InCred Money launches Fixed Deposits product on its platform

CHENNAI, 2nd April 2024: InCred Money (ICM)  announced the launch of the Fixed Deposits (FDs) product on its InCred Money app, providing investors with a streamlined approach to investing in FDs of Banks and Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs). This launch aims to simplify the investment process for investors and offer high-interest rates and enhanced convenience.

Traditionally, investing in FDs often necessitates opening a savings account with a bank, which may be a deterrent for investors seeking higher FD rates offered by other institutions. InCred Money’s platform aims to streamline the process for investors to be able to access a range of FDs on a single platform.

India’s love for FDs is well-known with more than Rs. 108 Lakh Crore invested in FDs of Scheduled Commercial Banks as of March 2023. Despite FD interest rates plunging to around 5.5% in 2021 and 2022, investors continued their faith in FDs with investment in FDs growing each year1. With FD rates at multi-year highs currently, this affinity towards FDs is expected to only strengthen.

InCred Money’s newest offering of FDs on its platform is in collaboration with RBI-regulated Scheduled Commercial Banks including Small Finance Banks (SFBs) and Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs). Investors will be able to invest easily in multiple Fixed Deposits via the InCred Money app which is available for download on the Android and iOS app stores.

In terms of safety, it is to be noted that Bank & NBFC FDs are regulated by RBI. Further, there is an insurance of up to Rs. 5 Lakh by the Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (a 100% RBI subsidiary) on Bank Deposits per PAN per bank.

FDs on the InCred Money platform will provide best-in-class interest rates of up to 9.25% p.a. for senior citizens and up to 9.01% p.a. for regular investors.

InCred Money offers high convenience by allowing investors to compare FDs from various banks and NBFCs on their platform, and invest in the FDs that align best with their return and maturity expectations. This entire process can be completed in under 5 minutes, requiring no new savings bank account to be opened and with a minimum investment of just Rs. 5,000.

Vijay Kuppa, CEO of InCred Money, shared his thoughts on the launch, stating, “With the launch of the FD offerings on our platform, we’re excited to democratize financial opportunities and simplify the path to financial wellness. Our new offering enables investors to bypass traditional limitations and invest in competitive FDs from a range of institutions, all within a single, user-friendly app. This launch indicates a financial landscape evolving towards simplicity, where the promise of attractive FD rates becomes a reality accompanied by a smooth onboarding process.”

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