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  • Jittery About Your Home Buying Decision? Top Five Ways to Overcome it

    Jittery About Your Home Buying Decision? Top Five Ways to Overcome it

    When the stakes are so high, it is bound to affect us, we do get nervous, but also excited at the same time because buying a home is a big achievement too.

  • How to Pay Off Your Home Loan Faster

    How to Pay Off Your Home Loan Faster

    Till about a couple of years back, one had reason to be worried about the prepayment of one's home loan because of the costs involved. But that does not hold true any longer, with the RBI having directed banks and financial institutions to do away with any penalties on floating rate home loans.

  • Switzerland Best Expat Destination: Survey

    Switzerland Best Expat Destination: Survey

    Switzerland, Singapore and China are top three destinations for expats, according to a survey. India is ranked at the ninth position in the survey, which was commissioned by HSBC Expat and conducted by YouGov. Over 9,000 expats in more than 100 countries were surveyed.

  • Four Ways to Avoid Falling Into a Debt Trap This Diwali

    Four Ways to Avoid Falling Into a Debt Trap This Diwali

    Many consider Diwali an auspicious time to buy new things, right from a new car to new gadgets or appliances. Over the past few years, banks and other financial institutions have been offering special festive season loans that allow consumers to purchase white goods around Diwali. While it may be a good idea to take consumer durable loans instead of jacking up credit card debt, one has to exercise caution while availing of the same.

  • Five Ways to Keep Expenses Under Control This Diwali

    Five Ways to Keep Expenses Under Control This Diwali

    The festival of lights is just round the bend and every retailer is trying its best for wooing the customers. But being extravagant and indulgent during this season of festivities may cost you dearly later. Here are some tips that will help you keep your expenses in check.

  • Partially Freeze KYC Non-Compliant Accounts: RBI to Banks

    Partially Freeze KYC Non-Compliant Accounts: RBI to Banks

    Customers who have not complied with KYC (know your customer) requirements despite repeated reminders may face trouble as the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has asked banks to partially freeze and subsequently close such accounts.

  • Foreign Employees to Get PF Money in Their Own Countries: Report

    Foreign Employees to Get PF Money in Their Own Countries: Report

    The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has started a new facility to transfer provident funds of foreign employees to bank accounts in their own countries.

  • Buying Gold on Dhanteras? 10 Things to Know

    Buying Gold on Dhanteras? 10 Things to Know

    Many Indian consider Dhanteras as an auspicious occasion to buy gold. Many jewellers have launched promotional schemes to attract gold buyers while stock exchanges have extended trading hours for gold trading on Tuesday.

  • DDA Housing Scheme 2014 Gets Low Response Due to Lock-In Period: Report

    DDA Housing Scheme 2014 Gets Low Response Due to Lock-In Period: Report

    As many as 8.5 lakh applications have been received by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) for its flagship 'Housing Scheme 2014', with the housing authority on Sunday attributing the "not-so-overwhelming" response to the five-year lock-in period imposed on the ownership of the flats.

  • Unlimited Holidays? Indian HR Experts Not Enthused

    Unlimited Holidays? Indian HR Experts Not Enthused

    As companies across the world experiment with concepts like "unlimited holidays", human resource experts in India believe the country is not ready for such agile policy and that people here would rather appreciate benefits like leave encashment and sabbaticals.

  • Provident Fund Portability Launched: What to Know

    Provident Fund Portability Launched: What to Know

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 16 launched provident fund portability through the Universal Account Number (UAN). This new facility will help over 4 crore subscribers to transfer the funds lying in their provident fund accounts when they change jobs.

  • SBI Links ATM Charges to Account Balance

    SBI Links ATM Charges to Account Balance

    India biggest bank State Bank of India (SBI) has come up with new norms for ATM transactions, offering more free ATM usage for customers maintaining higher account balance.

  • How to Make Most of New PPF Limit of Rs 1.5 lakh

    How to Make Most of New PPF Limit of Rs 1.5 lakh

    Mr Jaitley also increased the maximum amount eligible for deduction through permissible investments under 80C of the Income-Tax Act to Rs 1.5 lakh, from Rs 1 lakh. PPF is one of the financial savings that qualifies for Section 80C tax benefits. Not only the money you invest in PPF is exempt from tax under Section 80C, the interest you earn on the PPF investment is also exempt from tax.

  • Provident Fund Body to Launch Online Transfer for PF Trusts This Month: Report

    Provident Fund Body to Launch Online Transfer for PF Trusts This Month: Report

    At present this facility is available to workers of (un-exempted) firms which do not have their PF trusts and manage their employees' accounts with their respective regional fund commissioners of the EPFO. It was launched in October last year.

  • Small Mistakes That Can Hurt Your Cibil Score

    Small Mistakes That Can Hurt Your Cibil Score

    Many of us often take payments for granted on having achieved a healthy Cibil score. But credit score algorithms do not understand human nature. To demystify this concept, discussed here is the impact of a small payment miss on your Cibil score.

  • Raising Credit Score From Zero to 789, in 26 Months

    Raising Credit Score From Zero to 789, in 26 Months

    Shweta Kohli has always paid her own way. Her straight-A average won her a full scholarship to San Francisco State University at the same time she worked a 40-hour week as a waitress at a cafe. But when she applied for a credit card after graduation, she was turned down because she had no credit history.

  • DDA Says 2,000 Conveyance Deeds Issued at Leasehold Conversion Camps

    DDA Says 2,000 Conveyance Deeds Issued at Leasehold Conversion Camps

    The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has so far issued 2,000 conveyance deeds within the time fixed for the same under the Citizen Charter as part of its drive for people to get their properties converted from leasehold to freehold.

  • Metro ATM Users Get Some Relaxation

    Metro ATM Users Get Some Relaxation

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday said the number of free transactions in a month at non-home ATMs would remain three in the six identified metros but customers of these centres can use their cards without cost two more times in non-metro centres.

  • DDA Housing Scheme 2014 Submission Deadline Extended

    DDA Housing Scheme 2014 Submission Deadline Extended

    After receiving an overwhelming response to its new housing scheme and due to the intervening festive season, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has extended the last date of submission of the application form to October 15, a senior official of the housing authority said on Wednesday.

  • Companies Find Foreign Degree Holders Better Skilled for Jobs: Survey

    Companies Find Foreign Degree Holders Better Skilled for Jobs: Survey

    Functioning in an increasingly globalised environment, many companies feel that foreign degree holders have better technical skills for jobs compared to the Indian university graduates, according to findings of a survey.

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