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Auto-debit of Atal Pension Yojana contributions will re-start from July 1

Auto-debit of Atal Pension Yojana contributions will re-start from July 1

In April, the PFRDA had announced that auto-debits from APY subscribers' bank accounts would be halted till June 30, 2020. The decision was taken as majority of the subscribers belonged to the lower strata of society and suffered the most during the lockdown.

EPFO may slash FY20’s interest rate; payout of 8.5% unlikely as PF contributions fall

EPFO may slash FY20’s interest rate; payout of 8.5% unlikely as PF contributions fall

EPFO may cut 8.5% rate declared for FY20 because of declining return on investments and cash flow.

Download this guide to maintain your money's health

Download this guide to maintain your money's health

Don’t know how to navigate the world of finances where the coronavirus is wreaking havoc? Use ET Online’s handy guide to everything personal finance in the times of Covid-19.

PAN-Aadhaar, Tax saving, Form 16, belated ITR filing deadlines extended again

PAN-Aadhaar, Tax saving, Form 16, belated ITR filing deadlines extended again

The extension has been done to provide further relief to taxpaying individuals.

Defined benefit vs indemnity type health insurance policy for coronavirus: Here's how to choose one

Defined benefit vs indemnity type health insurance policy for coronavirus: Here's how to choose one

A benefit-based policy will ensure a fixed and guaranteed lump sum amount equal to the sum insured if one tests positive for Covid-19 and is hospitalised. An indemnity health policy, on the other hand, will reimburse the cost of medical expenses during hospitalisation.

Government further extends tax compliance deadlines. Check the new dates here

The extension will reduce hardship of taxpayers on one hand and will also give some more breathing time to tax officers, said experts, amid challenges faced in meeting the statutory and regulatory compliance requirements due to the outbreak of Covid-19.

IRDAI allows insurers to offer short-term health policies for coronavirus treatment

IRDAI allows insurers to offer short-term health policies for coronavirus treatment

Short term health policy means any health insurance policy contract which has been issued for a policy term of less than 12 months. However, a policy term less than three months is not permitted by the regulator.

Insurers to offer indemnity-based standard coronavirus health cover. Should you get one?

Insurers to offer indemnity-based standard coronavirus health cover. Should you get one?

This will be a standard health policy which will provide coverage of up to Rs 5 lakh for hospitalisation expenses related to Covid-19. The policy will cover consumables such as PPE Kit, gloves, mask and other similar expenses used for the treatment.

Covid-19 impact: Around 4.66 lakh homes scheduled 2020 delivery may miss deadline: Report

Covid-19 impact: Around 4.66 lakh homes scheduled 2020 delivery may miss deadline: Report

Launched after 2013, many of these projects were in the final leg of completion. With almost zero construction activity in the last few months due to the lockdown, the completion deadlines for almost all these projects have been extended.

Realty developers reviewing maintenance charges discount, waivers for tenants: Report

Realty developers reviewing maintenance charges discount, waivers for tenants: Report

However, there are no visible trends in favour of rental deferment or discount until now across top seven Indian cities, said a JLL India report.

PPF rate may fall below 7% to a 46-year low

PPF rate may fall below 7% to a 46-year low

Short-term deposit rates are now very close to or even less than what savings bank accounts offer.

Plan for your financial goals using the four-bucket system

Plan for your financial goals using the four-bucket system

Once you know about the various buckets into which your savings must be placed, it becomes clear as to which kind of investments go into which bucket.

A 13-year head start: Lessons learnt from a company that started WFH more than a decade ago

A 13-year head start: Lessons learnt from a company that started WFH more than a decade ago

"We see an increased effort to make rules and stick to the discipline of work hours, breaks, and completion of tasks to deadline. Many homes now have designated work areas where members are able to work undisturbed. This experiment is a worthy one."

Stock pick of the week: Why Polycab is expected to return to its growth path

Stock pick of the week: Why Polycab is expected to return to its growth path

Polycab has corrected by around 50% during the stock market crisis. The company’s valuation is reasonable since it is still way off from its high hit during January, despite the recent recovery from the March lows. This has made the company a favourite of analysts.

The risk of another market sell-off definitely exists: Srinivas Rao Ravuri, PGIM India Mutual Fund

The risk of another market sell-off definitely exists: Srinivas Rao Ravuri, PGIM India Mutual Fund

"​​We are very cautious about the economic outlook. We believe recovery will be tough and will take time. The first priority for companies today is to survive," said Srinivas Rao Ravuri.

25% Indians willing to stop insurance premiums: Survey

25% Indians willing to stop insurance premiums: Survey

Almost a third of consumers in India are feeling overwhelmed or anxious about their financial future — the second highest among APAC markets surveyed after Japan.

EPF withdrawal: Step-by-step guide to withdraw money online

EPF withdrawal: Step-by-step guide to withdraw money online

The funds from EPF account can be withdrawn for various purposes such as marriage, buying a house, repayment of housing loan etc. However, there are certain conditions that must be met to withdraw money. Here's everything you need to know about it.

Can’t waive rent, landlords need money too: Delhi HC

Can’t waive rent, landlords need money too: Delhi HC

A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan noted that the court will be “extremely slow to interfere in contractual terms” between landlords and tenants, adding that waiver of rent cannot be granted by the court.

Lockdown hits April e-payments

Lockdown hits April e-payments

According to RBI data, usage of debit cards, the second-most popular payment mode after currency notes, crashed 44% in terms of transactions and 55% by value, compared to March numbers.

Opted for moratorium on home loan EMIs? Here's what will happen to your tax-savings

Opted for moratorium on home loan EMIs? Here's what will happen to your tax-savings

Current income tax laws allow tax benefits on both principal repayment and interest paid on home loans.

Now you can pre-book an appointment to visit a Federal Bank branch. Here's how

Now you can pre-book an appointment to visit a Federal Bank branch. Here's how

The facility, 'FedSwagat' is free of charge and customers can schedule their visits themselves online. The facility has been rolled out in 50 branches now and by the end of June 2020, all the branches of the bank will offer the facility.

Filing health insurance claim for coronavirus treatment? Here are 4 things you must know

Filing health insurance claim for coronavirus treatment? Here are 4 things you must know

IRDAI has issued a notice to insurers to pay the hospitals faster to tackle the liquidity crisis. Due to the rising number of Covid-19 cases, health insurers are expected to authorise cashless claims within two hours following authorisation requests.

No eviction on grounds of non-payment of rent if tenant poor: Delhi HC

No eviction on grounds of non-payment of rent if tenant poor: Delhi HC

On why it rejected the plea, the court said: "If such type of general argument is accepted by this court, that rent should be waived for all the tenants of Delhi who are poor for the month of April or/and May or/and June, it will lead to injustice."

Lawyers redraw rent agreements with new ‘lockdown’ clause after 'disputes' over payment

Lawyers redraw rent agreements with new ‘lockdown’ clause after 'disputes' over payment

The new agreements are being drafted for both residential and commercial properties as both -- property owners and tenants -- seek clarity in case of another lockdown disrupting life. The lockdown clause has gained importance as force majeure clause.

Investing in a fixed deposit? Be ready to face these risks

Investing in a fixed deposit? Be ready to face these risks

Like many investment products, FDs are not risk-free. Such a deposit comes with its own share of red flags. Here are five risks you need to watch out for.

Coronavirus impact on motor, health and life insurance: PwC Report

Coronavirus impact on motor, health and life insurance: PwC Report

The next few months for the insurance industry will be difficult in returning to the high speed market growth highways they are used to for long, and they have to find innovative solutions to stay profitable and resilient.

ICICI Lombard adds home healthcare, NCB benefit for coronavirus claims to existing insurance covers

ICICI Lombard adds home healthcare, NCB benefit for coronavirus claims to existing insurance covers

Home care is convenient and an alternative mode to hospital care. This service is based on the individual's needs as prescribed by his or her treating doctor. The service includes remote monitoring by a medical practitioner, doctor visits, etc.

RERA in NCR to continue with virtual hearings post Covid-19

RERA in NCR to continue with virtual hearings post Covid-19

Both Haryana and UP RERA, which cover the maximum number of ongoing real estate projects in NCR towns, have opted for virtual hearings post Covid-19, while Delhi is launching a trial run before taking a decision.

Covid-19 impact: MahaRERA to hear all cases through video conference

Covid-19 impact: MahaRERA to hear all cases through video conference

With this initiative, all services and operations of MahaRERA can be delivered digitally, without any need for physical visit by allottees, promoters, agents and advocates to the regulator’s offices. MahaRERA will thus be 100% digital with zero paper and zero footfalls.

EPFO launches multi location claims settlement facility

EPFO launches multi location claims settlement facility

All types of online claims, i.e., provident fund, pension, partial withdrawal and claims and transfer claims can be processed under this novel initiative.

ICICI Bank launches overdraft facility for salary account customers. Here's how to use it

ICICI Bank launches overdraft facility for salary account customers. Here's how to use it

The facility can be sanctioned immediately while customers can start using the approved OD limit within 48 hours. The interest payable on the OD is calculated on the basis of the actual amount availed by the customer, not on the full amount sanctioned.

Home buyers are expecting prices to come down, but will real estate prices fall?

Home buyers are expecting prices to come down, but will real estate prices fall?

Residential prices had either remained flat or moved up very tardily in 2019.

A recovering market offers enough opportunity to join in. So don’t be in a hurry to get back in

A recovering market offers enough opportunity to join in. So don’t be in a hurry to get back in

When stock prices fall, they crash. Suddenly and sharply. Liquidity leaves the market. For this market that fell severely to come back, not only is liquidity needed but the possibility that such liquidity will be rewarded with profits.

66% of household assets are kept as bank fixed deposits, cash: RBI bulletin

66% of household assets are kept as bank fixed deposits, cash: RBI bulletin

The surge in assets is the result of a fall in consumption due to the Covid-induced lockdown, reveals the latest RBI bulletin. Meanwhile, borrowings have slumped. The financial liabilities of households were primarily in the form of loans and borrowings.

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