Online bond platforms have made investing in bonds easy and accessible to all. But has this made a difference? In a conversation with Moneycontrol, Vibhor Mittal, COO of Aspero, an online bond platform, says, such platforms have brought in greater transparency and easier access but demand from retails investors remains small.
IRDAI has set up a committee to recommend simpler policy wordings in insurance contracts. In a conversation with Moneycontrol, Shilpa Arora, COO at InsuranceSamadhan explains why clauses such as ‘reasonable and customary’ charges, proportionate deduction due to room rent capping and co-pay should be spelt out prominently in the insurance contract, and in an easy-to-understand language, instead of technical jargon. Tune in
Assets under management of mutual funds investing in global markets have shrunk over the past 20 months. Even the long-term category average returns pale in comparison to some in the debt funds bucket. What is ailing global funds and are they still a good portfolio diversification tool. Moneycontrol spoke to Chintan Haria, head-investment strategy, at ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund for answers.
It is raining offers and discounts and it’s difficult not to give into the temptation to buy the latest smartphone or an advanced home appliance. Online marketplaces also promise to make it easier for you to buy the products by rolling out schemes such as zero-cost EMI, buy-now-pay-later among others. However, it is wise to resist the temptation. To know more about the mistakes that people tend to make while shopping during festive seasons, Moneycontrol spoke to financial planner Pankaj Mathpal, Founder, Optima Money Managers. Tune in
If you are a tax resident of India and have foreign assets, remember to disclose them in your income tax returns. Recently, a taxpayer learnt this the hard way after a penalty of Rs 30 lakh was imposed on her for failure to do so. In a conversation with Moneycontrol, Preeti Sharma, Partner, Global Employer Services at BDO India talks about how to disclose your foreign assets and how to rectify past non-reporting or misreporting of such assets.
Investing in micro-cap stocks can offer potential rewards, but it also comes with several risks that investors should be aware of. Nirav Karkera, Head of Research at Fisdom, tells us about what the micro-cap valuations are hinting at and how funds can manage the risks in micro-cap funds. Listen in
Home loan borrowers saddled with high interest rates could now find it easier to switch to lenders who offer cheaper loans. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) asked banks and non-banking finance companies (NBFC) to clearly communicate the impact of any rate change on the EMIs and loan tenure. To understand RBI’s stance and the impact on borrowers in detail, Moneycontrol spoke to Vipul Patel, Founder, MortgageWorld, a loan consultancy firm. Listen in
If you thought investing in fixed deposits (FDs) was boring, think again. Today, many online investment platforms offer FDs for investment. One such platform is Stable Money which began offering FDs to its customers, beginning last month. In a conversation with Moneycontrol, Saurabh Jain, Co-Founder, Stable Money talks about FDs as an investment avenue. Listen in
Investment advisors are well-qualified to analyse the financial conditions of clients and recommend investment opportunities. Moneycontrol spoke to Suresh Sadagopan, a SEBI-registered investment advisor, to discuss the role of an investment advisor. He also talked about how to select a good advisor and the impact of recent regulations on investment advisors. Listen in.
If you are taking up a job with a start-up, make sure you have your personal finances in order. How much do you plan to save? Do you have an emergency corpus and what about health and life insurance? In a conversation with Moneycontrol, Santosh Joseph, CEO and Founder, Germinate Investor Services, lists out some important personal finance matters to deal with. Listen in
In the last three months, multi-cap funds have seen net investments of Rs 3,340 crore while flexi-cap funds saw net selling of Rs 1,317 crore. Both work under the same mandate of investing across market capitalisations, albeit to different degrees. So, what’s behind the difference in their fortunes? Rushabh Desai, Founder, Rupee With Rushabh Investment Services explains what’s behind the contrasting investment trend in these two fund categories, which fund is better suited to manage market volatility and more. Listen in
An overseas student travel insurance policy offers protection against sickness and accidents, besides covering other risks such as loss of passport, laptop theft, etc. Moneycontrol spoke to Amit Chhabra, Chief Business Officer, Travel Insurance, Policybazaar.com to understand the importance of buying these policies, nitty-gritties, choosing between university-recommended health covers and more. Listen in
Before you pack your bags and move overseas for a job, you will have to put some personal finance matters in order. Starting with your bank accounts to your investments, insurance and taxation matters, there’s much that you will have to take care of. In a conversation with Moneycontrol, Sonali Pradhan, Head of Wealth Planning, Julius Baer India gives a simplified yet detailed overview of how to go about all this. Listen in
Extra gush of inflows into small-cap funds has forced some mutual fund houses to curtail fresh investment into these schemes. Some schemes have stopped taking lump-sum investments, while other have put restrictions on systematic investment plans. Moneycontrol spoke to Ravi Kumar T V, Founder of Gaining Ground Investment Services to dig deeper into why smallcap funds have come into the limelight, how to check if a smallcap fund is becoming riskier and more. Listen in
Failure to disclose crypto gains, income and foreign stock holdings, interest income or any other source of income could lead to notices for non-disclosure from the income tax department. To know more about the mistakes that could land you in a soup, Moneycontrol spoke to Mayank Mohanka, Partner, SM Mohanka and Associates. Listen in
Investors should disclose all their centralised exchange wallets, international wallets as well as decentralised finance wallets in the income tax form, says Indy Sarker, co-founder of TaxCryp.
A health insurance policy is important. Merely relying on your savings is not wise as your health costs can wipe out your savings. A health cover, on the other hand, is reinstated, after you make a claim. Deepti Bhaskaran, Head- Strategic Initiatives, Clinikk joins us on our podcast.
Data on advance tax payments is missing in the pre-filled income tax return (ITR) forms. So, taxpayers are having to manually enter this data to file their returns. In a conversation with Moneycontrol, Khyati Dharamsi, an experienced personal finance writer, explains why this is happening and what it means for taxpayers.
ITR or income-tax return filing process must start with basic preparations like getting your documents such as Form-16, bank account and capital gains statements in order. Check Form 26AS, or tax credit statement, and Annual Information Statement (AIS). In case of any discrepancy in AIS, rely on your information as the former could contain errors, says Aarti Raote, Partner, Deloitte India.
In 2020 when the Covid-19 pandemic spread across the globe, a growing need was felt among investors to invest in ‘responsible’ companies. Now, investors are back to focussing on funds that give high returns, ESG or no-ESG. Today, we have with us Kaustubh Belapurkar, Director – Manager Research at Morningstar Investment Adviser India and he will discuss how ESG investing differs from traditional investment approaches and more.
Bank locker holders have been receiving SMS and emails from their banks asking them to sign revised locker agreements by the June 30, 2023. In a conversation with Moneycontrol, Puneet Kapoor, President - Products, Alternate, Channels and Customer Experience Delivery, Kotak Mahindra Bank explains why bank locker holders are being asked to sign a revised agreement and how this will make their lockers safer than before
The recently announced 20% tax collected at source on international spends via credit cards has come as a rude shock to those planning a holiday abroad. But it’s worth remembering that these are not the only overseas spends that attract TCS. In a conversation with Moneycontrol, Rohinton Sidhwa, partner, Deloitte India, talks about how your foreign investments are impacted by TCS.
With medical expenses on the rise, you may feel the need to increase your existing health insurance cover. If yes, can a top-up plan serve your purpose? Or, should you consider hiking the sum assured under your existing health plan? In a conversation with Moneycontrol, Abhishek Bondia, Principal Officer and Managing Director at SecureNow.in answers these questions and more.
Residency by investment or alternative residency is fast becoming popular among rich Indians looking to establish a new base for their families in another country. These programs are specific long-term residency or visa programs run by many countries such as the US and Portugal. Shilpa Menon, Senior Director - India at LCR Capital Partners tells Moneycontrol what one should keep in mind when looking for an alternative residency programme. Tune in!
In this edition of the Simply Save podcast, Moneycontrol's Preeti Kulkarni speaks to Bhavesh Shah, senior partner with Mumbai-based chartered accountancy firm Hasmukh Shah & Co to understand why it is important to commence tax planning process early and how you should pick the tax regime most suitable to you. Tune in for more