How to Check if You Have a Fake Loan in Your Name?

Have you been reading reports about fake loans (loans taken using forged documents)? You may ask, how can this happen? An impostor uses your PAN in the application and gets a loan, the loan shows up against your name (and not the actual borrower). Again, such fraudulent intent should have been caught during KYC stage,… Continue Reading

Which is the Best Life Insurance Company in 2022?

You want to buy a term life insurance plan. How would you select a life insurance company? You would want to go with the “Best Life Insurance Company”. Wouldn’t you? And for that, most of us would look at the claim settlement ratio of the various insurers. Higher the better. IRDA recently released the annual… Continue Reading

What to Do if You Have Too Many Credit Cards?

That’s a question many of us grapple with. Do we own too many credit cards? Should we cancel some of the cards? If yes, which cards to cancel? What about the discounts or cashbacks you might miss out on? Or should we just keep the cards even if we don’t use them? What are potential… Continue Reading

What Are the Various Safety Features of Your Credit Card?

All of us are worried about any fraudulent activity on our credit cards. Obviously, nobody wants to pay for what they have not spent. While there is need to exercise caution, there is no need for paranoia about credit card transactions. The credit cards come with various security measures. Additionally, the Reserve Bank of India… Continue Reading

How a Virtual Credit or Debit Card Can Help?

I am a bit paranoid about using credit cards online. Therefore, I prefer to use wallets (such as PayTM) or UPI on new sites or the sites I do not trust much. A problem with this approach is that you cannot use wallets or UPI on international websites. In addition, there are a few minor… Continue Reading

How to Deal with a Recovery Agent?

I came across an instance in a Youtube video about how borrowers are harassed by recovery agents. A news organisation uploaded the video on their Youtube channel. Do note the media does not smell of roses and tends to sensationalize things. I have not independently verified the claims of the concerned media channel. Broadcast media… 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

Reducing the Impact of a Credit Card Fraud

Online frauds are on the rise. Almost on a weekly basis, I hear new ways of customers being duped of their hard-earned money. Of late, the UPI frauds have been on the rise, where the fraudsters call/text you on one pretext or the other. You eventually end up installing malicious software on your phone or… Continue Reading