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  • Bank of England cuts rates twice in 1 month to lowest ever in human history Apr 10, 2020 07:01 PM IST

    Bank of England cuts rates twice in 1 month to lowest ever in human history

    When Bank of England cut the base rate to 0.1 percent, it was the lowest interest rate level in 5,000 years

  • SBI cuts deposit rate to 2.75%: Check out the banks offering highest interest rates for your money Apr 08, 2020 01:24 PM IST

    SBI cuts deposit rate to 2.75%: Check out the banks offering highest interest rates for your money

    Check out which banks offers the highest savings deposit rate.

  • RBI Moratorium: Postponing credit card dues will mean paying exorbitant interest costs Apr 03, 2020 09:40 AM IST

    RBI Moratorium: Postponing credit card dues will mean paying exorbitant interest costs

    Use the flexibility only if you have no funds to pay your dues

  • Dynamic bond funds taking divergent calls on gilts Feb 24, 2020 08:51 AM IST

    Dynamic bond funds taking divergent calls on gilts

    Expecting double-digit returns and entering these funds today are likely to leave investors disappointed

  • Home loan: How much can you afford? Feb 18, 2020 10:06 AM IST

    Home loan: How much can you afford?

    Get a clear understanding of your finances and see where you stand

  • Lending on P2P platforms: A risky proposition; not an investment Feb 11, 2020 09:10 AM IST

    Lending on P2P platforms: A risky proposition; not an investment

    Typically, people who borrow on P2P platforms are those who don’t get loans from banks because of a weak credit profile or very low income

  • RBI Policy | Stance to stay accommodative as long as output gap is negative Feb 06, 2020 06:10 PM IST

    RBI Policy | Stance to stay accommodative as long as output gap is negative

    One more rate cut will depend on how quickly inflation appears to be reverting back towards 4 percent.

  • Home loan application: How to improve the chances of approval Jan 21, 2020 08:45 AM IST

    Home loan application: How to improve the chances of approval

    Apart from our salaries, it would be wise to club other sources income while making a case before the bank

  • Broke by month-end? Avoid taking payday loans to bridge the shortfall Jan 02, 2020 09:19 AM IST

    Broke by month-end? Avoid taking payday loans to bridge the shortfall

    These are exorbitantly costly and can do more harm than good to your finances

  • Why retail investors took to NCDs in 2019 Dec 31, 2019 08:51 AM IST

    Why retail investors took to NCDs in 2019

    Tepid returns from equity mutual funds in the recent past made investors switch to NCDs that offered high single-digit returns

  • Choosing between the VPF and PPF for additional debt investments Dec 30, 2019 09:54 AM IST

    Choosing between the VPF and PPF for additional debt investments

    Since both VPF (as part of EPF) and PPF have long-term maturity periods, these are best-suited to act as retirement planning tools

  • Interest rate options can be the remedy against higher interest rates and higher EMIs Dec 12, 2019 09:36 AM IST

    Interest rate options can be the remedy against higher interest rates and higher EMIs

    Interest rate options can also be used as a fixed income instrument generating a steady return if investors play the game right

  • Are secured bonds any less riskier? Oct 23, 2019 08:54 AM IST

    Are secured bonds any less riskier?

    Even secured NCDs offered by some NBFCs have left investors high and dry

  • Continuing with SIPs in falling markets critical for solid long-term returns Oct 22, 2019 09:00 AM IST

    Continuing with SIPs in falling markets critical for solid long-term returns

    The key reason for making systematic investment in equities is rupee-cost averaging—you invest every month, at every price, thereby averaging your investment cost over the long term

  • Repo-linked loans:Want lower rates? Improve your credit score Oct 18, 2019 10:17 AM IST

    Repo-linked loans:Want lower rates? Improve your credit score

    A borrower should maintain a credit score of 760 and above throughout the tenure of the loan to get lower interest rates

  • Policy | Spare a thought for the seniors while bringing down interest rates Oct 16, 2019 09:20 AM IST

    Policy | Spare a thought for the seniors while bringing down interest rates

    There is room to do away with the tax levied on interest earned on deposits for senior citizens, including the Senior Citizens Savings Scheme.

  • Lower rates are being passed on once cost of funds declines: Kotak Mahindra Bank Oct 16, 2019 08:56 AM IST

    Lower rates are being passed on once cost of funds declines: Kotak Mahindra Bank

    Borrowings of banks are at a fixed rate and it takes some time for the cost of funds to come down

  • Axis Bank Express FD: A safe option, but nothing unique Oct 11, 2019 08:55 AM IST

    Axis Bank Express FD: A safe option, but nothing unique

    The bank offers 6.25 percent to 6.70 percent interest for tenures ranging from six to 12 months

  • One year later: How debt funds turned out after the IL&FS crisis Oct 09, 2019 08:34 AM IST

    One year later: How debt funds turned out after the IL&FS crisis

    One after another, skeletons came tumbling out of the debt fund closet

  • RBI Policy: Business sentiment in manufacturing weak, capacity addition slow Oct 04, 2019 01:10 PM IST

    RBI Policy: Business sentiment in manufacturing weak, capacity addition slow

    Overall business sentiment in the Indian manufacturing sector has deteriorated recently, the Monetary Policy Report has noted.

  • RBI Policy: FY20 GDP growth target slashed to 6.1% from 6.9% amid weak demand Oct 04, 2019 12:47 PM IST

    RBI Policy: FY20 GDP growth target slashed to 6.1% from 6.9% amid weak demand

    The RBI has slashed GDP growth estimate for the current fiscal to 6.1 percent from its earlier forecast of 6.9 percent during the August policy review.

  • RBI policy | Head says 'no rate action', but heart says a 'token rate cut' Oct 03, 2019 09:08 AM IST

    RBI policy | Head says 'no rate action', but heart says a 'token rate cut'

  • Amidst falling interest rates, NSC and RBI Bonds offer a blend of returns and safety Sep 30, 2019 09:08 AM IST

    Amidst falling interest rates, NSC and RBI Bonds offer a blend of returns and safety

    Investors need not worry about investments in NSC and RBISB, as they are backed by the sovereign

  • Going for personal loans this festive season? Beware of these charges Sep 17, 2019 08:55 AM IST

    Going for personal loans this festive season? Beware of these charges

    Repayment of personal loans is draining as interest rates and charges are very high

  • All you need to know about investing in bonds Sep 13, 2019 09:06 AM IST

    All you need to know about investing in bonds

    You may go for bonds of issuers with a combination of high credit rating (AAA / AA) and where you have the confidence on the standing of the business group.

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