Interest Rate on FD for 5 Years 2021

Interest Rate for 5 Years Fixed Deposit - March 2021

The highest interest rate is offered by Deustche Bank (for 5 years) at 8.25% and IDFC Bank (for 5 years) at 8.25% followed by Suryoday Small Finance Bank (for 5 years) at 8.25%.

BankMaturity Period Interest Rate (p.a.)Calculate
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank5 Years7.65%
Dcb Bank Limited5 Years6.95%
Bharatiya Mahila Bank Limited5 Years6.85%
Indusind Bank5 Years6.75%
Rbl Bank Limited5 Years6.75%
Yes Bank5 Years6.75%
Idfc Bank Limited5 Years6.75%
Allahabad Bank5 Years6.50%
Deustche Bank5 Years6.25%
United Bank Of India5 Years6.00%
Standard Chartered Bank5 Years6.00%
Laxmi Vilas Bank5 Years6.00%
A B Bank Limited5 Years6.00%
Bandhan Bank Limited5 Years5.75%
Catholic Syrian Bank Limited5 Years5.75%
Tamilnad Mercantile Bank Limited5 Years5.75%
Karnataka Bank Limited5 Years5.65%
Karur Vysya Bank5 Years5.65%
Federal Bank5 Years5.60%
South Indian Bank5 Years5.60%
Punjab And Sind Bank5 Years5.55%
Dhanalakshmi Bank5 Years5.50%
The Nainital Bank Limited5 Years5.50%
City Union Bank Limited5 Years5.50%
Axis Bank5 Years5.50%
Corporation Bank5 Years5.45%
Andhra Bank5 Years5.45%
Union Bank Of India5 Years5.45%
Indian Overseas Bank5 Years5.35%
Icici Bank Limited5 Years5.35%
Hdfc Bank5 Years5.35%
Canara Bank5 Years5.30%
Syndicate Bank5 Years5.30%
Vijaya Bank5 Years5.30%
State Bank Of Mysore5 Years5.30%
Idbi Bank5 Years5.30%
Bank Of Baroda5 Years5.30%
Jammu And Kashmir Bank Limited5 Years5.30%
State Bank Of Patiala5 Years5.30%
Dena Bank5 Years5.30%
State Bank Of Bikaner And Jaipur5 Years5.30%
State Bank Of Travancore5 Years5.30%
Oriental Bank Of Commerce5 Years5.30%
State Bank Of India5 Years5.30%
Punjab National Bank5 Years5.30%
Bank Of India5 Years5.25%
Dbs Bank Ltd5 Years5.20%
Indian Bank5 Years5.15%
Central Bank Of India5 Years5.10%
Bank Of Maharashtra5 Years5.00%
Uco Bank5 Years4.95%
Chinatrust Commercial Bank Limited5 Years4.75%
Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited5 Years4.50%
Hsbc Bank5 Years4.00%
Citi Bank5 Years3.90%
Disclaimer: The Fixed Deposit Interest Rates keep on changing. You are advised to check the interest rates with banks before making your FD. Source: Bank Websites

Why Invest in Fixed Deposit?

Fixed deposit also known as term deposit, is a financial product offered by the banks for investment to their customers. Banks offer higher interest rate on FD account investments than that of on savings account. There is no lock-in period in FD except for Tax-saver FDs. FD Investment is more favoured by those investors who want safer and easy to handle investment option. Its tenure ranges between 7 days and 10 years.

You can achieve different financial objectives by investing in FDs. FD account holder can avail loan against his/ her fixed deposit account at lower interest rate in case of emergency of funds. Investors can also close the fixed deposit account prematurely i.e. before the tenure ends by paying a certain penalty.

Tax rebate u/s 80C of Income Tax Act is also available, if you invest in an FD at least for 5 years or more. This rebate is available upto Rs 1.50 lakhs per financial year at present. Banks offer more returns to their senior citizen clients. Senior Citizens get at least 0.50% to 1% more interest on bank FDs than that provided to non-senior citizen customers.

Fixed Deposit Salient Points

  • Maximum Investment Amount: No such limit
  • Interest Rates Variable: From 7 to 9% based on term
  • Interest earned is taxable: Yes
  • Lock in Period: No
  • Tenure: 5 Years
  • Income Tax Rebate u/s 80C: Yes upto Rs 1,50,000/- p.a., but on FD with a lock in period of 5 or more years
  • Maturity Value: Taxable
  • Premature Withdrawals: Entire amount, anytime but after charging a certain penalty
  • Risk: Risky as compared to PPF
  • Taxability & TDS on Fixed Deposit

    (1) Taxability on FD

    Interest income arising out of an FD is taxable according to tax slab of the investor. If you are in 20% tax slab, you need to pay 20% tax on interest income of your FD.

    (2) TDS Applicability

    TDS will be applicable when the interest earned on an FD is beyond Rs.10,000 in a given financial year (from April 1 to March 31).

    (3) TDS Applicability for Senior Citizen

    For Senior Citizens (who are 60 years or older), TDS will be deducted only when the interest income exceeds Rs.50,000 in a given financial year.

    (4) TDS Rate

    If you have interest income of Rs.10,000 in a given financial year, TDS at the rate of 10% will be deducted by the bank.

    (5) Increased TDS Rate

    In absence of a valid PAN or if you fail to provide the PAN information to the bank/ post office, TDS at the rate of 20% is made which is 10% more than the standard TDS rate.

    (6) Avoiding TDS on Fixed Deposits

    Whenever the interest income is over Rs 10,000 in a given financial year, banks deduct TDS. One can avoid such deduction by submitting Form 15G/ 15H, if one's income is non-taxable.

    (7) TDS on Joint FD Account

    For a joint FD account, TDS will only be deducted against the primary (first) account holder as interest income will be treated to be earned by him/ her and not by the joint holder. Therefore, the joint holder of FD will not have any TDS related issue.

    (8) Issuance of TDS certificate

    Banks generate and send TDS certificates to the FD account holders mentioning the amount of deduction and the rate of deductions that are made.

    (9) Time of Deduction of TDS

    Deduction of TDS is made either at the end of a quarter or before paying the interest to the FD Account Holder. It varies from bank to bank.

    (10) Refund of TDS

    If the tax liability of the FD Account Holder has not arisen but bank has deducted TDS on the interest earned on his/ her FD account then the person can claim refund of TDS while filing of income tax return (ITR).