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After the State Bank of India, Bank of Baroda has now announced the launch of its green fixed deposit, bob Earth Green Term Deposit Scheme, to raise deposits to fund qualifying environmental initiatives and sectors

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According to a Bank of Baroda press release dated March 11, 2024, “The bob Earth Green Term Deposits offer depositors the opportunity to earn attractive interest rates on a range of tenors and participate in India’s transition to a green and sustainable economy. The Bank is offering interest rates of up to 7.15% p.a. The General Public/Resident Indians, NRIs and High Net worth Individual (HNI) investors are all eligible to invest in the bob Earth Green Term Deposit scheme.”The bob Earth Green Term Deposit Scheme: Tenors & Interest Rates

Tenors Amount
Rs 5,000 to Below Rs. 2 Crore
bob Earth Green Deposits
(% p.a.)
1 year i.e. 6.75
12 months
1.5 years i.e. 6.75
18 Months
777 days 7.15
1111 days 6.4
1717 days 6.4
2201 days 6.4

Bank of Baroda has introduced some unique tenures under the bob Earth Green Term Deposit Tenure under the scheme is 1.5 years and 1717 dayys.

Where will the funds be used?
The funds raised through bob Earth Green Term Deposits will be allocated to eligible green projects/sectors such as Renewable Energy, Clean Transportation, Sustainable Water and Waste Management, Energy Efficiency, Climate Change Adaptation, Pollution Prevention and Control, Green Buildings, Biodiversity Conservation etc.

What are Green Deposits?

According to the South Indian Bank website, “Green Depositis a fixed-term deposit for investors looking to invest their surplus cash reserves in environmentally friendly projects. These deposits provide investors a platform to fulfil their sustainability goals by investing surplus cash balances in environmentally beneficial projects The investment in this fixed tenure deposit will go towards financing eligible businesses and projects that promote the transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient, and sustainable economy.”

Who can open?
Existing and new customers of Bank of Baroda can open a Green Deposit through any of the Bank’s branches across India.

Bank of Baroda regular FD rates

Bank of Baroda offers interest rate between 4.25% to 7.25% on amounts below Rs 2 crore for tenure ranging between 7 days to 10 years for general citizens.

Tenors Residents / General Public Resident Indian Sr. Citizen
7 days to 14 days 4.25 4.75*
15 days to 45 days 4.5 5.00*
46 days to 90 days 5.5 6.00*
91 days to 180 days 5.6 6.10*
181 days to 210 days 5.75 6.25*
211 days to 270 days 6.15 6.65*
271 days & above and less than 1 year 6.25 6.75*
360D (bob360) 7.1 7.60*
1 year 6.85 7.35*
Above 1 year to 400 days 6.85 7.35*
Above 400 days and upto 2 Years 6.85 7.35*
Above 2 Years and upto 3 Years 7.25 7.75*
Above 3 Years and upto 5 Years 6.5 7.15 #
Above 5 Years and upto 10 Years 6.5 7.50***
Above 10 years (MACT/MACAD 6.25 6.75*
Court Order schemes only)
399 Days (Baroda Tiranga Plus Deposit Scheme) 7.15 7.65*

  • Published On Mar 16, 2024 at 10:33 AM IST

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