How is PPF interest Calculated? Click here to know

 | 
as

When it comes to choosing the best investment options for retirement planning, Public Provident Fund still ranks among the top three choices among Indians. This has been said in a recent survey. The top two are Equity Mutual Funds and Employees' Provident Fund. Do you know how the interest is calculated on this money? 

How is interest calculated?

According to the National Savings Institute, interest is calculated on the lowest balance in the account between the 5th day of the month and the last day of the month. 

If an investor deposits his savings before the 5th of a month, he will earn interest for that month. If one is depositing the amount annually, he/she should deposit the savings before April 5 to earn interest for that financial year.