State Bank Of India Investment Plans

State Bank Of India Investment Plans

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State Bank of India investment plans offers long-term benefits to the clients and are ideal for individuals in every kind of situation. Realize your dream with elastic options and maturity or death benefits. In keeping with the changing times and increasing customer expectations, SBI is continually reinventing itself and bring friendlier options that provide high returns with negligible risks involved. 

Various types of SBI systematic investment plans include the following.

Fixed Deposits

When you have surplus funds to invest, SBI fixed deposits provide a good way to help your income grow. Here is a high flexibility of tenure for such deposits starting from mere fifteen days to ten years. You can open fixed deposits with SBI investing a nominal amount, as low as one thousand rupees.

Whenever any urgent financial requirement crops up it is possible to take overdrafts or loans on the money you invest. Besides, one can take advantage of premature withdrawal facilities and term deposit transfers.  Timely interest accumulation in your FD account makes money grow and compounded quarterly.

Term Deposit

SBI term deposits are all about competitive interest rates, trust, and security, helping you to make your surplus money grow steadily. There is flexibility of tenure starting from mere seven days to ten years. The nominal amount that you can start with is similar to FDs, which is INR 1000. Interest payment on your investment is quarterly and monthly interests are discounted.

It is possible to take overdrafts or loans on up to 90% of the amounts deposited by paying a nominal fee. You can also go for premature withdrawal with no penalties for deposits below fifteen lakhs for seven days to one-year tenure. There is an automatic renewal of your deposits on maturity with does away with the need for tracking. 

Recurring Deposit

SBI recurring deposits allow investors to go for monthly small amount savings, which can come in good stead later on in various kinds of expenditure including the purchase of a vehicle or the marriage or education of children. The maturity period for this deposit varies between one to ten years. Minimum amounts that you can pay through monthly installment are a mere hundred rupees. This flexible scheme allows you to change both installment amounts and maturity period as suited. You can even take loans on ninety percent of the total amount deposited with a low interest rate, which is 0.5% per annum over deposit rates. There is no TDS on interest incomes.

Savings Account

Those interested in future savings can opt for SBI savings account. It is of two types.

  • Saving account: It comes with card convenience, money multipliers, and flexible, wide accessibility. You can go for a single account or a joint one. There is facility for account transfers over SBI networks. Recently the bank has done away with the minimum balance criterion that prevailed before.  Besides, half-yearly compounding of interest is also present.
  • Savings plus: Under this account, the deposit period varies between one to five years. Threshold limit for this is from rupees five thousand onwards. Any amount that exceeds the threshold limit goes to term deposit schemes and gets benefits under this.

SBI Life Insurance

SBI life insurance investments are all about keeping your dependents secure with assured returns at the end of policy term. There are two broad divisions

(a)    Endowment Plans:

Flexi Smart

Here the premium that you pay goes to a policy account with minimum 2.5% interest throughout the term.

Smart Money Back

It comes with periodic benefits. Based on policy term benefit may vary between 110 and 125 percent related to sum assured with rider benefits.

Saral Life

Here the maturity benefit is equal to sum assured plus term/regular bonus. You can take loans on this but no riders.

Sanjeevan Supreme

This includes limited term for premium payment with periodic payouts and final maturity payment.

Subh Nivesh

This comes with whole and term options. Final payments equal sum assured plus bonuses and riders.

(b)   ULIP:

       This is a long-term plan that helps you to avail returns, which are market linked. There is a wide variety of funds to choose with varying degrees of risk.

Mutual Fund

Mutual fund from SBI is either debt or equity based. The products are for Indian residents and NRIs. It is possible to group this under 4 categories namely ETS, debt schemes, equity schemes and balanced schemes. Equity schemes can yield high returns but the risks involved are high too. Debt based plans provide investment options in instruments of money market, corporate bonds and government securities and are low risk compared to equity investment.

The systematic investment plan requires an initial minimum deposit of only INR 250 on a monthly basis with flexible options.  The bank uses the money you deposit at term end for systematic share purchase. When the prices are low purchase of more units occurs and vice versa during high unit prices. 

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