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Things to keep in mind before buying home insurance

Home is the only place in the world where you feel safe and which is full of memories and comfort. Everyone desires for one's home to be a better place and for the same reason many people either go fo

Should you stay invested in EPF or switch to NPS?

In a bid to allow individuals to choose between the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) and the National Pension System (NPS) as well as facilitate transfer from a recognized provident fund to NPS, the

EPFO may invest up to 15% of investable amount in equity markets: Here are 6 things to know

The Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) may propose to invest up to 15 per cent of its investable amount in equity markets during the next fiscal, Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya has

Mutual funds: In case of cash crunch, here’s how to pause payments via SIPs

If there is a cash crunch or if you anticipate a major expense coming up, you can instruct your fund house to pause the SIP for a period

How to reduce your health insurance premium; 6 points to know

While it is important to have a health insurance cover, what many people view with trepidation are the premium costs of their health insurance policy.

Why do you need financial planning? Here are 7 things to know

In a bid to get good returns, we invest in various asset classes, ranging from equities to bonds to mutual funds. But we usually forget the other aspects of it. Should we look at only returns while ma

Why and how should you take home insurance and claim for it? Here’s all you need to know

Earthquakes have become very common these days. Regions in northern and western India are frequently experiencing a huge drift due to earthquakes. Even states near coastal areas like Andhra Pradesh an

Paytm hopes to start payments bank by March-end

Paytm Payments Bank, which got the final approval from the Reserve Bank of India in January, hopes to start operations by the month-end, PayTm founder and chief executive Vijay Shekhar Sharma said her

Deal4Loans changes corporate identity to Wishfin

The name Wishfin captures the company’s mission of fulfilling aspirations and wishes of users via financial products and services covering the broad spectrum of wealth management, investment, and cr

Karnataka State Budget 2017-18: Key proposals that are likely to influence Bengaluru real estate market

The Karnataka State Budget 2017-18 was tabled by the state chief minister in the Assembly on 15th March 2017. In line with the Central government’s agenda to provide “Housing for All by 2022”, t

Should you delay your home purchase? 5 things you must know

The real estate sector in India has seen sluggish sales in the last 15 quarters. There has not been any drastic price movement in most of the markets and prices have remained stable with minimal price

Should you withdraw 90% from EPF account or take a home loan for buying your dream home?

Retirement fund body EPFO has amended the scheme by inserting a new paragraph — 68 BD — to the Employees’ Provident Funds (EPF) Scheme, 1952, to enable a subscriber to make down payment to buy h

Mutual funds: How to benefit from equity-linked savings schemes

Mutual fund are houses paying dividends as ELSS have reported higher returns because of buoyant equity markets

IRDAI issues norms for REIT, InvIT; here’s what it means for investors, policy holders

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has issued certain amendments to investments in real estate investment trusts (REITs) and infrastructure investment trusts (InvITs).

Income tax: Here are investment options that can lighten your burden

The financial year is almost coming to its end and many investors will seek various avenues in order to save taxes.

Mutual funds’ asset base from smaller cities up 44% at Rs 3 lakh cr

The contribution of the country's smaller towns -- known as beyond-15 cities (B15) -- to mutual funds' asset base surged 44 per cent to Rs 3.07 lakh crore by February-end due to investor-friendly init

Here’s how you can save more retirement money than your father

It is not without reason that financial experts advise people to start saving money as early as possible. In fact, starting early has huge benefits even if the amount being saved is small. By doing so

Royal Sundaram launches Two Wheeler Long Term Package Policy

Royal Sundaram General Insurance Co Ltd, India’s first private sector general insurance company, has launched a new policy named ‘Two Wheeler Long Term Package Policy’. The product offers extend

5 points to consider while making lump sum mutual fund investments

When people talk about mutual fund investments, the first thing that often comes to their mind is the Systematic Investment Plan (SIP) where investment is made in installments over several months or y

What makes ICICI Prudential Capital Protection Oriented Fund – Series XI interesting for investors? Find out

ICICI Prudential Capital Protection Oriented Fund – Series XI – Plan E 1222 Days, as the name suggests, is a close-ended capital protection oriented fund which is suitable for investors who are se

SBI, CREDAI sign MoU for development of real estate sector

The State Bank of India (SBI) and the Confederation of Real Estate Developers' Associations of India (CREDAI) have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly conduct various initiatives towa

Real estate investment intensity yet to reach critical mass in Asia Pacific cities

Commercial real estate investments into Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore are not in line with their economic weight. Although they are among the world’s fastest-growing city economies, there are a number

Last-minute tax planning: 5 smart ways to save on your taxes before March 31

Julius Caesar was warned by his soothsayer to ‘beware the Ides of March’, and if that clairvoyant was alive today, he would have told you the same thing. It’s the mid of the last month of financ

With ‘Mutual Funds Sahi Hai’ message, MFs start investor education campaign

In order to attract more investors into the mutual fund industry, the Association of Mutual Funds in India on Wednesday launched a comprehensive media and communication campaign.

Note-ban bites income tax department, Q4 advance tax mop-up falls 10%

It seems that the note ban has badly hit advance tax collection from the megapolis that contributes one-third of the total corporate tax collection with the income tax department today saying mop-up f

Top real estate investment hotspots for NRIs in India

Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) have over the years emerged as a significant source of investment for the Indian real estate sector. Earlier NRIs used to invest in the sector largely for end use or person

Narendra Modi government to amend EPF scheme to enable members buy homes

Government will amend EPF scheme to enable around 4 crore members of retirement fund body EPFO to withdraw up to 90 per cent of their fund for making down payments while buying homes, Parliament was i

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