How Do Banks Make Money on Credit Cards?

You do not pay any interest during the interest-free period on the credit card. But the bank cannot afford to lend you money for free. The bank must be compensated — two major ways and a few minor ways. High Interest on Unpaid Amount First, when you do not pay your bill on time, the… Continue Reading

Stand Up India Loan for SC/ST or Women Entrepreneurs

The Stand Up India scheme is aimed at promoting entrepreneurship at the grassroots sections of the society. The scheme was launched in 2015 to promote funding for green-field projects promoted by SC/ST/Women entrepreneurs. The scheme facilitates bank loans between Rs 10 lakhs and Rs 1 crore. Let’s find out more about the loan scheme. Stand up… Continue Reading

A Credit Card Primer

In this age of consumerism one is lost without a credit card. In developed countries, all retail lending by banks happens through credit cards. In India, banks have categorized retail lending into personal loans, loans for purchase of durable utility articles, vehicle loans, home improvement loans etc., and these are separate retail credit products distinct… Continue Reading