Latest and The Best Fixed Deposit / Time Deposit Interest Rates Promotion Offered by Malaysia Major Commercial and Foreign Banks – in March and April 2017.
Last Update: 23 March 2017
Malaysia Major Commercial Banks and Foreign Banks Fixed Deposit / Time Deposit Rates as of July 2016.
Bank – FD rates for 1 month, 3 months, 6 months and 12 months.
Affin Bank – 3.0%, 3.05%, 3.15% and 3.45% (Updated – Revised down 19/7/16)
Alliance Bank – 3.05%, 3.05%, 3.1% and 3.15% (Updated – Revised Down 20/7/16). FD Gold 12 months 3.25% (Interest paid monthly).
AmBank – 2.95%, 3.0%, 3.05% and 3.15% (Updated -Revised down 19/7/16). For Online Rates, they are higher.
Citibank – 2.70%, 2.75%, 2.75% and 2.85% (Updated – Revised down 25/7/16)
CIMB Bank – 2.95%, 3.0%, 3.05% and 3.10% (Updated – Revised down July 16)
Hong Leong Bank – 2.95%, 3.0%, 2.90% and 2.90% (Updated – Revised down 29/7/16)
Maybank – 2.95%, 3.00%, 3.05% and 3.10% (Updated – Revised down 15/7/16)
OCBC Bank – 2.90%, 3.00%, 3.05% and 3.25% (Revised July 14)
RHB Bank – 3.0%, 3.05%, 3.2% and 3.15% (Updated – Revised down 26/7/16)
Public Bank – 3.0%, 3.05%, 3.10% and 3.15%. PB Golden 50 Plus 12 months 3.25% (Updated – Revised down 14/7/16)agaim
UOB Bank – 2.70%, 2.80%, 2.90 % and 3.0% (Updated – Revised down AGAIN 5/8/16)
The highest over the counter FD rate for 12 months is by Affin Bank at 3.45%.
The Best Fixed / Time Deposit Promotions 2017
Please CALL THE NEAREST BANK BRANCH to reconfirm the rates (go to the bank website to get the contact number of the branch nearest to you) before going to the bank to check if promotions are still valid.
AFFIN BANK Fixed Deposit until 31 March 2017 courtesy of one of the many Editors at GenX GenY GenZ Facebook. Posted on 13 March 2017.
AmBank 9 Months FD Promo valid until end February 2017. Posted by ESB at GenXGenYGenZ Facebook.
“Ambank FD 9 months 4% p.a. , fresh fund, ends 28/2/2017 or when fund size is filled. by ESB”
Update 8 Feb 2017:
ESB informed that AmSignature customers earn extra 0.05%, i.e. 4.05% for above promo.
Another follower, Hui Wan, reported she was told that Am Signature offering 4.08% for 8 months FD Promo.
ALLIANCE BANK 12 Months FD Promo January, February and March 2017!!!
Update 8 Feb 2017: Winney Lim commented at GenX GenY GenZ Facebook Post that Alliance 4.05% for deposit less than RM500K closed. I.e. for deposit RM500K and above promo still valid.
Alliance Bank is offering 4.05% for 12 Months FD Gold with minimum deposit of RM50K fresh fund. In order to be qualified for FD Gold, the first name of the joint FD has to be age 40 and above. If none of the FD holders are 40 years old and above, you will still get 4% interest for 12 months FD which is pretty good based on current market.
CIMB Preferred Banking –
Many people have reported that CIMB do offer promo interest rates for their Preferred Banking customers.
On 2nd March, Lee Hooi Cheng commented at GenX GenY GenZ facebook – “CIMB preferred get 4.0% for 12M (started Feb 27) but needs branch to contact their HQ for approval. Existing fund also ok”
Alicia Kok Yu Ming also commented on 2 March – CIMB 3.9% 12 mths. Min 10k.
If you are a CIMB Preferred Banking Customer, check with your Relationship Manager on latest promo rates.
Hong Leong Bank 4% Fixed Deposit Promo for March 2017.
My HLB Priority Banking RM WhatsApp me on 1st March 2017 that HLB offering 4% for 6 Months FD Promo.
On 2nd March 2017, Alicia Kok Yu Ming not only commented HLB 4.0% 6mths conventional FD for March 2017 BUT even inform all Followers of GenX GenY GenZ that HLB Islamic Bank offering 4% for 12mths Islamic FD. Min 10K.
Hong Leong Islamic Bank Fixed Deposit Promo 4.05% for 12 months. Promo valid until end April 2017 posted by EweSB at GenX GenY GenZ Facebook on 22 March 2017
Maybank 3.88% 4 + 4 + 4 Months Step Up Fixed Deposit Promo -valid until 12 April 2017.
The above Maybank FD 4 + 4 + 4 months FD effective interest rate may not be competitive compared to CIMB, OCBC and UOB FD Promo Rates. However, the plus side of the above Maybank FD Promo is that it is opened to SME companies.
As with all Fixed Deposit and Term Deposit Promo, you are to read the Terms and Conditions. Please note that the above so called Effective “Interest” Rate is not guaranteed but subjected to OPR changes.
OCBC 4% for 12 Months Fixed Deposit Promo. Valid until 30 April 2017. Minimum deposit RM10K.
PUBLIC BANK Step Up Promos.
Go read the Terms & Conditions and understand them. If you too lazy, just go with OCBC or UOB.
RHB Bank Fixed Deposit Promo March 2017 – 4.05% for 12 Months.
Below posted by an Editor at GenX GenY GenZ Facebook on 2nd March 2017:
“RHB Premier customers – Conventional/Islamic FD Promo at branch, 12 months @ 4.05%, min. RM 50K, no need fresh fund”.
However, someone else reported for non Premier Banking customers, need to have certain sum maintained in CASA to be eligible for the promo.
UOB CNY Bank Straight Forward Fixed Deposit Promos. Valid until end April 2017. Minimum Fresh Fund RM10K.
4 Months – 3.68%
8 Months – 3.8%
12 Months – 4%
NON COMMERCIAL BANKS “SIMILAR TO FD” ACCOUNTS
For comparison, Bank Rakyat Deposit Promo:
However, for those of you who are not into Fixed Deposit Promotions and or don’t have the time keeping track of what is out there, check out Bank Rakyat’s Deposit Account i “interest rates” which are very good and most time better than FD Promos!!! However, it has been reported that Bank Rakyat’s dividend rate can be lower or higher than that stated in their website. So call their nearest branch to you for their latest dividend rate. And please note that your deposits with Bank Raykat are not eligible for PIDM.
To note, Bank Rakyat’s website states that for deposits more than RM5K, you may be entitled to monthly dividend, so check with them on this. Also please note, many members at LYN reported that the monthly dividend was not be credited into their accounts automatically; but they had to call Bank Rakyat staff and remind them to credit the “profit” every month!!!
MAYBANK Q-CASH FUND
For those of you who wants really short term deposit, i.e. less than 1 month. Go check out Maybank Q-Cash Money Market (similar to REPO).
Fund Minimum deposit RM50K
The Fund is suitable for Qualified Investors:
who have low risk tolerance;
who seek a regular income stream from their investments;
who wish to obtain a yield exceeding the Maybank Overnight Deposit Rate; and/or
who have very high liquidity requirement.
You can set the number of days you want your money in the Money Market Fund or just let it sit there until you want to withdraw. However, the cut off time for redemption request shall be at 10.30 a.m. on a Business Day.
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