What are Earnest Money Deposit Loans?

What is Earnest Money Deposit? As per Investopedia, Earnest Money is a deposit made to a seller showing the buyer’s good faith in the transaction. Earnest Money Deposit is useful in transactions where the buyer has an option to back out at a later date for any reason. If the buyer backs out of the deal,… Continue Reading

7 Ways to Use Annual Bonus Wisely

Expecting a hefty annual performance bonus? It is the time of the year many of us start getting excited about the salary hikes and annual bonuses. Not everything is in your hands but the anticipation and excitement is palpable. There is much time spent in cabin gossip over a cup of coffee speculating over the… Continue Reading

What Happens If You Default on Your Loan?

When you take a loan, you take a responsibility to repay it too. And it may happen that you may struggle to repay the loan. The reason for non-repayment could be many, ranging from loss of job and improper financial planning to poor health, disability or even demise of the borrower. In extreme cases, you could end… Continue Reading

Muthoot Finance Gold Loan Products

In this post, I will list down various gold loan products from Muthoot Finance. We have done a primer on gold loans in an earlier post. We have discussed a gold loan product from Axis Bank too. Coming to Muthoot Finance, you will be amazed at the number of loan products a gold loan company like… Continue Reading

How to Use Credit Card Reward Points Smartly?

There are typically three types of benefits that you get when you transact using a credit card. Upfront discount Cashbacks Reward points & miscellaneous benefits (fuel surcharge waiver, airline miles etc.) The benefits for spending on a credit card might take on many other forms too. However, I believe it will fall into one of… Continue Reading

Loan Options When You Have a Poor Credit Score

With the increasing reliance on credit scores during the loan approval process, it is not difficult to understand that it is difficult to get a loan if you have a poor credit score. If the reasons behind the low credit score are genuine but temporary, you can perhaps try explaining the cause to the credit institution… Continue Reading

Mudra Loan for Small Businesses

MUDRA stands for Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency Ltd. MUDRA was setup by the Union Government in FY2016 to provide funding to non-corporate, non-farm small business enterprises and entrepreneurs. The biggest problem that small businesses and entrepreneurs face is that of funding. It is a known fact that banks and financial institutions are not very… Continue Reading

Bajaj Finserv Flexi Loan — Our Review

A few days ago, I watched an interesting TV commercial for a personal loan product from Bajaj Finserv. The product is Bajaj Finserv Flexi Loan. Let’s find out more about the product. How Does the Bajaj Finserv Flexi Loan Work? Think of it as a credit line. You can withdraw/borrow or repay as many times as… Continue Reading