How is Rupay card different from Visa or Mastercard?

Have you heard about RUPAY cards? Today we will talk them in detail and how they are different from Visa or MasterCard and if you should choose them or not. But before that, let’s understand the background first. What is Visa or MasterCard? You must be already having a debit card or credit card which […]


Basic Services Demat Account – a no frills account for small investors

Do you hold a Demat account or planning to get one? Then you should know what is a Basic Service Demat Account, because it can be helpful for you if you are planning to trade very less and want to save on yearly maintenance charges. Basic Services Demat account as its name suggests is a […]


2 reasons why you should stop investing in Fixed Deposits immediately?

Today we will discuss why you need to stop investing in bank fixed deposits. I know you are a bit shocked with this statement, but my only attempt is to give you some understanding of why banks fixed deposits are not the best financial products in these times for your long term wealth creation. There […]


I got a fake phone call from “RBI” and I recorded the audio !

I got a fraud call recently and I was able to record it. The person at the other end was posing as RBI officer and said that because I have not linked my Adhaar card with my bank account, they are getting closed and if I want to save them from not getting blocked, I […]


6.5 million debit cards compromised in India – Was your card one of them?

Around 6.5 million Indian debt cards have been compromised recently which is one of the biggest security breach our country has seen till date. Around 641 customers of 19 different banks have reported frauds worth Rs 1.3 crores in total as of now and after that all banks started investigating the matter. Some of banks […]


10 steps to ensure safety of your ATM/Debit/Credit Card usage

In the last 10-15 yrs, the card usage has replaced cash transactions to a big level at least in urban India. We no longer go to banks to withdraw cash. Almost everyone prefers to pay by cards when we visit malls, grocery shops or when we fill petrol in our cars. Increase in Card Frauds […]


Why is ICICI bank charging redemption fees on Payback points usage?

This is a guest post by a reader Prithvi, who wanted to share his views on the redemption charges by ICICI bank on the payback points. Here goes the article which was sent by Prithvi to me over email. We would like to have discussion on this topic and see what every one else has […]


ICICI launches “Smart Vault” – Robotic technology in bank lockers

ICICI Bank has recently launched “Smart Vault” which is a cutting edge robot managed locker service. There is almost no intervention with the bank staff and the security is very high. Watch the video below to understand how it works. Here is how the “Smart Vault” is operated Locker owner will swipe their debit card […]


5 kind of online frauds, where investors have lost their money

I got a call few months back from a NGO based in Delhi. They were trying to help a small baby, which was critical medical condition and needed immediate medical help and they were generating the money from all over India. Even there were social media campaigns around it. The girl talking to me, told me […]


Sukanya Samriddhi Account with 80C benefits – Special scheme for girl child

You must have heard about “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” initiative recently on television advertisements. As part of it, the government has recently announced a scheme called “SUKANYA SAMRIDDHI ACCOUNT”, which is mainly for saving money for the girl child. This is a welcome move, because a lot of investors will get some extra incentive to […]


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