Fixed Deposit is also known as Term Deposit. Fixed Deposit means an amount is deposited at Bank for a fixed period. The bank offers a fixed rate of interest for that period. The banks offers a wide range of period; from 15 days to 5 years. The interest rate varies according to the duration
Saving Bank Account has been introduced in banks with a primary intention of developing the saving habits of ordinary people. It allows one to deposit his cash in the bank even in small amounts and withdraw his money whenever he wants. Safety is one of the attractive benefit. An SB Account offers a moderate interest rate also. The rate of interest is decided by Reserve Bank of India and it is periodically reviewed.
Current Account is mainly for businessmen, firms, companies, public enterprises etc. which do numerous daily banking transactions. In a CD A/c the account holder can deposit or withdraw money as many times, limiting to the availability of amount in his account. It is zero-interest based deposit, which means the amount in the CD a/c will not get any interest. It is meant only for the convenience of money transactions.