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  • Why you should be careful while selling your car

    Why you should be careful while selling your car

    If you're not careful in your dealings while selling your old car, the joy of your shiny new ride may be overridden by the sorrow the ghost of your old car may bring.

  • Provident fund body to provide all benefits through electronic mode by September: report

    Provident fund body to provide all benefits through electronic mode by September: report

    The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has decided to make all payments to its beneficiaries through electronic mode from September this year, including provident fund claims, according to a senior official from the retirement fund body.

  • Regulator selects 8 firms to manage private sector pension funds: report

    Regulator selects 8 firms to manage private sector pension funds: report

    The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) is believed to have selected eight companies for managing pension funds of non-government employees, according to a source.

  • Bought an expensive mobile phone? Consider insuring it

    Bought an expensive mobile phone? Consider insuring it

    The growing penetration of high end and smartphone market in the country has also increased the number of cases of thefts and accidental damages.

  • Employees going for offshore work can fill PF data online

    Employees going for offshore work can fill PF data online

    The retirement fund body said the software has been upgraded for the purpose allowing applicants to fill data online. This is expected to eliminate mistakes.

  • Why liquid funds are attractive alternative to savings deposits

    Why liquid funds are attractive alternative to savings deposits

    The returns from liquid funds don't vary much as they invest in similar underlying securities. However, when looking for a liquid fund, the past return should not be the only factor for consideration. Other factors like size of the fund, credit quality of underlying securities and track record of the fund house should also be kept in mind.

  • Want lower interest on home loan? Try this

    Want lower interest on home loan? Try this

    RBI has been insisting on lower interest benefits to be passed on to the existing borrowers as well but it seldom happens.

  • Why you shouldn't withdraw from PF before 5 years

    Why you shouldn't withdraw from PF before 5 years

    Like any other financial product, you would like to withdraw balance from your EPF account upon emergency. EPF withdrawal is allowed subject to few conditions and situations.

  • Unable to pay home loan EMIs? Here's what you can do

    Unable to pay home loan EMIs? Here's what you can do

    Owning a home is more of a basic necessity rather than a luxury these days. Home loans have been designed to let you not miss out on this necessity.

  • How to manage your home loan better

    How to manage your home loan better

    It is time for us to act like the fund manager of a mutual fund or investment fund. Taking informed decisions to manage the asset that we call home and the liability that we call housing loan. By being prudent, you can get high 'returns' in the form of saving on interest outflow.

  • Renting out to pay off home loan EMIs? Pros and Cons

    Renting out to pay off home loan EMIs? Pros and Cons

    A house is an investment when you look at making money from it - either in the form of rentals or by re-selling it at a higher price. That is why in personal finance, the self-occupied property is never counted as an investment asset.

  • Insurers seek more hike in auto insurance premium

    Insurers seek more hike in auto insurance premium

    The regulator IRDA has raised the third-party motor premium by 10-15 per cent, effective April 1, against a demand for a minimum 50 per cent increase by the industry.

  • Mutual funds see highest monthly redemption in 3 years

    Mutual funds see highest monthly redemption in 3 years

    According to the data released by the Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI) today, liquid or money market witnessed significant outflows, although income funds and non-gold ETFs (Exchange Traded Fund) saw some inflows.

  • Retirement fund body to inform subscribers to claim pension at 58

    Retirement fund body to inform subscribers to claim pension at 58

    The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) will inform its subscribers on their attaining the age of 58 years that they are eligible for pension under the Employees' Pension Scheme, 1995 (EPS-95).

  • How to be smart with your household budget

    How to be smart with your household budget

    Where does your monthly salary go? Do you allocate a certain amount to be spent on the house, or is it a case of buying things as you need? Did you know that there are huge savings to be had from maintaining a budget, and not just in terms of cost?

  • PF body gets tough on foreign worker compliance

    PF body gets tough on foreign worker compliance

    In a bid to ensure provident fund compliance by employers with respect to international workers, retirement fund body EPFO has asked field offices to prepare a list of such employees and submit a compliance report every three months.

  • Some online income tax accounts illegally accessed: Finance Ministry

    Beware! Income tax returns illegally accessed

    Income tax online return accounts of certain people have been unauthorisedly accessed, the Finance Ministry has warned. Replying to an RTI query, the ministry said a process of "multifunctional authentication" has been designed and will be in place shortly to address any illegal access to e-filers' accounts.

  • 6 reasons why you may be denied a credit card

    6 reasons why you may be denied a credit card

    Nowadays, applying for a credit card is very simple. You can apply for a credit card at the click of a mouse. In fact, many a time you don't even have to apply for one thanks pre-approved credit cards.

  • Credit cards: How you can make the most of them

    Credit cards: How you can make the most of them

    If used the right way, credit cards provide maximum convenience and benefit. In contrast to this, a credit card becomes a financial mystery when used improperly.

  • EPFO asked to hold clubbing of allowances for provident fund deduction: report

    EPFO asked to hold clubbing of allowances for provident fund deduction: report

    The Labour Ministry has asked the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) not to go ahead with a proposal to club allowances with basic pay for provident fund deductions, a step that will deprive 5 crore subscribers of higher savings, according to a source.

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