Sanjeev Sinha

Sanjeev Sinha is Editor, Personal Finance at Financial Express Online. He has more than 20 years of experience with some of the top Indian media organisations. He has covered a wide variety of subjects such as politics, taxation, wealth management, brands, marketing, management and real estate. An avid reader of crime fiction, Sanjeev spends his free time watching action movies and listening to classical music.

Credit Card Alert! 7 types of people who should NEVER have a credit card

While credit cards may prove to be one's best friend in times of crisis, they can also turn into one's worst enemy if used recklessly.

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What is driving the growth of co-working space in India?

Flexible workplaces in India are growing at a rapid pace, with flexi operators leasing the highest ever in 2018.

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Top 10 office micromarkets that witnessed maximum YoY rental value growth in Q4 2018

Buoyant leasing activity coupled with a decline in supply infusion led to rental value appreciation of 7.1%-16.3% in select micromarkets across cities, as per Colliers Research.

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GST rate cut will be good for real estate, homebuyers: Developers

A group of ministers has recently recommended 5% GST for under construction properties and 3% GST for affordable housing, which has been welcomed by both industry experts as well as developers.

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Hurry up! This may be the best time to invest in FD; Here’s why

The RBI has started cutting rates again. This means that now there is very little chance of the FD rates going up in the near future. So, what should you do now?

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Have money to invest? UK, US can give better opportunities than Delhi, Mumbai real estate

Property prices in places like New York, London or central Singapore are more or less on par with the prices of ultra-luxury properties in, say, central Delhi or South Mumbai.

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Budget 2019: How much money PM Modi has put into the hands of common man?

India Union Budget 2019: Finance Minister Piyush Goyal, while presenting the Interim Budget 2019 today, gave some income tax relief to the middle class taxpayers and proposed full tax rebate under Section 87A for individuals

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Budget 2019: Big income tax relief for those earning up to Rs 5 lakh! Will it benefit people earning more too?

India Union Budget 2019: Finance Minister Piyush Goyal gave the middle class taxpayers some big-bang income tax relief, while presenting the Budget 2019 in Parliament today.

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Big Union Budget 2019 tax relief: Income tax slabs to LTCG to home loans, 10 key common man expectations

India Union Budget 2019: The Budget 2019 is to be presented today. Although industry experts are not expecting any major policy changes from this budget, but that is not the case with the common man.

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Budget 2019 income tax slab rates: What FM Piyush Goyal may do for the middle class

Income Tax Slab Rates Expectations from Budget 2019: Tax experts say that one change which is expected from the upcoming Budget is the change in the income tax slab rates.

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Policy reforms have helped property buyers regain confidence: Deepak Kapoor

In an exclusive interview, Deepak Kapoor, Former President CREDAI-Western UP, & Director, Gulshan Homz, talks about the current status of real estate, and shares his outlook for the sector.

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Taxpayers Beware! 6 transactions which may invite penalty, prosecution under Income Tax Act

The Income Tax Department has stepped up its efforts and action in recent months in a bid to curb black money and tax evasion.

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Budget 2019: Real estate sector not betting big on Budget, keeps optimism tempered with realism

Experts believe that the Budget 2019 will be more focused on courting voters, and there won't be any serious big-bang announcements for the real estate sector.

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Budget 2019: Will FM Jaitley double I-T exemption limit to Rs 5 lakh? Here’s what tax experts say

Some industry bodies, including the CII, have recommended that the I-T exemption limit should be doubled to Rs 5 lakh. However, is this possible?

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Budget 2019: Why there is a strong case to lower income tax rates in India

On a practical basis, there are many reasons why there should be further easing of both the income tax rates as well as the exemption limits.

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Can father legally recover money spent on child’s education? Here’s what the Bombay HC said in this case

A case of cheating filed by a father against his son for failure to pay back Rs 29 lakh has apparently disturbed the Hon’ble Judges of the Bombay High Court.

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Better days ahead for real estate investors! GST, demonetisation, RERA now aiding home buyer dream

Having faced a prolonged slowdown, the real estate segment has finally started showing signs of revival.

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4 recent changes in PAN card rules you must be aware of

The new PAN card rules are expected to widen the tax base and help the tax authorities to have more control on entities entering into financial transactions above the specified limit and taking benefit of legislative loopho

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8 key trends and changes insurance industry witnessed in 2018

2018 proved to be a very important year for the insurance industry as it witnessed so many new trends and big developments during the year.

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Expect 2019 to be a year of consolidation for real estate: Pradeep Aggarwal

In an exclusive interview, Pradeep Aggarwal, Chairman and Co-Founder, Signature Global, speaks about the resurgence of affordable housing, its role in reviving the sector, and the prospects of real estate in 2019.

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Beware! UPI app user loses Rs 6.8 lakh from his SBI account; Was it fraud? What legal experts said

Legal and financial experts say that such frauds are not possible without resorting to high-end phishing techniques and tricking the users.

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Bank Customers Alert! Your cheques will not get cleared by your bank from January 1 if you fail to do this

If you are still in possession of non-CTC cheque books, then it is in your own interest to get those replaced with CTS-2010 standard cheque books latest by December 31.

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Taxpayers Beware! Never fall for this income tax refund fraud, warns I-T Department

If you have received an email or SMS from someone asking you to share your debit card details to be able to get your tax refund in your bank account, then alarm bells must start ringing in your head.

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Debit, credit card holders beware! Your cards may get blocked if you fail to do this by December 31

A majority of banks, including SBI, have already informed their customers about getting their ATM cards replaced. And you need to hurry up if you have failed to do so.

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Government makes NPS withdrawal 100% tax-free; It gives you a big benefit

The government has made the entire NPS withdrawal tax-free and has also raised their contribution to the NPS corpus of the Central government employees from 10% to 14%.

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Bad news! SBI hikes lending rates; Home loan, car loan to cost more

Soon after HDFC Bank increased its MCLR, the State Bank of India has hiked its MCLR, BPLR and base rate w.e.f. December 10, 2018.

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No TDS on interest income up to Rs 50,000 in case of senior citizens, clarifies CBDT

CBDT has clarified that in the case of senior citizens, no TDS is required to be deducted u/s 194A, where the amount of such income doesn't exceed Rs 50,000 in aggregate.

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