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Choosing a larger than life cover, step by step

Most PROSPECTIVE buyers of insurance are not sure as to which policy would be appropriate for them...

Choosing a larger than life cover, step by step

House renovation expenses can be deducted under ‘capital gain’

In 2009, I had spent R7.5 lakh on renovating my house. Due to some reasons, I need to sell it...

House renovation expenses can be deducted under ‘capital gain’

Income Tax Return: Better late than never

March 31 is the last opportunity to file I-T return for FY14 if you missed previous deadline. Conditions apply

income tax efiling News

Gold: Changes in price-fix methodology at London bullion market to bring transparency

London is the centre of the world’s physical bullion trading. The London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) sets and maintains...

Gold: Changes in price-fix methodology at London bullion market to bring transparency

Ulips back in vogue

With equity markets moving up, the share of unit-linked insurance products (Ulips) in the private insurers' product mix is rising...

Ulips back in vogue

Investing is a rough-terrain ride, brace for ups & downs

Volatility is the variation of price over time for a particular instrument and, in equity investments, the instrument can be Sensex, or Nifty, or individual stocks. However, volatility is not risk and

Investing is a rough-terrain ride, brace for ups & downs

Amendments to insurance law seek to reduce litigation over claims

The Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill has now been cleared by both Houses of Parliament.

Amendments to insurance law seek to reduce litigation over claims

Premium on safety

Irdai has proposed a steep hike in third-party motor insurance premium for private cars from April

Cars in haryana News

Long- & short-term capital gains tax decoded

A capital gain is a profit that results from disposing of a capital asset, such as stock, bond or real estate, where the amount realised...

capital gain, capital asset, long term capital gains, short term capital gains News

Private sector life insurers race ahead in FY15

In the nine months to December 2014, private life insurers reported a 16.7% y-o-y growth in first-year premium even as the industry’s growth...

Private sector life insurers race ahead in FY15

Choosing between strategic & tactical asset allocation

A basic decision that every investor needs to make is how to distribute one’s investable funds across various asset classes.

Choosing between strategic & tactical asset allocation

Insurance: Clean bill of health

The Insurance Bill not only provides for higher FDI, but also adds layers of protective cover for policyholders

life insurance, life insurance plans, life insurance policies, insurance cover, insurance policies, how to buy insurance policy, insurance policy terms, retirement planning, personal finance News

Sort out MAT, DDT issues to make REIT a potent tool

World over, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT) have become a successful instrument for pooling investments...

Sort out MAT, DDT issues to make REIT a potent tool

It’s on the house

Households contribute around 60% of the total deposits of scheduled commercial banks...

It’s on the house

Abolition of wealth tax opens up plethora of opportunities

The finance minister has indicated that information regarding assets that are currently required to be furnished in the wealth-tax return form will be captured in the income-tax return form itself

Abolition of wealth tax opens up plethora of opportunities

Income tax: Gold seller to collect tax @ 1% on cash transaction above Rs 5 lakh

A seller is required to collect tax @ 1% from a buyer of bullion and jewellery if the sale consideration exceeds...

Income tax: Gold seller to collect tax @ 1% on cash transaction above Rs 5 lakh

National Pension Scheme: Does NPS merit your money after the Budget fillip?

When it comes to investing, Indians are a conventional lot that prefers traditional instruments offering security...

National Pension Scheme: Does NPS merit your money after the Budget fillip?

Bank RD: Persistence pays

Bank RDs will come under TDS ambit from June, but they remain a handy investment tool for the risk-averse

Bank RD, Recurring deposit, Budget 2015-16, Union Budget News

Arun Jaitley gives new lease of life to insurance industry

FINANCE minister Arun Jaitley’s Budget can be termed as a path-breaking attempt towards lifting the status of the poor and vulnerable...

Arun Jaitley gives new lease of life to insurance industry

Rate cut now likely after April review

After the Reserve Bank of India lowered key rates on March 4, government bonds...

Rate cut now likely after April review

Alternate investing: Fight the climate change menace and reap returns too

WITH the fight against climate change on in earnest, 'green investments' are gaining in popularity. Such an investment...

Alternate investing: Fight the climate change menace and reap returns too

Investing: Golden chance

The gold monetisation scheme aims to mobilise the penchant of Indian households to invest in yellow metal

gold gold rate bullion market News

What the service tax hike means for you

The hike in service tax from 12.36% to 14% — to be effective from a date notified after the enactment of the Finance Bill...

What the service tax hike means for you

Higher service tax to add to pain of middle-class

Services like air travel, telephone, eating out at restaurants, dry-cleaning, courier, beauty treatments, cable and DTH services, etc, will now cost more.

Corporate Tax News

Moving towards social security for all

Employees with a pay of up to R15,000 per month are covered under EPF. Jaitley has talked of his intent to provide an option to employees to not contribute to EPF. However, employer contribution would

Moving towards social security for all

One for the future: Retirement savings get fresh lift in Budget

But not making National Pension Scheme tax-free at time of withdrawal a dampener

One for the future: Retirement savings get fresh lift in Budget

Insurance given a boost, healthy sign for economy

The Union Budget endeavours to establish a long-term framework aimed at pushing the India growth engine back on the 8%+ trajectory.

Insurance given a boost, healthy sign for economy
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