All You Need to Know about Salary Loans

Salary loans, as the name suggests, must have something to do with your salary. In this post, when we talk about salary loans, we are essentially talking about loans to manage the mismatch between the timing of your expenses and your salary. By the way, there is no standardised nomenclature. For instance, ICICI Bank has… Continue Reading

Why Credit Utilization Ratio Affects Your Credit Score?

Your credit score plays an important role not just in determining whether your loan gets sanctioned but also in the interest rate you pay on your loan. One of the major inputs during calculation of your credit score is your credit utilization ratio. What is credit card utilization ratio and why should it affect your credit score?… 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

7 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score

Your credit score plays an important role in getting your loan/credit card application approved. Not just that, your credit score has also started being a determinant in the interest rate you pay for the loan. Therefore, if you plan to apply for a loan in the near future or foresee the need for a loan in… Continue Reading

4 Factors to Consider While Upgrading Your Credit Card

You get a call from your bank. The executive tells you, “Since you are a privileged customer, we are offering you an upgrade on your existing credit card.” Such statements invariably massage your ego. Who does not want to be recognized as a privileged customer? In addition, you are getting better benefits and a higher… Continue Reading

Credit Card against Bank Fixed Deposit

You do not like taking credit and avoided any loans and credit cards thus far.  You would pay cash or use your debit card/net banking to make payments rather than using a credit card. Its a matter of choice. And a prudent financial habit too. Non-usage of credit cards takes away the possibility of overspending… Continue Reading

5 Credit Card Habits You Should Avoid

Whether credit cards are useful or harmful depends on the person who uses it. To a prudent spender, a credit card means discounts, cash backs, reward points, easy and interest-free credit. To an irresponsible spender or someone who is struggling with cash flows, credit card may mean high interest rates, minimum payments, penal charges and… Continue Reading

Investments through Credit Cards?

Many of us have grown so fond of rewards points that we even want to make our investments through credit cards.  Sounds good, right? It is like having a cake and eating it too. Many times, I hear this question (investment through credit card) at the end of the financial year when many of us… Continue Reading