All you need to know about the Indian Banking Sector
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All you need to know about the Indian Banking Sector

India's banking scene is quite a spectacle! Don't trust me? Let me prove my point using data. We have 12 public sector banks, 22 private counterparts, 46 foreign players, 56 regional rural banks, 1,485 urban cooperative banks, and 96,000 rural cooperative banks.  As of March 2023, the nation boasts a total of 14,74,548 ATMs, with a notable 2,796 added in just the first four months of FY23, showcasing a robust momentum in banking infrastructure expansion.

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Value Investing 101: Making Money the Smart Way
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Value Investing 101: Making Money the Smart Way

I will start today's article by sharing a meme that captures a conversation I had with one of my friends. 😄

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ESG Excellence in India: A Deep Dive into the Top Performing Companies
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ESG Excellence in India: A Deep Dive into the Top Performing Companies

When you look at a successful company, the first thought that usually comes to mind is, "Wow! The founder must have had a great idea." Well, an idea sure is the base for establishing a new business, but it's not enough to take it to the top and then maintain that leadership position over the years. Right decisions at the right time, increasing profits, positive returns, and persistence assist in completing the journey from a new business to a successful one.

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How to do Sector-Wise Comparison of Companies?
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How to do Sector-Wise Comparison of Companies?

Let's kick off today's article with a simple question: When you're in the market for purchasing a new car or a mobile phone, what's your go-to strategy for making the right choice? You'd probably say you compare performance, check out the features, and, without a doubt, consider different models and brands, right? But would you ever find yourself comparing an iPhone with a Micromax phone or calculating the fuel cost for a car and a plane? Not likely. 

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What is the Annual Percentage Yield and How is it Calculated?
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What is the Annual Percentage Yield and How is it Calculated?

What if I told you that your money could be working harder than just sitting in your savings account? Seriously, it's not a joke, and you don't need a degree in finance to do it. You can actually earn a bit more than your savings account interest rate. Interested in making your money work for you? Well, you're in the right place.

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Top 5 Banks in India by Market Capitalisation 2023
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Top 5 Banks in India by Market Capitalisation 2023

The banking landscape in India is undergoing a major transformation, and it's generating quite a buzz! Thanks to cool schemes like the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana and the rise of India Post Payment Banks, it's becoming simpler for people to manage their finances. But wait, there's more!

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Transforming India: A Thorough Guide to Pradhan Mantri Yojanas
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Transforming India: A Thorough Guide to Pradhan Mantri Yojanas

In 2014, India was the 10th largest economy globally. Today, after nine years, it proudly stands at the 5th position in the world's GDP ranking, surpassing the UK, France, Italy, Canada, and Brazil.

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Mahila Samman Savings Certificate: Is it really beneficial for Indian Women?
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Mahila Samman Savings Certificate: Is it really beneficial for Indian Women?

According to a survey conducted by SEBI in 2017, it was found that 95% of the population prefers bank deposits over any other investment option. This goes to show that whenever we look into the various avenues to invest our hard-earned money, we generally prefer investing in safer options. Government schemes are one of those options, as it comes with extremely low risk.

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HDFC Bank Merger: A detailed guide
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HDFC Bank Merger: A detailed guide

HDFC Bank will be the world’s fourth largest from 1st July 2023.

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What is a Debit Card: A-Z Guide To Elevate Your Finances
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What is a Debit Card: A-Z Guide To Elevate Your Finances

In this modern era of digital transactions, debit cards have become an essential tool for managing your finances. They offer convenience, security, and control over your spending. If you're new to the world of debit cards or simply want to understand them better, you're in the right place! In this article, we'll explore the ins and outs of debit cards. So, let's dive in.

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Card Insider Review: Analysing The Card Select
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Card Insider Review: Analysing The Card Select'ing Platform

In India, the number of credit card users as of June 2023 stands at 8.5 crore. Even while this number has been slowly increasing in recent years and is anticipated to do so in the years to come, India still has a low credit card penetration rate, with only about 3% of the population owning one. In comparison, credit card penetration is significantly higher in other developed nations. For instance, the penetration rate of credit cards is over 60% in the United States. A variety of factors cause the low credit card penetration in India. One explanation is that the population of India is less wealthy and younger than that of developed nations. Another reason is that there is a lack of awareness about credit cards in India.

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Debunking common UPI ID myths
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Debunking common UPI ID myths

Picture this-  In the scorching heat, you crave a glass of ice-cold lemonade, but your wallet is as dry as the Sahara. The struggle is real, my friend. Hold on tight! You and the lemonade seller both embrace UPI. So, with a quick click on your phone, you enter the seller's UPI ID, and just like that, your thirst is quenched, and the seller has also received his payment. UPI to the rescue, making cashless refreshments a breeze! With a unique UPI ID, users can enjoy instant transfers, easy usability, multiple account management, secure transactions, and wide acceptance.

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IDFC FIRST WOW! Credit Card Review
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IDFC FIRST WOW! Credit Card Review

Travel credit cards have become an essential accessory for frequent travellers, making travel more affordable and rewarding. These credit cards provide various benefits for travel-related expenses. With the right card, travellers can accumulate reward points quickly and redeem them for free or discounted travel, hotel stays, and more. 

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RBI Sandbox: A Financial Laboratory
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RBI Sandbox: A Financial Laboratory

When I first stumbled upon the term "RBI Sandbox," my brain immediately conjured up images of a delightful box filled with sand for kiddos to frolic in. Oh, how wrong I was! Turns out, it's nothing of the sort. And hey, I'm willing to bet there are plenty of folks out there who are just as clueless as I was (except for those outliers, of course). But fret not, my friend! By the time you finish reading this article, you'll be armed with all the answers you need. Get ready to have your mind blown (not with sand, though)!

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Home loan interest rates: Pay for a house, not a coffin!
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Home loan interest rates: Pay for a house, not a coffin!

Home is more than just a building constructed of bricks, cement, or other basic building materials; it is a place where one's heart belongs. Everyone has a desire to own a home at least once in their lifetime. Owning your own home is definitely something you want to do once you start making money. 

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Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana: Is it for you?
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Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana: Is it for you?

Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana(PMJDY) is a scheme launched by the Ministry of Finance in 2014. It aims for each and every citizen to become saksham in accessing financial services like remittance, insurance, and pension. Account holders can also avail of credit, like taking loans for various purposes, saving and deposit services. Its major focus is on the poor population of both urban and rural regions. This is because underprivileged people, especially those below the poverty line, are unable to open bank accounts. If they still open the accounts, they find it difficult to maintain them. 

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Types of Bank Accounts in India: You
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Types of Bank Accounts in India: You're missing out on benefits!

Welcome to the world of banking, where your money can grow and multiply in ways you never thought possible! In India, there are different types of bank accounts available to cater to the diverse financial needs of individuals and businesses. Whether you're a businessman like Raju or a salaried person like Rohit, choosing the right type of account can make all the difference in achieving your financial goals.

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Taxation and Benefits of NRE Account
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Taxation and Benefits of NRE Account

Until a few years ago, individuals outside India found it hard to send funds home due to several paper checks and long transfer periods. However, with modern NRI accounts, they can easily save and transact money in international currencies and invest in India easily. NRI accounts serve numerous purposes, such as saving money earned abroad or in India, investing in various opportunities, and making money readily available for your family. An NRI or a PIO (Person of Indian Origin) can open NRO and NRE accounts for convenient and easy fund transfers to and from India.

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