Best Bank Fixed Deposit (FD) Rates – May 2017

Best Bank FD Rates for May 2017Best Bank Fixed Deposit (FD) Rates – May 2017


Bank Fixed Deposit Rates are in downtrend as usual. Some of the banks have already reduced FD rates during demonetization and some of them have reduced them in the last 3-4 months. If you are willing to park your money for short term or if you are low risk investor, you can invest in these bank FD Schemes. What are the latest bank FD rates in May-2017? Which banks are offering highest FD rates in short term? Which banks offering highest FD rates for medium term of 2-5 years ?

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Positive movers in the last 3-4 months


1) Foreign banks:  Deutsche Bank has increased the FD rate to 8% for 5 years FD Scheme.

2) Private Banks: Kotak Bank has increased the FD rate to 6.5% for 2 years FD scheme.

3) Public Sector Banks: Bank of Maharastra has increased the FD rate to 6.5% for 2 years FD scheme.

Negative Movers in the last 3-4 months


  • Foreign Banks: Citibank and HSBC has redued interest rates in the last 3-4 months. Interest rates are now in the range of 5% to 8%.
  • Private Banks: RBL, TMB, DCB, HDFC, Kotak Bank and Bandhan Bank have reduced the FD rates. Interest rates are ranging between 6% to 7.65% per annum.
  • Public Sector Banks:  Almost all public sector banks have reduced interest rates for short term, medium term and long term Fixed deposits. Interest rates are ranging between 6% to 7.25% per annum.

What does this mean for investors?


As I always indicated in my previous articles, investors should park money for the long term. Foreign banks still provide lesser interest rates. The best way is to invest in bank FD schemes of public sector banks and large private banks.  You can also keep 3-4 bank accounts and you can invest in fixed deposits where such banks might be offering highest interest rates.

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Which banks are providing higher interest rates now?


  • If you are willing to park your money in foreign banks (in India), you can look for Deutsche Bank where they are offering 7% to 8% interest rates for 2 to 5 year period.
  • If you are willing to park your money in Private sector banks, you can look for RBL Bank DCB, KVB, Lakshmi Vilas Bank, Yes Bank, Citi Union Bank and Bandhan Bank, etc., as they offer between 7% to 7.5% for 1-5 years FD scheme.
  • If you are willing to park your money in Public sector banks, you can look for Repco Bank, OBC and Bank of India which provides highest interest rates for fixed deposits of over 6.9% per annum.

Best Bank Fixed Deposit (FD) Rates for 5 years FD


1) Deutsche Bank offers 8% interest rates for 5 years FD Scheme

2) Rathnakar Bank offers 7.5% interest rates for 5 years FD Scheme

3) Development Credit Bank (DCB) offers 7.25% interest rates for 5 years FD Scheme

4) Repco Bank offers 7% interest rates for 5 years FD Scheme

5) Dena Bank offers 7% interest rates for 5 years FD Scheme

Best Bank Fixed Deposit (FD) Rates for 3 years FD


1) RBL offers 7.5% interest rates for 3 years FD Scheme

2) Development Credit Bank offers 7.25% interest rates for 3 years FD Scheme

3) Repco Bank offers 7% interest rates for 3 years FD Scheme

4) Bandhan Bank offer 6.9% interest rates for 3 years FD Scheme

5) Dena Bank offers 6.9% interest rates for 3 years FD Scheme

Best Bank Fixed Deposit (FD) Rates for 1 year FD


1) Bandhan Bank offers 7.5% interest rates for 1 year FD Scheme

2) Rathnakar Bank offers 7.5% interest rates for 1 year FD Scheme

3) Repco Bank offers 7.25% interest rates for 1 year FD Scheme

4)  Citi Union Bank offers 7.1% interest rates for 1 year FD Scheme

5) Yes Bank offers 7.1% interest rates for 1 year FD Scheme

Comparison of current and latest bank FD interest rates among various banks in India


The comparison list would help investors to choose the right bank for fixed deposits. Green indicates that the rates have been increased compared to our previous article and RED indicates that the rates are reduced compared to our previous article. Since all the banks have reduced FD interest rates, I have not marked them in red this time. Myinvestmentideas.com is the only website in India, which tracks FD rates regularly and provides whether a particular bank has increased the FD rate or slashed the FD rates. This is a unique feature of our blog.

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Latest Bank FD Rates for May-2017

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Best Bank Fixed Deposit (FD) Rates – May 2017

12 comments

  • Justin Manimuryil

    ESAF Bank Providing More than 9 % for FD and saving also 7 % . recently got banking license 

     

     

  • Mohan lal gupta

    Very informative article .

  • Shreyans Jain

    FD rates for Au Small Finance Bank is 7.50%for 12 months 1 day and 8%for senior citizens

  • Kannan

    You've not mentioned IDFC Bank in private banks which offers 7.5% for 366 days. It was initially 8.25% and subsequently reduced. As a newcomer, they've been providing great service.

     

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