Priya Nair

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Want property returns? A 6-point checklist

Want property returns? A 6-point checklist

Rediff.com3 Aug 2017

Such investments come with their own share of risks and buyers may need to hold on for at least 5 to 10 years.

Claiming money that is rightfully yours

Claiming money that is rightfully yours

Rediff.com6 Jul 2017

Priya Nair finds out how investors of mutual funds, shares, unclaimed bank deposits, insurance policies can redeem long-forgotten investments.

How GST affects your household expenses

How GST affects your household expenses

Rediff.com4 Jul 2017

The jury is still out whether the GST will lower or increase your monthly budget, says Priya Nair.

Plan your monsoon holiday at cheap rates

Plan your monsoon holiday at cheap rates

Rediff.com21 Jun 2017

Short trips can be made to interesting places at 15-20 per cent lower prices.

When to exit expensive insurance policies

When to exit expensive insurance policies

Rediff.com21 Jun 2017

You can exit Ulips after five years.

Use technology to make more money

Use technology to make more money

Rediff.com15 Jun 2017

Priya Nair tells you how you can use technology to invest better and maximise returns.

Buying a used car? Read these smart tips

Buying a used car? Read these smart tips

Rediff.com5 Jun 2017

You will come across many a hurdle while purchasing a used car. That, however, cannot keep you away from realising your dream.

Should you invest in SIPs for perpetuity?

Should you invest in SIPs for perpetuity?

Rediff.com28 Apr 2017

Ideally, one should opt for a 5 to to 10- year period in an MF scheme or exit when the goal is reached.

3 disadvantages of group life insurance

3 disadvantages of group life insurance

Rediff.com4 Apr 2017

If you quit or change jobs in your 40s, buying an individual term plan will be expensive. You might not even get one if you have health problems, says Priya Nair

Cibil to now help borrowers get the best loan

Cibil to now help borrowers get the best loan

Rediff.com31 Mar 2017

The difference between Cibil and other marketplaces is that in the case of the latter the credit report is accessed after the customer clicks the loan offer, while in the case of Cibil the customer first checks the credit score and then applies for the loan.

Want a loan? Pay your phone bills in time

Want a loan? Pay your phone bills in time

Rediff.com29 Mar 2017

Lenders now use your phone data, utility bill payment records and other non-traditional parameters to determine if you are creditworthy.

Investing in affordable housing? Don't!

Investing in affordable housing? Don't!

Rediff.com24 Mar 2017

Given that some reputed builders are also present in this segment and the cheap rates, does affordable housing make a good investment option?

What is a job loss fund? Do you have it?

What is a job loss fund? Do you have it?

Rediff.com9 Mar 2017

It should cover mandatory expenses, insurance premiums and loan installments for six months to a year.

5 reasons why pre-paid cards are the rage

5 reasons why pre-paid cards are the rage

Rediff.com9 Mar 2017

Open loop pre-paid cards come with a two-factor authentication. One for ATMs and PoS transactions, and the other for online transactions

How note ban helped life insurance companies

How note ban helped life insurance companies

Rediff.com21 Feb 2017

In January 2017, the growth in total premium was Rs 13,138 crore, against Rs 10,284 crore in January 2016, a growth of 28 per cent.

Health insurance cos pay you to stay healthy!

Health insurance cos pay you to stay healthy!

Rediff.com21 Feb 2017

Staying healthy is good news for the insurance company as well since it implies lower claims. Insurance companies offer discounts anywhere between 8 And 30 per cent discount on premium.

They ensure your children's financial future

They ensure your children's financial future

Rediff.com10 Feb 2017

Trustees and protectors can help ring-fence your trust deed and ensure it is executed exactly the way you want, for the benefit of your children, after you are no more.

Breather for gains from property, inherited jewellery

Breather for gains from property, inherited jewellery

Rediff.com2 Feb 2017

This will bring down capital gains especially in case of property transactions.

How do banks calculate home loan rates?

How do banks calculate home loan rates?

Rediff.com20 Jan 2017

Talking about home loan rates, there is good news for borrowers.

Want better returns at lower risk? Go for STPs

Want better returns at lower risk? Go for STPs

Rediff.com16 Jan 2017

Now STPs or variable SIPs can earn better returns than vanilla SIPs.

How to sell your used car online

How to sell your used car online

Rediff.com23 Dec 2016

A dummy's guide to get the best price for your car.

After cash pain, some cashless gain

After cash pain, some cashless gain

Rediff.com12 Dec 2016

Ways on how consumers can maximise benefits.

Why you must revive your lapsed insurance

Why you must revive your lapsed insurance

Rediff.com23 Nov 2016

You are charged the same premium and also enjoy continuity benefits

How to Survive the Cash Crisis

How to Survive the Cash Crisis

Rediff.com15 Nov 2016

What can households do with the old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes? How can they find Rs 100 and smaller denominations?

Cash-to-cashless journey won't be easy

Cash-to-cashless journey won't be easy

Rediff.com11 Nov 2016

While the acceptance of cards, mobile wallets and banking apps is increasing, only 10 per cent of transactions take place through them.

Don't panic, there's enough time to get new notes

Don't panic, there's enough time to get new notes

Rediff.com9 Nov 2016

In the next few days, use credit/debit cards wherever possible or download your bank's mobile banking app or a mobile wallet.

Why you must change your ATM PIN right away

Why you must change your ATM PIN right away

Rediff.com21 Oct 2016

With debit cards of 5 banks compromised, time to be very cautious while transacting. If possible, avoid non-bank ATMs.

Tough rules for AYUSH treatment make health cover difficult

Tough rules for AYUSH treatment make health cover difficult

Rediff.com19 Oct 2016

IRDA's condition that treatment under AYUSH has to be at a government hospital or an institute recognised by the government makes insurance cover difficult.

Loan against property: The dos and don'ts

Loan against property: The dos and don'ts

Rediff.com18 Oct 2016

Frequent balance transfer in search of a lower rate can be tricky for borrowers, if property prices fall

Have you changed your ATM PIN recently?

Have you changed your ATM PIN recently?

Rediff.com22 Sep 2016

About 70 per cent of ATMs in India are running on outdated operating systems, which makes it easier for fraudsters to crack them

Convenience, safety or discount? The dilemma of how to pay your bills

Convenience, safety or discount? The dilemma of how to pay your bills

Rediff.com19 Sep 2016

A mobile wallet may offer discounts but allows transactions of limited amounts. And, while a bank app or internet account allows larger transactions, it might be less convenient

Stay invested in equities over the long term for better returns

Stay invested in equities over the long term for better returns

Rediff.com19 Sep 2016

Here's how to get high returns from equities...

Read this before going for private locker service

Read this before going for private locker service

Rediff.com2 Sep 2016

Private players offer convenience for slightly higher rental than banks.

Masala bonds can be good for NRIs' portfolios

Masala bonds can be good for NRIs' portfolios

Rediff.com30 Aug 2016

If the view is that rupee will depreciate, hedge your exposure by using forward cover

Bank frauds: Limited liability for customers?

Bank frauds: Limited liability for customers?

Rediff.com22 Aug 2016

If RBI's recommendations are finalised, it will give more teeth to the existing fair practice code

Motor Vehicles Act: Steep fines make insurance important

Motor Vehicles Act: Steep fines make insurance important

Rediff.com17 Aug 2016

Expect premiums to go up or introduction of a co-pay option for third-party damage

Higher equity share can boost EPF's returns

Higher equity share can boost EPF's returns

Rediff.com9 Aug 2016

Rather than one-year returns, look at benefits of long-term investment in equity.

Why you must file I-T returns on time

Why you must file I-T returns on time

Rediff.com29 Jul 2016

Even if you don't come in the filing bracket, it is the only way to claim refunds, get visa to some countries.

Didn't quote PAN with big transactions? Here's help!

Didn't quote PAN with big transactions? Here's help!

Rediff.com27 Jul 2016

The department gets data of high-value transactions under the Annual Information Return.

Here's how to plan air travel intelligently this monsoon

Here's how to plan air travel intelligently this monsoon

Rediff.com25 Jul 2016

For customers who have time at hand, trains could be a much-better option.

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