Faced with liquidity comfort, major lenders, including ICICIand HDFC Bank, on Thursday lowered fixed deposit (FD) rates by up to 0.25% in view of surge in deposits following the demonetisation.
The new rates are effective on Thursday, according to HDFC Bank website.
For fixed deposits between ‘3 years 1 day-5 years’, the rate has been lowered to 6.5% from 6.75%.
On Wednesday, the country’s largest lender State Bank of India (SBI) slashed fixed deposit rates on select maturities by up to 0.15%.
Private lender Axis Bank has cut marginal cost of fund-based lending rate (MCLR) by 0.15-0.20%.
Till Wednesday, SBI collected Rs 1,14,139 crore in deposits over the last seven days after the government announced to scrap Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.
According to estimates, banks have collected cash deposit of over Rs 4 lakh crore following the demonetisation decision announced on November 8 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.