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Good News For Depositors! SBI Hikes Fixed Deposits (FD) Interest Rates

SBI on February 28 revised its interest rates, raising them from as low as 15 basis points to 75 basis points.

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Good News For Depositors! SBI Hikes Fixed Deposits (FD) Interest Rates

SBI raised interest rates on term deposits with effect from February 28, 2018

Highlights

  1. SBI offers higher interest rates on term deposits with effect from Feb 28
  2. SBI hikes one year duration deposits from 6.25% to 6.40%
  3. SBI raises ultra short duration deposits from 5.25% to 5.75%
The State Bank of India (SBI) on Wednesday revised its interest rates, raising them from as low as 15 basis points to 75 basis points, depending on the time period and amount of deposits. A few of the interest rates have even been kept constant such as the interest rate for deposit made for the time period ranging between 46 days and 179 days (for an amount less than Rs one crore) keeping the rate unchanged at 6.25%. On Thursday, the largest state-run bank raised its lending rates for the first time since April 2016, raising the prospects of EMIs. (Also read: SBI interest rates on housing, car, education loans)

Essentially, the term deposits (fixed deposits or FDs) of State Bank of India (SBI) can be divided into three broad categories: A) The deposit that are for less than Rs one crore. B) The deposits that are over Rs one crore but less than Rs 10 crore. C) The deposits made for over Rs 10 crore.

Category I: Deposit for lower than Rs one crore

In the first category, the interest rate for the deposits made for one year has been hiked from 6.25% to 6.40%. The interest rate for the deposits made for ultra-short duration that is between seven days and 45 days, has been raised from 5.25% to 5.75%. At the same time, the deposits made for the long-term duration that is for over two years has been raised from 6% to 6.5%.
 
TenorsEarlier  Revised Earlier (senior citizens) Revised (senior citizens)

7 days to 45 days

5.25 5.75 5.75 6.25

46 days to 179 days

6.25 6.25 6.75 6.75

180 days to 210 days

6.25 6.35 6.75 6.85

211 days to less than 1 year

6.25 6.40 6.75 6.90

1 year

6.25 6.40 6.75 6.90

Above 1 year to 455 days

6.25 6.40 6.75 6.90

456 days to less than 2 years

6.25 6.40 6.75 6.90

2 years to less than 3 years

6.00 6.50 6.50 7.00

3 years to less than 5 years

6.00 6.50 6.50 7.00

5 years and up to 10 years

6.00 6.50 6.50 7.00

Category II: Deposits over Rs one crore but less than Rs 10 crore

In the second category, the rates of interest have been raised by upto 75 basis points. The minimum increase has been made against the deposits that are made for 5 years and above which has been raised from 6% to 6.25%. The deposits made for one year to 455 days has been raised from 6.25% to 6.75%. The deposits made for the ultra-short duration (seven days to 45 days) has been raised from 5.25% to 5.75%.

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Category III: Deposits of over Rs 10 crore

In the third category, the deposits made for Rs 10 crore and above will earn an interest that will be higher by upto 75 basis points. The ultra-short duration deposits will earn the interest rate of 5.75% against 5.25% earlier. The moderately long duration interest rates (between 46 days to 210 days) will draw interest rate of 6.7% against 6.25% earlier. The deposits made for a time period that ranges between 211 days to less than two years will draw an interest rate of 6.75% against 6.25%. Similarly, the rate of interest on deposits made for two years to less than three years will be 6.75% against 6% earlier.

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