Recently the PPF closure rules got changed and now a PPF account can be closed prematurely after 5 yrs itself, but only in some conditions which we will see in this article. Till now, as per the old rules, the PPF account had a lock-in period of 15 yrs, and in no case, it was […]
Good news, the inactive EPF accounts will now get interest from next month, i.e. Apr 1, 2016. Around 5 yrs back, under UPA rule, EPFO came up with the rule that any inoperative EPF account will stop getting interest after 3 yrs of inactivity. So if a person left the job and never withdrew the […]
The government has cut the interest rate on Public Provident Fund from 8.7%to 8.1% effective April. This was part of the interest rate cuts in the small saving schemes and apart from PPF, other very famous instruments like Kisan Vikas Patra, Senior Citizen Scheme & NSC interest rates have also come down by a good […]
Before I even start this article, please watch the first 5-6 min of the following video which comes from Ravish Kumar of NDTV and you will get the hottest points of discussion in this budget, which is taxation on EPF withdrawal. The video below discusses various viewpoints from govt representatives, economists and some other people […]
Indian Govt has brought a new amendment in the EPF rules, according to which the members will not be able to fully withdraw from their EPF before they reach the retirement age. The maximum one will be able to take out is their own contribution and its interest (which was raised to 8.8% recently), and […]
Congratulations, Now you can now go and deposit the extra Rs 50,000 in your PPF account as the limit for your PPF investments was raised from Rs 1 lac per year to Rs 1.5 lacs in this budget. A lot of investors had invested Rs 1 lac in their PPF account this year start and […]
Starting July 1, 2013 , EPF account holders will be able to withdraw or transfer their EPF accounts from one employer to another employer online. EPFO has said that they are working on setting up a central clearance house which will be operational from July 1, 2013 . One of the major problems faced by employees […]
Recently, SEBI has made some of the biggest changes in mutual fund regulations to revive the mutual fund industry. Some of the measures which are made are said to be helping AMCs and distributors more than investors. We will look at 6 major changes done in the meeting and the full detailed circular will come […]
This is a little old news. RBI has finally abolished Prepayment charges or penalty on home loans with floating interest rates. Borrowers can now transfer to new lender which provides them less interest rates without paying any kind of charges or penalty. Damodaran Committee on customer service in banks, RBI) has been observed that banks have […]
PPF interest rates was increased to 8.6% by govt recently. This is good news for all the investors who are primarily debt instruments investors. The Public Providend Fund interest rate was 8% from very long time and the investment limit for PPF is increased to 1 lac from old 70,000 . This will be applicable […]
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