What do I need to know about Affin Islamic Term Deposit-i?
Affin Islamic Term Deposit-i is based on the Shariah principle of Wakalah with Commodity Murabahah, where you appoint the bank as your agent to conduct and execute a Shariah compliant investment on your behalf.
Profits earned are shared between you and Affin Islamic according to the pre-agreed profit sharing ratio. There are no brokerage fees and you can start with low initial investment of RM500.
Can I withdraw money before my fixed deposit reaches full term?
Effective from January 2019, when you make a new FD placement or renew your current FD, you will no longer receive profit payment when you withdraw the money before reaching maturity date.
Can I renew this term deposit?
Yes you can. Renewal is allowed upon maturity. You can reinvest the profit earned together with the principal amount.
If the bank does not receive any written instruction from you upon maturity, the bank will automatically renew your investment together with the profit earned for the same term as your original deposit.
How do I get the money?
You can choose between receiving your profit payout monthly, or upon maturity. For monthly profit payment, you need to open a Current Account or Savings Account with Affin Islamic and the profit will be credited to your account at pro-rata rate.
If you choose to receive your profit upon maturity the bank will pay you the whole profit as a lump sum.
How do I sign up for this Affin Islamic Term Deposit-i?
It's easy to open an account, just visit an Affin Bank branch with cash, or a cheque, and your Identification Card.
Does PIDM protect this account?
Yes, this fixed deposit is protected against a loss in the unlikely event of the bank’s failure. You're covered for up to RM250,000 per person/company/association/club. If the economic system collapses the government have got your back.