These 5 Best FD interest rates are offering up to 7.5%

Best FD interest rates in IndiaBest Fixed Deposit (FD) interest rates in Banks – January 2021


Banks have been reducing FD interest rates in the recent times. Many large commercial banks are offering up to 5.5% interest rates only. If you are a low risk investor and depending on such Fixed deposits, such rates would scare you. Many of us would stick to the fixed deposits offered by the bank where we have our SB account. Instead of this, one can check bank FD rates, which are high and lock it for medium to long term. Which are the Best FD interest rates in banks that are offering up to 7.5% interest rates?

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Best FD interest rates in Jan 2021 – 6.5% to 7.5%

Let me provide you the best FD interest rates offered by banks. Please note that we have excluded IDFC First Bank which is offering 7% on Savings account, however all its FD rates are below 6%. If you are still okay to keep money in SB account, you can consider IDFC First bank too.

Best FD interest rates for 1 Year

The highest fixed deposit interest rate is 6.5% for 1 year. All these banks are offering single rate of 6.5% except DCB which offers 0.25% lower interest. Since these fixed deposits are compounded every quarter, one can see higher maturity amount compared to the FD rate offered.

Bank Interest Rates % Rs 1 Lakh would grow to
IndusInd Bank 6.50% 106,660
Yes Bank 6.50% 106,660
RBL Bank 6.50% 106,660
SBM Bank 6.50% 106,660
DCB 6.25% 106,398

Best FD interest rates for 2 Years

All these banks are offering 6.5% single interest rate. Since these fixed deposits are compounded every quarter, one can see higher maturity amount compared to the FD rate offered.

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Bank Interest Rates % Rs 1 Lakh would grow to
DCB 6.50% 113,764
IndusInd Bank 6.50% 113,764
Yes Bank 6.50% 113,764
RBL Bank 6.50% 113,764
SBM Bank 6.50% 113,764

Best FD interest rates for 3 Years

The interest rate is ranging between 6.5% to 7.5%. The highest fixed deposit interest rate is 7.5% for a 3 year FD offered by SBM Bank. Again, one can see higher maturity amount compared to the FD rate offered due to compounding of FD every quarter.

Bank Interest Rates % Rs 1 Lakh would grow to
SBM Bank 7.50% 124,972
DCB 6.75% 122,239
RBL Bank 6.75% 122,239
Yes Bank 6.75% 122,239
IndusInd Bank 6.50% 121,341

Best FD interest rates for 5 Years

The highest fixed deposit interest rate is 6.75% for a 5 year fixed deposit offered by DCB and Yes Bank. The interest rate is ranging between 6.5% to 6.95%. Again, maturity amount is high compared to the FD rate offered due to compounding of FD every quarter.

Bank Interest Rates % Rs 1 Lakh would grow to
DCB 6.75% 139,750
Yes Bank 6.75% 139,750
India Post Office 6.70% 139,407
IndusInd Bank 6.50% 138,042
SBM Bank 6.50% 138,042

FAQs about FD interest rates in India

What are the best FD interest rates for Senior Citizens?

Senior citizens would get 0.25% to 0.5% higher interest rates compared to regular investors. Here is the Best FD rates table for Senior Citizens.

Bank 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Yes Bank 7.0% 7.0% 7.5% 7.5%
DCB 6.75% 7.0% 7.25% 7.25%
IndusInd Bank 7.0% 7.0% 7.0% 7.0%
SBM Bank 7.0% 7.0% 8.0% 7.0%
RBL Bank 7.0% 7.0% 7.25% 6.9%

Which are the best FD interest rates in small finance banks?

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You might think there are several best FD interest rates in small finance banks and why we have not considered. As indicated in our earlier articles, investors have still not gained confidence about small finance banks, hence we have not indicated in the above list.

Which are the best FD rates in post office?

Post office offers fixed deposits which are called term deposits. Here are the best FD rates in post office.

Post Office 1 Year FD – 5.5%

Post Office 2 Year FD – 5.5%

Post Office 3 Year FD – 5.5%

Post Office 5 Year FD – 6.7%

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Should you lock your FD for the long term?

In the last couple of years, RBI has reduced repo rates and there is reduction in bank fixed deposit rates. We expect that interest rates are expected to further fall in coming years. If you are a low risk investor or investor who depend on a fixed income, one can lock fixed deposits at current FD interest rates.

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Suresh KP

6 comments

  • krish

    Problem is once you open an account with a bank, can you change or open another just for the sake of FDs’. Unless you have SB with them no bank will allow FD. Then kyc, minimum balance and all those head aches will follow. Some of these banks charge you Rs.20 per month for SMS, some charge for neft and some are even blocking your SB account for not being KYC compliant.

    • Krish, These days opening an SB account is just 15 mts job by sitting in front of hte computer. I personally opened this for Indusbank as an example
      Yes, one need to check any additional charges and minimum balance T&C before opting. Regd KYC, these days every bank is moving towards video KYC, hence in coming months, all banks might follow similar approach

  • Mainak Paul

    Idfc first bank??

    • IDFC Bank FD rates are less than 6% for < 5 years period. They are offering higher interest rates on Savings account, but not on FD account. Means, you can keep money in SB account and get high interest, but if you do FD, you would get low interest rates

  • K Seshasayee

    Sir ,wrt your mail dtd 12/01/2011
    I need a clarification.In sr ctzn FD you have mentioned about SBM bank.As SBM is merged with SBI ,SBM no more exists.Is it SBI rates. or SBM is a different bank.Pl reply.

    • Hello Seshasayee, SBM bank is NOT State Bank of Maharastra (that is merged with SBI). This is new bank (termed as SBM Bank and not SBM) that has come in India, hence they are providing higher rates.

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