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  • Benefits
  • Features
  • Documents Required
  • Most Important Terms and Conditions (MITC)

bob Short Term Deposits : Features

Product Nature Scheme for High Return on savings for any period of less than 1 year.
  • An individual in his own name.
  • More than one individual in joint name.
  • Minor of age 10 and above on terms laid down by the bank. Accounts can also be opened in the name of minor with their father/mother, as guardian.
  • Clubs, associations, Educational Institutions, Partnerships and joint stock companies, provided they are registered and bank is satisfied that the account is opened for genuine savings purpose
Minimum Amount Of Deposit Minimum Amount Rs 1000 and in multiples of Rs100
Maximum Amount Of Deposit No upper limit.
Period Of Deposit
  • Minimum – 7 Days
  • Maximum – Less than 12 Months
Rate Of Interest As per the maturity period of the deposit.
  • Senior Citizen: An Additional interest @ 0.50 % is payable.
  • Staff/Ex-staff: As per Bank guidelines issued from time to time (Presently additional interest 1% is payable).
  • Ex-staffs who are Senior Citizen: shall get both the benefits of Staff rate as well as Senior Citizen interest rate.
Premature Payment Facility Interest should be paid after deducting penalty of 1% from such applicable rate or the contracted rate whichever is lower in the cases which are subject to charging penalty.
Nomination Facility Nomination facility will be available.
Tax Deduction At Source Interest payment is subject to Tax Deducted at source (TDS) as per prevailing Income Tax ACT. However, tax is deducted at source (TDS) on deposits that earn interest more than Rs 40,000 in a financial year.
Availability Of Loan/Overdraft Overdraft / Loan against deposit provided on demand up to 95 % of the outstanding balance in the account as on date of loan. Interest will be charged as per Bank’s extant guidelines from time to time issued by retail banking department.
Other Terms And Conditions  All other instructions applicable to 'Fixed Deposits' will apply as it is, to these deposits.
Method Of Calculation Of Interest On Or Before Maturity “In all cases of domestic term deposits (Period of deposit less than a year) where the terminal quarter is incomplete, interest should be calculated for complete quarter and for the actual number of days, reckoning the year 365/366 days, i.e. the calculation of interest on such deposits should be in order of completed quarters and days.”
Auto Renewal Deposit will be renewed for the same period with the interest rate applicable on due date, if not instructed otherwise.

bob Short Term Deposits : Documents Required

Documents Required:
  • Passport size photograph
  • Proof of residence
  • An introduction as per bank's norms

bob Short Term Deposits : Most Important Terms and Conditions (MITC)

  • Rate of Interest to Senior Citizen: An additional interest @ 0.50% is payable for deposits below Rs. 2 crore only.
  • Nomination Facility:Nomination facility will be available
  • Tax Deduction at Source:TDS will be deducted as per income tax rules. No TDS will be deducted if a person submits form 15G/15H as applicable.
  • TDS Certificate:TDS certificate will be provided to all customers.
  • Advance against Deposits:This facility is not available to a minor account in single name and HUF. If the interest is not deposited for more than 2 quarters, term deposit will be apportioned immediately.
  • Interest certificate available at request of customer
  • Deposit certificate- Term Deposit Receipt is provided
  • Term deposits can be transferred from one branch to another branch at the request of the customer.
  • Mode of Payment:Maturity proceeds are credited to the SB/ CA account of the customer. In cases where there are no operative accounts of the customer, maturity proceeds can be given in cash below Rs. 20,000 above which DD/pay order will be issued.
  • Minor Accounts can be opened for individuals above 10 years subject to maximum cap of Rs. 1,00,000

Interest Payment:
  • In terms of Reserve Bank of India directives, interest shall be calculated at quarterly compounding intervals on Term Deposits and paid at the rate decided by the Bank depending upon the period of deposits. In case of Monthly Deposit Scheme, the interest shall be calculated for the quarter on compounding basis and paid monthly at discounted value. The interest on Term deposits is calculated by the Bank in accordance with the formulae and conventions advised by Indian Banks' Association.
  • Accordingly Bank has adopted following methodology.

    “In all cases of Domestic Term Deposits ( period of deposit more than a year) where the terminal quarter is incomplete, interest should be calculated for complete quarter and the actual number of days, reckoning the year 365/366 days viz the calculation of interest on such deposits should be in order of completed quarters and days.”

  • For Deposits of 2 Quarters and above, interest is calculated in quarterly compounded for complete quarters and where the terminal quarter incomplete, interest is calculated proportionately for the actual no of days reckoning the year 365/366 days.
  • The Maturity Amount mentioned in the receipt is calculated without giving TDS effect. While calculating interest for half year(Quarterly compounded), the interest calculated for previous half year (quarterly compounded) minus TDS will be added to principal amount for calculating interest for current Half Year.
  • For Short Deposits of less than 2 quarters but more than 1 quarter simple interest will be paid for complete quarter and plus interest for remaining days reckoning the year 365-366 days( without compound effect).
  • For short deposits of less than one quarter interest is calculated proportionately for actual number for days reckoning the year 365-366 days.
  • The interest on FCNR deposits shall be paid at the rates calculated in accordance with the basis prescribed by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) from time to time for various maturities. The interest on FCNR deposits shall be paid on the basis of 360 days to a year and shall be calculated at intervals of 180 days each.
  • Deduction of Income tax at source from payment of interest on time deposits (section 194A of income tax act 1961) w.e.f 1st July 1995
  • Income Tax is to be deducted in cases where the total interest paid or credited on all time deposits in the name of a depositor with Bank as a whole, whether singly or jointly (as first named person) exceeds the specified limit per financial year as under income tax act 1961, Tax is to be deducted either at the time of credit to the account or payment of interest to the depositor whichever is earlier subject to change in limits of interest eligible for tax limit from time to time.

    In case the depositor submits following Form before end of April every year, no tax may be deducted.

  • Non-corporate customers other than Senior Citizens - Form No.15G along with PAN (w.e.f. 1st April 2010).
  • Senior Citizens i.e. individuals of the age of -60- years or more - Form No.15H along with PAN (w.e.f. 1st April 2010) w.e.f. 1st April 2010 I.T. Department has made it mandatory to quote Permanent Account No. (PAN) by deductees in all cases where TDS is applicable, failure of which would attract the TDS at a higher rate of 20% (against normal rate of 10%) or normal rate whichever is higher. Further it has also been made compulsory to mention PAN on form No.15G / 15H w.e.f. 1st April 2010.
  • The Bank will issue a system generated tax deduction certificate (TDS Certificate) for the amount of tax deducted on quarterly basis.
  • Interest earned/accrued on NRE & FCNR Term Deposits is tax free in India under the relevant provisions of Income Tax Act in India and hence no tax at source is deductible in respect of these deposits. “In case of NRO deposits” The depositor can claim the benefit of reduced rates of tax under Double Tax Avoidance Agreement (DTAA), which India has with the governments of various countries, by submitting the documents prescribed by the Bank at the beginning of every financial year.
  • However, Bank has statutory obligation to deduct tax at source on any interest paid / payable on NRO Term Deposits at the specified rates. If PAN is submitted with a declaration applicable under Double Tax Avoidance Treaty - TDS is deducted @ applicable rate for the country of residence of the customer.

  • If PAN is submitted without declaration - TDS is deducted @30%
  • If declaration is submitted without PAN - TDS @normal rate or 20% whichever is higher.
  • If PAN and declaration is not submitted - TDS @30%
  • All interest payments will be rounded off to the nearest rupee.
  • The Term Deposit account holders at the time of placing their deposits can give instructions with regard to closure of Deposit account or renewal of deposit for further period on the date of maturity. In absence of such mandate, the Bank will automatically renew the deposit as under.
  • If Deposit is placed for more than one year it will be automatically renewed for one year at the prevailing rate on due date.
  • If Deposit is placed for less than one year it will be automatically renewed for same period at the prevailing rate on due date.
  • In case, the customer wishes to make changes in the tenure or wants premature proceeds of the Term deposit, the same is allowed at the written request of the customer. In case of deposits under callable scheme premature withdrawal of bulk deposit is done as per Bank’s discretion.

Bulk Deposits (Rs.2 crore & above)
  • “Bulk Deposit” means a single Rupee Term Deposits of Rs. 2 Crore and above (RBI/2018-19/128, DBR.DIR.BC.No.27/13.03.00/2018-19 dated.22.02.2019).
  • In case multiple deposits are created on same day aggregating Rs.2.00 Crores and more, but the same mature on different dates, then it will not tantamount to splitting of Bulk Deposit. Also multiple deposits created on same day aggregating Rs.2.00 Crores and more with same maturity period but for different specific purposes will not tantamount to splitting of Bulk Deposit, provided the customer submits supportive documents for the same.

Settlement of Dues in Deceased Deposit Account
  • If the depositor has registered nomination with the Bank, the balance outstanding in the account of the deceased depositor will be transferred to the account of nominee after the Bank satisfies about the identity of the nominee etc. Payment is made to nominee as representative of legal heirs.
  • The above procedure will be followed even in respect of a joint account where nomination is registered with the Bank.
  • In a Joint Deposit Account, when one of the joint account holders dies, the Bank is required to make payment jointly to the legal heirs of the deceased person and the surviving depositor(s). However, if the joint account holders had given mandate for disposal of the balance in the account in the forms such as “either or survivor”, “former / latter or survivor”, anyone of survivors or survivor; etc., the payment will be made as per the mandate to avoid delays in production of legal papers by the heirs of the deceased.
  • In a Term Deposit account held in joint names if operating instructions is “either or survivor”, “Former or survivor” when one of the depositor dies, the payment will be made to survivor on maturity. If prepayment is demanded, it will be allowed only after obtaining consent of legal heirs of the deceased.
  • In the absence of nomination and when there are no disputes among the claimants, the Bank will pay the amount outstanding in the account of deceased person against joint application and indemnity by all legal heirs or the person mandated by the legal heirs to receive the payment on their behalf without insisting on legal documents up to the limit approved by the Bank’s Board. This is to ensure that the common depositors are not put hardship on account of delays in completing legal formalities.

Interest Payable on Term Deposit in Deceased Account
  • In the event of death of the depositor before the date of maturity of Deposit and amount of the deposit is claimed after the date of maturity, the Bank shall pay interest at the contracted rate till the date of maturity. From the date of maturity till the date of payment, the Bank shall pay simple interest at the applicable rate as on the date of maturity, for the period for which the deposit remained with the Bank beyond the date of maturity, as per the Bank’s policy in this regard.
  • However, in the case of death of the depositor after the date of maturity of the overdue deposit, the Bank shall pay interest at Savings Bank Deposit rate applicable on the date of maturity from the date of maturity till the date of payment.

Premature Withdrawal of Term Deposit

The Bank on request from the depositor, at its discretion may allow withdrawal of Term deposit before completion of the period of the Deposit agreed upon at the time of placing the deposit. The components of penalty shall be clearly brought to the notice of the depositors at the time of acceptance of deposits and if not, no penalty shall be levied. Penal Interest Rate Policy for premature withdrawal of Term Deposit is as under

  • No penalty for prepayment of deposit upto Rs. 5 lacs which remained with the Bank for a minimum period of 12 months. In such cases the rate of interest applicable for premature payment without penalty will be rate ruling on the date of accepting of deposits (i.e. the date of contract) for period for which the deposit has actually remained with the Bank or the Contracted Rate whichever is lower.
  • For premature withdrawal of all deposits which have remained for less than 12 months and also all deposits of the face value exceeding Rs 5 lacs, interest will be paid one percent less than the rate which was applicable at the time of placing the Deposit for the period for which the deposit has actually run or contracted rate, whichever is lower..
  • Penalty is waived on settlement of claims in the deceased depositor’s accounts and two or more joint depositors where one of the depositor has died, Interest is paid at applicable rate.
  • Penalty for prepayment of Term deposit for Rs 1 Crore and above (for any period) will be allowed as per the discretion of Bank. In case of premature payment of deposits for Rs.1 Crore and above the following conditions will have to be complied with
    • A penalty on premature close of deposit for Rs.1 Crore and above will be levied @1.5% from the applicable rate of interest for which the deposit has remained with the Bank.
    • The customer has to give a withdrawal notice of minimum 31 days prior to withdrawal of deposits except Flexi Fixed Deposit and deposits for the period up to 31 days.
    • However, the customer will have the window of 14 days from date of opening of FD or Renewal of FD for relook. The condition of 31 days’ notice will not be applicable during window of relook. He will be allowed to prematurely close the deposit within 14 days from the date of issue but interest will not be payable if deposit prematurely withdrawn within 7 days. If the deposit is withdrawn after 7 days, interest will be paid for the period it remains with the Bank. The applicable rate of interest will be prevailing card rate on date of deposit or renewal of deposit minus 1.5% penalty. After 14 days the Regional authority has power to take decision to allow the premature closure of the account subject to application of penalty of 1.5% on the applicable rate.
  • In normal circumstances premature closure of a joint deposit shall be permitted only if all the deposit holders sign a request to that effect. In the case of Term deposits with operating instructions Either Or Survivor, Former Or Survivor, Latter Or Survivor and Anyone Or Survivor and in the event of death of one of the joint holders, in the absence of relevant mandate, premature closure of such deposit will be allowed only if the legal heirs of the deceased agree for such premature closure. In cases where relevant mandate is available with the Bank, premature closure of such deposits shall be allowed in the favour of survivors.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • What is a Short-Term Fixed Deposit?

    Short-term fixed deposits offer high returns and can last for as little as a few months. These are most useful for short-term savings. With interest that is guaranteed, they promote saving. Deposit terms can range from seven days to less than a year. The interest rates fluctuate and differ from bank to bank.

  • How long is a short-term deposit?

    Short-term deposits from Bank of Baroda are available with terms from 3 days to 12 months.

  • What is the best way to invest money in the short term?

    Savings accounts, recurring deposits, and short-term deposits are some of the safest investments for short-term savings. They aid in achieving short-term objectives like purchasing a phone, taking a family vacation, paying back short-term loans, and making an automobile investment. To achieve short-term goals in life, these are necessary.

  • How to open a short-term fixed deposit account?

    Any Indian citizen can open a short-term FD online or in person by going to a branch. A savings account must be kept open in order to qualify for a short-term FD. The applicant must be older than 18 years old. Additionally, accounts can be opened under a minor's name with their parents acting as guardians. According to the Income Tax Act of 1961, these investments are only eligible for tax deductions for residents. The interest rate is higher than that of typical savings accounts.

  • What is the short-term interest rate?

    Click here to get an understanding of our latest interest rates.

  • Is it good to put money in a short-term fixed deposit?

    Short-term fixed deposits are associated with benefits as they are ideal saving habits for fulfilling short-term goals, like buying small commodities for your home, as market fluctuations do not impact the principal amount or the interest rate. The short-term interest rates are attractive and stable, which means they are higher than the savings account. You can withdraw the deposit prematurely by paying a 1% penalty on the interest rate.

  • What are some short-term investment examples?

    The short-term investments that offer maximum liquidity in proportion to yield are Savings Accounts, Fixed Deposits, and Recurring Deposits

  • What’s the risk of a short-term deposit?

    Interest payments are subject to tax deduction at source (TDS) in accordance with the current Income Tax Act. The interest rates are lower than other saving options, though higher than general savings accounts. Apart from these downsides, the account comes with ample benefits and is a comfortable saving option that helps you save while you earn and fulfil short-term goals.

  • Do you pay tax on short-term deposits?

    Due to the fact that short-term fixed deposits are viewed as source income and thereby taxable, they are subject to TDS. As per the current Income Tax Act, interest payments are subject to tax deduction at source (TDS).

  • What is the interest rate for short-term fixed deposits for a period of one month?

    You can see the day-wise and month-wise interest rates here.

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