When it comes to opening an RD account, ICICI bank is one of the best banks to get started with. Owing to the attractive ICICI RD interest rates on deposits, one can rest assured of getting a handsome amount of deposit upon maturity. ICICI provides two types of recurring deposits, i.e. rd for regular citizens which offers an interest of 5.50%, and RD for senior citizens which offer 6.30% for senior citizens. The investment tenure ranges between 6 months to 10 years and the minimum amount needed is Rs. 500.
The ICICI Bank RD interest rates offered with different tenures are provided below:
|RD Rates for General Citizens
|RD Rates for Senior Citizens
|3 years 1 day to 5 years
|5 years 1 day to 10 years
Note, above 5 years up to 10 Years margin for SRC has been changed on 0.75%
Customers can apply for an RD account using any of the three options given by the bank, namely offline (in the branch), internet banking, or mobile banking.
Offline: Customers can stroll into a nearby ICICI Bank office with the necessary paperwork and request to start a recurring deposit account to apply offline.
Internet Banking: Log in to the ICICI Bank official website with your registered User ID and password to access Internet Banking. Follow the path outlined below:
Customer Service > Service Request > Deposits > Additional Information > Open Recurring Deposit
Mobile Banking: Customers can use Mobile Banking by downloading and installing the iMobile app on their mobile phones and logging in with their registered login credentials, through:
Accounts and Deposits > Deposits > Open FD/RD > Open RD
If the interest income from the recurring deposit and fixed deposit accounts earned across all bank branches exceeds Rs.40,000 per fiscal year, the tax would be deducted at the source. For older folks, the maximum is Rs.50,000 every fiscal year. If your gross yearly income is less than the basic exemption limit, you can use Form 15G/15H to request that the bank not deduct tax at the source.
Eligibility for an RD in ICICI Bank
The applicants need to be Indian residents.
ICICI bank penalizes the account holder in case he/she withdraws the amount from the RD account prematurely. Also, the interest is then calculated for the period the amount has remained with the bank. The penalty rates have been elucidated below:
|Amount Less than Rs. 5 crore
|Rs. 5 crores and Above
|Less than 1 year
|More than 1 year but less than 5 years
|5 years and above
ICICI bank offers two different types of recurring deposit schemes
Delightful Deposits RD: These types of RDs are offered by the bank in association with partners from sectors like electronics, jewellery, and travel. These types of deposits offer you more than just RD interest rates in the form of a top-up amount.
Croma iSave2Buy Plan Deposits: Under this scheme, one can buy any appliance at the Croma store that is worth the accumulated amount on maturity. Also, a Croma gift voucher is provided upon maturity.
MakeMyTrip Holiday Savings Plan: In this scheme, the maturity amount and the interest earned on it can be used in the form of a voucher to pay for a trip through MakeMyTrip. The voucher needs to be redeemed within one year. The minimum tenure of this RD is 6 months and the minimum deposit is Rs. 500.
Tanishq Jewellery Plan: This RD plan provides the account holder with the benefits from Tanishq such as a special top-up amount with which one can buy jewelry of their choice. Upon maturity, one gets 80% of the first installment value in the form of RD interest and other additional benefits from Tanishq. A Tanishq jewelry card is issued to use while purchasing which needs to be redeemed within one year. The minimum tenure of this RD is 6 months and the minimum deposit is Rs. 500.
Note: Gold coins and silver articles cannot be bought through this Tanishq Jewellery Card.
Thomas Cook Holiday Savings Account: This scheme provides the benefit of redeeming the maturity amount in the form of a voucher which can be used to pay for a trip through Thomas Cook. The account holder gets to choose from a wide range of domestic and international holiday packages. The minimum tenure of this RD is 6 months and the minimum deposit to be made is Rs. 500.
iWish recurring Deposit: As the name suggests, it is an online flexible recurring deposit in which one can deposit any amount at any point of time during the ongoing tenure. This voucher can be used at any Croma outlet. The minimum tenure of his RD is 6 months and the minimum deposit is Rs. 500.
The documents needed to submit are listed below:
Identity Proof (Anyone)
Address Proof (Anyone)