OBC FD Interest Rates 2020

OBC Fixed Deposit Rates

Tenure FD Rates Senior Citizen FD Rates
7 days to 14 days 4.50% 5.00%
15 days to 29 days 4.50% 5.00%
30 days to 45 days 4.50% 5.00%
46 days to 90 days 5.00% 5.50%
91 days to 179 days 5.00% 5.50%
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OBC FD

OBC 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 OBC have a higher interest rate compared to their saving deposits. Benefits of opening a FD account in OBC are:

  • Easy investment with attractive returns
  • Nomination facility is available
  • Individual with operative account savings or current account

OBC Fixed Deposit Rates

FDs are attractive financial instruments for depositors looking for attractive returns and high safety. OBC FD interest rates range from 4.50% p.a. to 5.75% 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 OBC FD rates for senior citizens range from 5.00% to 6.25% 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. OBC FD rates are the highest for the deposits with a tenure of 1 year to 10 years, wherein the FD rate of interest is 6.05% p.a

OBC FD interest rates for long term deposits with tenure of 5 years to 10 years offer good returns. OBC fixed deposit rates for deposits with a tenure of 10 years is 6.05%. Senior citizen are offered deposit rates of 6.55% p.a. for long termed FDs.

Important Factors of OBC Fixed Deposit

OBC offers best FD rate of 6.05% on term deposits for a tenure of 1 year to 10 years. The bank offers special interest rate on FD for senior citizens. Current OBC FD rates for senior citizens range from 5.00% to 6.55%. Fixed Deposits rates of OBC 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.

OBC Fixed Deposit Scheme

Flexi Fixed Deposit Scheme

Description:

  • Flexi fixed deposit products offer liquidity in the form of savings or current deposit funds as well as higher returns as are available on fixed deposit funds.
  • Facility to withdraw funds whenever required
  • An operative savings or current account must be opened to enjoy the benefits under this scheme
  • Availability of auto renewal facility

Who is eligible?

  • Individual with operative account savings or current account
Regular Fixed Deposit

Description:

  • 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.
  • Easy investment with attractive returns
  • Nomination facility is available
  • Individual with operative account savings or current account

Who is eligible?

  • Resident Indians, non resident Indians, senior citizens and hindu undivided family

OBC FD Calculator

OBC 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 OBC. Bank may allows higher interest rate on larger deposits. OBC offers deposit amount in the range of Rs. 1,000 to No Limit.
  • Rate of Interest - Interest rate is the rate charged by the bank on your fixed deposit. OBC 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 OBC is 6.05% 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 4.50% for a 7 Days FD and a rate of 6.05% 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 4.50 %. In this case, the maturity amount at the end of 7 Days will be Rs. 100,086 which includes the principal of Rs. 1 lakh and interest of Rs. 86 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.

OBC calculates quarterly interest on its fixed deposits.

FD in OBC – Premature Withdrawal

Premature closure of Term Deposit with OBC is along with the lower interest rate of 1% for deposits above Rs. 5 lakh than the contracted rate. The penal provisions for premature closure on OBC FD are subject to change from time to time and may also vary with deposit schemes.

Loan against Fixed Deposit OBC

OBC offers loan up to 90% against its own deposit. Note that OBC will not give you loan against FD of any other bank. OBC offers Loan against FD at the rate of 5.5% to 7.05%

Illustration - Mr. Rahul has opened a fixed deposit of Rs. 100,000 for 2 years in OBC. 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 OBC

  • PAN Card
  • 2 Photographs

OBC Fixed Deposit during Coronavirus

RBI has announced a repo rate cut of 75 bps in response to coronavirus lockdown. In response to this rate cut, OBC may reduce FD rates in the near future which could adversely impact the interests of fixed depositors.

FAQs on OBC Fixed Deposit

What is the highest FD rate for OBC?

You can earn a maximum interest of 6.05% on OBC fixed deposit.

Are there any special rates for senior citizens FD of OBC?

Yes, senior citizens get a higher rate on their deposits compared to FD rates. The rate of regular FD are in the range of 4.50% to 6.05%. Compared to this, the rate of senior citizens FD are in the range of 5.00% to 6.55%.

What is the tenure range for OBC Fixed Deposit?

The tenure for OBC 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 OBC?

The minimum deposit amount required to book an FD with OBC is Rs. 1,000.

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 OBC?

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 OBC ?

The documents required to open an FD account in OBC includes PAN Card, 2 Photographs.

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

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 OBC 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 OBC?

Current interest for FD in OBC ranges between 4.50% - 6.05%. For senior citizens the interest rates ranges bweteen 5.00% - 6.55%.

Can a customer open a FD account online in OBC?

Yes, you can submit your application for opening a FD account on the website of OBC. 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.

OBC FD News - Mar 2020
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