PERSONAL FINANCE


Sponsored Post 27 June 2023
It isn't uncommon for businesses to rely on credit to keep operations running, and thankfully accessing loans has become quite easy. Business loans are now available online in just a few clicks, and most lenders even extend specialised offers.   This is mainly because the eligibility...

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Sponsored Post 27 June 2023
While looking for an investment plan, a person must select a plan that will provide them with higher returns. Many investors do not have adequate knowledge about the stock market and need to figure out investment options that best suit their interests. Therefore, to help you out, here are...

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Sponsored Post 26 June 2023
Car insurance is an essential requirement for every vehicle owner in India. It not only provides financial protection but also ensures peace of mind while driving on the roads. However, with numerous insurance providers and policies available in the market, it can be overwhelming to choose...

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Sharing an apartment leads to the discovery of hitherto unknown traits in people.   The third person in our apartment, apart from Swapan-da and me, was KR, also a PhD student. He was very affable, jovial and helpful. But, over time, cracks began to appear in his veneer.   At...

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Sponsored Post 19 June 2023
Introduction to Term Insurance Term insurance offers financial protection by providing a lump sum payout to your family or loved ones in the event of your passing. While the concept is straightforward, selecting the right plan requires careful consideration. This guide will walk you...

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More about the Indian standard time (IST) schedules that we kept… The psychology department at the university wanted people for conducting experiments on sleep. Great job – go in at 8am, sleep for six-seven hours, and leave—US$50 per day (an enormous sum those days when the minimum wage was...

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Moneylife Digital Team 08 June 2023
While allowing the eviction of a seller, who accepted full payment and gave a memo of possession to the buyer, the Supreme Court clarified that a Will or general power of attorney (GPA) cannot be recognised as title documents or documents conferring right in any immovable property, and...

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It is not a merger of two life insurance companies but only the transfer of life insurance business and policyholders' assets and liabilities of Sahara India Life Insurance to it, SBI Life Insurance said on Friday.   In a statement, SBI Life said: "The Insurance Regulatory and...

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Sponsored Post 05 June 2023
In a rapidly changing world, considering the future of family health insurance coverage is more crucial than ever. Healthcare costs are increasing, demographics are shifting, and new technologies are emerging, all impacting the need for and accessibility of family healthcare...

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Naresh quit his assistant vice-president (AVP) position in Citibank to head up retail in a new bank being set up in Dubai.   On his first morning at work, he was greeted by the vice-chairman (VC), who was in charge of the bank project.   “Congratulations and welcome, Naresh. ...

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Moneylife Digital Team 31 May 2023
In a significant decision, while cautioning banks to adopt a humanitarian approach, the Kerala High Court (HC) ruled that an education loan cannot be rejected due to the low credit score of the applicant student.    In an order, the bench of justice PV Kunhikrishnan observed, "While...

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Moneylife Digital Team 29 May 2023
Rejecting the Life Insurance Corporation of India's (LIC's) contention that there was a material suppression of the health condition in the proposal form by the deceased life assured (DLA), the national consumer disputes redressal commission (NCDRC) directed the insurer to pay a Rs4 lakh...

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No, I am not claiming to be an expert in American psychology. I am just sharing my own perception of the way Americans think.   After my previous article, a reader commended me on my “jugaad” method of getting A-s with minimum “majoori”. In a way, it implied that I (together with...

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Moneylife Digital Team 24 May 2023
While modifying an order passed by the Odisha state consumer disputes redressal commission, the national consumer disputes redressal commission (NCDRC) imposed an additional cost of Rs10,000 on United India Insurance Co Ltd.    In an order, the bench of Dr Inder Jit Singh (presiding...

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Moneylife Digital Team 23 May 2023
While upholding an order passed by the Rajasthan state consumer disputes redressal commission, the national consumer disputes redressal commission (NCDRC) directed SBI Life Insurance Co Ltd to pay Rs15.40 lakh along with interest at 9% to the wife of the deceased insured. It also directed the...

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The news keeps coming in. Two large slabs fell from the tenth floor of a building under construction in Mumbai, and killed two people who were having a chat on the street below. A road caved in and was the cause of vehicular accidents in which some people died. And the list goes on. And one...

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Sponsored Post 19 May 2023
As a doctor, you constantly strive to provide the best health care to your patients. Having the latest equipment and facilities can help you achieve this, but upgrading your practice is costly. Thankfully, a collateral-free, customised loan for professionals is a viable option to...

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Sponsored Post 18 May 2023
A pre-approved personal loan offers quick disbursal and flexible repayment options along with a host of other features, making it an ideal choice when you need funds immediately.   The typical, old-fashioned borrowing experience is quite contradictory to the fast-paced nature of...

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When I was a trainee in Hong Kong, I used to attend the weekly meetings of branch managers, purely as an observer. These meetings gave me an insight into the Bank’s corporate culture.   Most of the attendees were HK-Chinese branch managers, and the rest were British managers who...

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The first master in business administration (MBA) lecture I attended was a revelation.   People were lolling around in their seats, some in shorts and T-shirts, girls in halters, and a lot of coffee cups... so different from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT...

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