loader2
Partner With Us NRI

Open Free Demat Account Online with ICICIDIRECT

How to Use Fixed Deposits to Get a Car Loan?

Introduction

Fixed Deposits (FDs) have been one of the most popular investment choices for people for decades. Although many modern investment options such as mutual funds offer a scope of better returns, the popularity of FDs remains high. Apart from providing guaranteed returns on their investments, FDs also offer high liquidity to the investors.

Additional Read7 things new mutual fund investors need to know

But do you know you can use your FD to get a car loan at reduced interest rates too? Yes, you heard that right! Many banks and Non-Banking Financial Corporations (NBFCs) in India provide car loans against fixed deposits. This method of availing car finance is unconventional and is generally considered an overdraft.

How to apply for a car loan against your FD?

Applying for auto finance against an FD is easy and convenient. It involves less paperwork than a regular car loan application and takes little time to get approval. Moreover, you can continue to earn interest on your investment as there is no need to break your FD to take a car loan against it.

Below are the steps to apply for a car loan against an FD:

Step 1 – Approach your preferred bank or NBFC to get a car loan against your fixed deposit. Depending on your choice, it can be the same bank where you have opened your FD account or a different one.

Step 2 – Apply for an overdraft against your FD by filling up a loan application form.

Step 3 – Submit your FD receipts to the lender.

Step 4 – The lender will accept your FD as a mortgage and transfer the loan amount directly to your bank account.

Basic features of a car loan against an FD

Below are the essential points you need to remember when you apply for a car loan against your FD:

  • You can avail of vehicle finance of up to 90% of the total value of your fixed deposit. The final amount that will be sanctioned depends upon the lending institution.

  • In most cases, the interest rate charged by the lender on this type of loan is 2 to 3% more than the interest you are earning on your FD. For example, if you make 8% annual interest on your FD, the lender can levy an interest rate of 10 or 11% on your car loan.

  • Usually, lending institutions do not charge any processing fees for this type of loan. However, other charges such as stamp duty charges and pre-closure charges may apply.

  • You can choose the repayment tenure of your loan, but it should not be more than the tenure of your FD. For example, if the term of your FD is five years, you can choose your loan tenure anywhere between one to five years.

Additional ReadAll you need to know about Corporate Fixed Deposits

Benefits of availing car loan against FD

There are numerous benefits of availing car finance against an FD, such as:

  • The most significant benefit is that the rate of interest charged by the lender on this type of loan is much lower than a regular car loan.

  • You have the flexibility of choosing the repayment tenure for your car loan. However, keep in mind that it should not exceed the tenure of your fixed deposit.

  • When you use your FD to apply for a car loan, it gets approval easily and quickly. This type of loan requires less documentation and hence is sanctioned faster.

  • You will be able to avail of auto finance to purchase a new car without breaking your FD. You will continue to earn interest on your FD even after taking a loan against it.

Conclusion

Now that you know the benefits of taking a car loan against a fixed deposit, how about opening an FD account? You can simply open your FD account online and earn interest up to 6.75% per annum on your investment.

Disclaimer

ICICI Securities Ltd.( I-Sec). Registered office of I-Sec is at ICICI Securities Ltd. - ICICI Venture House, Appasaheb Marathe Marg, Mumbai - 400025, India, Tel No : 022 - 2288 2460, 022 - 2288 2470. I-Sec is a Member of National Stock Exchange of India Ltd (Member Code :07730) and BSE Ltd (Member Code :103) and having SEBI registration no. INZ000183631. Name of the Compliance officer (broking): Mr. Anoop Goyal, Contact number: 022-40701000, E-mail address: complianceofficer@icicisecurities.com. Investment in securities market are subject to market risks, read all the related documents carefully before investing. Composite Corporate Agent License No.CA0113, AMFI Regn. No.: ARN-0845. PFRDA registration numbers:  POP no -05092018. We are distributors of Insurance and Mutual funds, Corporate Fixed Deposits, NCDs, PMS and AIF products. We act as a Syndicate, Sub -syndicate member for IPO, FPO. Please note that Mutual Fund Investments are subject to market risks, read the scheme related documents carefully before investing for full understanding and detail. ICICI Securities Ltd. acts as a referral agent to various banks for personal finance & housing related services & the loan facility is subjective to fulfilment of eligibility criteria, terms and conditions etc. NPS is a defined contribution plan and the benefits would depend upon the amounts of contributions invested and the investment growth up to the point of exit from NPS. Insurance is the subject matter of solicitation. ICICI Securities Ltd. does not underwrite the risk or act as an insurer. The contents herein above shall not be considered as an invitation or persuasion to trade or invest.  I-Sec and affiliates accept no liabilities for any loss or damage of any kind arising out of any actions taken in reliance thereon.

The non-broking products / services like Mutual Funds, Insurance, FD/ Bonds, loans, PMS, Tax, Elocker, NPS, IPO, Research, Financial Learning etc. are not exchange traded products / services and ICICI Securities Ltd. is just acting as a distributor/ referral Agent of such products / services and all disputes with respect to the distribution activity would not have access to Exchange investor redressal or Arbitration mechanism.

Most Popular

  • 13 May 2022
  • ICICI Securities

The Five-Point Financial Planning Checklist For Your Family

Whether you just got married or planning to have a baby or have dependents, you should have financial plans for every stage in your life to ensure a secured future for your family members. Here are five things you can do financially for your family.   

  • 12 May 2022
  • ICICI Securities

What is a Zero Coupon Bond?

You get fixed returns in the form of interest until maturity when you invest in a bond. Zero-coupon bonds work a little differently. In this article, find out what zero-coupon bonds are, their advantages and whether you should invest in them. 

  • 12 May 2022
  • ICICI Securities

What are Cross Currency Pairs?

The forex market is the largest financial market globally. Currency trading is a lucrative and booming business. While most currencies trading happens in relation to the US Dollar, some don’t. That forms the basis of cross currency pairs. Here’s what you need to know about it. 

  • 12 May 2022
  • ICICI Securities

Investing principles from Benjamin Graham: The Father of Value Investing

Benjamin Graham was a British born economist, professor, and investor who taught at Columbia University. He was also a mentor to some of the most famous investors of the 20th century, including Irving Khan, John Templeton, & Warren Buffett. Buffett called him "the second most influential figure in his life, only after my father". 

  • 12 May 2022
  • ICICI Securities

How to Invest in Nifty 50?

The Nifty 50 is the benchmark index of the National Stock Exchange. It represents the 50 largest companies listed in India. Investing in the Nifty 50 can be a good idea for those looking to make index-linked returns. Here’s how you can invest in the index. 

  • 12 May 2022
  • ICICI Securities

Investment philosophy of Cathie Wood: The most powerful woman on Wall Street

Catherine Duddy Wood, also called Cathie Wood, is an investor who primarily invests in disruptive technologies and is the founder, chief executive officer, and chief investment officer of ARK Investment Management, LLC, an investment management firm mostly active in the United States.

  • 11 May 2022
  • ICICI Securities

How to Use Technology to Improve Your Finances

Technology has made life simpler for everyone. In the realm of personal finance, technology has streamlined many processes—from budgeting to automating your payments. On National Technology Day, let’s look at how technology has transformed our finances. 

  • 11 May 2022
  • ICICI Securities

How to Invest in your Every Goal with Mutual Funds?

Each of us is unique. We have different needs and goals in life. Some of us can ride along swinging markets, while some may need a relatively conservative investment tool. 

  • 11 May 2022
  • ICICI Securities

Four Reasons Why Entrepreneurs should Invest in Equity Mutual Funds

Equity mutual funds provide growth opportunities not just for individual investors but also for entrepreneurs and corporates. They make excellent investments for anyone looking for wealth creation. This article will give you four reasons why businesspeople should consider investing in equity mutual funds.