Inactive EPF accounts to get interest from now onwards at 8.8%

Good news, the inactive EPF accounts will now start getting interest. Also the interest will be paid since Mar month of this year. This will start once the govt issues the notification regarding this. Since 2011, the EPF accounts which were not active for 3 yrs before inoperative EPF accounts and they stopped getting the […]

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6.5 million Debit Cards compromised in India – Was your card one of them?

Around 6.5 million Indian Debit Cards have been compromised recently which is one of the biggest security breaches our country has seen to 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 the […]

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CIBIL to provide 1 free credit report a year – Says RBI Governor

CIBIL will soon be providing 1 free credit report a year to every person starting Jan 1, 2017 as per RBI directions . This was said by RBI governor Raghuram rajan at a seminar on ‘Transforming Rural India through Financial Inclusion’. This is great news for investors because right now one has to pay Rs […]

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Closing your PPF after 5 yrs is possible now [NEW RULES]

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 […]

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Inactive EPF accounts will get interest from Apr 1, 2016

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 […]

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PPF interest rate reduced from 8.7% to 8.1% effective April

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 […]

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Tax on EPF withdrawal & other key highlights from Budget 2016

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 […]

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Govt restricts EPF withdrawal amount to employees share only till retirement

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 […]

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Yes – You can now invest extra Rs 50,000 in your PPF account and it will be accepted

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 […]

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Online EPF Transfer and Withdrawal from July 1, 2013 – Great News !

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 […]

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