Category Archives: Provident Fund

National Pension System vs. Public Provident Fund

This is your one-stop guide to understanding the National Pension System and Public Provident Fund. We’ll help you compare the features of both these investment options and make it easier for you to choose the best one that is suitable for you. Okay?

Provident Fund – Is It The Best Debt Fund In 2016?

In India, Employee Provident Fund (EPF), commonly known as PF, is one of the best TAX-FREE debt investments for retirement. Learn more about PFs from the expert – Mimi Parthasarathy, Managing Director, Sinhasi Consultants Pvt Ltd.

Finance Ministry Approves 8.8% Interest Rate On EPF Deposits for 2015-2016

The rollback of the controversial EPF tax was met with a collective sigh of relief by the masses. However, the finance ministry has approved an 8.7% interest on EPF, contrary to the proposed interest rate of 8.8% by the EPFO’s Central Board of Trustees . Read on for the details.

How To Check Your EPF Balance

Have you ever wanted to check your provident fund balance? If yes, you can do so online. It’s simple, quick and takes only a few steps. All you need to do is access your Universal Account Number account. Check out our handy post on how to check your EPF details, online.

Now Withdraw From EPF Without Restrictions

You can now withdraw from your Employee Provident Fund (EPF) for housing and health purposes without restrictions. Also, the new rules on withdrawing the entire EPF amount will be applicable only from 1st August 2016.

Why Lower Rates For Small Savings Are Good News

Senior citizens and other investors, who depend on small savings schemes, have to live with lower interest rates on their investments from April 1, 2016 for the next quarter and maybe even after that. But borrowers can expect good days going forward.

PPF or ELSS: What’s Better Long-term?

When it comes to long-term investment options, PPF and ELSS are two popular ones in India. These investments not only give you good returns but are also an ideal means of saving taxes. Let’s learn a little more about these investment options.