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Equitas Small Finance (ESF) Bank Fixed Deposit

Equitas Small Finance (ESF) Bank Fixed Deposit

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8%

Interest for 3 years

Equitas Small Finance Bank FD Interest Rates 2024

TenureNormal Citizen FD RateSenior Citizen FD Rate
7 days - 29 days3.5%4%
30 days - 1 month 14 days4%4.5%
1 month 15 days - 2 months 28 days4.5%5%
2 months 29 days - 5 months 27 days5.25%5.75%
5 months 28 days - 11 months 29 days6.25%6.75%
1 year - 1 year8.2%8.7%
1 year 1 day - 1 year 1 day8%8.5%
1 year 2 days - 1 year 2 months 16 days8.2%8.7%
1 year 2 months 17 days - 1 year 2 months 17 days8.5%9%
1 year 2 months 18 days - 1 year 5 months 30 days8.2%8.7%
1 year 6 months - 2 years7.75%8.25%
2 years 1 day - 2 years 5 months 4 days8%8.5%
2 years 5 months 5 days - 2 years 5 months 5 days8.25%8.75%
2 years 5 months 6 days - 3 years8%8.5%
3 years 1 day - 3 years 11 months 29 days7.5%8%
4 years - 9 years 11 months 28 days7.25%7.75%

Note: All interest rates shown above are as on 3rd Jul 2024

About ESF Bank FD

Equitas Small Finance Bank is a small finance bank founded in 2016. The bank has a balance sheet size of Rs. 19,315 Cr as on 31st March 2020. The bank recorded a profit of Rs 244 Cr in FY20

ESF Bank FD

3.5% - 8.5%

FD Rate

4% - 9%

FD Rate for Seniors

₹ 5000

Minimum Deposit

₹ 2 Crores

Maximum Deposit

-

Lock-in

-

FD Tenure

-

Loan against FD

NA

CRISIL Rating

ESF Bank FD Returns Based on Investment Amount

Investment AmountFor 3 years with interest of 8%For 5 years with interest of 7.25%
₹ 50,000 ₹ 63,512₹ 71,768
₹ 1 lakh ₹ 1,27,024₹ 1,43,535
₹ 2 lakh ₹ 2,54,047₹ 2,87,070
₹ 5 lakh ₹ 6,35,119₹ 7,17,675
₹ 10 lakh ₹ 12,70,237₹ 14,35,351

Compare Equitas Small Finance Bank Fixed Deposit Returns with Top Banks

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Jammu & Kashmir Bank FD
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ESF Bank FD
ESF Bank FD
Maturity Amount 1,08,515 1,06,697
Total Investment Amount₹ 1,00,000₹ 1,00,000
Total Interest Gained8,515 6,697

Compare Equitas Small Finance Bank Fixed Deposit Rates with Top Banks

Bank NameFD Interest Rates
Jammu & Kashmir Bank FD
6.5% - 7%
Punjab National Bank FD
7% - 7.5%
ICICI HFC FD
7.75% - 8%
HDFC Ltd FD
7.35% - 7.6%
Vidharbha Konkan Gramin Bank FD
7% - 7%
Karnataka Gramin Bank FD
6.85% - 7.35%
Aryavart Bank FD
6.5% - 7%
Capital Small Finance Bank FD
7.15% - 7.65%
Utkarsh Small Finance Bank FD
8.5% - 9.1%
North East Small Finance Bank FD
9% - 9.5%

Calculate ESF Bank FD Returns

1,00,000

Total Investment

8,515

Wealth Gained

1,08,515

Maturity Amount

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Equitas Small Finance (ESF) Bank provides fixed deposit schemes with higher interest rates than their savings bank account. Moreover, the investors have the flexibility to choose their interest payout frequency. In other words, the depositors can opt for monthly, quarterly or annual interest payments or interest reinvestment. However, the interest gets compounded every quarter. The bank also enables depositors to withdraw their deposits prematurely and offers loans against their FDs. In this article, we have covered Equitas Small Finance Bank FDs and their interest rates in detail.

Features of Equitas Small Finance Bank Fixed Deposit

Equitas Small Finance Bank provides FDs that have better and higher returns than a savings bank account. Following are the key features of Equitas Bank fixed deposits:

Tenure

The Equitas Bank FD tenure ranges between 7 days to 10 years. Depositors cannot change Equitas Small Finance Banks tenure of fixed deposit investment once they have chosen the scheme. However, they can opt for premature withdrawal and can close the existing Equitas Small Finance Bank FD and start a new FD with the desired tenure.

Minimum and Maximum Deposit Amount

The minimum amount of deposit for Equitas Bank FDs is INR 5,000. Also, there is no limit on the maximum investment amount, except for the Selfe Scheme. In this case, the maximum limit is INR 90,000.

Preferential Interest Rates

Equitas Small Finance Bank offers preferential interest rates for its senior citizen depositors. Moreover, the Equitas Small Finance Bank FD rate of interest for senior citizens ranges between 4.0% and 9.0%.

Additional Payments

It is not possible to deposit any additional amount in an existing Equitas Small Finance Bank term deposit. However, one can always invest the additional amount in a new Equitas Small Finance Bank fixed deposit.

Tax and TDS

Investment in Equitas Small Finance Bank FDs does not qualify for tax saving under Section 80C of the Income Tax Act, 1961. However, the interest that one earns on their Equitas Bank fixed deposit investments is taxable. Also, the tax rate is as per the depositor’s income tax slab rates. Furthermore, Equitas Small Finance Bank deducts a TDS of 10%. This is when the interest income exceeds INR 40,0000 (INR 50,000 for senior citizens). Moreover, The TDS rate will be 20% if the PAN Card details aren’t submitted to Equitas Small Finance Bank.

Furthermore, one can determine whether the interest income from the Equitas Bank term deposit is above or below the TDS threshold limit. They can use the Equitas Small Finance Bank fixed deposit calculator available online. Also, one can determine and compute their tax liability using the Income Tax Calculator. Scripbox’s Income Tax Calculator is available online. It also helps in estimating tax liability from Equitas Small Finance FD investment for free.

Safety

Under the Deposit Insurance Scheme of RBI, DICGC insures all Equitas Bank deposits up to INR 5,00,000.

Premature withdrawal

Equitas Bank also allows premature withdrawal of fixed deposits. However, these withdrawals attract a penalty. Furthermore, for senior citizen depositors, there is no penalty for premature withdrawals.

Nomination Facility

Depositors can nominate beneficiaries for their Equitas Small Finance Bank FDs.

Auto-Renewal

Equitas Small Finance Bank offers an auto-renewal facility for deposits.

Convenience

Opening and managing Equitas Small Finance Bank FD investments is easy and convenient through their online portal.

Loan against FD and Overdraft

Equitas Small Finance Bank allows its investors to take a loan against their FDs. This will also help them meet their liquidity requirements without having to break their FD. However, the loan is provided only against their bank’s fixed deposits.

Investors can take loans such as education loans, business loans, etc., against Equitas Small Finance Bank FD. Also, they can compute and estimate loan EMI using the loan EMI calculator. The loan EMI calculator works as a personal loan EMI calculator. It also works as a home loan EMI calculator and car loan EMI calculator. Furthermore, one can use the EMI calculator in multiple scenarios by changing the input variables. They can change the personal loan interest rate or even the home loan interest rate. Also, they can change the car loan interest rate.

Pan Card

A PAN card is mandatory to open an Equitas Small Finance Bank Selfe FD. Though PAN Card isn’t mandatory for the other term deposit scheme, there are few implications of not disclosing PAN details. The applicable TDS rate is 20% instead of 10%, as per the regulations of section 206AA. Also, the Equitas Small Finance Bank will not issue any TDS certificate. Furthermore, all exemption certificates, such as Form 15G and Form 15H, will be invalid.

Requirement of savings account

Depositors need not have an Equitas Small Finance bank savings account in the case of the Selfe fixed deposit account.

ESF Fixed Deposit Schemes

1. ESAF Regular Fixed Deposit

The Equitas Bank Term Deposit is a good investment option that offers significant returns. It also helps the money grow without much effort. Moreover, one can take control of their investment through this deposit scheme. Also, the scheme offers greater flexibility and assured returns. Hence helps in capital creation.

  • Tenure: 7 days to 10 years
  • Minimum Deposit Amount: INR 5,000
  • Maximum Deposit Amount: No Limit
  • Interest rate: 6.80% for regular citizens. Also, an additional 0.50% for senior citizen depositors.
  • Interest payout: Depositors can opt for either interest reinvestment, or quarterly payouts or monthly payouts.
  • Partial and Full premature withdrawals: Allowed, however, with a penalty. Furthermore, no penalty on withdrawals after six months. Also, for senior citizen depositors no penalty for premature withdrawals.
  • Deposit Insurance: Deposits in Equitas bank are covered under the Deposit Insurance Scheme of RBI. Therefore DICGC insures all the deposits up to INR 5,00,000.
  • Loan Facility: Equitas Small Finance Bank offers loans against FD. This also helps its depositors meet their liquidity requirements without having to break the FD.
  • Nomination Facility: Available
  • Auto-Renewal Facility: Available

2. ESF Selfe Fixed Deposit

Selfe fixed deposit is easy to manage an account. Moreover, it can be opened in just three minutes. Also, depositors can directly fund their fixed deposit through the UPI bank account. One can open the Selfe FD account without necessarily having a savings bank account. 

  • Tenure: 7 days  to 1 year
  • Minimum Deposit Amount: INR 5,000
  • Maximum Deposit Amount: INR 90,000
  • Interest rate: 6.50% and additional 0.50% for senior citizen depositors.
  • Partial and Full premature withdrawals: Allowed, however, with a penalty. Furthermore, no penalty on withdrawals after 180 days. Also, for senior citizen depositors no penalty for premature withdrawals.

ESF Fixed Deposit Requirement

Eligibility Required

To open a fixed deposit account with Equitas Bank, one has to be eligible. Following are the individuals/ entities who are eligible to invest in Equitas Small Finance Bank FDs:

  • All resident individuals
  • Sole proprietors
  • Partnership firms
  • Limited companies
  • Hindu undivided families (HUFs)
  • Trust accounts

Documents required

To open a fixed deposit account with Equitas Small Finance Bank, one needs the following documents.

  • A fixed deposit application form
  • Passport size photographs of the depositor
  • PAN Card
  • ID proof (PAN Card, Aadhar Card, Passport, Driver’s License)
  • Address proof (Aadhar Card, Telephone bill, Electricity Bill, any other utility bills)
  • Age proof (Birth certificate, matriculation certificate, Discharge certificate or PAN Card)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the highest Equitas Small Finance Bank FD rate today?

The highest Equitas Small Finance Bank FD rates for general citizens is 8.5% p.a. and 9% p.a. for senior citizens.

What is the highest interest rate on Equitas Small Finance Bank 1 year FD scheme?

The highest interest rate on Equitas Small Finance Bank 1 year FD scheme is 8.2% p.a.

What is Equitas Small Finance Bank FD scheme interest rate for 5 years?

7.25% p.a is the interest rate for 5 years on Equitas Small Finance Bank FD scheme.

How many years FD will double in Equitas Small Finance Bank?

To know in how many years Equitas Small Finance Bank Bank FD will double, we can follow the 72 rule. We have to divide 72 by the interest rate, and the result will be the number of years Equitas Small Finance Bank Bank FD will double. The current highest Equitas Small Finance Bank FD interest rate is 8.5% so investors will double the investment in 8.47 years. Similarly, senior citizen depositors will double their FD investment in 8.00 years, where the highest FD rate for senior citizens is 9%.

What is Equitas Small Finance Bank FD minimum deposit amount?

The minimum investment in Equitas Small Finance Bank FD is INR 5,000. However, there is no limit on the maximum amount of investment in Equitas Small Finance Bank FD.

What is senior citizen fixed deposit interest rates in Equitas Small Finance Bank?

The senior citizen fixed deposit interest rates in Equitas Small Finance Bank range between 4% to 9% p.a. for an available minimum and maximum investment duration.

What are the available FD tenures in Equitas Small Finance Bank?

Equitas Small Finance Bank FD tenure ranges from 7 days to 9 years 11 months 28 days

What is Equitas Small Finance Bank FD ROI for 10 lakh deposit for 1 year?

The interest from the Equitas Small Finance Bank FD calculator for 10 lakh deposit for 1 year will be INR 85,153. The maturity value will be INR 10,85,153. You can use Scripbox’s FD Calculator to determine the maturity value of your investment.

How to check the fixed deposit balance in Equitas Small Finance Bank?

You can check Equitas Small Finance Bank FD balance either online or offline mode. For online mode, log in to the Equitas Small Finance Bank internet banking portal. Alternatively, you can visit the nearest Equitas Small Finance Bank bank to update your passbook for FD balance enquiry.

How many FDs can be opened in Equitas Small Finance Bank?

There is no restriction on the number of FDs you can open with Equitas Small Finance Bank.