Do you know that one of the easier ways of making your money work for you is by investing in a fixed deposit account? A fixed deposit account is an investment account and a type of savings account in which money is deposited for a stated period of time and a fixed interest rate is paid at the end of that period.
It is a safer investment option when compared to other investment types such as shares or the money market. Opening a fixed deposit account is both quick and easy and all you have to do is to deposit money into the account for a given period of time, for it to earn interest for you.
Below are reasons why you should open a fixed deposit account today:
1. It encourages a savings habit as the money you deposit needs to be in the account for a period of time without you making any withdrawal.
2. Investing in a fixed deposit account earns you a higher interest rate than depositing your money in a savings account.
3. You are assured of returns for your investment
4. The account helps to act as a fall back for your business in the event of a cash flow squeeze or can be used to meet your future cash requirements.
5. Interest is payable at maturity; annually or monthly depending on the term you chose or you could use the money to buy assets if you want.
6. No other investment channel offers more flexibility that the fixed deposit account. You get to choose how long you want to invest your money ranging from 30 days to several years.
7. You can choose to have more than one fixed deposit account if you want to save for different goals.
8. It’s one of the easiest investment accounts you can open. All you require are KYC (Know Your Customer) documents and your account can be opened as soon as you are ready to make a deposit.
9. If you want a loan but don’t have collateral, you can use your fixed deposit account to secure the loan.
10. Fixed deposits are perfect for saving money towards a particular project. The savings are locked for the required period to avoid spending it.
With the Century Fixed Deposit Account, you can save from as little as Kshs. 5,000 and earn interest as high as 12%.
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