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Sources of finance

1. Mutual funds
2. Fixed deposits
3. Banks
4. Purchasing gold
5. Real estate
6. Post office
7. Shares
8. Saving account

Post office

Post Office Monthly Income Scheme
The post-office monthly income scheme (MIS) provides for monthly payment of
interest income to investors. It is meant for investors who want to invest a sum
amount initially and earn interest on a monthly basis for their livelihood. The MIS
is not suitable for an increase in your investment. It is meant to provide a source
of regular income on a long term basis. The scheme is, therefore, more beneficial
for retired persons.
Features
Only one deposit is available in an account. Only individuals can open the
account; either single or joint.( two or three). Interest rounded off to nearest
rupee i.e, 50 paise and above will be rounded off to next rupee. The minimum
investment in a Post-Office MIS is Rs 1,500 for both single and joint accounts. The
maximum investment for a single account is Rs 4.5 lakh and Rs 9 lakh for a joint
account. The duration of MIS is five years.
Returns
The post-office MIS gives a return of 8.5 % interest on maturity. The minimum
investment in a Post-Office MIS is Rs 1,500 for both single and joint accounts
Deposit Rs Monthly Interest
4,500
9,000
45,000
90,000
1,20,000
4,50,000
9,00,000
32
64
319
638
850
3188
6375
Advantages
Premature closure of the account is permitted any time after the expiry of a
period of one year of opening the account. Deduction of an amount equal to 2 per
cent of the deposit is made when the account is prematurely closed i.e between 1
year and 3 years. Investors can withdraw money after three years, with a discount
of 1%. Post maturity Interest at the rate applicable from time to time. Monthly
interest can be automatically credited to savings account provided both the
accounts standing at the same post office.
Deposit in Monthly Income Scheme, and invest interest in Recurring Deposit to
get 8 % (approx) interest. The interest income accruing from a post-office MIS is
exempt from tax under Section 80L of the Income Tax Act, 1961. Moreover, no
TDS is deductible on the interest income. The balance is exempt from Wealth Tax.
How to Open
You can buy a post office MIS at any post-office in India. When you open an MIS,
you will get a certificate issued by the post office. In addition, the investor is
provided with a passbook to record his transactions against his MIS.



Post Office Savings Schemes

Scheme
Interest
payable,
Rates,
Periodicity
etc.
Minimum
Amount for
opening of
account and
maximum
balance that can
be retained
Salient features
including Tax
Rebate
Post Office Savings
Account
4.0% per
annum on
individual/
joint accounts.
Minimum INR
20/- for opening.
Account can
be opened by
cash only.
Minimum
balance to be
maintained in a
non-cheque
facility account
is INR 50/-.
Cheque
facility available
if an account is
opened with
INR 500/- and
for this purpose
minimum
balance of INR
500/-in an
account is to be
maintained.
Cheque
facility can be
taken in an
existing account
also.
Interest
earned is Tax
Free up to INR
3500/- per year
in single and
INR 7000/- in
Joint account up
to 2011-12 and
up to INR
10,000/- per
year either in
single or joint
account for
2012-13.
Nomination
facility is
available at the
time of opening
and also after
opening of
account.
Account can
be transferred
from one post
office to
another.
One
account can be
opened in one
post office
Account can
be opened in
the name of
minor and a
minor of 10
years and above
age can open
and operate the
account.
Joint
account can be
opened by two
or three adults.
At least one
transaction of
deposit or
withdrawal in
three financial
years is
necessary to
keep the
account active.
Single
account can be
converted into
Joint and Vice
Versa.
Minor after
attaining
majority has to
apply for
conversion of
the account in
his name.
5-Year Post Office
Recurring Deposit Account
From
1.4.2013,
interest rates
are as
follows:-
8.3% per
annum
(quarterly
compounded)
On maturity
INR 10/-
account
fetches INR
Minimum INR
10/- per month
or any amount in
multiples of INR
5/-. No maximum
limit.
Account can
be opened by
cash/cheque
and in case of
cheque the date
of deposit shall
be date of
presentation of
cheque.
Nomination
facility is
available at the
time of opening
744.53. Can
be continued
for another 5
years on year
to year basis.
and also after
opening of
account.
Account can
be transferred
from one post
office to
another.
Any number
of accounts can
be opened in
any post office.
Account can
be opened in
the name of
minor and a
minor of 10
years and above
age can open
and operate the
account.
Joint
account can be
opened by two
adults.
Subsequent
deposit can be
made up to
15
th
day of next
month if
account is
opened up to
15
th
of a
calendar month
and up to last
working day of
next month if
account is
opened
between
16
th
day and last
working day of a
calendar month.
If
subsequent
deposit is not
made up to the
prescribed day,
a default fee is
charged for
each default.
After 4 regular
defaults, the
account
becomes
discontinued
and can be
revived in two
months but if
the same is not
revived within
this period, no
further deposit
can be made.
There is
rebate on
advance deposit
of at least 6
installments.
Single
account can be
converted into
Joint and Vice
Versa.
Minor after
attaining
majority has to
apply for
conversion of
the account in
his name.
One
withdrawal
upto 50% of the
balance allowed
after one year.
Full maturity
value allowed
on R.D.
Accounts
restricted to
that of INR. 50/-
denomination in
case of death of
depositor
subject to
fulfillment of
certain
conditions.
Post Office Time Deposit
Account
Interest
payable
annually but
calculated
quarterly.
From
1.4.2013,
interest rates
are as
follows:-
Period
Rate
Minimum INR
200/- and in
multiple thereof.
No maximum
limit.
Account
may be opened
by individual.
Account
can be opened
by cash/cheque
and in case of
cheque the date
of realization of
cheque in Govt.
account shall be
date of opening
1yr.A/c
8.20%
2yr.A/c
8.20%
3yr.A/c
8.30%
5yr.A/c
8.40%
of account.
Nomination
facility is
available at the
time of opening
and also after
opening of
account.
Account can
be transferred
from one post
office to
another.
Any number
of accounts can
be opened in
any post office.
Account can
be opened in
the name of
minor and a
minor of 10
years and above
age can open
and operate the
account.
Joint
account can be
opened by two
adults.
Single
account can be
converted into
Joint and Vice
Versa.
Minor after
attaining
majority has to
apply for
conversion of
the account in
his name.
2,3 & 5 year
account can be
closed after 1
year at
discount.
Account can
also be closed
after six months
but before one
year with
interest @post
office savings
account.
The investment
under 5 Years
TD qualifies for
the benefit of
Section 80C of
the Income Tax
Act, 1961 from
1.4.2007.
Post Office Monthly
Income Account Scheme
From
1.4.2013,
interest rates
are as
follows:-
8.40% per
annum
payable
monthly.
In multiples of
INR 1500/-.
Maximum
investment limit
is INR 4.5 lakhs in
single account
and INR 9 lakhs
in joint account.
An individual can
invest maximum
INR 4.5 lakh in
Account
may be opened
by individual.
Account can
be opened by
cash/cheque
and in case of
cheque the date
of realization of
cheque in Govt.
account shall be
MIS (including his
share in joint
accounts)
For calculation of
share of an
individual in joint
account, each
joint holder have
equal share in
each joint
account.
date of opening
of account.
Nomination
facility is
available at the
time of opening
and also after
opening of
account.
Account can
be transferred
from one post
office to
another.
Any number
of accounts can
be opened in
any post office
subject to
maximum
investment limit
by adding
balance in all
accounts.
Account can
be opened in
the name of
minor and a
minor of 10
years and above
age can open
and operate the
account.
Joint
account can be
opened by two
or three adults.
All joint
account holders
have equal
share in each
joint account.
Single
account can be
converted into
Joint and Vice
Versa.
Minor after
attaining
majority has to
apply for
conversion of
the account in
his name.
Maturity
period is 5 years
from 1.12.2011.
Interest can
be drawn
through auto
credit into
savings account
standing at
same post
office, through
PDCs or ECS.
Can be
prematurely
encashed after
one year but
before 3 years
at the discount
of 2% of the
deposit and
after 3 years at
the discount of
1% of the
deposit.
(Discount
means
deduction from
the deposit.)
A bonus of 5%
on principal
amount is
admissible on
maturity in
respect of MIS
accounts
opened on or
after 8.12.07
and up to
30.11.2011. No
bonus is
payable on the
deposits made
on or after
1.12.2011.
Senior Citizen Savings
Scheme
From
1.4.2013,
interest rates
are as
follows:-

9.20% per
annum,
payable from
the date of
deposit of
31st
March/30th
There shall be
only one deposit
in the account in
multiple of
INR.1000/-
maximum not
exceeding INR 15
lakh.
An
individual of the
Age of 60 years
or more may
open the
account.
An
individual of the
age of 55 years
or more but less
than 60 years
who has retired
on
Sept/31st
December in
the first
instance &
thereafter,
interest shall
be payable on
31st March,
30th June,
30th Sept and
31st
December.
superannuation
or under VRS
can also open
account subject
to the condition
that the
account is
opened within
one month of
receipt of
retirement
benefits and
amount should
not exceed the
amount of
retirement
benefits.
Maturity
period is 5
years.
A depositor
may operate
more than one
account in
individual
capacity or
jointly with
spouse
(husband/wife).
Account can
be opened by
cash for the
amount below
INR 1 lakh and
for INR 1 Lakh
and above by
cheque only.
In case of
cheque, the
date of
realization of
cheque in Govt.
account shall be
date of opening
of account.
Nomination
facility is
available at the
time of opening
and also after
opening of
account.
Account can
be transferred
from one post
office to
another
Any number
of accounts can
be opened in
any post office
subject to
maximum
investment limit
by adding
balance in all
accounts.
Joint
account can be
opened with
spouse only and
first depositor
in Joint account
is the investor.
Interest can
be drawn
through auto
credit into
savings account
standing at
same post
office, through
PDCs or Money
Order.
Premature
closure is
allowed after
one year on
deduction of
1.5% interest &
after 2 years 1%
interest
(Discount
means
deduction from
the deposit.).
After
maturity, the
account can be
extended for
further three
years within
one year of the
maturity by
giving
application in
prescribed
format. In such
cases, account
can be closed at
any time after
expiry of one
year of
extension
without any
deduction.
TDS is
deducted at
source on
interest if the
interest amount
is more than
INR 10,000/-
p.a.
Investment
under this
scheme
qualifies for the
benefit of
Section 80C of
the Income Tax
Act, 1961 from
1.4.2007.
15 year Public Provident
Fund Account
From
1.4.2013,
interest rates
are as
follows:-
8.70% per
annum
(compounded
yearly).

Minimum INR.
500/- Maximum
INR. 1,00,000/- in
a financial year.
Deposits can be
made in lump-
sum or in 12
installments.
An
individual can
open account
with INR 5/- but
has to deposit
minimum of INR
500/- in a
financial year
and maximum
INR 1,00,000/-
Joint
account cannot
be opened.
Account can
be opened by
cash/cheque
and In case of
cheque, the
date of
realization of
cheque in Govt.
account shall be
date of opening
of account.
Nomination
facility is
available at the
time of opening
and also after
opening of
account.
Account can be
transferred
from one post
office to
another.
The
subscriber can
open another
account in the
name of minors
but subject to
maximum
investment limit
by adding
balance in all
accounts.
Maturity
period is 15
years but the
same can be
extended within
one year of
maturity for
further 5 years
and so on.
Maturity
value can be
retained
without
extension and
without further
deposits also.
Premature
closure is not
allowed before
15 years.
Deposits
qualify for
deduction from
income under
Sec. 80C of IT
Act.
Interest is
completely tax-
free.
Withdrawal
is permissible
every year from
7th financial
year from the
year of opening
account..
Loan facility
available from
3rd financial
year.
No attachment
under court
decree order.
Kisan Vikas Patra Discontinued from 01.12.2011
National Savings
Certificates (NSC)







5 Years National Savings
Certificate (VIII Issue)






10 Years National Savings
Certificate (IX Issue)
From
1.4.2013,
interest rates
are as
follows:-


8.5%
compounded
six monthly
but payable at
maturity. INR.
100/- grows to
INR 151.62
after 5 years.

8.80%
compounded
six monthly
but payable at
maturity. INR
100/- grows to
INR 236.60
after 10 years.
Minimum INR.
100/- No
maximum limit
available in
denominations of
INR. 100/-, 500/-,
1000/-, 5000/- &
INR. 10,000/-.
A single
holder type
certificate can
be purchased
by, an adult for
himself or on
behalf of a
minor or by a
minor.
Deposits
qualify for tax
rebate under
Sec. 80C of IT
Act.
The interest
accruing
annually but
deemed to be
reinvested
under Section
80C of IT Act.
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Saving account

Women saving account schemes in Maharashtra
Zero Balance Facility With A Rd Of Just Rs. 2,000.** Now just maintain a
Recurring Deposit of Rs. 2,000 with us and get a hassle free zero balance savings
account.
Discounts and benefits on your Special Woman's Debit card. Free Unlimited Access to
any bank's ATM:
Enjoy free unlimited access to any bank's ATM for cash withdrawals and balance
enquiry.
Payable-at-par chequebook
With the Advantage Woman account, you get a free, multi-city cheque book.
Free monthly email statement (on customer request)
Bill Pay
No need to waste precious time in queues to pay bills. Pay your telephone, electricity,
mobile phone bills, etc. online or through our Customer Care, by giving us a one-time
standing instructions.
Multi Channel Access
For carrying out routine banking transactions or to register for services like credit
cards, utility bill pay, cash pick-up and delivery on call, etc. conveniently access to
your savings account through any of the following channels:


o Access to over 2,750 ICICI Bank branches and 10,000 ATMs
o Free Internet Banking
o Free Phone Banking
o Mobile Banking
o Nomination facility available

Corporate Fixed deposit schemes
Corporate or company fixed deposits generally offer higher interest rates which
may vary from 9 to 16%. Company fixed deposits are generally carried by
investors who are reluctant of investing in stock market.
Here are few high return company fixed deposits of government and other
finance companies
NHB (National Housing Board)
Owned by Reserve Ban k of India, NHB is intended to make housing credit
affordable. With a minimum deposit of Rs. 50000, there is no TDS deduction up to
5000 interest income. It provides an interest rate of 9.25 percent and gives an
option of premature cancellation which is subjected to few conditions.

Mahindra and Mahindra Financial Services Limited (MMFSL)
MMFSL is from the house of Mahindra. Leading NBFC, it provides personalized
finance for car and other vehicles depending on urban or rural sector. The
minimum amount to be submitted is of rupees 50000. Rate of interest available is
as stated below
1 years 9.25% p.a.
2 years 10.08% p.a.
3 years - 10.25% p.a.
4years to 6 years 9.75% p.a
For senior citizen 0.25% extra
.
(B) Bank Fixed Deposit Schemes
Bank FDs are offered by bank or non-banking finance companies regulated by RBI.
Amount up to Rs. 1 lakh in an account is guaranteed by RBI. With lower interest in
comparison to corporate fixed deposits, bank Fds even provide lower risk
probability.
Few popular bank fixed deposits are -
ICICI Bank Dream retirement plan
It is an investment or retirement planning scheme which contains investment and
benefit period. Some annual amount is paid during benefit period; rest amount is
paid at the time of maturity. The minimum amount to be paid is of Rs. 2000 with
an interest rate of 8.50%. Time period is of 10 years.
ICICI Bank Dream education plan fixed deposit scheme
When focusing childs education, this is the unique and best fixed deposit scheme
to buy. It comprises of investment and benefit period where investment should
be paid monthly. During the benefit period, annual amounts are paid where as
the total amount is received during the time of maturity. One can invest from 1
year to 10 years at an interest rate of 8.50% with a minimum deposit of Rs. 500
Need to have ICICI Bank Youngstars Account.
Vijaya Bank V Vaibhav Scheme
This short term fixed deposit of 1 year offers huge interest rate of 9.1% p.a. There
is no auto-renew option. The minimum amount to be deposited varies from one
region to other i.e.
For residents of rural areas Rs. 10000, semi-urban residents Rs. 25000, urban
residents 50000 and metro residents- Rs. 1lakh.

Purchasing gold

Gold ornaments have always been a pride element in ones status. Gold jewellery is
proudly possessed by an Indian Lady and traditionally passed on from one
generation to another. Appropriately called Stree Dhan they have always been an
integral part of every occasion. In the perpetual inflationary situation it is becoming
difficult to buy or invest in gold. Now to possess this pride Stree Dhan we present
a systematic investment plan (SIP) called Shree Dhan Discount Yojana for
you to make this auspicious investment viable.
Particulars

Scheme Type I (11+1)

Scheme Type II (14+1

Your contribution per month

Rs.3000

Rs.3000

No. of monthly instalments

11 months

14 months

Your total contribution

Rs.33,000

Rs.42,000

Our contribution as Discount
on purchase


Rs.3000/-Discount
Only on making Charges
Rs.3000/- Discount
On purchase value

Your value of Purchase

Rs. 36,000

Rs. 45,000