Factors to consider before investing in a fixed deposit plan

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The fixed deposit comes with the assurance of capital safety, even during increasing market volatilities. You can reap the benefit of steady capital appreciation and enjoy the advantages of a safe investment tool with fixed deposits.

You can choose the best-fixed deposit plan by considering the following factors:

  • Interest rate
    Compare the FD interest rates of different types of FDs offered by different institutions.
  • Credibility
    Opt for only “A”-rated deposit schemes, with credible ratings from reputable organisations like ICRA or CRISIL.
  • Deposit tenor
    Long-duration deposits usually offer higher interest rates. Cross-check the rates against the lock-in periods of the FD for high returns in time for your goals.
  • Interest calculation and payouts
    If you need regular assistance, check for periodic interest payouts and note the compounding frequency (higher implies more interest).
  • Reinvestment
    Reinvest the earned interest to increase your FD corpus. Look for FD auto-renewal to reinvest seamlessly.
  • Penalty
    Check the penalties for breaking an FD before maturity in case of any emergency. Most NBFCs and banks lower the interest rates in case of premature withdrawal.

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