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  • 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.

  • Why Apple followed Google with a stock split

    Why Apple followed Google with a stock split

    The primary reason for a stock split is to increase the liquidity of shares. Stock splits reduce the per unit price of a share, making the shares more affordable for investors. This increases investor/trader participation and more number of shares change hands. Thus it becomes easier for investors to buy or sell shares.

  • Myths surrounding Systematic Investment Plans (SIP)

    Myths surrounding Systematic Investment Plans (SIP)

    In the world filled with information galore and cultural change, many of us develop our own set of beliefs and judgements. While that's great to do, it is vital to recognize whether you are living with plain truth or mere delusions.

  • Top 10 financial lies we tell ourselves

    Top 10 financial lies we tell ourselves

    People lie to themselves in a lot of areas concerned with personal finance such as investments, savings, insurance, expenditure, etc.

  • 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.

  • Credit cards most used for buying jewellery, dining: report

    Credit cards most used for buying jewellery, dining: report

    India is one of the fastest-growing countries in the plastic money segment, with close to 350 million debit cards and 19 million credit cards in circulation.

  • How to hedge stocks with gold

    How to hedge stocks with gold

    There's an age old question: Why should one invest in the capital markets when they can invest in a timeless, precious metal such as gold that has proven to stand the test of time?

  • Home loan: how to pick the right bank

    Home loan: how to pick the right bank

    Though financial insight proves to be helpful, it is not required so often. Consumers search for the most reputable home loan providers and often end up getting trapped in the wordy circles of the best salesperson.

  • EPFO to allot permanent account number to active subscribers by October 15

    EPFO to allot permanent account number to active subscribers by October 15

    Under core banking services, a customer can avail the bank services in any of its branch through his allotted unique account number.

  • Car loan: Top 10 frequently asked questions

    Car loan: Top 10 frequently asked questions

    Most of us prefer to get our car purchases financed. Car loans can be easily availed through either your own bank or even other banks. However, there are a number of frequently asked questions regarding car loans.

  • How to save tax through various insurance policies

    How to save tax through various insurance policies

    Insurance tax deductions can be divided into 3 parts - life insurance, pension plans and health insurance.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • Online PF transfer for workers under private trusts from July

    Online PF transfer for workers under private trusts from July

    Un-exempted firms are those firms which maintain the PF accounts of their workers with EPFO. There are over five crore active subscribers whose accounts are being managed by EPFO.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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