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  • 10 popular stocks that midcap ULIP funds hold Sep 06, 2021 09:03 AM IST

    10 popular stocks that midcap ULIP funds hold

    Most of the life insurers disclose only the top 10 or 20 holdings of their fund’s portfolio

  • How highest NAV guaranteed ULIPs (mis)-sold years ago are coming to haunt policyholders now Aug 26, 2021 09:38 AM IST

    How highest NAV guaranteed ULIPs (mis)-sold years ago are coming to haunt policyholders now

    In Highest-NAV-guarantee Ulips life insurers failed to clarify that the ‘highest NAV’ was not the same as highest market levels

  • What are mortality charges? Aug 12, 2021 05:57 PM IST

    What are mortality charges?

  • Mutual funds score over ULIPs in making the most of the midcap stocks rally Apr 15, 2021 09:26 AM IST

    Mutual funds score over ULIPs in making the most of the midcap stocks rally

    Going overboard on defensive sectors hurt the performance of midcap ULIP funds last year. But their long-term track record is still impressive

  • What HNIs buying ULIPs for income-tax benefits must do now Feb 19, 2021 10:42 AM IST

    What HNIs buying ULIPs for income-tax benefits must do now

    Unit-linked insurance plans are now taxable beyond a threshold. What are the alternatives for HNIs who ploughed in high premiums into ULIPs?

  • Does the tax on ULIPs reduce their edge over mutual funds? Feb 15, 2021 09:06 AM IST

    Does the tax on ULIPs reduce their edge over mutual funds?

    Purely from an income-tax angle, ULIPs with premiums lower than Rs 2.5 lakh may work out better than mutual funds

  • ULIPs or mutual funds? These factors can help you choose the better option Jan 08, 2021 10:15 AM IST

    ULIPs or mutual funds? These factors can help you choose the better option

    One of the reasons to not summarily reject ULIPs is that there is an inherent tax advantage

  • Explained: How life insurance policies invest your premiums Oct 29, 2020 10:46 AM IST

    Explained: How life insurance policies invest your premiums

    Life insurance policies have to adhere to IRDAI-mandated norms on deploying the collected premiums. Insurance policies cannot take credit risk

  • Equity MFs versus ULIPs: Which investment is better after the Budget? Feb 17, 2020 10:38 AM IST

    Equity MFs versus ULIPs: Which investment is better after the Budget?

    Ulips cannot be considered superior to mutual funds purely on the basis of taxation

  • On balance, MFs pip ULIPs as primary investment vehicles Oct 24, 2019 08:54 AM IST

    On balance, MFs pip ULIPs as primary investment vehicles

    Given their tax-free status, lower charges and improving returns, ULIPs cannot be completely ignored

  • How ULIPs stack up against MFs Sep 19, 2019 09:11 AM IST

    How ULIPs stack up against MFs

    One major advantage of investing in ULIPs today is that the withdrawal is tax free. This is irrespective of whether the funds are invested in equity or debt.

  • 'Investment in 8-10 stocks should be good enough if your budget is between Rs 2-5 lakh' Feb 09, 2019 09:35 AM IST

    'Investment in 8-10 stocks should be good enough if your budget is between Rs 2-5 lakh'

    Most importantly, always remember that those who categorize their asset systematically over different categories of assets are able to garner the maximum returns in a sustainable manner in the long run.

  • 7 lesser known facts about ULIPs that you should know Apr 26, 2018 12:34 PM IST

    7 lesser known facts about ULIPs that you should know

    ULIPs offer lifecycle-based portfolio strategy where the funds are automatically switched from equity to debt towards the end of the plan period.

  • Watch | Cost-efficiency makes new-age ULIPs a better investment option Apr 20, 2018 11:21 AM IST

    Watch | Cost-efficiency makes new-age ULIPs a better investment option

    Santosh Agarwal – Head of Life Insurance, Policybazaar says the EEE tax structure applied on ULIPs makes it attractive with negligible charges

  • Top 4 myths about ULIPs that need to be busted this financial year Apr 13, 2018 10:47 AM IST

    Top 4 myths about ULIPs that need to be busted this financial year

    Most investors tend to identify ULIPs as synonymous with traditional endowment plans.

  • Managing Money with Moneycontrol: The right investment plan for your child's future Mar 27, 2018 03:45 PM IST

    Managing Money with Moneycontrol: The right investment plan for your child's future

    Managing Money with Moneycontrol today brings to you on how you should plan for your child’s financial goals.

  • Here are five main features that make ULIPs an attractive product Mar 09, 2018 11:43 AM IST

    Here are five main features that make ULIPs an attractive product

    Unit Linked Insurance Plans offered by insurance companies are a popular investment option.

  • ULIPs vs Mutual Funds: Which investment is likely to give you better returns? Mar 01, 2018 10:23 AM IST

    ULIPs vs Mutual Funds: Which investment is likely to give you better returns?

    Mutual fund offerings most often exceeded the returns generated by ULIPs in the same category offered by the same investment house, though it might not be a given at all times.

  • Managing Money with Moneycontrol: Tax or no tax, MFs score over ULIPs Feb 27, 2018 02:53 PM IST

    Managing Money with Moneycontrol: Tax or no tax, MFs score over ULIPs

    Moneycontrol has attempted to demystify this debate for you in this guide on ULIPs vs. mutual funds.

  • Biz in good shape; talk of increase in tax rate to corp tax rate premature: Max Life Nov 23, 2017 11:24 AM IST

    Biz in good shape; talk of increase in tax rate to corp tax rate premature: Max Life

    Talks of an increase in tax rate to corporate tax rate still premature, said Rajesh Sud, MD & CEO, Max Life Insurance.

  • Group single premia boost life insurers' income by 26% in FY17 Apr 23, 2017 04:58 PM IST

    Group single premia boost life insurers' income by 26% in FY17

  • Ulips 2.0: Insurers simplify product to woo buyers Mar 14, 2017 06:45 PM IST

    Ulips 2.0: Insurers simplify product to woo buyers

    Changes made to Ulips with regard to charges, sale strategy and transparency have made Ulips much easier to understand and buy.

  • Still undecided on tax saving? Here's the best option for you Feb 21, 2017 12:39 PM IST

    Still undecided on tax saving? Here's the best option for you

    Financial planners and experts seem to be in agreement that Equity Linked Savings Schemes (ELSS) is the best investment avenue under Section 80C of the Income Tax Act since it outscores other options in terms of liquidity and returns.

  • HDFC-Max Life merger: 10 things investors need to know Jun 20, 2016 12:59 PM IST

    HDFC-Max Life merger: 10 things investors need to know

    HDFC Life and Max Life entered into an agreement to evaluate the merger of their life businesses. Max Life is expected to be merged with Max Financial Services (MFS) and then MFS will be merged with HDFC Life.

  • LIC loses 5% new premium market share to rivals May 02, 2015 10:18 AM IST

    LIC loses 5% new premium market share to rivals

    Private insurers slowly but surely are making inroads into LIC's market share. Riding high on Unit Linked Insurance Plans (Ulips), some 23 of them have eaten up a full 5 percent of new premium market from LIC, taking their combined share to 30 percent in 2014-15, according to annual data from the Life Insurance Council.

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