A FAQ of the EMI moratorium announced by RBI on 27th March 2020. Should you opt for this?Continue reading →
Why the govt needs to avoid panic and stress among investors while handling unhealthy banks and why deposit insurance has limited practical useContinue reading →
How does No Cost EMI work? Is there a catch involved? What is the cost? Is it worth going for? Let us find out with an example.Continue reading →
- PMC Bank depositors have been affected by RBI restrictions after a Rs 4,355 crore scam came to light.
- Five depositors have died after RBI imposed withdrawal restrictions on PMC Bank.
- This could happen to us too! What are the lessons to be learnt from this?
From October 1, 2019, RBI has made an external benchmark based interest rate mandatory for certain categories of loans. What does this mean? How will this impact you? Let us find out starting with the basics. What does an external benchmark based loan mean in simple terms? The interest rate on your home loan/car loan/personal…Continue reading →
A new section under 80EE of the IT act has been inserted in the Union Budget 2019-2020 to provide an impetus to affordable housing. An additional tax deduction of Rs. 1.5L has been provided on home loan interest for residential property from any financial institution subject to the following conditions Loan was sanctioned between 1st…Continue reading →
In this article, let us find out about the pros and cons of a virtual credit card or a virtual debit card and if they can replace real credit/debit cards. Digital Payments in the country have been on the rise since the last 2 to 3 years. New modes of payments have been rapidly adopted…Continue reading →
After a long wait, the department of posts (DOP) has finally announced the India Post Internet Banking facility! This is a welcome move as it will allow users, especially senior citizens and their children to manage the account. This is a step by step user guide to register for the post office net banking facility and…Continue reading →
In this edition of “reader story”, Ravi Kiran describes his experience of procuring a home loan from LIC Housing Finance (LICHFL) and then transferring it to SBI, thereby saving over Rs. 12 Lakh in interest. UPDATE: MD and CEO of MF Utility, V Ramesh will be joining Ashal and me at the PUNE DIY Investor…Continue reading →
Use this calculator to check the benefits (if any) associated with switching your home loan. Either from one bank to another or from base rate to MCLR (Marginal Cost of Funds based Lending Rate). This is an updated version of the Home Loan Transfer Calculator (Mortgage Refinance) with an ability to check benefits for (a) same EMI, lower…Continue reading →
Here is a comparison of charges, limits and key features of mobile wallets in India. This is a guest post byPranav Date – the guy singularly responsible for making the monthly returns calculation such as this possible: November 2016: Equity Mutual Fund SIP, Lump sum returns & capture ratios. The yapping below is mine. Pranav supplied…Continue reading →
Use this home loan transfer calculator to determine if it is worth refinancing your mortgage, that is, transfer your home loan to a new bank or new loan scheme. When a new home loan offer at a lower interest rate appears, it is tempting to want to shift an existing home loan, because the EMI…Continue reading →
A simple way to understand a loan EMI calculation in terms of a lump sum investment and a monthly SIP is discussed in this post. This is applicable for all kinds of loans – home loan, car loan, personal loan etc. There is a close connection between investment mathematics and loan/mortgage mathematics. In fact, those…Continue reading →
How high can my home loan EMI be? What percentage of my gross monthly income can I afford to set aside for servicing my home loan EMI? These are questions that I have often seen in personal finance forums. When I recently saw it at Facebook group Asan Ideas for Wealth, I thought of discussing…Continue reading →