Are Home Loan Insurance Products Failing You?

Death in the family brings not just emotional trauma but can also bring financial agony to the family. If the deceased was the primary breadwinner, the family can struggle financially unless the deceased had bought adequate life insurance coverage. If the deceased had taken a home loan, the loan needs to be repaid too. Since… Continue Reading

Get Your Insurance Portfolio Right

Covid-19 infections are on the rise again. Many of us are under great stress for various reasons. A series of “What ifs” constantly overwhelm our minds. During such times, it is easy to appreciate the importance of adequate insurance in our portfolios. An insurance plan helps you ringfence your finances from potential shocks. In fact,… Continue Reading

Are You Planning to Make a Tax-Saving Investment?

The tax-saving season is round the corner. Are you still running around to finalize tax-saving investments? Well, there are so many ways to save tax. There is PPF, EPF, NPS, ELSS, LIC policies, ULIPs, 5-year FDs, life and health insurance plans, pension plans and many more. In this post, I do not intend to discuss… Continue Reading

Taking a Loan to Pay Your Insurance Premium?

We know that insurers provide loans against insurance policies. Therefore, if you have a traditional insurance policy and need short term funds, you can approach your insurance company to offer you a loan. The maximum loan amount is 80-90% of the prevailing policy surrender value. If you can’t repay the loan, the insurance company can… Continue Reading

Loan against Securities from Bank of Baroda

In times of need, when a personal loan is not an option, many of us have to offer collateral to the bank/credit institution to get a loan. In many of our earlier posts, we have discussed loan against gold jewellery, loan against property, loan against insurance policies and loan against financial investments (securities). Since gold, insurance… 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

Signing up as Loan Guarantor? Beware of Risks

Your close friend has been planning to buy a house for a long time. However, when he approached the bank to apply for a home loan, bank insisted to getting someone to sign as a guarantor for the loan. Lenders can ask for a financial guarantor if the credit history is weak or repayment ability of… Continue Reading

Financial Habits That Can Spoil Your Future

Many times, we focus on things to do to improve our long term financial health. In this post, let’s discuss some of the financial habits that are likely to affect your long term financial health adversely. These habits can affect you in many ways. You may not be able to invest enough. You may not… Continue Reading