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

Loan Moratorium out, Loan Resolution In

The Loan Moratorium ended on August 31, 2020. While I have written about various measures to manage cashflow stress beyond August 31, let’s explore the relief that RBI has afforded to individual borrowers in a circular issued in August 2020. On August 6, 2020, the RBI provided a framework for Resolution of COVID 19-related stress.… Continue Reading

COVID-19 Personal Loan from Public Sector Banks

 While the economy reels under the lockdown to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, many public sector banks have come out with Covid-19 personal loan schemes. Yes, Covid-19 is part of the nomenclature for these loan products. These loans can provide much needed cashflow relief to its existing customers. Most banks are offering these… Continue Reading

EMI Moratorium Math Explained

22-May Update — RBI has extended EMI moratorium on all term loans by another 3 months till 31-August-2020. The Reserve Bank of India had announced a 3-month EMI moratorium as a Covid-19 regulatory package in March 2020. In a previous post, we discussed if you should opt for such a moratorium. The crux was that, if… Continue Reading

What If Your Lender Fails?

Recently, RBI imposed a moratorium on withdrawals from a leading private bank. The depositors and the investors with the bank were understandably worried. The stock price tanked the following morning. We have been focusing on how the various depositors will be affected. As I understand from the bank’s restructuring plan, the depositors are completely safe… Continue Reading