Credit Card Churning: Is It a Good Idea?

When you walk into a shopping mall, you will be flooded with credit card sales people offering co-branded cards with your favorite store. A co-branded card offers you special deals in the store. One bank offers a co-branded card in a tie-up with Big Bazaar while another offers in Lifestyle stores. And it does not end… Continue Reading

Signing up as Loan Guarantor? Beware of Risks

Your close friend has been planning to buy a house for a long time. However, when he approached the bank to apply for a home loan, bank insisted to getting someone to sign as a guarantor for the loan. Lenders can ask for a financial guarantor if the credit history is weak or repayment ability of… Continue Reading

Five Advantages of Using a Credit Card

Whenever I write about credit cards, I focus mostly on things that can go wrong when you use credit cards indiscriminately. You may end up spending more than you can afford to. The debt can suddenly pile up if you don’t pay bills on time as the interest rate charged is exorbitant. In this post,… Continue Reading

Your Credit Score Will Determine Your Home Loan EMI

You know that your credit score plays an important role in getting a loan. A lower credit score can simply ruin your chances of getting a loan. What you perhaps didn’t know was that a good credit score could get you better interest rates. Although it may already be happening internally, nothing was out in… Continue Reading

The Truth behind Pre-Approved Personal Loans

Ever received an e-mail about pre-approved loans from your savings bank or credit card issuing bank? Most of us will answer this question in the affirmative. The e-mail is typically about a pre-approved home loan or a personal loan. The frequency of such e-mails is quite high too. I get an e-mail from my credit… Continue Reading

9 Things to Consider before Availing Personal Loan

These days, it is not uncommon to find at least one e-mail per day about instant or pre-approved personal loan in your mailbox.  The creative teams at banks can actually make you feel that the offer has specifically been customized for you. Do not fall for the attractive advertisement. You must avoid personal loans to… Continue Reading