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Top 5 Banks Promising Good Returns On Tax Saving FDs To Both Regular & Senior Citizens

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Investing in tax-saving fixed deposits is strongly recommended for risk-averse investors with a low tax bracket, a 5-year personal financial goal, and an inclination to pursue tax benefits under section 80C. Although the Equity Linked Savings Scheme (ELSS) is the only tax-saving vehicle with a 3-year maturity period, we do not advocate investing in it if you want a consistent and predictable stream of income. However, since tax-saving FDs do not allow early withdrawal and have a 5-year lock-in period, investing in them is always the safest alternative over ELSS. As a consequence, we've compiled a list of the top 5 small finance banks, private sector banks, and public sector banks that are not only currently promising higher returns on tax-saving FDs even after the RBI has kept the repo rate unchanged recently, but also are enabling you to avail deposit insurance benefit up to Rs 5 lakhs through the DICGC.

 

Tax Saving FDs of Small Finance Banks

Tax Saving FDs of Small Finance Banks

On tax-saving FDs, Ujjivan Small Finance Bank provides 6.75 percent interest. Jana Small Finance Bank and North East Small Finance Bank are the next two banks to provide 6.50 percent interest on tax saving fixed deposits. When compared to leading private and public sector banks, small finance banks offer higher interest rates on fixed deposits of both short term and long term. As a consequence, we've compiled a list of the top 5 small finance banks offering higher returns on tax-saving fixed deposits of less than Rs 2 Cr in 2021.

Sr No.BanksRegular FD RatesSenior Citizen FD RatesW.e.f.
1 Ujjivan Small Finance Bank 6.75% 7.25% 05.03.2021
2 Jana Small Finance Bank 6.50% 7.00% 07.05.2021
3 North East Small Finance Bank 6.50% 7.00% 19 April 2021
4 Fincare Small Finance Bank 6.25% 6.75% 29 July 2021
5 Equitas Small Finance Bank 6.25% 6.75% 1 June 2021
Source: Bank Websites

Tax Saving FDs of Private Sector Banks
 

Tax Saving FDs of Private Sector Banks

On tax saving fixed deposits, private sector banks are currently offering interest rates of up to 6.50 percent. DCB Bank, RBL Bank, for example, provides 6.50 percent interest on tax-saving deposits. These rates are much higher if we compare them against the interest rates of public sector banks. For both regular and senior citizens here we have picked up the top 5 private sector banks that are now promising higher interest rates on tax saving fixed deposits of less than Rs 2 Cr.

Sr No.BanksRegular FD RatesSenior Citizen FD RatesW.e.f.
1 DCB Bank 6.50% 7.00% 15 May 2021
2 RBL Bank 6.50% 7.00% July 2, 2021
3 Yes Bank 6.25% 7.00% 5 August 2021
4 IndusInd Bank 6.00% 6.50% 23 July 2021
5 IDFC First Bank 5.75% 6.25% May 1, 2021
Source: Bank Websites

Tax Saving FDs of Public Sector Banks

Tax Saving FDs of Public Sector Banks

Among public sector banks, Union Bank of India and Canara Bank are now promising higher interest rates of 5.50% on tax saving fixed deposits. For a deposit amount of less than Rs 2 Cr, here we have picked up the top 5 public sector banks which are now offering good returns on tax saving fixed deposits of 5 years.

Sr No.BanksRegular FD RatesSenior Citizen FD RatesW.e.f.
1 Union Bank of India 5.50% 6.00% 09.07.2021
2 State Bank of India 5.30% 5.80% 08.01.2021
3 Punjab & Sind Bank 5.30% 5.80% 16.05.2021
4 Canara Bank 5.25% 5.75% 09.08.2021
5 Bank of Baroda 5.25% 5.75% 16.11.2020
Source: Bank Websites

Story first published: Thursday, August 12, 2021, 10:47 [IST]
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