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The head offices of Goldman Sachs in London, U.K., on Monday, Dec. 7, 2020. As the U.K.'s second lockdown, lifts City of London firms are likely to let more workers return, giving a boost to businesses in the financial district before Christmas. Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)

Bank stocks are back in vogue on stimulus hopes, interest-rate outlook

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 06:04 PM IST
The KBW Bank Index has jumped 8.4% in January, beating the S&P 500 Index’s 1.8% advance.
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The latest government data showed that the economy rebounded in the fiscal second quarter from a record 24% contraction in the preceding three months.
The latest government data showed that the economy rebounded in the fiscal second quarter from a record 24% contraction in the preceding three months.

RBI may keep policy rates unchanged

By Gopika Gopakumar | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2020 01:45 AM IST
All the 10 economists expect RBI to keep the repo rate, the rate at which banks borrow from the central bank, at 4% while maintaining an accommodative policy stance.
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A worker cleans an American Airlines Group Inc. check-in counter at Tulsa International Airport (TUL) in Tulsa, Oklahoma, US.(Bloomberg)
A worker cleans an American Airlines Group Inc. check-in counter at Tulsa International Airport (TUL) in Tulsa, Oklahoma, US.(Bloomberg)

Payrolls in US set to tread higher in pandemic slog: Report

By Bloomberg | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON NOV 29, 2020 10:32 AM IST
Payrolls probably rose by about a half million during the month after a 638,000 gain in October, according to the median projection in a Bloomberg survey of economists ahead of government data due on Friday. The jobless rate is seen easing to 6.8% from 6.9%.
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India’s sovereign external debt to GDP is at less than 5%, among the lowest globally, and thus, supporters of the plan argue, it would be easy for the government to service the borrowing.(File Photo (Representative Image))
India’s sovereign external debt to GDP is at less than 5%, among the lowest globally, and thus, supporters of the plan argue, it would be easy for the government to service the borrowing.(File Photo (Representative Image))

Sovereign overseas borrowing idea back on agenda

By Dhirendra Tripathi | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 06:49 AM IST
India’s sovereign external debt to GDP is at less than 5%, among the lowest globally, and thus, supporters of the plan argue, it would be easy for the government to service the borrowing.
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The crux of RBI’s assessment is that while the worst is over, the economy is not out of the woods yet(REUTERS)
The crux of RBI’s assessment is that while the worst is over, the economy is not out of the woods yet(REUTERS)

The economy is still fragile | HT Editorial

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON OCT 12, 2020 06:22 AM IST
Financial sector stability and low demand remain key challenges
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With lenders like Bajaj Finserv, you can get access to a high loan amount in just a few clicks.(Shutterstock)
With lenders like Bajaj Finserv, you can get access to a high loan amount in just a few clicks.(Shutterstock)

Get funds instantly with a pre-approved personal loan from Bajaj Finserv

UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2020 04:56 PM IST
You can use the amount to fund any expense and use it without restriction, be it to renovate your home, consolidate debt, make big-ticket purchases, or address medical or other emergencies.
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An investor who has only ever bought an apartment before will never feel comfortable buying land in a locality unknown to him even if the returns are great.
An investor who has only ever bought an apartment before will never feel comfortable buying land in a locality unknown to him even if the returns are great.

Agarwal Estates - Providing insight in turbulent times in Real Estate investments

UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 08:04 PM IST
While buying a house is often an emotional decision, investing in real estate needs to be a pragmatic one.
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The song has alreadu achieved their target of raising Rs 20 lakh. They have now raised the target to Rs 25 lakh.(Photo:YouTube)
The song has alreadu achieved their target of raising Rs 20 lakh. They have now raised the target to Rs 25 lakh.(Photo:YouTube)

A great collab for a great cause

By Samarth Goyal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 08:49 PM IST
Vishal Dadlani, Penn Masala and lyricist Poojan Sahil have collaborated together on a song, which aims to raise money for migrant workers who have been affected because of the ongoing crisis.
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A view of under construction building seen at Kharadi in Pune, India, on Sunday.(HT FILE PHOTO)
A view of under construction building seen at Kharadi in Pune, India, on Sunday.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Pune builders welcome Maha govt’s move to slash stamp duty

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Pune, Pune
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 06:11 PM IST
Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Association of India’s (CREDAI) Pune chapter president Suhas Merchant said that the builders’ body has welcomed the state government’s decision.
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Bajaj Finance Fixed Deposit is one such high-rated deposit that offers a great balance of high safety and attractive returns.
Bajaj Finance Fixed Deposit is one such high-rated deposit that offers a great balance of high safety and attractive returns.

Invest in a Bajaj Finance Fixed Deposit to get assured returns up to 7.35%

UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 03:49 PM IST
In recent times, there have been several defaults on deposits by reputed financiers. Hence, when choosing to invest in Fixed Deposit, it is best to choose AAA-rated deposits accredited with highest safety like Bajaj Finance Fixed Deposit.
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The central bank opted for a status quo and left interest rates unchanged at the latest monetary policy meet.(PTI)
The central bank opted for a status quo and left interest rates unchanged at the latest monetary policy meet.(PTI)

Sensex rallies over 500 points after RBI policy outcome; Nifty tops 11,200

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON AUG 06, 2020 01:57 PM IST
Tata Steel was the top gainer in the 30-share Sensex pack, rising around 2 per cent, followed by HDFC Bank, Bajaj Finance, HCL Tech, Infosys, Kotak Bank, TCS and Reliance Industries.
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With strategic financial planning and instruments like insurance policies and FDs, elders can comfortably cover their health, rehabilitation, and old-age home expenses.(SBI)
With strategic financial planning and instruments like insurance policies and FDs, elders can comfortably cover their health, rehabilitation, and old-age home expenses.(SBI)

SBI launches WeCare term deposit scheme for senior citizens

By Partnered Feature, HT Brand Studio
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2020 12:05 PM IST
The deposits under this scheme will attract 0.8 percent more than the interest rate applicable to the general public. Those interested will have to invest in the scheme before September 30, 2020.
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The rupee depreciated 23 paise to 75.82 against the US dollar in opening trade on Thursday(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The rupee depreciated 23 paise to 75.82 against the US dollar in opening trade on Thursday(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Rupee slips 23 paise to 75.82 against US dollar in early trade

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUN 11, 2020 02:09 PM IST
The rupee opened weak at 75.81 at the interbank forex market and fell further to 75.82 against US dollar, down 23 paise over its last close.
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The government has been announcing various relief measures to reduce financial distress and increase liquidity in the hands of the common man, during these times.(Shutterstock)
The government has been announcing various relief measures to reduce financial distress and increase liquidity in the hands of the common man, during these times.(Shutterstock)

Lock in to attractive FD interest rates to protect your savings

UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 12:42 PM IST
Financiers like Bajaj Finance Limited are still offering lucrative returns up to 7.85% on their fixed deposit. Read along to know why you must invest in a Bajaj Finance Fixed Deposit to protect your savings, during these times.
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Essential and non-negotiable goals need to be strictly your focus now.(Axis Mutual Fund)
Essential and non-negotiable goals need to be strictly your focus now.(Axis Mutual Fund)

Stay aligned to your investment goals

By Brand Post
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2020 01:10 PM IST
If you are investing for long-term goals such your children’s education or your retirement, the current market phase should not affect you.
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The State Bank of India has kept the rates unchanged for term deposits with tenor 3 years to 10 years.(HT Photo)
The State Bank of India has kept the rates unchanged for term deposits with tenor 3 years to 10 years.(HT Photo)

SBI’s new fixed deposit rates, special FD scheme for senior citizens from today

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2020 02:03 PM IST
“SBI has slashed its interest rates on retail term deposits by 20 bps for ‘up to 3 years’ tenor in view of adequate liquidity in the system as well as with the bank,” the bank said in a statement.
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For investors across all income groups, capital preservation has become the top priority during these uncertain times.(Shutterstock)
For investors across all income groups, capital preservation has become the top priority during these uncertain times.(Shutterstock)

As interest rates fall, safeguard your savings with Bajaj Finance FD

UPDATED ON APR 22, 2020 03:01 PM IST
Since business and manufacturing activities have slowed down over the last couple of months, this has affected revenues, growth in business prospects and salaries and payments. Thus, spending has taken an economy-wide hit – bringing savings and investments right back into focus.
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Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) had on March 6, declared 8.5% interest rate for financial year 2019-20.(Mint file photo)
Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) had on March 6, declared 8.5% interest rate for financial year 2019-20.(Mint file photo)

Govt slashes interest rates on small savings

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2020 07:02 AM IST
The government has reduced interest rate on Senior Citizen Savings scheme from 8.6% to 7.4%, which will be effective from April 1, 2020, a finance ministry notification said.
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The government cut interest on small savings schemes by up to 1.4% for the first quarter of 2020-21.(ANI)
The government cut interest on small savings schemes by up to 1.4% for the first quarter of 2020-21.(ANI)

Govt cuts interest rate on PPF, NSC, Kisan Vikas Patra and Sukanya Samriddhi Accounts from April 1: All you need to know

By Rajeev Jayaswal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2020 11:00 AM IST
Interest rates for small savings schemes are notified on a quarterly basis.
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In times where market volatilities make it tough for you to project your gains, protecting your capital becomes paramount.(Bajaj Finserv)
In times where market volatilities make it tough for you to project your gains, protecting your capital becomes paramount.(Bajaj Finserv)

Bajaj Finance FD offers guaranteed returns up to 8.05%

UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2020 12:56 PM IST
With a customer base of more than 2.22 lakh, Bajaj Finance is one of the most trusted FD issuers.
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Bajaj Finance offers an attractive rates of interest up to 7.80% for new customers, 7.90% for existing customers, and 8.05% for senior citizens.
Bajaj Finance offers an attractive rates of interest up to 7.80% for new customers, 7.90% for existing customers, and 8.05% for senior citizens.

6 reasons why Bajaj Finance FD is the best investment option today

UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2020 11:21 AM IST
If you want to stay away from market swings or simply want to hedge your portfolio against losses, you can consider investing in a fixed deposit.
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Covid 19: A commuter, wearing a protective face mask, crosses London Bridge in view of Tower Bridge in London, UK.(Bloomberg)
Covid 19: A commuter, wearing a protective face mask, crosses London Bridge in view of Tower Bridge in London, UK.(Bloomberg)

Coronavirus update: UK death toll 128; Bank of England cuts interest rate to historic low of 0.1%

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London
PUBLISHED ON MAR 19, 2020 10:40 PM IST
Coronavirus update: Lowering the interest rate was among new plans of the Boris Johnson government to deal with the growing scale of the challenge, including publishing a new bill in the House of Commons to provide more emergency powers to authorities.
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Currently, SBI customers need to maintain AMB of Rs 3,000, Rs 2,000 and Rs 1,000 in metro, semi urban and rural areas, respectively.(Hemant Mishra/mint)
Currently, SBI customers need to maintain AMB of Rs 3,000, Rs 2,000 and Rs 1,000 in metro, semi urban and rural areas, respectively.(Hemant Mishra/mint)

SBI drops interest rate with minimum balance requirement

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2020 08:26 PM IST
Currently, the interest rate on saving bank accounts is 3.25 per cent for deposits up to Rs 1 lakh in SB accounts, and 3 per cent for deposits above Rs 1 lakh.
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The deposits of Rs 984 crore with the bank presently include the civic body’s revenue collection from various sources like water tax, property tax, building permission fees and other heads.(HT PHOTO.)
The deposits of Rs 984 crore with the bank presently include the civic body’s revenue collection from various sources like water tax, property tax, building permission fees and other heads.(HT PHOTO.)

Few months ago, Pimpri Chinchwad civic body had Rs 3,000 crore deposits with Yes Bank

By Nadeem Inamdar | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2020 06:05 PM IST
PCMC had earlier deposited Rs 3000 crores with Yes Bank but later gradually shifted its reserves to other private banks. The high interest rates offered by the bank was the reason why it was preferred by the civic body.
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Bajaj Finance Fixed Deposit is one of the most preferred avenues for parking your savings, with nearly 2,22,000 FD customers contributing towards a deposit book of INR 20,607 crores.(Shutterstock)
Bajaj Finance Fixed Deposit is one of the most preferred avenues for parking your savings, with nearly 2,22,000 FD customers contributing towards a deposit book of INR 20,607 crores.(Shutterstock)

As market crashes, invest in fixed deposits for assured returns

UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2020 05:19 PM IST
Invest in fixed-income instruments like fixed deposit seems like a good move, for you to stabilise your portfolio, amid increasing volatility.
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Amid speculations about the reduction in rates for government savings schemes, fixed deposit comes across as a lucrative option for risk-averse investors seeking assured returns.(Bajaj Finserv)
Amid speculations about the reduction in rates for government savings schemes, fixed deposit comes across as a lucrative option for risk-averse investors seeking assured returns.(Bajaj Finserv)

Invest in FD now before interest rates fall

PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2020 06:00 PM IST
In 2019, investments by Indians in mutual funds dropped by a whopping 41%.
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Know how to get a personal loan without hurting your CIBIL score
Know how to get a personal loan without hurting your CIBIL score

How to get a personal loan without hurting your CIBIL score

UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2020 03:10 PM IST
While personal loan eligibility criteria are simple, every time you apply for a personal loan your lender incites a hard inquiry into your CIBIL report to assess your creditworthiness.
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The coronavirus outbreak is threatening to put a dent in the global economy, with China paralysed by vast quarantine measures and major firms such as iPhone maker Apple and mining giant BHP warning it could damage bottom lines.(AP)
The coronavirus outbreak is threatening to put a dent in the global economy, with China paralysed by vast quarantine measures and major firms such as iPhone maker Apple and mining giant BHP warning it could damage bottom lines.(AP)

China cuts loan rate as it battles coronavirus impact

By Agence France-Presse | Beijing
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2020 11:17 AM IST
The reduction in the loan prime rate (LPR) -- one of the preferential rates commercial banks impose on their best customers and which serves as a reference for other lending rates -is the latest measure to help companies struggling through the epidemic.
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Even after a slew of repo rate cuts in 2019, company FDs still promise much in terms of wealth generation.(Bajaj Finserv)
Even after a slew of repo rate cuts in 2019, company FDs still promise much in terms of wealth generation.(Bajaj Finserv)

Invest in Bajaj Finance FD, amid falling interest rates

UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2020 01:20 PM IST
The benefit of investing in an FD now is that you can lock in at an attractive rate and earn returns steadily over a tenure of your choice.
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HP promoting small businesses through CM’s startup scheme: Govt

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Shimla, Shimla
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2020 10:02 PM IST
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