No Credit History Does Not Mean Good Credit History

“I have never borrowed in my life. Hence, my credit score must be perfect. And the banks would line up to lend to me.” Quite the contrary. Firstly, no borrowing means no credit history. In absence of credit history, the banks will be in dark about your credit behaviour. They may not be comfortable lending… Continue Reading

Credit Resolutions for 2021

It is a new year. And A new year brings new resolutions. Let us look at some of the credit resolutions for 2021 you can consider. # 1 Reduce Debt This applies to those who are currently struggling with credit burden. There are only two ways to reduce credit burden. Reduce the quantum of debt (Possible… Continue Reading

Which Is the Best External Benchmark Loan?

All the banks linked the new retail floating rate loans to an external benchmark from October 1, 2019. In my opinion, that makes the comparison between various home loan products easier. Most of the banks have chosen Repo rate for the external benchmark for home loans. Earlier, benchmark MCLR (Marginal cost of funds-based lending rate)… Continue Reading

How to Increase Your Home Loan Eligibility?

You have applied for a home loan but you are worried that you may not get the requisite amount. In an earlier post, I had discussed aspects that the banks consider while calculating your loan eligibility. In this post, let’s use the findings of the aforesaid post and see how you can increase your loan… Continue Reading

Converting Credit Card Outstanding into EMIs

Recently, I got a promotional email from a bank to convert credit card outstanding to EMIs. The EMI amount will be added to the credit card statement every month. I have discussed such deal structures in much greater detail in an earlier post. However, there have been a few interesting developments in the payments space that such… Continue Reading

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

How to Check CIBIL Score on Whatsapp for Free?

Recently, I came across an interesting article in Mint about accessing your CIBIL score on WhatsApp. Your credit score is a measure of your credit worthiness. Higher your score, greater your credit worthiness. TransUnion CIBIL is one of the credit bureaus and the credit score CIBIL provides is known as CIBIL score. We have seen… Continue Reading

How Much Loan Can I Get?

If you fancy making asset purchases on credit, you would want to be aware how much loan amount you can get. I am not talking about minor purchases where you can simply swipe your credit card. Once the credit card is approved, you can use your card, subject to credit limit, wherever you want. The bank… Continue Reading