HDFC Bank FD Interest Rates 2020

HDFC Fixed Deposit Rates

Tenure FD Rates Senior Citizen FD Rates
7 days to 14 days 3.00% 3.50%
15 days to 29 days 3.50% 4.00%
30 days to 45 days 4.00% 4.50%
46 days to 90 days 4.50% 5.00%
91 days to 6 months 4.50% 5.00%
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HDFC Bank offers multiple fixed deposit options to their customers to park their surplus savings for a fixed tenure. A customer is required to make a deposit once into their FD account at the time of opening the account with the bank. The customer is not allowed to deposit more money and withdraw any money in the account during the tenure of the deposit. Fixed Deposits of HDFC Bank have a higher interest rate compared to their saving deposits. Benefits of opening a FD account in HDFC Bank are:

  • Convenience of booking deposit through netbanking
  • Nomination facility available
  • Earn higher returns on the money deposited
  • Avail sweep in and super saver facility on your deposit
  • Loan facility upto 90 per cent is available on the deposit

HDFC Bank Fixed Deposit Rates

FDs are attractive financial instruments for depositors looking for attractive returns and high safety. HDFC Bank FD interest rates range from 3.00% p.a. to 4.50% p.a. for deposits with a tenure of 7 days to less than 365 days. These deposits are known as short term deposits as they have a tenure of less than 1 year. Short term HDFC Bank FD rates for senior citizens range from 3.50% to 5.00% p.a.

Always, compare tenure wise FD rate of banks to choose the FD rate at which the bank offers the highest fixed deposit interest rate and if possible, opt for FD with highest interest rate. HDFC Bank FD rates are the highest for the deposits with a tenure of 2 years 1 day to 10 years, wherein the FD rate of interest is 5.75% p.a

HDFC Bank FD interest rates for long term deposits with tenure of 5 years to 10 years offer good returns. HDFC Bank fixed deposit rates for deposits with a tenure of 10 years is 5.75%. Senior citizen are offered deposit rates of 6.25% p.a. for long termed FDs.

Important Factors of HDFC Bank Fixed Deposit

HDFC Bank offers best FD rate of 5.75% on term deposits for a tenure of 2 years 1 day to 10 years. The bank offers special interest rate on FD for senior citizens. Current HDFC Bank FD rates for senior citizens range from 3.50% to 6.25%. Fixed Deposits rates of HDFC Bank are a function of many factors such as monetary policies of RBI, economic growth rate, credit demand and liquidity position of the bank.

The factors affecting Fixed Deposit interest rates are as follows:

Policies Framed by RBI – As per RBI guidelines, the change in Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) and repo rate affects the interest rate of all banking instruments including the fixed deposit.

Recession – Recession results in a decrease in the interest rate offered on fixed deposit. At the time of recession, RBI is forced to release the funds in the market which it achieves by lowering the rates on cash reserve of the banks and hence, providing them with additional liquidity. As a result of high liquidity and low credit demand, banks reduce the rates on FD.

Inflation – Inflation has a positive effect on a fixed deposit interest rate. Banks typically fix interest rates of FD in a manner that it is higher than the existing inflation rates. Hence, FD rates tend to be higher in a period of rising inflation.

Current State of Economy – Economic condition of the country is the major factor that affects the fixed deposit interest rate. In a booming economy, people need and are willing to take larger credit to meet their personal and business requirements. In periods of high credit demand, banks offer higher interest rate to garner more funds through fixed deposits.

HDFC Bank Fixed Deposit Scheme

Regular Fixed Deposit


  • Under this scheme, the depositor is allowed to make investment into the deposit to earn attractive and higher returns along with a flexibility and security.
  • Convenience of booking deposit through netbanking
  • Nomination facility available
  • Earn higher returns on the money deposited
  • Avail sweep in and super saver facility on your deposit
  • Loan facility upto 90 per cent is available on the deposit

Who is eligible?

  • Resident Indians, hindu undivided family, sole proprietorship firms, partnership firms, limited companies and trust
HDFC Bank 5 Year Tax Saving Fixed Deposit


  • Fixed deposit scheme with the sole purpose of tax savings where the deposits are eligible for tax exemption under Section 80C of the Income Tax Act.
  • In the case of joint deposits, the tax benefit under 80C will be available only to the first holder of the deposit
  • Nomination facility available
  • Interest on deposit will be compounded on a quarterly basis
  • Can be booked with monthly and quarterly payout
  • Convenience of applying through net banking

Who is eligible?

  • Resident Indians and hindu undivided family of 18 years of age and above

HDFC Bank FD Calculator

HDFC Bank fixed deposit calculator helps you to calculate maturity value of your deposited amount at the interest rate offered compounded at quarterly. The amount of fixed deposits, interest rates on FD, deposit tenure and compounding frequency of interest together determine the maturity amount of the FD at the end of the tenure.

  • Deposit amount – This is the initial amount deposited by a customer in HDFC Bank. Bank may allows higher interest rate on larger deposits. HDFC Bank offers deposit amount in the range of Rs. 5,000 to No Limit.
  • Rate of Interest - Interest rate is the rate charged by the bank on your fixed deposit. HDFC Bank offers a higher rate of interest on fixed deposits of longer tenure and lower interest rate on deposits of less than a year. Highest interest rate offered by HDFC Bank is 5.75% for deposit amount below Rs. 1 crore corresponding to a deposit tenure of years months days to years months days .
  • Period of deposit - Bank offers low interest rate for short tenure FDs and higher interest rate for long tenure FDs. Bank offers a rate of 3.00% for a 7 Days FD and a rate of 5.75% for a 10 Years FD.
  • Interest Compounding Frequency - This determines the frequency at which interest is compounded. Compounding frequency can be monthly, quarterly, half yearly or annual frequency.

Illustration: : Mr. A opens a FD account of Rs. 1 lakh with a tenure of 7 Days at an interest rate of 3.00 %. In this case, the maturity amount at the end of 7 Days will be Rs. 100,057 which includes the principal of Rs. 1 lakh and interest of Rs. 57 is earned on the principal amount during the period. Similarly, you can calculate the interest and maturity amount for higher tenures by using FD calculators.

HDFC Bank calculates quarterly interest on its fixed deposits.

FD in HDFC Bank – Premature Withdrawal

Premature closure of Term Deposit with HDFC Bank is along with the lower interest rate of 1% than the contracted rate. The penal provisions for premature closure on HDFC Bank FD are subject to change from time to time and may also vary with deposit schemes.

Loan against Fixed Deposit HDFC Bank

HDFC Bank offers loan up to 90% against its own deposit. Note that HDFC Bank will not give you loan against FD of any other bank. HDFC Bank offers Loan against FD at the rate of 4% to 6.75%

Illustration - Mr. Rahul has opened a fixed deposit of Rs. 100,000 for 2 years in HDFC Bank. The borrower later decided to take loan against his FD. The bank has approved a credit limit of 90% against his FD at 10% interest rate. Now, if the borrower draws Rs. 90,000 on the first of the month and then repays the money on the 1st of next month, then he is supposed to pay the interest on Rs. 90,000 availed for 1 month only. The amount he repays after 1 month is Rs. 90,744. So, the interest charged on the loan taken is Rs. 744.

Documents required to open Fixed Deposit Account in HDFC Bank

  • PAN Card

HDFC Bank Fixed Deposit during Coronavirus

RBI has announced a repo rate cut of 40 bps in response to coronavirus lockdown. In response to this rate cut, HDFC Bank may reduce FD rates in the near future which could adversely impact the interests of fixed depositors.

FAQs on HDFC Bank Fixed Deposit

What is the highest FD rate for HDFC Bank?

You can earn a maximum interest of 5.75% on HDFC Bank fixed deposit.

Are there any special rates for senior citizens FD of HDFC Bank?

Yes, senior citizens get a higher rate on their deposits compared to FD rates. The rate of regular FD are in the range of 3.00% to 5.75%. Compared to this, the rate of senior citizens FD are in the range of 3.50% to 6.25%.

What is the tenure range for HDFC Bank Fixed Deposit?

The tenure for HDFC Bank Fixed Deposit ranges from 7 days to 10 years.

Is there any minimum amount that I have to give for opening a Fixed Deposit with HDFC Bank?

The minimum deposit amount required to book an FD with HDFC Bank is Rs. 5,000.

Can I deposit additional amount in my FD account?

No, you cannot deposit any additional amount in your existing FD account as you are allowed to deposit only once at the time of opening the account. If you want to invest any additional amount in FD, you are required to open a new FD account.

Who is eligible for opening an FD account in HDFC Bank?

All resident individuals, HUFs, NRIs, Firms including minors are eligible to open a fixed deposit account.

What documents are required to open an FD account in HDFC Bank ?

The documents required to open an FD account in HDFC Bank includes PAN Card.

Is it possible to change the tenure of my existing fixed deposit account with HDFC Bank ?

No, it is not possible to alter the tenure selected for the fixed deposit account once the account is opened. However, you may close your existing fixed deposit account and can open a new account with a desired tenure of your choice.

What are the implications of opening an FD bank account without having PAN?

Following are the implications for the customers opening an FD account with HDFC Bank without their PAN card

  • TDS will be deducted at the rate of 20% as against 10% under section 206AA
  • NO TDS credit from the Income Tax department
  • NO TDS certificate will be issued
  • Form 15G/H and other exemption certificates will be invalid and penal TDS will apply
What is the current interest rate on FD in HDFC Bank?

Current interest for FD in HDFC Bank ranges between 3.00% - 5.75%. For senior citizens the interest rates ranges bweteen 3.50% - 6.25%.

Can a customer open a FD account online in HDFC Bank?

Yes, you can submit your application for opening a FD account on the website of HDFC Bank. After submitting the application, you will be contacted by the bank’s representative for further process.

What is cumulative FD and traditional FD?

In cumulative FD the interest amount calculated each month is added with the principal balance to calculate the interest for next month. This means that each month’s interest amount becomes the part of the invested sum next month. However, in the case of traditional FD, the interest for each month is calculated on the originally invested sum, and it paid monthly as well.

HDFC FD News - May 2020
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