Budget 2019: From changes in tax slabs to increase in home loan deduction limit, here’s what common man wants FM to do

Budget 2019 India: The first change which many people are expecting may be in the income tax slab rates.

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Budget 2019: From easing of ECB norms to industry status, real estate seeks big sops from Budget

Budget 2019 India: With both banks and NBFCs unwilling to lend to the sector, easing of ECB (external commercial borrowing) norms would provide some relief to a cash-strapped industry and help tide ov

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Budget 2019: Healthcare sector expects hike in exemption limits for health checkup, medical reimbursement

The healthcare sector has many expectations from Union Budget 2019 - ranging from higher income tax exemption limits to GST relief to PMJAY for all and many more.

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PPF, NSC, Sukanya Samriddhi Interest Rate Cut: Don’t let lower small savings schemes interest rates deter you

Despite the recent small savings schemes interest rate cut, investment plans such as PPF, SCSS, SSS still remain good choices for investors. Here's why!

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SEBI’s quest to secure debt funds would make liquid schemes less lucrative, feel experts

After a series of bond failures, starting with the IL&FS crisis, hit the trusted debt fund segment hard, leaving the investors jolted and shaken, market regulator SEBI has announced new guidelines.

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Are you seeking professional advice before investing? Find out if you should do it

A professional financial advisor helps investors navigate their finances, all the while keeping their circumstances and life goals in mind.

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Mutual Fund NFO: PPFAS Mutual Fund launches Parag Parikh Tax Saver Fund

Parag Parikh Tax Saver Fund is an open-ended Equity Linked Savings Scheme, offering income tax benefits up to Rs 1.50 lakh under section 80C with a mandatory lock-in period of 3 years.

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Good news for LIC policyholders: You may now auto pay your premium by adding it to net banking

The customers of Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India need not worry anymore about remembering the due date of paying the LIC premium or take out time to stand in a queue to pay the renewal premi

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7 tips on how to make health insurance claims successfully

Health insurance is not mandatory but it is gaining a lot of popularity thanks to rising medical costs.

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Budget 2019: More tax incentives to home buyers, investors will boost real estate

Union Budget 2019: Here are some of the major wishes of the real estate sector, which it expects to be addressed in the upcoming budget.

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Good news! SBI removes NEFT, RTGS charges on fund transfer

RBI has waived off the processing charges and time-varying charges on any outward transaction of NEFT and RTGS which it levied on the banks.

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Budget 2019: Should there be no income tax in India? Here’s what tax experts say

Union Budget 2019: During the time of demonetisation, there was some talk around abolishing income tax and bringing a consumption-based tax system. However, is it a good idea?

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Get income tax deduction on life insurance premium paid for adult children

While filing the Income Tax Return, in case the total tax payable is less than the total amount of TDS deducted, the difference can be claimed as refund.

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How riders can make your life insurance cover more beneficial

These riders are nothing but additional covers such as term rider, accidental death and disability rider, waiver of premium rider, critical illness rider, etc., offering benefits beyond the convention

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Mutual Funds: Six steps to reduce your investment risk

Higher risk does not necessarily mean higher potential reward, unless you know the tricks to mitigate the risk. Here are some strategies that can help you manage your mutual fund investment risk.

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Sensex, Nifty near all-time highs: Is it right time to invest in equity mutual funds?

For the last 2-3 years, while the Sensex and the Nifty have been touching new all-time highs, the broader markets – especially small- and mid-cap stocks – are lagging behind.

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Struggling with two PF accounts? Here is what you can do to manage both the accounts

With the current Universal Account Number (UAN), retirement fund body EPFO offers its members to merge or consolidation their multiple PF accounts.

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Airtel Payments Bank to sell term insurance of Bharti AXA Life

Airtel Payments Bank, India’s first payments bank, has partnered with Bharti AXA Life Insurance to offer the Bharti AXA Life POS Saral Jeevan Bima Yojana.

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Here is why your EMI is increasing even while repo rate and MCLR are falling

Why is the EMI still not coming down for existing borrowers even when RBI has cut repo rate by 75 basis points in 2019 and few banks have lowered their MCLR? Read on to find out.

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Budget 2019: Realty sector wants FM to tackle NBFC crisis, cut GST rate

Union Budget 2019: Like every sector, the realty segment – which is the second largest job provider in the country – has certain expectations from the Modi government.

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Budget 2019: Modi government must take these steps to check ‘growing medical expenses’

Budget 2019-20: In the next 10 years we would spend $372 billion for our healthcare according to an IBEF report published recently.

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Budget 2019: These measures can benefit ESOP-holding employees, boost startups

Union Budget 2019: A favorable tax regime for ESOP would go a long way to reward talent and would also be a big boost to start-ups.

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Life insurance just a tax-saving instrument? It’s much more than that

When an individual is buying life insurance, the core purpose should not be limited to just tax saving. It has a more significant purpose and importance to our lives.

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Want to invest for short term? These tips will help you

Typically, fixed income funds are not as volatile as equity funds, and the NAVs of such fixed-income funds (short duration funds) tend to move upwards steadily (except for longer duration funds which

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Index funds: A good bet for risk-averse mutual fund investors

These funds are affordable and well-diversified, and they generate good returns over a period and sometimes outperform actively managed funds.

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Senior Citizen Health Insurance: Planning to buy a health insurance policy for your parents? Here’s what to look at

Given the sharp increase in medical costs, it imperative to opt for a health insurance plan as with old age comes several ailments that are expensive to treat and care for.

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Banks to incur zero cost for NEFT, RTGS transactions from July 1; Will they pass on this benefit to account holders?

The waiver is effective from today, however, it remains to be seen, if the banks actually pass on the benefit to the account holders during online fund transfers.

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