A fixed deposit account is a type of investment that allows you to earn a fixed interest rate or a profit rate over a set period of time (anywhere from 3 months, 6 months, 12 months and more). How it works is that you choose the tenure, “park” your money for the whole duration of the tenure, and earn a profit at the end of the tenure. Easy peasy.
Fixed deposits are safe, low risk and can offer an attractive rate compared to savings accounts. The difference is that you can’t withdraw your money until the maturity period is up. So if you’re thinking of placing RM10,000 for 6 months, be sure not to make any withdrawals to earn your profit.
Fixed deposit accounts in Malaysia are also protected by PIDM up to RM250,000.