Credit Card at 9% p.a.?

IDFC First Bank is launching credit cards where the borrowers will have to pay only 9% p.a. as Annual percentage rate (APR) or the interest rate. This comes as a healthy surprise since we are used to 36%-40% p.a. APR on credit card debt. If you are new to this terminology, 36% p.a. APR means… Continue Reading

Investing in Debt Funds vs. Prepaying a Loan

You just got your annual bonus. You want to decide between whether to use the bonus to prepay the home loan. Or put this money away in a bank fixed deposit or any other investment. The approach is simple. If the post-tax cost of your loan is HIGHER than the post-tax return from the supposed… Continue Reading

ICICI Bank Insta Flexicash Facility

Old wine in a new bottle. That’s what I would call the new overdraft (OD) facility from ICICI Bank — ICICI Bank Insta FlexiCash facility. In this post, let’s find out about ICICI Insta FlexiCash facility in detail. Additionally, let’s see if there is merit in owning an OD facility. ICICI Bank Insta FlexiCash Overdraft… Continue Reading

COVID-19 Crisis: The Loan Hierarchy

The nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of Covid-19 has affected the cashflows or income potential of many citizens. While it is painful to imagine the plight of daily wage earners, many in the organized sector have also struggled. Every day you can hear about the salary cuts or employee layoffs. And this is coming… 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

HDFC Bank Insta Jumbo Loan — Our Review

You need quick funds. You do not want to break your head to optimise your selection. Usually, in such cases, you approach your bank and see if it can give you a quick loan. In this post, let’s review a loan that is instantly available if you own a HDFC Bank credit card. By the… Continue Reading

EMI Moratorium: Should You Opt?

22-May Update — RBI has extended EMI moratorium on all term loans by another 3 months till 31-August-2020. Following RBI’s Covid-19 regulatory package, your bank may have provided you an option to not pay loan EMIs or credit card payment until May 31, 2020. As a borrower, should you opt for this? In this post, let’s… Continue Reading