Most lenders have understood the wide variety of reasons why individuals and businesses take a loan. Today, loan products are so versatile that they cover almost every sphere of life and every need that can be fulfilled. A loan can be availed for an education, home, an automobile, to travel, pay for a wedding or to enhance your business prospects.

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With thousands of global transactions occurring on any single day, it can be overwhelming for banks to trace the origins of laundered money. This is an especially serious issue in the U.S., where billions of dollars are smuggled into the country per year. Though there is an anti-money laundering (AML) legislation in place to combat this illegal practice, there is still much that financial institutions can do to fight against the problem. Here are some of the many ways in which banks and other financial institutions can work in order to prevent money laundering activities.

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Gone are the days when you had to make numerous trips to a brick and mortar bank branch even for withdrawing a small amount or transferring money from your account. The new age savings bank account provides you online banking services which is the most convenient way of carrying out your banking needs without visiting the bank branch. Online banking services not only saves time and money it provides immense ease in managing your money.

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Earning a good lot of money in your life is not all that you should aim at. Your aim should be always to save a considerable amount as well for an emergency period or such situation when you would no more be able to earn for you and your family. Keeping this investor psyche in mind most of the investment products are being designed today. One of the important pockets for investing your money in the mutual fund business is the Arbitrage Fund.

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From being completely out of the ambit of mainstream banking, the country’s rural areas now have a shot at personal and commercial banking, thus improving their economic status to a large extent.

Mahatma Gandhi was right when he said that India’s riches were concentrated in its villages. He was not referring to the mineral resources or lush natural beauty of the villages – he was referring to the dense concentration of most the country’s population in these areas. He wished for villages to be developed enough to become self-reliant centres of education, employment and societal development. If the villages did not develop, he believed, India would lose its essence to the forces of industrialisation and urbanisation.[1]

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With the whole idea of going cashless, the banking sector has completely revamped the way transactions are made. Several banks have come up with digital wallets, efficient banking apps and services. However, DBS has taken it to a next level with a revolutionary way to bank with digibank, India’s first downloadable bank account. It is an app that allows you to open a savings account without physically visiting the bank and helps you do transactions on the go. The digibank app provides a trusted, hassle free way to update the KYC information post which an executive visits you for the biometric information. The app lets you shop, pay utility bills, do mobile recharges and make online payments and also enjoy cash back offers at the same time.

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Deciding to buy a term plan is easy – doing the calculations for the right plan is even easier! We explain why using a term plan calculator is a wise option.

It is basic human nature to worry about the future. You must have experienced it yourself: even during the times that you are happy and content with life, you may feel a twinge of worry about your loved ones. No, you won’t constantly worry about what happens to your loved ones unless you are a paranoid person. But it is fairly normal to wonder what your family members would do if you were suddenly absent from their lives.

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You may know of several people who have lost their capital while investing in mutual funds. A common reason for this is that they tend to invest in the wrong funds. Furthermore, entering the fund and exiting at the right time to minimize losses is important.

Before you consider investing in such funds, you need to consider some factors. Assessing your age, risk profile, and investment goals will help you shortlist the appropriate mutual funds.

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In the present time, business debt is inevitable but there are ways in which you can deal with such debts and get immense help provided you have all the documents of your business in order. You would also have to ensure that all the taxes are paid and current as it is the most vital part of a successful business. It would further ensure that the IRS or the state tax authority cannot hold you liable personally and charge penalties for such defaults in payment. It will also affect the bankruptcy proceedings in an adverse manner if you do not pay taxes on time.

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It is safe to assume that India is in the midst of a banking revolution, the likes of which has never been seen before in the country.

The World Bank estimated that up to the year 2014, the penetration of banks in all segments of India increased from 35% in 2010 to 53% in 2014. When the ruling political parties at the Centre changed in 2014 and the present Government floated its Jan DhanYojana Scheme, a further proliferation of savings bank accounts took place. The scheme aimed at financial inclusion for all classes and masses of society – and by January 2015, over 125 million new bank accounts had been opened.[1]

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In an attempt to make payments hassle free and more secure, the Government of India has started initiating the movement towards digital payments using UPI. Conceived by Dr Raghuram Rajan, the RBI developed the UPI as an innovation to drive the country towards a cashless economy. Unified Payments Interface (UPI) is a technology-driven innovation introduced to enable and link multiple bank accounts with a single mobile number using a mobile application.

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When it comes to running a small business, few things are more important than the ease with which you can accept payments. After all, people are less likely to choose your business if they have a hard time paying for their items or find that they are unable to use credit cards, debit cards or even checks. This is one of the reasons why accepting credit card payments and understanding integrated card services is such an important part of today’s business landscape. Before you get started, however, there are few common methods that credit card processing services use of which you should be aware.

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