Yields on tax-free bonds quite attractive

Buying from secondary market could give decent capital gains if rates fall, but liquidity is an issue

Loan pricing guidelines to benefit retail borrowers

21 Apr 2014

RBI's suggestions include rates based on customers' risk profile, transparency in how interest is fixed and differential rates ...

DG portfolio is low-risk, focuses on stable biz

21 Apr 2014

Through the long term, total returns from such portfolios seem to beat inflation handsomely

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Letting out your apartment as hostel or serviced flat?

21 Apr 2014

Though you will see a good jump in rent, you have to incur a high cost for providing various facilities and ensuring good ...

Zero prepayment fee not enough to ensure fair deal for borrowers

21 Apr 2014

This is a welcome step, since Indian borrowers have been charged high interest rates through a unique form of floating rates by ...

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Connectivity with commercial, residential hubs a boon

21 Apr 2014

Jagatpura has been witnessing frenetic real estate activity over the past two to three years, with a host of hotel projects and ...

Readers' Corner: Bhargav Dasgupta

21 Apr 2014

I own a family floater plan (sum assured Rs 5 lakh) from a private general insurer

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Steps to render the claims process a breeze

19 Apr 2014

Delay in settling an insurance claim could be on account of mistakes made while buying the policy

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How stock-based incentive plans work

19 Apr 2014

Keep in mind the vesting, exercise and lock-in periods. Also remember that such plans are taxed in two stages

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Use yield spikes to buy into gilt funds

17 Apr 2014

Gilt funds as a category are more sensitive to interest-rate movements in the market. Hence, these might show higher volatility

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Avoid gold investment schemes

16 Apr 2014

Go for ETFs instead, if you want to accumulate the precious metal

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Are family floater health plans cheaper?

15 Apr 2014

Family plans offer higher cover for a lower cost

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10 financial products to help you plan your retirement

15 Apr 2014

Let us look into financial products for investment pre-retirement and post retirement.

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No TDS on deposits doesn't mean these are tax-free

14 Apr 2014

Interest income on deposits is taxable according to your tax bracket

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Safeguard your special child's financial needs

13 Apr 2014

Setting up a private trust is the best option, as parents can include specific clauses for the child's welfare

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How beneficial are mergers for shareholders?

13 Apr 2014

Always watch the price paid for an acquisition and the strategic intention of a merger, say experts

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Exit non-performing mutual funds...

13 Apr 2014

...but stick to those that have turned around because these could perform well once a new government is in place

Consumer forum can order corrective retrospective action

13 Apr 2014

A bank cannot take advantage of an error committed by the share transfer agent for punching the wrong rejection code when this ...

Mutual Funds: Hemant Rustagi

13 Apr 2014

Today, Hemant Rustagi, CEO of Wiseinvest Advisors , answers your questionsIs this the right time to revisit one's portfolio? The ...

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