UCO Bank, formerly known as United Commercial Bank, is a leading commercial bank established in 1943 in Kolkata having more than 3000 branches along with international presence. UCO bank provides various deposit schemes to investors and is one of the highest fixed deposit interest providers, amongst other commercial banks. This article provides more insight about fixed deposit schemes of UCO bank.
Fixed Deposits (FDs) are a secured way of investing wherein money can be deposited for a fixed period of time at a predetermined fixed rate of interest which is usually higher than a savings bank account.
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|Note: All interest rates are updated as of 1st Aug 2023|
UCO bank offers several advantages like assured returns, overdraft facility against the fixed deposit and premature withdrawal options.
Any person in his individual capacity or more than one person in their joint names, any minor jointly with a major can open a deposit with UCO bank.
Further, Sole Proprietary concerns, members of charitable and educational institutions, HUF, Clubs, Private Traders , Merchants , Agents , Professionals, Partnerships Firms, Societies & Corporates are also eligible to open their fixed deposit accounts with UCO bank.
One can start a fixed deposit with a minimum investment of ₹ 100
Banks require the below-listed documents for completing the Mandatory Know Your Customer (KYC) procedure before opening an account for its customer
Note- The above requirements are waived if the customer is already an account holder of the Bank
If you already hold a Savings or Current Account with UCO bank, a Fixed Deposit can be opened using the below procedure.
Login to the UCO ‘M-Banking Plus’ mobile application, go to the Banking section in the App, Click on the Fixed/Recurring Deposits option, then click on Open Fixed Deposits. By this, you will get an online form in which you will be required to select the FD tenure and insert the deposit amount. After filling the form once can submit the details and create an FD.
3. Also, there is an option to create a savings/ current account with the bank and then open an FD using a Mobile application or Internet Banking Facility.
The Tax applications remain the same irrespective of the bank in which you open the fixed deposit.
TDS is deducted as per I-T rules on interest earned more than ₹ 40,000/- per annum (₹ 50,000 for resident senior citizens) during the financial year @ 10% as per Section 194A of the I-T Act.
However, if your total income is below the taxable limit, you can submit Form 15G or Form 15H (For senior citizens) to the bank and request them not to deduct any TDS.
One can invest in Fixed Deposits when interest rates are high or when someone has retired and aims to have a safe investment.
Investing in a Fixed Deposit is a liquid asset and can be beneficial in emergency situations. For example, in a bear market when equity investments are down and you are in the need of money, premature FD withdrawal can be more beneficial than withdrawing investments by incurring losses.
It is also a good investment to have post-retirement so that the money can be used in case there is a medical emergency.
Yes, for such extreme situations, each depositor is insured up to a maximum of ₹5 lakh (for both principal and interest). In case you have multiple fixed deposits with several banks, the insurance coverage cap is separately applied to the amount in every bank.
A tax-saving FD has a lock-in period of 5 years. No premature withdrawals, overdrafts, or loan facilities are available under a tax-saving FD. Whereas one can have a regular FD for any tenure as per the choice of an individual and they are eligible for premature withdrawals.
Offline: Place a request at your nearest UCO bank Branch. With this method, the amount will be credited to your account within 24-48 hours.
Online: Log in to the app or website and open the FD that you want to break, click on Premature Withdrawal and the amount will be credited within the same day.
Yes, UCO bank has a sweep facility. Any balance in excess of the minimum specified balance (in multiples of ₹ 5,000) will be swept out to form an FD with no premature-penalty clause.
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