Loan Against Securities

If you are looking to raise short term funds quickly and have a sizeable investment portfolio, loan against securities is an option you can consider. In this post, let’s look at loans against securities in detail and assess whether you must consider such loans. What Are Loans Against Securities? As the name suggests, you can… Continue Reading

Loan Against Bank Fixed Deposit (FD)

Looking for a short term loan to fund an emergency in the family? Among various ways to raise short term debt, a loan against your existing fixed deposit might just be one of the quickest. In this post, I will discuss loan eligibility, interest rate and pros and cons of such loans. We will also… Continue Reading

Fixed Rate or a Floating Rate Loan

You have finalised your dream house to purchase. You have also finalised the bank to take home loan from. You have a long relationship with the bank. You have been informally told that you will get the loan easily given your high repayment ability. You are planning to visit the bank branch tomorrow. The spirits… Continue Reading

10 Credit Card Charges That You Must Know About

Credit cards can provide you many benefits. You can get discounts and cashbacks on the popular shopping portals. You get discounts at your favourite restaurants. You get discounts while booking flights and hotels. You get rewards point which can be used for future purchases and for exciting gifts or gift coupons. We have seen the… Continue Reading

Another Reason Not to Opt for HLPP

I got an e-mail from one of the regular readers at EMICalculator.net. He brought to my notice an aspect I had failed to cover in my earlier post on Home Loan Protection Plans (HLPPs). Case Summary His father had taken a loan of Rs 8.95 lacs for a tenor of 17 years from a leading… Continue Reading

All You Need to Know About Sovereign Gold Bonds

Have you felt the need for gold in your investment portfolio? If you have not, you need to think again. Gold is a physical asset, is globally priced and can be a good hedge against high inflation and rupee depreciation. Even though gold is a speculative asset, it deserves a small part in your investment portfolio… 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