A fixed deposit (FD) is a financial instrument provided by banks or a non-banking financial company that gives the investors a higher rate of interest than that of a regular savings account if the investor does not withdraw the money until the provided maturity date. Fixed Deposit is one of the safest investment types with great stability and assured returns, it is a good way to grow your savings especially if you have no need for the funds in the foreseeable future, just leave it in the account for the entire investment period and earn high interests.
The interest is usually paid at the end of the investment period or monthly/quarterly as you choose but you can’t withdraw the main investment cost before maturity, doing so will attract a penalty/fine. Once your investment amount gets locked in your fixed deposit account at a specific interest rate, it will not be affected by further changes in interest rates or market fluctuations. This guarantees both your investment and the returns on it.