NRE FD interest rate is 14.95% for 8 to 10 years Fixed deposit. IS IT POSSIBLE ?

POSTED BY ainvest ON April 11, 2012 2:19 am COMMENTS (9)


Few days back I came across one advertisement from SBI Bank in local marathi newspaper called “sakal”. They have FD schemes going on for NRE and there are interest rates for different time slabs. For 8 to 10 year FD, In one column the interest rate is shown as 9.25% and there is another column next to it where it is shown as “14.95%” at the end of the slab.
Those who can read marathi can check here ( at the bottom right corner)

Also, NRE account does not have any tax liability in india.

My question is that 14.95% interest rate is possible and true OR this is some kind of mathematical trap

please guide

9 replies on this article “NRE FD interest rate is 14.95% for 8 to 10 years Fixed deposit. IS IT POSSIBLE ?”

  1. Dear Ain vest, please try to understand That yield thing is simple interest formula & it’s the compounding rate which is 9.25% in actual that should matter to you. Please do not get fooled by such yield rates.



    1. ainvest says:

      Dear Ashal,

      Thanks for your response.

      So in short my money is still growing at the rate of 9.25% CAGR and NOT 14.95%.
      please confirm.


      1. True 9.25% is the true CAGR but remember this is tax free!

      2. Dear ainvest, yes the CAGR is 9.25% only.



  2. BanyanFA says:

    Completely agree with @Justgrow.

    It is a different way of presenting the return. Your CAGR is still 9.25%

  3. This is quarterly compounding. In Excel put [=FV(9.25%/4,40,0,-100000,1)] = 249,544.42

    Interest = 149544 ==> Simple Annual yield = 149,544/100,000 = 14.95%

  4. bharat shah says:

    please correct to @9.25% instead of @0.25%.

  5. bharat shah says:

    it must be yield for 10 yrs fd at @0.25%. -i.e your money would be 2.495 times after 10 yrs. yielding 149.5% for 10 yrs and yrly average yield would be 14.95%.

  6. Sachin says:

    This might not be correct, Please find latest interest rate of SBI for NRE accout @,16,387,392

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