Instant Discount or No-Cost EMI: Which Is Better?

If you shop regularly from Flipkart or Amazon website/apps, you must already be aware of the instant discount and No-cost EMI offers. These e-tailers run such promotions regularly to attract buyers. In case of an instant discount, if you use a specific credit card or debit card for payment, you get an upfront discount. Suppose… Continue Reading

ICICI Bank PayLater Account: Combine UPI and Credit

UPI transactions have boomed over the last couple of years and are giving serious competition to credit/debit cards and net banking in online transactions. The only problem is that you cannot make UPI payments on credit. i.e., the money gets debited from your savings bank account. You must have the money in our bank account… Continue Reading

Merchant EMI vs. Credit Card EMI

You plan to buy an expensive phone from Flipkart or Amazon. You do not have the free cash to buy the phone outright or settle the credit card dues in a month’s time.  What can you do? You can buy the phone on EMIs. You have two options. You take the EMI offer available on… Continue Reading

ICICI Bank Insta Flexicash Facility

Old wine in a new bottle. That’s what I would call the new overdraft (OD) facility from ICICI Bank — ICICI Bank Insta FlexiCash facility. In this post, let’s find out about ICICI Insta FlexiCash facility in detail. Additionally, let’s see if there is merit in owning an OD facility. ICICI Bank Insta FlexiCash Overdraft… Continue Reading

How to Pay House Rent Using a Credit Card?

House rent is one of the biggest non-discretionary expense in the monthly budget. How do you pay house rent? NEFT/IMPS transfer? Cheque? Cash? I believe, if you are reading this article, you are likely transferring rent directly to the owner’s bank account. Or you already own a house and there is no need to pay rent.… Continue Reading

HDFC Bank Insta Jumbo Loan — Our Review

You need quick funds. You do not want to break your head to optimise your selection. Usually, in such cases, you approach your bank and see if it can give you a quick loan. In this post, let’s review a loan that is instantly available if you own a HDFC Bank credit card. By the… Continue Reading

EMI Moratorium: Should You Opt?

22-May Update — RBI has extended EMI moratorium on all term loans by another 3 months till 31-August-2020. Following RBI’s Covid-19 regulatory package, your bank may have provided you an option to not pay loan EMIs or credit card payment until May 31, 2020. As a borrower, should you opt for this? In this post, let’s… Continue Reading

RBI Enhances the Security of Credit and Debt Cards

My current credit card expired recently and I was issued a fresh card by the bank. An interesting thing about the new card was the it permitted contactless transactions. Call me paranoid but I was not very comfortable with the contactless feature. I asked the bank to switch off the feature but the bank declined.… Continue Reading