SBI Fixed Deposit (FD) Rates

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State Bank of India (SBI) is a public sector bank in India that has branches across the world. This is the largest bank in the country with about one-fourth of the market share. This trusted bank offers multiple retail banking products and one such retail banking product is fixed deposit (FD) accounts.

FDs are by far the most trusted mode for savings across customers of all age groups due to their guaranteed returns feature. The bank provides attractive interest rates on customers’ deposits over the tenure chosen by the customers.

Here is all that you need to know about FD schemes, interest rates, eligibility criteria, and others.

Latest Update

RBI has announced a new rule applicable to unclaimed, matured FD accounts. That is the funds in an unclaimed, matured FD account will attract an interest rate as applicable to the savings account or the contracted rate of the matured FD, whichever is lower.

Fixed Deposit Interest Rates 2021 of State Bank of India

The table below shows the interest rates for different FD tenures for deposits below Rs.2 crore, effective from 8 January 2021.

Deposit Tenure

Interest Rate for Regular Customers (% p.a.)*

Interest Rate for Senior Citizens (% p.a.)*

7 days to 45 days

2.90

3.40

46 days to 179 days

3.90

4.40

180 days to 210 days

4.40

4.90

211 days < 1 year

4.40

4.90

1 year < 2 years

5.00

5.50

2 years < 3 years

5.10

5.60

3 years < 5 years

5.30

5.80

5 years < 10 years

5.40

6.20

*Interest rates are subject to change from time to time.

Different Types of State Bank of India FD Schemes

Fixed Deposit

Deposit a lump sum in this account and get access to features, such as flexible interest payout option, guaranteed returns, liquidity, and premature withdrawal. The minimum deposit tenure is 7 days and can go up to 10 years. The minimum sum for the deposit is Rs.1,000. Senior citizens can get 0.25% extra interest rate for deposits above Rs.10,000.

Annuity Deposit Scheme

This account allows you to deposit a lump sum in one go and receive the same in equated monthly instalments (EMIs) where a part of the principal is paid back along with the interest on the reducing principal amount. The interest is compounded in quarterly intervals and discounted to the monthly value.

The period of deposit can be 36, 60, 84, and 120 months. The deposit must be made such that the minimum monthly annuity is Rs.1,000 for the chosen tenure. Further, the minimum deposit amount cannot be less than Rs.25,000.

Multi Option Deposit

This type of FD scheme will be linked to your savings/current account. You can withdraw from this account in the units of Rs.1,000 as per your needs. The balance in the account will continue to earn interest as per the initial rate. You can choose a tenure from 1 year to 5 years. The minimum sum to deposit is Rs.10,000.

Motor Accident Claims Annuity (Term) Deposit Account (MACAD)

The account is dedicated to credit the compensation awarded by the court/tribunal to victims/claimants of motor accidents. The credited amount will be paid to the victims/claimants in monthly annuity instalments comprising a part of the principal amount with interest.

The minimum monthly annuity is said to be Rs.1,000 for the specified tenure. The tenure can range from 36 months up to 216 months as stated by the court/tribunal.

Reinvestment Plan

The interest earned on this account will only be paid out on maturity, unlike the other schemes where it is paid out on a regular basis. That means interest is added back to the principal and compound interest will be calculated and paid thereon.

The tenure for deposit can range from 6 months up to 10 years. Deposits of Rs.1 crore and above will be considered as a bulk deposit.

SBI FD Special Features and Benefits

  • The minimum deposit tenure to open an FD account is 7 days.
  • The maximum deposit tenure for an FD account is 10 years.
  • The minimum deposit amount is Rs.1,000.
  • You can open an FD account online or by visiting the nearest branch of SBI.
  • Get attractive interest rates on all tenures and schemes.
  • Senior citizens above the age of 60 years, SBI staff, and SBI pensioners are bound to receive additional interest rates.
  • A nomination facility is available.
  • Transfer the account across branches of SBI.
  • Interest payout can be done monthly, quarterly, half-yearly, yearly, or on maturity based on the scheme chosen.

Basic Eligibility Criteria for State Bank of India (SBI) FD

  • Resident individuals holding account ownership singly
  • Two resident individuals holding account ownership jointly
  • Minors with parents/guardians’ consent or solely
  • Karta of Hindu Undivided Families (HUFs)
  • Firms and companies
  • Local bodies and any government department

Documents Required

  • Proof of Identity
    • Passport
    • PAN card
    • Voter ID
    • Driver’s license
    • Aadhaar card
  • Proof of Address
    • Passport
    • Aadhaar card
    • Bank statement with a cheque
  • Proof of Date of Birth
    • Service discharge certificate
    • PAN card
    • Aadhaar card
    • Voter ID

Tax Benefits on State Bank of India Fixed Deposit

State Bank of India offers ‘SBI Tax Savings Scheme, 2006’ where the minimum deposit amount is Rs.1,000 and in multiples of Rs.100 thereafter. The maximum amount you can deposit in the account is Rs.1.5 lakh. Though the lock-in period for the account is 5 years, the account can have a tenure of up to 10 years. Depositing money in this account will get you income tax benefits under Section 80C of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

Senior citizens get an additional interest rate of 0.5% on the applicable rate. Similarly, SBI staff and pensioners are subject to a 1% additional interest rate on the applicable rate.

Further, the tax will be deducted at source by the bank based on the interest you earn on the FD accounts across the branches of the bank. TDS will be applicable at 10%. It is now reduced to 7.5% due to the pandemic effective between May 2020 and March 2021. You can submit Form 15G/15H to the bank requesting not to deduct tax at source if your annual income is below the basic exemption limit.

FD Interest Rate Calculator

Use our FD calculator to accurately calculate the returns you can expect by depositing money for a specified duration of time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do premature withdrawals come with a penalty?

Yes. Premature withdrawals generally come with a penalty. For deposits up to Rs.5 lakh, a penalty of 0.50% will be applied for all tenures. On the other hand, a penalty of 1% is applied for deposits between Rs.5 lakh and Rs.1 crore on all tenures.

Can I get a loan facility on the SBI Tax Savings Scheme?

You can get the loan facility on the SBI Tax Savings Scheme, 2006 only after completing the lock-in period of five years subject to the extant instruction of the term deposit/special term deposit.

What happens if I have missed providing maturity instructions?

If you have missed providing maturity instructions while opening an FD account, the account will get auto-renewed upon maturity.

What happens if I withdraw the FD balance before completing the minimum deposit tenure?

If you withdraw the FD balance before completing the minimum deposit tenure of 7 days, the interest for such a deposit will not be paid.

Can more than two adults open an FD account jointly?

No. As per the bank’s norms, either two adults or one adult and one minor can jointly open an FD account. No other combinations are eligible.

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