 years | 7.40% |

HDFC Bank | 2 years – 3 Years | 7.40% |

City Union Bank | 365 days – 5 Years | 7.35% |

J&K Bank | 1 year to less than 5 years | 7.30% |

Axis Bank | 3 years < 5 years | 7.25% |

Federal Bank | Above 2 Years | 7.25% |

HDFC Bank | 3 years 1day – 5 years | 7.25% |

Kotak Mahindra Bank | 2 years- less than 3 years | 7.25% |

Yes Bank | 1 Year <= 10 years | 7.25% |

South Indian Bank | 501 days to upto and incl. 3 years | 7.10% |

South Indian Bank | Above 3 years to up to and incl.5 years | 7.10% |

Digibank by DBS | 1 year to less than 5 Years | 7.00% |

Karur Vysya Bank | 2 years and above | 7.00% |

Kotak Mahindra Bank | 3 years and above but less than 5 years | 7.00% |

Repco Bank | Above 2 years – 5 Years | 7.00% |

Standard Charted Bank | 2 Years – 3 Years | 7.00% |

Tamilnad Mercantile Bank | 1 Year to less than 3 Years | 7.00% |

Tamilnad Mercantile Bank | 3 Years & above | 6.90% |

State Bank of India | Government Bank Benchmark | 6.80% |

ICICI Bank | Private Bank Benchmark | 7.25% – 7.50% |

Post Office FD (2 years) | Post Office | 7.00% |

Post Office FD (3 years) | Post Office | 7.20% |

Post Office FD (5 years) | Post Office | 7.80% |

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## Interest Rate for Fixed Deposit of 5 – 10 Years

**The highest interest rate is offered by IDFC Bank (3 years 1 Day – 10 years) at 8.25%. **

Bank | Description | Interest Rate |

IDFC Bank | 3 years 1 Day – 10 years | 8.25% |

Ratnakar Bank | 36 months to less than 120 months | 7.60% |

Digibank by DBS | 5 Years | 7.50% |

Lakshmi Vilas Bank | 12 Months to 120 Months | 7.50% |

DCB Bank | More than 60 months to 120 months | 7.25% |

Federal Bank | Above 2 Years | 7.25% |

Indus Ind Bank | 3 years to below 61 month | 7.25% |

Yes Bank | 1 Year <= 10 years | 7.25% |

Axis Bank | 5 years to 10 years | 7.00% |

Karur Vysya Bank | 2 years and above | 7.00% |

Tamilnad Mercantile Bank | 3 Years & above | 6.90% |

State Bank of India | Government Bank Benchmark | 6.85% |

ICICI Bank | Private Bank Benchmark | 7.00% |

## 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 |

Ratnakar Bank | 121 months to less than 240 months | 7.20% |

IDBI Bank | 10 Years to 20 Years | 6.00% |

** Source:** Bank Websites

**Last Updated: December 1**

**, 2018**

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

## Small Banks Fixed Deposit Interest Rates:

The table below compares the interest rate offered by Small banks to that of SBI. The difference is substantial for low tenure deposits. **Fincare Bank (24 months 1 day to 36 months), Suryoday Small Finance Bank (950 Days) & Utkarsh Small Finance Bank (456 Days to less than 2 years) offers 9% while SBI (for 24 to 36 months deposit) offers 6.8% only.**

Banks | <1 year | 1 Year | 2 Years | 3 Years | 4 Years | 5 Years | 5 Year+ |

AU Small Finance Bank | 7.00% | 8.50% | 7.75% | 7.75% | 8.00% | 8.00% | 7.25% |

Capital Small Finance Bank | 7.00% | 7.50% | 7.60% | 7.70% | 7.50% | 7.50% | 7.40% |

Equitas Small Finance Bank | 7.50% | 8.75% | 8.80% | 8.80% | 7.00% | 7.00% | 7.00% |

ESAF Small Finance Bank | 7.50% | 8.75% | 8.75% | 8.00% | 7.00% | 7.00% | 7.00% |

Fincare Small Finance Bank | 7.00% | 8.75% | 9.00% | 9.00% | 8.00% | 8.00% | 7.00% |

Jana Small Finance Bank | 8.50% | 8.50% | 8.50% | 8.50% | 8.50% | 8.50% | 7.00% |

Suryoday Small Finance Bank | 7.75% | 8.50% | 8.75% | 9.00% | 8.00% | 8.25% | 7.25% |

Ujjivan Small Finance Bank | 7.50% | 8.30% | 8.60% | 7.50% | 7.00% | 7.00% | 6.50% |

Utkarsh Small Finance Bank | 7.50% | 8.50% | 9.00% | 7.85% | 7.00% | 8.00% | 7.00% |

SBI | 6.40% | 6.80% | 6.80% | 6.80% | 6.80% | 6.85% | 6.85% |

** ****Updated:**** December 1, 2018**

## Fixed Deposit Interest Rate across all Banks

Earlier 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 | 6.65% | 6.50% | 6.50% | 6.50% | 6.50% | 6.50% |

Andhra Bank | 6.80% | 6.80% | 6.75% | 6.75% | 6.75% | 6.50% |

Axis Bank | 7.55% | 7.60% | 7.50% | 7.25% | 7.25% | 7.00% |

Bandhan Bank | 7.25% | 7.55% | 7.40% | 7.40% | 6.40% | 6.40% |

Bank of Baroda | 6.85% | 6.80% | 6.70% | 6.70% | 6.70% | 6.60% |

Bank of India | 6.65% | 6.70% | 6.50% | 6.50% | 6.50% | 6.50% |

Bank of Maharashtra | 6.50% | 6.60% | 6.60% | 6.50% | 6.50% | 6.50% |

Canara Bank | 7.00% | 7.10% | 6.70% | 6.20% | 6.20% | 6.20% |

Catholic Syrian Bank | 7.00% | 6.75% | 6.75% | 6.50% | 6.50% | 6.50% |

Central Bank of India | 6.60% | 6.50% | 6.50% | 6.50% | 6.50% | 6.50% |

Citibank | 6.25% | 7.25% | 7.50% | 6.00% | 6.00% | 6.00% |

City Union Bank | 7.35% | 7.35% | 7.60% | 7.35% | 7.35% | 6.70% |

Corporation Bank | 6.60% | 6.80% | 6.50% | 6.50% | 6.50% | 6.50% |

DCB Bank | 7.40% | 8.05% | 8.05% | 7.75% | 7.75% | 7.25% |

Dena Bank | 6.75% | 6.75% | 6.60% | 6.25% | 6.30% | 6.30% |

Deutsche Bank | 8.00% | 8.00% | 7.50% | 7.50% | 8.25% | NA |

Dhanalakshmi Bank | 7.00% | 7.25% | 6.50% | 6.50% | 6.50% | 6.50% |

Digibank by DBS | 7.00% | 7.00% | 7.50% | 7.00% | 7.50% | NA |

Federal Bank | 7.00% | 7.50% | 7.25% | 7.25% | 7.25% | 7.25% |

HDFC Bank | 7.30% | 7.30% | 7.40% | 7.25% | 7.25% | 6.50% |

ICICI Bank | 7.10% | 7.50% | 7.50% | 7.25% | 7.25% | 7.00% |

IDBI Bank | 7.00% | 7.05% | 7.05% | 6.85% | 6.85% | 6.25% |

IDFC Bank | 7.50% | 8.00% | 8.25% | 8.25% | 8.25% | 8.25% |

Indian Bank | 6.75% | 6.60% | 6.50% | 6.00% | 6.00% | 6.00% |

Indian Overseas Bank | 6.60% | 6.75% | 6.80% | 6.80% | 6.80% | 6.80% |

Indus Ind Bank | 8.00% | 7.75% | 7.50% | 7.50% | 7.50% | 7.25% |

J&K Bank | 7.30% | 7.30% | 7.30% | 7.30% | 7.30% | 6.50% |

Karnataka Bank | 7.40% | 7.40% | 6.90% | 6.90% | 6.90% | 6.50% |

Karur Vysya Bank | 7.25% | 7.25% | 7.00% | 7.00% | 7.00% | 7.00% |

Kotak Mahindra Bank | 7.40% | 7.50% | 7.25% | 7.00% | 7.00% | 6.50% |

Lakshmi Vilas Bank | 7.60% | 8.00% | 7.60% | 7.75% | 7.75% | 7.75% |

Oriental Bank of Commerce | 6.75% | 6.75% | 6.75% | 6.70% | 6.75% | 6.75% |

Post Office Time Deposit | 6.90% | 7.00% | 7.20% | NA | 7.80% | NA |

Punjab and Sind Bank | 7.00% | 7.00% | 6.60% | 6.55% | 6.55% | 6.55% |

Punjab National Bank | 6.75% | 6.85% | 6.75% | 6.25% | 6.25% | 6.25% |

Ratnakar Bank | 8.00% | 8.05% | 7.60% | 7.60% | 7.60% | 7.60% |

Repco Bank | 7.70% | 7.70% | 7.00% | 7.00% | 7.00% | NA |

South Indian Bank | 6.90% | 7.60% | 7.10% | 7.00% | 7.00% | 6.50% |

Standard Charted Bank | 7.40% | 7.50% | 7.00% | 6.50% | 6.50% | NA |

State Bank of India | 6.80% | 6.80% | 6.80% | 6.80% | 6.85% | 6.85% |

Syndicate Bank | 6.70% | 6.80% | 6.60% | 6.60% | 6.60% | 6.50% |

Tamilnad Mercantile Bank | 7.40% | 7.00% | 7.65% | 6.90% | 6.90% | 6.90% |

UCO Bank | 6.70% | 6.75% | 6.75% | 6.75% | 6.75% | 6.75% |

Union Bank of India | 6.75% | 6.70% | 6.85% | 6.85% | 6.85% | 6.85% |

United Bank of India | 6.25% | 6.00% | 6.00% | 6.00% | 6.00% | 6.00% |

Vijaya Bank | 6.80% | 6.80% | 6.80% | 6.80% | 6.80% | 6.80% |

Yes Bank | 7.50% | 7.85% | 7.50% | 7.25% | 7.25% | 7.25% |

Helpful Posts on FD:

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

**How to increase bank deposit insurance through Joint accounts?****How Safe is Your Fixed Deposit in Bank?****How you loose Money in Fixed Deposits?**

what about Gramin Vikas Banks ?

There are multiple gramin banks in different states. Would be difficult to collate data for them!

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

yes go ahead

axis bank ,missing ji

We have axis bank – scroll down at the last table

What about United Bank of India?

From March we would carry interest rates fro all banks!

Hi Amit,

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

The post mentions IDFC bank & not IDBI bank. Please recheck.

No. The post does mention that IDBI offers highest rate at 8.25%. Please give the right details.

Sorry about that and thanks for pointing out the error. I have corrected it!

Hi Amit,

I have one query on investment on land . Let’s say I buy a land for (Rs 5 lakh) for investment purpose and keep it as it is and sale it after 5 years at price Rs 10 Lakh . What will be the taxation rate for the holding period of 5 years and then when I sale the land ?

You will have to pay capital gains tax. Please use this Capital Gains Calculator for Property

Thanks Amit for the quick response . I have couple of queries on PPF .

1) I have a PPF a/c on my name in SBI and another PPF a/c on my son’s name who is a minor.

Can you please let me know the taxation rule/benefit I will get for both of these PPF a/cs.

2) My wife is a home maker. Will I get any additional benefit if I open a PPF a/c on my wife’s name and i deposit the money on behalf of her (say gift to her) ?

3) In one financial year if I deposit rs 2 Lakh in PPF , will I get 8.1% interest on Rs 1.5 lakh or I will get 8.1% interest on Rs 2 Lakh ?

1. You get benefit up to Rs 1.5 lakhs only as that is the limit for Sec 80C.

2. You would not get any tax benefit as the interest earned is tax free. But by having account in your wife name gives 2 benefits: a> Your PPF investment limit increase 2> The interest earned is your wife’s income and if she invests it further clubbing rule of taxation would not apply. Read: How your wife can help you save taxes?

3. The limit for deposit on PPF has been increased to Rs 1.5 Lakhs per year from Budget 2014. If you manage to deposit more than that in financial year, no interest would be paid on that. You can learn more on PPF here.

Hello sir….I am a student,I want to do fixed deposit of 5 lacs for 3 year..which bank should I choose to get higher return and how much I will get?please guide me

THe post lists the highest FD rates. Choose which is convenient to you!

hi amit,why hdfc bank was not included in fd interest rates.please add it for comparison

Have included banks which give higher interest than SBI/ICICI as they are biggest banks in government/private sector. We would soon expand this list to include other major banks too!

Hi Amit,

Really appreciate your quick response. I have few follow up queries .

May I request to respond them as well ?

Option 1 : Can you please tell me know the calculation how did you get Rs 82,432 interest for 10 lakh FD investment @ 8% interest rate . Also please let me know how did you get Rs 56,961 after tax deduction.

Option 2 : Please tell me calculation for RD deposit also .

Requesting you to tell me the above calculations for my knowledge purpose so that I can calculate them on my own in future.

Option 3 : Thanks for suggesting to for “Arbitrage Mutual Fund”. But I have below query on “”Arbitrage Mutual Fund”” .

a) I am unable to understand how normal mutual fund is different than “Arbitrage Mutual Fund” .

b) For 1 year I should go for Growth or Dividend (Reinvestment/ Payout) option ?

c) Please suggest where and how can I buy “Arbitrage Mutual Fund” ? can I buy it online on my own or I need to go some agency/bank/office to buy them ?

d) Is it advisable to investment the entire 10 Lakh or do an SIP over 1 year ? I am not sure whether SIP option is available in “Arbitrage Mutual Fund” or not .

e) Also please suggest me some good “Arbitrage Mutual Fund” which I should buy .

Thanks again in advance for all your help and suggestion/advice

Hi Amit,

could you please respond to my query ? Thanks …

You can search for any RD/FD calculator online and get your interest numbers. The tax applied is 30.9% on interest earned. There might be slight variation depending on what compounding you choose. For most banks its quarterly.

Ans 3:

a. Arbitrage Mutual Funds invest in arbitrage opportunities available in the market. Learn more at this link.

b. Investing in Arbitrage Fund: Growth or Dividend Reinvestment?

c. You can buy this fund as you buy any other mutual fund – online/offline or through Demat account.

d. There is NO need to do SIP as this is not volatile fund. You can invest in one go.

e. You can look at IDFC/ICICI arbitrage funds

Thanks Amit for your response.

As I understood arbitrage funds can be beneficial if market is too much volatile so that there is any opportunities of arbitrage.

I also read about balance fund which invest both on equity(60 to 65%) and debt (35 to 40%).

I would like to know your opinion on these ? How do you compare balance fund against arbitrage fund for investment for little more than 1 year.

I am alaready having SBI Magnum Balanced Fund and have invested in it since last 2 years. But this is going negative for some time now . Hence I am little confused which one to go for .

Need your suggestion.

Arbitrage Funds DO NOT have negative returns for long periods. The worst I have seen is -0.01% return in 1 month period. So its relatively safe if you consider principal safety.

Balanced funds invest in equities and hence there are chances of negative return and by the same virtue more chances of out-performance when markets outperform.

Hi Amit,

I have one query. I would like to invest around Rs 10 Lakh for one year .

I came to know that Bandhan bank is currently giving the highest FD interest rates of 8% for one year among all the banks . It also offers same 8% interest rates for RD for 1 year .

At the same time, Bandhan bank also gives 4.25% interest rates on savings account for less than 1 lakh balance and 6% interest rates on savings account for more than 1 lakh balance.

Considering that I fall on highest tax bracket(30% slab) , I am wondering which of the below options I should choose to invest for 1 year ?

Option 1 : Invest in FD for 1 year to get 8% interest rate and pay tax on the interest

Option 2 : Invest in an RD for 1 year by depositing every month around Rs 84,000 (= 10 lakh divided by 12 months).

With option 2 , I would get same 8% interest rates from RD . Also I would get the benefit of 6% interest for keeping more than 1 lakh in savings a/c . Also there will be no tax upto Rs 10,000 on the savings a/c interest.

I just need to pay the tax on interest of the RD amount.

Option 3 : Any other option you can suggest which will be more beneficial

Can you please suggest which option I should choose . Please explain me with the calculation to understand better.

I would really appreciate for your quick response. Thanks …

You have thought a lot about getting that EXTRA return and make investment less taxing. Here are my suggestions:

Option 1:Do FD at one go – You get Rs 82,432 in 1 year. After Tax return Rs 56,961Option 2:Keep money in savings account & do RD of 83,333 – You get Rs 44,141 in RD interest & Rs 27,500 in saving account interest. Taking Rs 10,000 as tax free on savings bank account interest, you should be left with Rs 52,594 after tax.So option 1 of doing complete FD at one go is still beneficial and simple.

YOu must look at Arbitrage Mutual Fund as you are in 30% tax bracket. The returns are similar to 1 year FD and gains are tax free after 1 year and taxed at 15.45% in sold before 1 year.

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SIR u have given us very useful information

Hi Amit Ji,

Your inputs are very appreciated,

I have 1 lack rupees in my hand and planning to save for my Nephew (9 years old) for 5 to 10 years (need to get some high/better returns). Which one is better, FD/Mutual. Please guide me.

Thanks in advance………. 🙂

If you are looking for NO risk guaranteed investment GO for fixed deposit.

Hi amit i would like to save 4 lakh for 1 year and generate income for this amount every month for the next 1 year. what do you think will be the best deposit to pick?

I think this should help you in picking the right investment plan – 13 Investments to Generate Regular Income

i want to ask u that i am NRI i have 50 lakh in hand…so which plan is best for me to get intrest monthly …garry singh

I had written about Investments to Generate Regular Income. Please check and choose investments best suited to your risk profile and needs. Let me know in case you have additional query.

Dear Amit,

I have read all the blogs of you, it’s really very good, Kindly please suggest me, I was saving in smaller amount’s from my salary, Now they are seven lacks currently. my plan is to save for an House in future might be after six/seven years. Can you please suggest me where to Invest them to get more returns at the end ? or Can I get monthly interest amount from that seven lack’s if I invest in anywhere? Please suggest me there is no one to guide me, Please reply me, Thank you.

If you are in 30% tax bracket you can go for debt oriented mutual funds. Alternatively you can invest in Company Fixed Deposits or buy NCD/Bonds of private companies when they are issued or from stock exchanges.

Thank you so much Amit, I really appreciate you and your answers they are very very good.

Thanks 🙂