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Upto 6.5% interest on tax-saving fixed deposits from these top 5 banks

Upto 6.5% interest on tax-saving fixed deposits from these top 5 banks
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Upto 6.5% interest on tax-saving fixed deposits from these top 5 banks 

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Here are the top five banks offering the best interest on tax-saving deposits.

Investments of up to Rs 1.5 lakh can be claimed for tax deduction under section 80C of the income tax act. Tax-saving FDs have a lock-in period of five years and premature withdrawals are not allowed.

1. RBL Bank is offering interest rates up to 6.5 percent on tax-saving deposits. Among private banks, this bank offers the best interest rates. A sum of Rs 1.5 lakh grows to Rs 2.07 lakh in five years.

2. Yes Bank also gives 6.5 percent interest on tax-saving deposits. A sum of Rs 1.5 lakh grows to Rs 2.07 lakh in five years.

3. Deutsche Bank offers up to 6.25 percent on tax-saving deposits. Among foreign banks, this bank offers the best interest rate. A sum of Rs 1.5 lakh grows to Rs 2.05 lakh in five years.

4. Suryoday Small Finance Bank offers interest rates of up to 6.25 percent on tax-saving deposits. A sum of Rs 1.5 lakh invested grows to Rs 2.05 lakh in five years.

5. Ujjivan Small Finance Bank gives interest rates of up to 6.25 percent on tax-saving deposits. A sum of Rs 1.5 lakh grows to Rs 2.05 lakh in five years.

The smaller private banks and small finance banks are offering higher interest rates to garner newer deposits. The Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (DICGC), a subsidiary of the RBI, guarantees investments in fixed deposits of up to Rs 5 lakh.

The information is collected as of August 25, 2021 from respective banks' website. BankBazaar has accounted for FDs belonging to only those foreign, private, small and public sector banks that are listed on the stock exchanges. Banks, for which data is not available on their respective websites, were not considered. These rates are only of tax-saving five-year FDs for non-senior citizens.

Dwaipayan Bhattacharjee
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