Top BankBazaar Blog Posts Of 2017

By BankBazaar | December 29, 2017

As the year comes to a close, we wanted to bring you the best of the BankBazaar blog in one post. Check them out!

Top BankBazaar Blog Posts Of 2017

The BankBazaar blog has played a central role in educating customers and answering their varied queries on personal finance topics. From opinion articles by our CEO Adhil Shetty to what’s latest in the world of finances, our blog will tell you about everything. Our DIY articles on budgeting, handling debt and on making extra bucks are not only goldmines of information but also comfortable reads.

As the year comes to a close, we wanted to bring you the best of the BankBazaar blog in one post. The article listed below are some of our best ones.

In no particular order, here we go:

Top 6 Savings Bank Accounts Of 2017

Looking for a place to park your money that will still fetch you decent returns? Look no further! Here are the top 6 Savings Bank Accounts of 2017!

Should I Buy A House Or Continue Staying On Rent?

Is it wise to buy a house or should you continue living on rent? When does one or the other make sense? We’ll lay out all the important factors to be considered to help you make this decision.

Do You Know The Difference Between A Current And Savings Account?

If you’re in the dark regarding the difference between a Savings Account and a Current Account, you’re in luck. We’ll break it down for you in simple terms!

What Is EMI And How Is It Calculated?

Planning to apply for a loan? Here’s everything you need to understand about EMIs and how they are calculated.

RTO Hypothecation Removal Process Guide

You don’t completely own your car until you repay your Car Loan and remove the hypothecation from your registration certificate (RC). You will then get a new smart card. Here’s how it’s done.

Fixed Or Floating Rate: Which Is Ideal For Your Home Loan Now?

Floating-rate Home Loans seem cheaper than fixed-rate ones. So, should you consider fixed-rate loans at all? Read on to find out.

Busting 5 Myths That Keep You From Buying A Health Insurance Policy

Health Insurance policy should be an important part of your financial planning to meet the expensive cost of medical care. We’ll dispel some common myths about health policy in this article. Read on.

All About `Undivided Share Of Land’!

Buying an apartment? The undivided share of land allotted to you will actually determine your property’s worth many years down the line. We tell you how.

Is It Sensible To Buy Resale Flats?

If you’re on the fence about buying a resale flat or property, then we’ll tell you why it makes sense to do so. Read all about it in this article.

List of Taxes Levied by the Indian Government

Direct Tax, Gift Tax, Income Tax! Confused about the taxes you pay every year? Don’t worry we are here to help you understand the different taxes levied by our government.

Credit Cards If You’re Earning Less Than Rs. 20,000 Per Month

We have put together a helpful list of Credit Cards for anyone earning less than Rs. 20,000 per month. If you fit the bill, you’ll surely find a card for yourself here.

Your Insurance Policy Can Fetch You A Loan!

The advantage of loan against insurance is that it is fast, requires minimal documentation, and has fewer chances of rejection. Read on to know more.

Your Income Tax Exemption Guide For The Financial Year 2017-18

Worried about tax planning? Fret not! Here’s a consolidated list of deductions you can claim under different sections of the Income Tax Act.

When Will You Get Gratuity Payment?

If you’ve ever wondered how gratuity is calculated, then you’ve come to the right place. Here’s everything you need to know about how much gratuity you are entitled to throughout your career.

How To Use Balance Transfer To Cut Down Existing Credit Card Debt

Don’t get bogged down under a mountain of Credit Card debt. Learn how a Credit Card balance transfer can help.

What To Do If You Lose Your RC Book/Smart Card

All those who drive a vehicle are well aware of the importance of an RC or Registration Certificate. But, what do you do in case you lose your original RC book/card? Well firstly, if you’re ever in a situation like this, don’t panic! You can follow these simple steps to obtain a duplicate.

Home Loan Document Checklist

Applying for a Home Loan? Learn in-depth about the different documents that you need to keep handy before you approach any bank with your Home Loan application.

Small Business Loans For Women

Women entrepreneurs are on the rise. And to empower them, there are a number of Business Loan schemes that are available. Read on to know some of the most popular loan schemes for boss women!

Loan Default Is Not The End!

Loan default is not the end of the world and it certainly doesn’t brand you as a criminal. Certain rights have been established to safeguard the interest of loan defaulters. Read on to know what these are.

Know Your Capital Gains When You Sell Property In India

Most assets in India are subject to capital gains tax and property is no exception. Here’s help on how to calculate capital gains for your property.

What’s A Top-up Loan?

The need for extra funds can arise at any time and for any reason. Top-up loans are a boon to people who are in urgent need of funds. Learn more.

Diesel vs Petrol – Which Is Better For Your Engine Life?

Which engine will outlast the other – Diesel or petrol? Both petrol and diesel engines have a reasonable lifespan. It all depends on your maintenance regime.

How To Save Tax On Long-Term Capital Gains

To save more on your long-term capital gains, you need to plan your taxes right. Here’s how to do it.

Reversal Of Credit Card Transactions

Unauthorised charge on your Credit Card? Don’t know what to do? Here’s everything you need to know about disputable Credit Card transactions and how to get your money back in such cases.

8 Unimaginable Reasons You May Be Denied A Loan Or Credit Card

Have you been denied a loan or a Credit Card recently? There could be many reasons for this rejection. Read on to know more.

ATM Usage And You

ATM usage could cost you a significant sum if you withdraw money too often. However, some smart moves can help you avoid this.

3 Loans That Can Give You Great Tax Benefits

What if we told you that you could get some great tax deals on your loans? It’s true! Read on to find out more!

When A Borrower Fails To Repay The Loan!

Defaulting on your loan is not the end of the world. You can set it right by talking to your bank. Here’s what you should do.

Stamp Duty And Registration At The Time Of Property Purchase

Stamp duty and registration is the most important part of your property purchase. You need to have all the information beforehand. Here’s help.

An Eye-Opening Guide To Composite Loans

Looking to build your dream home, but worried about the finances? Here’s everything you need to know about Composite Loans.

3 International Transaction Charges To Watch Out For When Using Your Credit Card Abroad

Are you planning a trip overseas? If you’re planning to take your Credit Card along, you’d better understand the charges first.

Should I Take A Personal Loan To Pay Off My Credit Card Dues?

Do you find yourself struggling with debt on more than one Credit Card? Should you consider taking out a Personal Loan to pay off your dues? Read on to find out!

How To Register Your Banking Complaints Online With RBI’s Banking Ombudsman

Have a banking complaint that hasn’t been resolved as per your expectation? No sweat. The Banking Ombudsman is here to tackle all your problems.

Your Income Tax Exemption Guide For The Financial Year 2016-17

Income tax doesn’t have to be a complicated topic. In fact, we’re going to help you decipher the different tax exemption options for the FY 2016-17. Trust us, planning your taxes is going to be a breeze.

How To File Tax Returns Online

Filing your Income Tax Returns online is as easy as ABC. Here’s a step-by-step guide that will help you through the process.

Purchasing A Car: Does Buying With Cash Trump Car Loans?

Using cash instead of taking a Car Loan always has more advantages. However, in the present scenario, a Car Loan might make more sense, especially if you are self-employed.

Kick-ass Infographics

An Ideal Boy – Good Financial Habits

Here’s our take on the classic ‘Ideal Boy – Good Habits’ poster. We’ve added a financial twist to all the good habits one must follow to become a financially responsible young adult.

Drama Lama Saves Paper For Karma

Applying for a loan no longer requires you to print and submit a bunch of paperwork. Learn all about paperless approvals on loans.

The Shocking Results From A Credit Card Survey

Demonetisation sure pushed a lot of us to turn to plastic money to make payments. Here are the results of a survey conducted by TransUnion CIBIL on how much the usage of Credit Cards has increased over the past year.

Game Of Toons

Sometimes satire is the only attire you need. Toon in and get your fix!

Financial Lessons From Monopoly

There are hidden Personal Finance gems in a regular game of Monopoly. Look closer!

Anatomy Of A Product Manager

Ever wondered what it’s like to be a Product Manager at BankBazaar? Read on to find out.

Must-read Interviews

The Aadhaar Ecosystem And IT

Aadhaar perhaps is set to become the most important document that an Indian citizen can have. BankBazaar’s Process Transformation Head Navaneeth Krishnan has an interesting take on it.

A Chat With Danish Sait – The Master Quipster

What does it take to embrace multiple personalities seamlessly and effortlessly? We had a frank conversation with Danish Sait and here’s what the master quipster, actor, Emcee, RJ, aspiring teacher and cat lover told us.

Metal, Money & Mentalness – Decrypting Kryptos’ Frontman Nolan Lewis

Nolan Lewis, frontman of the metal band Kryptos talks about his journey as a professional musician, his take on money and much more – all slathered with his trademark sense of humour! Also, did we mention that he works with us? Read on!

Sneak Peek Into BankBazaar

More Splendid News: Our CEO Won The Fintech Leader Of The Year Award, 2017

We’re in the news again! Our CEO won the Fintech Leader of The Year Award at the India FinTech Awards, 2017. Read more about our recent win here.

Our Day Of ‘Wise Selfishness’ – A Visit To The Wildlife Rescue And Rehabilitation Centre, Bangalore

As part of BankBazaar’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, a few employees recently visited the Wildlife Rescue And Rehabilitation Centre (WRRC), Bangalore. What happened next was unprecedented.

Dude, What Do You Do At BankBazaar?

We did something different this Children’s Day. We asked our employees to explain what they do at BankBazaar as they would to a five year old.

BankBazaar On A Winning Streak With Their Marketing Campaign

Yay, we did it again. We’ve won the award for our 2016 year-end campaign – #ItsBeenAGoodYear campaign. We are so stoked and thrilled about this one. Check it out!

This comprehensive list is all you need if you want to boost your knowledge of personal finance game. So bookmark this article and make sure you read all the articles here. You’ll definitely get financially smarter.

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