Kotak Mahindra Bank And Shivalik SFB Revise FD Rates; Seniors Can Avail Up To 9.15% Returns

Kotak Mahindra Bank and Shivalik Small Finance Bank revised their fixed deposit rates in the week ending October 28, 2023. 

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October 28, 2023


In a notification dated October 26, 2023, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) set the minimum limit for non-callable fixed deposits (FDs) to Rs 1 crore, so all new FDs up to Rs 1 crore will now be callable. Callable FDs are those in which banks allow premature withdrawal. This week, two private sector banks, Kotak Mahindra Bank and Shivalik Small Finance Bank, have revised their fixed deposit rates, offering senior citizens a maximum of 9.15 per cent on callable FDs. 



Let us see what these banks offer. 


Kotak Mahindra Bank


Kotak Mahindra Bank offers a minimum of 3.35 per cent and a maximum of 7.75 per cent to senior citizens (people age 60 and above) for the FD tenor of 91 to 120 days and 23 months to less than two years, respectively. The interest rate is 6.0 per cent for all tenures beyond 179 days. The interest is 7.50 per cent for 180 days, 6.50 per cent for terms between 181 and 363 days, and 7.0 per cent for 364 days. 


For 365 days to 389 days, the bank offers 7.60 per cent; for 390 days, 7.65 per cent; and for 391 days to less than 23 months, the interest rate is 7.70 per cent. The rate is the highest for two tenures: 23 months, 7.75 per cent, and 23 months one day to less than two years, 7.75 per cent. The highest interest would generate a 7.98 per cent yield, according to the bank’s website. 


Then, from two to less than three years, the interest is 7.60 per cent; for three years to less than four years, 7.0 per cent; and for the next two tenures, four years to five years, and five years to ten years, it is 6.75 per cent and 6.70 per cent, respectively.  


The revision is effective from October 25, 2023. 


Shivalik Small Finance Bank


The bank revised rates on October 28, 2023. Seniors may find 9.15 per cent interest attractive, which Shivalik Bank is offering for 19 months one day to 20 months. It is the highest interest the bank is offering. For others, the interest rate is 8.65 per cent for the same tenure.  


Senior citizens’ interest starts from 4.25 per cent for a minimum tenure of seven days to 14 days. For over six months, the interest rate is at least 7.0 per cent for all durations. 


From six months to less than 12 months, it is 7.0 per cent; for 12 months to 19 months, 8.60 per cent; and for 19 months one day to 20 months, the rate is the highest at 9.15 per cent. Further, it is reduced to 8.50 per cent for the period between 20 months and 36 months, 7.50 per cent for the tenure of 36 months one day to 60 months, and 7.25 per cent for 60 months one day to 120 months. 


The bank offers non-callable FDs also for all the tenures and offers 15 basis points (0.15 per cent) additional rates, but the minimum amount of deposit is Rs 1 crore.

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