Know FD interest rates that SBI, PNB, Bank of Baroda, HDFC Bank, and ICICI Bank are offering

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Fixed Deposit (FD) is a small savings and guaranteed return scheme that involves depositing a lump sum with a bank or financial institution at a fixed interest rate for a specified period.

The principal amount earns interest over time, which is credited at regular intervals or at maturity. In the realm of personal finance, FDs continue to be a preferred investment avenue for many due to their secure nature and guaranteed returns.

The appeal of FDs lies in their safety and predictability. Unlike market-linked investments, FDs are not subject to market volatility, providing a reliable and steady return.

This makes them an ideal choice for risk-averse investors or those looking to park their funds safely while earning a higher interest rate compared to regular savings accounts. A 5-year FD also provides tax benefit under Section 80C of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

Additionally, FDs offer flexible tenures, ranging from a few months to several years, allowing investors to choose a term that best suits their financial goals.

Here are some of the current highest interest rates offered by prominent banks in India for general and senior citizens:

State Bank of India

– General Citizens: 7.10% for 400 days
-Senior Citizens: 7.60% for 400 days

Punjab National Bank (PNB)

– Geneal Citizen: 7.25% for 400 days
-Senior Citizens: 7.75% for 400 days

Bank of Baroda (BOB)

– General Citizen: 7.25% for above 2 years to 3 years
– Senior Citizens: 7.75% for above 2 years to 3 years


– General Citizens: 7.25% for 18 months to less than 21 months
– Senior Citizens: 7.75% for 18 months to less than 21 months


– General Citizens: 7.20% for 15 months to less than 18 months
– Senior Citizens: 7.75% for 15 months to less than 18 months

Canara Bank

– General Citizens: 7.25 for 444 days
– Senior citizens: 7.75 for 444 days

Union Bank of India

– General Citizens: 7.25 for 399 days
– Senior Citizens: 7.75 for 399 days

Axis Bank

– General Citizens: 7.20 for 17 months to less than 18 months
– Senior Citizens: 7.85 for 17 months to less than 18 month

IDFC First Bank:

– General Citizens: 7.90 for 500 days
– Senior Citizens : 8.40 for 500 days

Indian Overseas Bank

– General Citizens : 7.30 for  444 days
– Senior Citizens: 7.80 for 444 days

The fixed nature of FDs ensures capital preservation and predictable growth, making them a key component of any financial strategy. With a variety of tenures and interest rates available from prominent banks, investors can choose the best option to suit their financial needs and goals.