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Grow Your Savings by Investing a Portion of Your Salary in an FD

by businesswireindia.com

Business Wire India
Budgeting and saving a portion of your salary every month helps you build a corpus over time, which you can later utilise to meet your goals. However, the rate of interest offered on a savings account is hardly enough to combat inflation. Just last week, the Reserved Bank of India (RBI) announced a whopping 75 basis points cut in the repo rate, bringing it down to 4.4. percent.
To ensure you get the maximum returns on your savings in the current volatile market scenario, consider investing in a Fixed Deposit before there is a reduction in FD interest rates. This way you get guaranteed returns at a competitive rate of interest. This is especially true of issuers like Bajaj Finance, who extend interest rates running up to 8.05%.
What’s more, Bajaj Finance now offers the Systematic Deposit Plan (SDP) feature. Through this facility, you can deposit a small portion of your salary, as little as Rs.5,000 per month. You can enjoy all the advantages of an FD, without securing a lump sum first. Read on to know more about how you can use a Systematic Deposit Plan to build your savings steadily.
Build wealth through small monthly payments
With a Systematic Deposit Plan, you aren’t required to accumulate a large amount of money before you start saving. A minimum monthly contribution of just Rs.5,000 suffices to begin working towards a financially secure and stable future. Moreover, here, you make the first payment by cheque and the rest via a NACH mandate. Hence, you don’t have to worry about making contributions manually, as the amount gets deducted from your bank account automatically. You can also stop payments by cancelling your NACH mandate whenever you wish to. The upside to bite-sized deposits is that you can start earlier in your career, and earn higher interest returns as a result of being invested for longer.
Benefit from a safe and attractive investment environment
On opting for a Bajaj Finance FD through a Systematic Deposit Plan, you enjoy competitive FD interest rates. Each contribution you make creates a new FD, that earns interest at the rate prevailing on the date of deposit. Currently, for a tenor of at least 48 months,
  • Senior citizens get a rate of up to 8.05%
  • Existing customers get a rate of up to 7.90%
  • New customers get a rate of up to 7.80%
However, you not only enjoy commendable interest earnings but, the promise of assured returns, as this FD holds high credit ratings. It has the,
  • ICRA ‘MAAA’ rating
  • CRISIL ‘FAAA’ rating
These ratings are the highest offered in their respective categories, and hence, you can look forward to receiving interest and principal payouts in a timely manner with a Bajaj Finance FD.
Tailor your investment to your goals
Even as you direct a portion of your salary towards a Systematic Deposit Plan, you can enjoy liquidity for your goals. You can opt for a flexible tenor that ranges between 12 and 60 months when you book a deposit and this duration applies to all subsequent contributions. This means that once your first deposit matures, you receive liquidity on a monthly basis. Furthermore, you can make between 6 and 48 deposits and even choose whether you’d like to have your deposits created on the 3rd, 7th, or 12th of each month.
Take a look at how you can grow your savings assuming you are a regular customer making 24, 36, and 48 monthly deposits of Rs.15,000 each. The interest rate you get for a 60-month tenor is 7.8%.
Tenor (in months) Number of contributions Total Payout (in Rs.) Interest earned (in Rs.)
60 24 5,24,088 1,64,088
60 36 7,86,132 2,46,132
60 48 10,48,176 3,28,176
For the above 3 cases,
  • The interest amount on each deposit is Rs.6,837
  • The payout per month is Rs.21,837
You can carry out similar calculations using the SDP calculator before you book an FD.
Tackle emergencies with easy withdrawals and an online loan
Financial emergencies come unannounced and can greatly hinder your ability to work toward wealth generation. However, when you opt for a Systematic Deposit Plan, you can prematurely withdraw at any time, without any hassles, provided that the FD you wish to break has completed more than 3 months from the date of issuance. What’s more, you can also opt for a loan against each deposit to enjoy liquidity while allowing your deposits to grow uninterrupted. 
So, whether you are a young earner or simply looking to diversify your portfolio you can choose to invest online to make the most of your salary, without having to leave the comfort of your home.
Source: Businesswire