Category Archives: Debt Instruments

Debt instruments like bonds, G-secs, notes, mortgages, leases, etc

The nuts and bolts of Microfinance

In both developed and developing economies, penetration of credit facilities into the rural and semi urban set up continues to be an uphill task for government, local and social organisations. In a populous and diverse country like India, where about 69% of the population lives in rural areas, like-minded social groups are working hard to… Read More »

Start your retirement planning today!

All of us love to postpone things for tomorrow. Be it a resolution, a household task, a visit to your friend…‘tomorrows’ kills many opportunities and make us losers unknowingly. One such thing for which you have to pay a heavy amount for postponing is financial planning. We all love to see our wealth growing, but… Read More »

Kisan Vikas Patra’s face lift – Is it for you?

In an attempt to encourage people to save more money by stepping up their investments and boost savings in the economy, the central government has re-launched the famous Kisan Vikas Patra scheme (KVPs). Kisan Vikas Patras would offer an annual return of 8.7% by doubling the total amount invested in the scheme in 100 months… Read More »

Savings account interest rates on a down trend ?

A popular Television advertisement of a private bank with the slogan ‘six is great than four’ may not have faded from public memory but the USP of high interest rates could well be a thing of the past. Few private banks that were attracting users with high interest rates for savings account are slowly on… Read More »

Round up of latest interest rate cuts and deposit rate hikes!

With festival season around the corner, banks have started offering lower interest rates on many of their loan products to boost demand. Some banks have also changed deposit rates to attract customers. Here is a roundup of the latest interest rate cuts and deposit rate changes by leading banks in the country. Changes in interest… Read More »

SBI cuts short term deposit rates, will other banks follow suit?

Just a day after RBI governor Raghuram Rajan announced an unchanged repo rate policy in its bi-monthly monetary policy review, State Bank of India has announced a cut in short term deposit rates. Announcing the rate cut in an exchange filing, State Bank of India, the country’s largest public sector bank has reduced short term… Read More »

Saving vs. Earning!

Exercising discipline is extremely important in every aspect of life. This cannot be more stressed in the case of managing your money. The manner in which you manage your expenses is the key to reduce liabilities and save more. According to a famous trading and investing legend- One must not spend time looking for the… Read More »

Financial planning for the new investor!

When you start working and begin a career, your first thoughts will not be financial planning or saving. Considering the plethora of investment options available today, it is understandable that a new investor, with limited knowledge and experience will get overwhelmed and confused. However, if things are done methodically and in a well planned manner,… Read More »

Not All Debt Funds Provide High Liquidity!

There are various types of debt funds that are available in the market with varying maturity periods. Depending upon the investor’s requirements the funds can be chosen. The short-term debt funds carry high liquidity whereas funds whose maturity period extends for up to 10-15 years or even beyond, have low levels of liquidity. Debt assets… Read More »