HDFC Senior Citizen CARE FD Vs SBI WeCare FD Vs Senior Citizens Savings Scheme (SCSS) – Which is the best?

HDFC Bank offering a special deposit for senior citizens naming it as HDFC Senior Citizen CARE FD. HDFC Senior Citizen CARE FD Vs SBI WeCare FD Vs Senior Citizens Savings Scheme (SCSS) – Which is the best?

A few days back I wrote an article comparing SBI WeCare FD with Senior Citizen Savings Scheme (SCSS). You can refer the same at “SBI WeCare Deposit Vs Senior Citizens Savings Scheme (SCSS) – Which is the best?“.

Banks are offering these special rates as they are flooded with liquid cash and also considering the situations due to Covid-19. But it does not mean you have to BLINDLY go for such FDs. Because there are few thigns which you have to consider before buying these FDs. Like what is your requirement, liquidity, premature closure rules, interest rates offering or taxation issues.

HDFC Senior Citizen CARE FD Vs SBI WeCare FD Vs Senior Citizens Savings Scheme (SCSS) – Which is the best?

Effective from 18th May’20 to 30th Sept’20, HDFC Bank offers a special senior citizen CARE FD. The features are almost the same as SBI WeCare FD.

HDFC Senior Citizen CARE FD Vs SBI WeCare FD Vs Senior Citizens Savings Scheme (SCSS)

You noticed that in many cases both SBI WeCare and HDFC Senior Citizen CARE deposits are the same. However, the SCSS still holds good and the best choice for you.

The premature withdrawal rules are easy in the case of SCSS. However, in the case of HDFC FD, you end up earning less of almost 1% from the current 6.5%. Hence, even if we compare both SBI and HDFC FD, my choice is SBI FD over the HDFC FD.

Conclusion:-After comparing HDFC Senior Citizen CARE FD Vs SBI WeCare FD Vs Senior Citizens Savings Scheme (SCSS), obviously SCSS is the best choice. The only negativity with respect to SCSS is the maximum limitation of Rs.15 lakh. Choose the one which is best suitable for your requirement.

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10 Comments

  1. I am 70 yrs ( DOB : 05.07.1950 ) & my wife is 65 yrs ( DOB : 04.02.1955 ) of age . Is there any health policy available for us ?

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  2. Dear Sir,
    Two questions :
    (1) Can a person stagger his investment into SCSS over a period of say 5 years or even 10 years. The point here is that since there is 80-C rebate allowable for this investment, therefore if I make total investment of Rs. 15 lakhs in one go, then, I will be able to utilize 80-C benefit only upto Rs. 1.5 lakhs and rest is of no use. But, if I am allowed to either stagger my investment, say, @ Rs.1.5 lakh per year or if I can open separate accounts every year, then it is very good from tax and 80-C benefit point of view.
    (2) Whether the rate of interest, currently at 7.4% is fixed till the end of the scheme period or the rate of interest is open to change/review by GoI at some frequency.

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    • Dear Kamal,
      If you stagger in such way, then to park this total Rs.15 lakh, you have to do it for 10 years. Where you keep the remaining Rs.13,50,000? We have always such a mindset to save tax by hook or crook. At the end, we are in big trouble. Neither gain nor profit. Don’t think too much.
      No, it is fixed for the entire period for you.

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      • Ha ha. Liked the comment “save tax by hook or crook”.
        In fact, staggering the investment over a ten year period would be foolish also. You never know whether the scheme itself would exist or not.
        Just an idea came to mind and therefore asked for clarification.
        Thank you so much for the clarification.

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  3. Really I am your fan and ardent follower. I have one question on PMVVY i.e.
    What about people who have purchased it prior to march ,2020 @8%, Will their rate be reduced? If so it’s breach of trust.

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  4. Hi Basavaraj,

    Your comparisons as and on new schemes/products is really useful. This assists us to make better decisions.
    Thanks and keep up the good work. I do read most of your articles and learn with every article.

    Thanks
    Hemanth

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