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How Does A Flexible Recurring Deposit Work?




Not all of us can put bulk amounts into our investments, can we? But why is that? That is because the majority of us have a corporate job or a day job and get paid on a monthly basis – which means a little money every month.

For instance, if you want to invest Rs. 5,00,000 lakhs in a fixed deposit, your monthly salary is Rs. 50,000. How are you going to make it to fund the fixed deposit? Well, even if you save Rs. 10,000 each month, you would have to wait months in order to invest that in an FD. That is a long time to wait for your monthly to grow in any possible way.

But is there another way you could work this out? Fortunately, to your luck, there is. You can invest that Rs. 10,000 in a recurring deposit. Wait, wondering what a recurring deposit is.

Here we are – to explain it all.

What is the Meaning of a Recurring Deposit Account?

The recurring deposit account is a type of bank or post office account where a depositor makes regular monthly deposits of a predetermined amount of money (generally ranging from one year to five years). This format is intended for the persons who want to make a fixed monthly payment with the intention of receiving a lump sum after a few years.

The Recurring Deposit plan’s tiny monthly contributions allow the user to accumulate a sizable amount at maturity. This type of deposit scheme’s interest rate is calculable on a quarterly compounded basis.

An ordinary fixed deposit assures that a person allows money and can withdraw this amount within a specific time frame. You are unable to touch the amount of money or perhaps add to it in the interim. The repeating deposit follows a similar procedure. The primary difference in this type of program is that each month, instead of making a large deposit, you should deposit a specific amount into your account that you chose when you opened your RD account. 

This sum can be negligible and won’t leave a big hole in your wallet. And when the loan matures, you will have a sizable surplus over the principal plus interest.

Want an RD Account? Here’s How to Have One

You can start a Recurring Deposit account by going to any bank or post office, filling up the necessary paperwork, and paying the first month’s payment together with other required documents, such as a PAN card and evidence of residency.

A recurring deposit can be opened for as little as six months or in increments of 3 months, with a maximum term of 10 years. The interest rates offered for recurring deposits are similar to those offered for fixed deposits. Similar to India Post, an additional 0.5% rate of interest is given to older citizens, and some banks additionally offer a grace period of roughly five days.

Although have you heard about the flexible recurring deposit? If you have not, this is the right place to get to know it.

What is a Flexible Recurring Deposit Account?

Depositors can invest lump sums as and when they become available with a Flexi Recurring Deposit, which gives simplicity and total flexibility. A Flexi RD has two parts: the flexible amount, which can vary with each monthly installment depending on the available money, and the core amount, which is the amount that the account holder contributes when the RD is opened. For a specific tenure, a core amount must be used to open each Flexi Recurring Deposit. 

Depending on the bank where the RD is being held, this sum varies. With a cap on the amount to be invested, the variable portion of the recurring contribution can be increased in certain multiples.

While the flexible portion has an interest rate that is effective as of the deposit date, the core amount is subject to the relevant rates for the duration of the recurring deposit. The essential amount must be deposited by the deadline in order to avoid a fine from the bank. 

No penalties will be assessed if the flexible amount is invested at any point throughout the month. Flexi Recurring Deposit plans do not incur early closure fees and can be closed at any time.

Some of the Famous Flexible RD Accounts

There are renowned banks out there that are willing to offer you this, and they are:

a) ICICI Bank ( iWish Flexi RD Plan)

One of the finest yields is provided by the ICICI Bank’s iWish Flexible Recurring Deposit, which has interest rates between 7.00% and 7.50% for terms ranging from 6 months to 10 years. Customers are not required to make deposits every month and may deposit any amount at any time during the term. Several deposits may be made in a single month. For iWish accounts canceled before the duration is up, ICICI Bank does not impose a pre-closure penalty. 

When opening an iWish flexible RD account, customers can establish a goal amount and choose how much they should deposit each month to get there. To raise the necessary funds, family members and friends can make contributions.

b) Punjab National Bank (Swecha Jama Yojna)

The PnbSwechha Jama Yojna scheme requires a minimum deposit of Rs. 100 and can be applied for by a single applicant or as a joint account. Depositors have tenure options ranging from 6 months to 120 months. PNB stipulates that the monthly sum must not exceed ten times the core sum. Customers are not subject to any fees for late deposits or early termination of recurring deposits. 

Under the supervision of a guardian, minors are also permitted to open a Flexi RD account through the PnbSwechha Jama Yojna. On a PnbSwechha Jama Yojna account that already exists, PNB also grants loans or overdrafts.

c) State Bank of India (Flexi Deposit Plan)

With the SBI Flexi Deposit program, a client has the freedom to select the annual deposit amount. This sum must be within the bank’s established minimum and maximum limitations. The deposit amount can be increased by multiples of Rs. 500 up to a maximum of Rs. 50,000. The minimum deposit amount is Rs. 5000. Customers are permitted to deposit any number of times during the year. A fee of Rs. Fifty will be assessed by SBI if there is any payment default. The deposit tenure might range from 5 years to up to 7 years, and the interest rate offered will be compounded on a quarterly basis.

Debits from savings accounts, current accounts, and other designated accounts can be used to pay for an SBI Flexi Deposit. The SBI Flexi Deposit scheme offers advantageous interest rates to senior folks as well.


This is literally – just the tip of the iceberg. But, you would like to know that there are a lot more banks that are willing to offer you this scheme – and you would have to enjoy it.

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Do We Need Demat Account to Invest In Mutual Funds?



Mutual Funds

Investments in mutual funds are great options for investors to diversify their portfolios and benefit from the stock market. For investing directly in the stock market, investors need a Demat Account where they can hold their financial securities like shares and bonds. In this article, we will discuss whether investors need a demat account for investing in mutual funds.

What is a mutual fund?

A mutual fund is an investment vehicle that collects money from various investors with similar financial goals and creates an investment pool. The funds collected are then invested in various instruments such as equities, bonds, money market instruments, etc, as per the objective of the mutual fund scheme. These funds are managed by highly qualified professionals.

As far as returns are concerned, they are distributed to the investors after deductible expenses are subtracted from any profits generated. The calculation of returns hinges upon the Net Asset Value (NAV).

What is a Demat Account?

A demat account helps investors store their shares and other financial securities in an electronic or dematerialised form. It is a useful tool in today’s era of online trading and investing. Plus, a demat account also comes in handy to keep track of all your investments, including shares, bonds, mutual funds, etc.

Is Opening a Demat Account a Must for Investing in Mutual Funds?

You do not need to open a demat account if you want to invest in a mutual fund. You can buy or redeem your mutual fund units directly from the mutual fund company or through a registered distributor. However, for purchasing mutual funds, investors must complete the KYC formalities.

Do note that a demat account can help investors easily store their mutual fund units or other investments electronically.It also provides other several benefits like speedy processing of trades, paperless transactions and security of financial transactions.

What are the Benefits of Opening a Demat Account?

If you open a demat account, you can enjoy the following benefits:

  • Paperless transactions:

Prior to the demat accounts, shares were held in the form of paper certificates that had to be carefully stored or they could get lost, stolen, or misplaced. Plus, the transfer was lengthy and involved excessive paperwork. Now, with a demat account, you can safely store such securities in a digital format.

  • Convenience:

A demat account promotes the convenient transfer of shares. Plus, you can hold any number of shares and securities in your demat account. It is a common place to hold and track all of your investments including mutual fund units.

  • Automatic updates:

In case of any corporate actions like dividend payments or bonus issues on the shares you are holding, these shareholder benefits get automatically updated in your demat account.

  • Versatility:

A demat account is not specifically designed for any certain type of instrument and can be used to store various kinds of financial securities.

  • Nomination:

To ensure that your investments are protected in the event of your demise, you can also appoint a nominee to your demat account.

How to Open a Demat Account?

To open a demat account, you can reach out to a bank, broker, or financial institution that offers one. You can open a demat account online by following the steps given below:

  1. Fill out the online application form
  2. Plug in pertinent details and personal information as required.
  3. Enter your bank details
  4. Complete the KYC process with the required documents and proof.
  5. Record a clip of yourself to complete the in-person verification process.
  6. Provide your e-sign using your Aadhaar-linked phone number.

That’s it! With a few steps, you will have access to a demat account and all the benefits it offers, along with the ability to safely store and oversee your mutual fund investments.

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Washington Post for sale as Jeff Bezos plans to buy NFL team: Reports

The Washington Post is reportedly up for sale as billionaire Jeff Bezos is rumored to sell the left-leaning newspaper in order to finance his plans to buy the NFL team Washington Commanders.



Jeff Bezos

The Washington Post is reportedly up for sale as billionaire Jeff Bezos is rumored to sell the left-leaning newspaper in order to finance his plans to buy the NFL team Washington Commanders.

Quoting a source with firsthand knowledge of the matter, The New York Post reported, that the Washington Post is courted by at least “one logical suitor”, who intends to submit a proposal. The source, however, declined to identify the potential buyer.

Another newspaper buyer and seller claimed that they heard “rumors” that Bezos might be looking to sell off the newspaper.

However, the Amazon founder’s spokesperson has issued a statement, denying the rumors of a possible sale.

A journal spokesperson, which is owned by News Corp, the same corporation that owns the New York Post, also denied the alleged sale.

In its report, the New York Post claimed that Bezos, who bought the Washington Post for $250 million in 2013, was ‘looking to clear the way’ to get the Commanders from embattled owner Dan Snyder.

The Washington Commanders, who have won three Super Bowls, lifting the Lombardi Trophy in 1983, 1988 and 1992, are viewed by potential investors as a sleeping giant franchise in a major market.

Reports say that Bezos may have trouble striking a deal with Commanders’ owner Dan Snyder, who reportedly is not a big fan of the billionaire’s newspaper and is still irate about the Washington Post’s series of disclosures exposing the toxic management culture of the NFL team.

The expose had reported that Commanders’ bosses, including Dan Snyder are allegedly responsible for enabling sexual harassment.

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The New York Post report added that Front Office Sports reported that Snyder has hired Bank of America, which “continues to court Bezos — even if there are indications that Snyder doesn’t want to sell” to the billionaire.

Apparently, the Commanders accepted first-round bids from potential buyers last week, but Bezos, who supposedly has been in negotiations with Jay-Z to form a buyout partnership, wasn’t one of them.

Bezos has publicly stated that owning a newspaper was never his goal. In order to ensure financial stability and spur online expansion, the Amazon founder was persuaded to purchase the Washington Post by its former owner Donald Graham in 2013.

The billionaire has said multiple times that football is his favorite sport.

Despite experiencing expansion quickly under Bezos with massive coverage, Washington Post apparently planned to lose money in 2022 after years of profits as circulation dwindled after the end of the Trump administration.

In November, Jeff Bezos, in an interview with CNN, said he plans to donate the majority of his wealth to charitable causes within his lifetime.

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Google parent Alphabet Inc to cut 12,000 jobs

In the latest series of layoffs by major tech giants, Google parent company Alphabet Inc. is cutting 12,000 jobs, a report said on Friday.




In the latest series of layoffs by major tech giants, Google parent company Alphabet Inc. is cutting 12,000 jobs, a report said on Friday.

According to a staff memo by Alphabet’s chief executive Sundar Pichai, Google is letting go 12,000 employees which would impact its US and global staff immediately, Reuters reported.

In his letter, Pichai said that the company took a “rigorous review across product areas” to ensure that current roles are aligned with the company’s highest priorities.

Pichai’s letter highlights that the company will ensure a smooth “transition” for the impacted workers.

Google will pay employees during the full notification period (minimum 60 days). It says that it would offer a severance package starting at 16 weeks’ salary plus two weeks for every additional year at Google. Entitled workers will also receive bonuses and healthcare benefits as per their contracts. On the other hand, Google workers outside the US will receive a severance package as per their contracts and local guidelines.

The letter adds that Google will organize a town hall with employees on Monday.

The cuts come mere days after rival Microsoft said it would lay off 10,000 workers and the latest to shake the technology sector.

According to the report, the job cuts affect teams across the company including recruiting and some corporate functions, as well as some engineering and products teams.

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The news comes during a period of economic uncertainty as well as technological promise, where Google and Microsoft have been investing in a fledgling area of software known as generative artificial intelligence.

Earlier this week, Microsoft said it would eliminate 10,000 jobs and take a $1.2 billion charge to earnings, as its cloud-computing customers reassess their spending and the company braces for potential recession.

The layoffs add to the tens of thousands announced in recent months across the technology sector, which has downshifted following a strong growth period during the pandemic.

The news comes even as the software maker is set to ramp up spending in generative artificial intelligence that the industry sees as the new bright spot.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said which affect less than 5 percent of Microsoft’s workforce, would conclude by the end of March, with notifications beginning Wednesday.

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