What should I know about this investment account from Bank Muamalat?
The Fixed Term Account-i is an Islamic deposit account which follows Shariah’s concept of Tawarruq.
This means all profits are through investments, in which Bank Muamalat acts as your agent to buy and sell commodities, in accordance with Islamic finance principles.
The commodity will then be sold to a third party for cash - a share of the profit will be determined for you by the bank upon making your FD placement.
Your placements are flexible, allowing you to invest for up to 60 months, and choice of profit payment in advance, monthly, quarterly, semi-quarterly, semi-annually, annually or at maturity - phew!
Who can apply for this FD?
This Bank Muamalat Fixed Deposit plan is open to:
- All individuals above the age of 18.
- For children below 18 – their account has to be opened and managed by their parents or legal guardian.
- Businesses, associations, co-operatives and government bodies
What is the minimum deposit?
If you're interested in a one-month placement, a deposit of RM5,000 is required. Otherwise, a minimum deposit of RM1,000 is all that you need.
For corporate wholesale accounts, the minimum deposit is higher at RM100,000.
Can I make early withdrawals of my profit?
You can make a premature withdrawal of your fixed deposit, however, you will no longer receive any profit payment on the withdrawn amount when you take it out after January 2019.
Can I renew my Islamic investment account when it has matured?
Yes, Bank Muamalat provides auto-renewals for all Fixed Term Account-i accounts upon maturity.
You can choose to either renew your investment for the same tenure with the principal amount, or principal plus profit.
Is my deposit insured under PIDM?
Depending on the amount you have placed with Bank Muamalat, your deposit will be guaranteed by PIDM up to RM250,000 only.