What happens if the prevalent interest rate goes up?
The decision rests solely upon the directives of the Reserve Bank of India. If the Reserve Bank of India is specific that the increase should bear a prospective effect from a particular time, it cannot be done immediately. The revised rates will apply only to fresh deposits and renewals. However, the benefit of the revision can be passed on to the existing depositors by a process of ‘Premature renewal’ subject to RBI rules.