What is the difference between RD and FD in banks?
What are merits and demerits of both?
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FDs are used when an investor has a large amount and wants to invest it at once. In the case of RD, he attempts to invest in regular intervals on a monthly or quarterly basis. It is completely upon the investor to opt for FD or RD in mutual fund companies like ICICI Prudential. Both of them provide different maturity dates based on the investor’s requirement. Returns received in both are taxed according to the investor’s tax slab.
ICICI Prudential offers FDs and RDs? ICICI Bank offers such products but not ICICI Prudential LIfe or Mutual fund not offers.
Sachin-You use FDs when you have lump sum and want to invest that in one go. Whereas in case of RD, you try to invest at regular interval like monthly or quarterly. So this is the convenience of your own which you have to decide. If you have lump sum then go for FD and you want to invest monthly then go for RD. Both offers different maturity date based on your requirement.
Return received from both are taxable according to your tax slab.
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Traditional approach of investing in Fixed Deposit (FD) andn Recurring Deposits (RDs) of the bank.
Bank FDs: Banks Fixed Deposits top the list of savers when it comes to short-term investments. Little does one realise that such interest bearing deposits are not tax efficient. For those in the highest tax bracket, one has to shell out over 30% of the interest earned in taxes. The only respite offered is that the returns are fixed.
Corporate FDs/NCDs: Another alternative, albeit with marginally higher default risk is corporate fixed deposits. Corporate FDs and Non Convertible Debentures (NCDs) can earn you a higher return than most bank FDs. Post tax too, the returns are higher. A one percentage point in returns can increase your income by nearly Rs 7000, on an investment of Rs 2 lakh in three years.