A bank term deposit refers to the depositing of a certain sum of money at a bank where the depositor is able to earn an interest on a monthly basis or whenever the term matures. The term is fixed as well as the rate of interest that is paid unless the investor negotiates with the bank for getting the interest on a monthly basis.
This is one way that many people are able to earn an income for themselves by investing their money. When money is deposited for a period of time it can only be withdrawn at the end of the term agreed upon by the bank and the depositor. The guaranteed return at a fairly high interest rate is the attraction here. This is an effective way of locking away savings so that it will not be spent unnecessarily.
Another advantage apart from earning an interest on the term deposit is the ability of the depositor to secure a loan against the fixed deposit. This way the depositor can even finance a small business as the interest rate that is charged for such a loam is only slightly higher than what the depositor would be earning from the initial deposit.