SBI raises fixed deposit rate by token 0.2% on select maturity

Days after RBI hiked short-term lending (repo) rate by 0.25 percent, State Bank of India (SBI) today raised fixed deposit rate by 0.2 percent on select maturity.

With the revision, term deposit between 180-210 days less than Rs 1 crore would now earn 7 percent against existing 6.80 percent, SBI said in a statement.

The new rate would be effective from tomorrow, it added.

However, there is no change in the interest rates for other maturities in less than Rs 1 crore bracket. For high-valued fixed deposit above Rs. 1 crore, interest rates have been reduced between 0.25 per cent to 2 percent.

 SBI raises fixed deposit rate by token 0.2% on select maturity


The maximum rate reduction of 2 percent is there in the tenor of 7-60 days. The rate would be 6.50 percent as against existing 8.50 percent.

Besides, over Rs 1 crore term deposit between 61 days to 1 year would also attract lower interest of 7.75 percent against 8.25 percent, down 0.5 per cent.

At the same time, 2-10 year fixed deposit in the same segment would earn 8.50 per cent, down 0.25 per cent. Earlier this week, RBI raised short-term lending (repo) rate by 0.25 per cent to 7.75 per cent making cost of fund expensive for the banks.

At the same time, the RBI lowered marginal standing facility (MSF) rate by a similar margin to 8.75 per cent. Accordingly, the bank rate is reduced to 8.75 per cent with immediate effect. Consequently, the reverse repo rate is adjusted upward to 6.75 per cent.

The RBI has left unchanged other rates such as the cash reserve ratio at 4 per cent and the mandatory holdings in government securities and other liquid assets as a solvency measure (SLR) at 23 percent.


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Updated Date: Dec 21, 2014 03:50:21 IST