FD Interest Rates for Senior Citizens 2024

Secure your golden years with Senior Citizen FDs. Enjoy Bajaj Finance higher interest rates & stability. Invest today for a worry-free tomorrow.
Senior citizen FD
3 mins
2 April 2024

In India, Senior Citizen Fixed Deposits include deposit plans with special interest rates tailored for individuals aged 60 and above. Bajaj Finance provides 0.40% p.a. more interest to senior citizens. These fixed deposits come with an array of advantages for our senior citizens. The option for regular interest payouts ensures a consistent and dependable income source during their post-retirement years. Furthermore, these FDs allow for the possibility of obtaining loans against them if necessary. Let’s dive deep and understand senior citizen FDs in detail.

Pro tip

Enjoy higher interest rate with Bajaj Finance Digital FD. Unlock returns of up to 8.85% p.a. by investing for 42 months via our website and app.

FD interest rates for senior citizens

Senior citizen fixed deposit (FDs) are term deposit plans with exceptional interest rates available to individuals over the age of 60. Apart from the additional 0.40% p.a. rate of interest, these fixed deposit accounts offer a wide range of benefits to older residents. Regular interest payouts can provide a constant and reliable income source for seniors in their post-retirement years. If needed, they can also take out a loan against the FD.

Bajaj Finance offers assured returns on fixed deposits, making them the preferred investment avenue for senior citizens. The ease of transaction, certainty, the safety of deposit and online facilities make the Bajaj Finance FD an excellent choice for every investor, regardless of their risk appetite.

You can easily calculate the interest returns with the help of Bajaj Finance FD Calculator.

Senior Citizen Fixed Deposit Scheme - Important Highlights

Minimum and maximum investment amounts

Minimum and maximum deposit for a senior citizen FD varies among financial institution.

Tenure

Typically ranging from 7 days to 10 years, you can choose a tenure based on your needs.

Premature withdrawals

Financial institution often allows premature withdrawals, serving as an emergency fund, though they charge some penalties. Check terms and condition before investing

Loan against FD

FDs can be used as collateral for loans, financial institutions like Bajaj Finance offers loan against fixed deposit up to 75% of the deposit value.


Senior Citizen FD Features

Key features of senior citizen fixed deposit:

  • Get secured returns up to 8.85% p.a.
    Grow your savings without any effect of market fluctuations.
  • Up to 0.40% p.a., the higher interest rate for senior citizens
    Choose to receive returns on maturity or periodically.
  • Flexible tenure up to 60 months
    Get higher returns on your investments by staying invested for longer.
  • Deposits start just Rs. 15,000
    Start investing with a small amount and grow your savings with our fixed deposits.
  • Online account management
    Check FD account balance, renew FD and download receipt via customer portal- Bajaj My Account

FD rates for senior citizens (customers above 60 years)

Revised interest rates for fixed deposits starting at Rs. 15,000 up to Rs. 5 crore Rs. 5 crore (03 Apr, 2024)

*Special interest rates are offered on tenure of 18, 22, 33, 42 and 44 months

Tenure in months Cumulative (interest + principal amount payment at maturity) Non-cumulative (interest payout at a defined frequency, principal paid at maturity)
At maturity
(p.a.)
Monthly
(p.a.)
Quarterly
(p.a.)
Half yearly
(p.a.)
Annual
( p.a.)
12 - 14 7.65% 7.39% 7.44% 7.51% 7.65%
16-17 7.75% 7.49% 7.53% 7.61% 7.75%
18* 8.05% 7.77% 7.82% 7.89% 8.05%
19-21 7.75% 7.49% 7.53% 7.61% 7.75%
22* 8.15% 7.86% 7.91% 7.99% 8.15%
23 7.75% 7.49% 7.53% 7.61% 7.75%
24-29 8.20% 7.91% 7.96% 8.04% 8.20%
30* 7.70% 7.44% 7.49% 7.56% 7.70%
31-32 8.20% 7.91% 7.96% 8.04% 8.20%
33* 8.35% 8.05% 8.10% 8.18% 8.35%
34 - 35 8.20% 7.91% 7.96% 8.04% 8.20%
36-41 8.35% 8.05% 8.10% 8.18% 8.35%
42* 8.85% 8.51% 8.57% 8.66% 8.85%
43 8.35% 8.05% 8.10% 8.18% 8.35%
44* 8.50% 8.19% 8.24% 8.33% 8.50%
45 - 60 8.35% 8.05% 8.10% 8.18% 8.35%

 

Tax on senior citizen fixed deposit

The interest earned on senior citizen FDs is taxable as per the individual's income tax slab. It is added to their total income for the financial year.

Financial institutions are required to deduct TDS of 10% from interest income if it exceeds Rs. 40,000 in a financial year. For senior citizens, this limit set is Rs. 50,000. However, if the total income is below the taxable limit, individuals can submit Form 15H to the bank to avoid TDS deduction.

Premature withdrawal of Fixed Deposits

Premature withdrawal of fixed deposits refers to the withdrawal of funds before the completion of the agreed-upon maturity period. While financial institutions generally allow this, they often impose penalties or reduced interest rates for early withdrawals. Investors should carefully consider the terms and conditions outlined by the financial institution, as these penalties can impact the overall returns.


Eligibility for senior citizen FD

All resident Indians above the age of 60 years of age can apply for senior citizen FD. The investor must have completed 60 years on the date on which he/she opens the FD account with Bajaj Finance.

Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) and Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) can connect with our representative or write to us on wecare@bajajfinserv.in.

Documents required for opening senior citizen FD

Below are the documents required for applying to Senior citizen fixed deposit by Bajaj Finance.

  • PAN

  • Any KYC document: Aadhaar card/ Passport/ Driving license/ Voter ID

How to Invest in Bajaj Finance Fixed Deposit

Investing in a Bajaj Finance online FD is quick and easy. Follow the steps below:

  1. Click on 'Invest Online' to open our online form
  2. Enter your phone number, date of birth and OTP
  3. Existing customers only need to verify their details
  4. If you’re a new customer, you will be asked to enter your basic details for KYC
  5. Choose the deposit amount, tenor, interest payout type and your bank details
  6. Pay the amount with net banking or UPI

Upon successful payment, your deposit will be booked, and you will receive an acknowledgement via e-mail and SMS within 15 minutes.

Calculate your expected investment returns with the help of our investment calculators

Investment Calculator
Systematic Investment Plan Fix Deposit Calculator Systematic Deposit calculator Gratuity Calculator Mutual Fund Calculator
Lumpsum Calculator Step Up SIP Calculator Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana Calculator PPF Calculator Employee Provident Fund Calculator

Frequently asked questions

What is the Digital FD offered by Bajaj Finance?

Bajaj Finance has launched a new FD variant called "Bajaj Finance Digital FD" for a period of 42 months. Bajaj Finance is providing one of the highest interest rates of up to 8.85% p.a. for senior citizens and for the customers below the age of 60 they are providing up to 8.60% p.a. The Digital FD can be opened and managed only through the Bajaj Finserv website or app.

What is a senior citizen fixed deposit?

Bajaj Finance offers fixed deposits for senior citizens, so individuals above 60 years of age can invest in a Bajaj Finance Fixed Deposit , earn fixed returns and grow their savings without any effect of market fluctuations.

Is the Bajaj Finance Fixed Deposit safe?

Bajaj Finance FD is one of the safest investment options for senior citizens. Here's what makes it one of the safest ways to grow your savings:

  • The highest credit ratings of CRISIL AAA/STABLE and [ICRA]AAA(Stable), indicates highest level of safety and lowest investment risk.

  • More than 2.5 lakh happy customers have contributed to a total FD book size of more than Rs. 20,000 crore

  • Nearly 80,000 of these customers are senior citizens, which reflects how senior citizens trust this FD to be one of the safest investment avenues

Investing in a Bajaj Finance Fixed Deposit is safe, as you can be sure of low risks of delays and defaults.

What is the best investment for senior citizens?

As one of the most reliable fixed-income instruments, the Bajaj Finance Fixed Deposit is the best investment for senior citizens. You can choose the tenor, payout frequency and investment amount at your convenience.

By investing in a Bajaj Finance FD, you gain high returns and ensure the safety of your investment amount.

What is the interest rate for senior citizens?

Senior citizens can get attractive interest rates up to 8.85% p.a. in Bajaj Finance.

Is interest in FD taxable for senior citizens?

The interest earned on senior citizen fixed deposit is taxable, as per the applicable income tax laws. These taxes, if any, are deducted at the source. Senior citizens whose interest income from all Bajaj Finance FDs put together is Rs. 3 lakh in a year can submit Form 15H to avoid incurring deductions.

What is the safest investment for senior citizens?

Fixed deposit is one of the safest investment avenues for senior citizens. To grow their savings, senior citizens can consider investing in a Bajaj Finance FD because of the following benefits:

  • Bajaj Finance has the highest safety ratings of CRISIL AAA/STABLE and [ICRA]AAA(Stable).
  • Bajaj Finance is known to have ‘0 unclaimed deposits,’ which points towards timely payments and a default-free experience
  • Bajaj Finance has an end-to-end online FD facility, enabling senior citizens to invest easily from home. However, the rate benefit of NA on online deposits is not applicable for senior citizens
  • Senior citizens can get an additional rate benefit of up to 0.25% p.a. on their deposit, regardless of their mode of investment
  • Senior citizens can also choose the option to get payouts periodically, which can help them fund their regular expenses easily

Thus, Bajaj Finance FD makes a great investment choice for senior citizens. It is also one of the safest choices to grow savings and get assured returns.

What is the interest rate for Bajaj Finance Senior Citizen Fixed Deposit?

By investing in a Bajaj Finance Senior Citizen FD, senior citizens are eligible for additional rate benefit of up to 0.40% p.a. By investing in a Bajaj Finance Senior Citizen FD, they can earn returns of up to 8.85% p.a.

How can senior citizens save tax?

There are various investment options through which senior citizens can create wealth and also save tax. Some of these methods are:

a. Senior Citizen Fixed Deposit: With the Bajaj Finance Fixed Deposit, senior citizens can enjoy interest up to 8.85% p.a. Under section 80 TTB of the IT act, interest income up to Rs. 50,000 for senior citizens during a financial year is tax free.

b. Senior Citizen Saving’s Scheme: If you are above 60 years old, you can invest in the government backed Senior Citizen Savings Scheme and deduct up to Rs. 1.5 lakh from your taxable income under Section 80C of the Income Tax Act, 1961. Taxes are levied on the interest.

c. National Pension Scheme: The National Pension Scheme is a specialised section of the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority, which is under the Ministry of Finance's supervision. In India, the National Pension Scheme is a defined contribution pension system with a voluntary component.

Which scheme is best for senior citizens?

The best scheme for senior citizens depends on individual financial goals, risk tolerance, and preferences. Options like Senior Citizen Savings Scheme (SCSS), senior citizen fixed deposit, or pension plans may suit different needs. It is advisable to research and consult with financial advisors for personalised advice.

Show More Show Less

Disclaimer

As regards deposit taking activity of Bajaj Finance Ltd (BFL), the viewers may refer to the advertisement in the Indian Express (Mumbai Edition) and Loksatta (Pune Edition) furnished in the application form for soliciting public deposits or refer https://www.bajajfinserv.in/fixed-deposit-archives
The company is having a valid Certificate of Registration dated March 5, 1998 issued by the Reserve Bank of India under section 45 IA of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934. However, the RBI does not accept any responsibility or guarantee about the present position as to the financial soundness of the company or for the correctness of any of the statements or representations made or opinions expressed by the company and for repayment of deposits/discharge of the liabilities by the company.

For the FD calculator the actual returns may vary slightly if the Fixed Deposit tenure includes a leap year.