Friday, Sep 30, 2022

National Savings Certificate


Explained: What unchanged small savings rates mean for banks, savers

July 01, 2022 7:00 am

Barring PPF and Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana, all other small saving instruments are currently fetching negative real returns amid high inflation.

Small savings schemes’ interest rates unchanged

April 01, 2022 12:30 am

Interest rates on small saving schemes are reset every quarter, but have not been revised since the first quarter of FY21.

Government may cut rate on small savings schemes in next quarter

March 18, 2020 5:38 pm

Bankers have been complaining that high rates on small savings schemes prohibit them from cutting deposit rates. Currently, there is a difference of nearly 100 basis points between deposit rate of banks and small savings rate for one-year maturity.

Govt cuts interest rate on small savings schemes by 0.1 pc

June 28, 2019 10:14 pm

The move is aimed at matching the softening of interest rates in the banking sector since the RBI cut its benchmark policy rate thrice during the year.

Interest rate on PPF, NSC drop by 0.1 per cent: Here's what the Finance Ministry notification says

July 01, 2017 5:27 pm

The Kisan Vikas Patra would drop down by 0.1 per cent and will now fetch an interest rate of 7.5 per cent. Another change made to the scheme is the increase in the duration of maturity which will now be 115 months as against 113 months.

Tax benefits to stay, small savings set to earn 25-50 bps less

January 14, 2016 2:07 am

Proposed cut in interest rate restricted to schemes of under five years for now.

Kisan Vikas Patra back as safe haven for savings

November 24, 2014 12:05 am

Widely popular in the 90s, THE SCHEME CAN be used as security and be pledged for availing loans.

Revamped Kisan Vikas Patra set to be launched next month

September 11, 2014 1:30 am

The New KVP is expected to have relaxed know-your-customer norms but will continue with its earlier tax treatment.

Interest on PPF,NSC schemes cut marginally

March 26, 2013 12:55 am

* Rates still higher than return offered by Employees Provident Fund

PPF may earn you 9% from April 1

March 22, 2012 1:16 am

Deposits to the PPF are expected to earn an interest of near 9% as against prevailing rate of 8.6%.