Rating of a company: There are certain institutes like CRISIL, ICRA that rates a company that is based on net owned fund (NOF) of the company, certain ceilings and slabs (ex: NOF more than Rs 200 lakhs be rated in certain category and so on). So, based on the rating a person decides on whether he/she should invest in a certain company or not.
Interest rates: Non-bank fixed deposit schemes offer higher interest rates than regular any banks. This is one of the major reasons why people prefer company fixed deposit schemes these days. The interest rate offered on the FDs is limited to a maximum of 12.5% by the Reserve bank of India and the interest rates can change from time to time. A person has to stay updated about the change in interest rates of banks before investing in any such schemes. The interest rates available today in market ranges from 9% to about 12.25%.
Pre-mature withdrawals: Premature withdrawals are permitted in non-bank fixed deposit schemes and the lock in period of these schemes is 3 months. Interest accrued and penalties are as per the terms and conditions of the company.
Benefits of Company fixed deposit:-
There are few benefits of company fixed deposit that makes it preferable over other counterparts and they are as follows:
1.Interests rates on company fixed deposits are generally are 2 to 3% higher than the bank fixed deposits.
2.It is mainly suitable for short term as they earn better income with good liquidity.
3.The non-bank deposit scheme also provides nomination facility.
4.The application process and eligibility clauses for company fixed deposits are much simpler than those of regular bank fixed deposit scheme which makes easier for investors to invest in company FDs.
Providers of company fixed deposit in India:-
Dewan Housing Finance