New RBI Guidelines on Digital Loans: Know Your Rights

RBI has come out with additional guidelines on digital lending. This is much needed. All of us have read news of unsuspecting borrowers being threatened for loan repayment. All kinds of methods were used to embarrass and harass borrowers. A few borrowers even ended their lives in the face of this continuous intimidation. Access to… Continue Reading

Game over for BNPL?

If you use BNPL (Buy Now, Pay Later) service or cards from Slice or Uni Pay, this development will interest you. BNPL has emerged as a competitor to credit cards. Easy onboarding. Seamless and convenient process. Easy repayment terms. Instant credit. Who needs a credit card? However, RBI, in its latest notification to non-bank PPI… Continue Reading

Make UPI Payment Using Your Credit Card Soon

In the monetary policy announcement on June 8, 2022, the Reserve Bank hiked the repo rate by 0.5%. Bad news for borrowers. The interest on floating rate home loans would soon go up. Either the EMI or the loan tenure will go unless you part prepay your loan. Apart from the rate hike, the Reserve… Continue Reading

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

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

Your Mobile Wallet is Set to Get More Powerful

Your mobile wallet such as PayTM and MobiKwik is about to get more powerful. Over the past couple of months, RBI has brought some changes that will bring wallets much closer in functionality to a savings bank account. In this post, let’s look at the changes and how that increases the value the wallets offer.… Continue Reading