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Why Consumers Spend More in Cashless Transactions ?

Academic research indicates that digital mediums (credit/debit cards, digital wallets, etc.,) do not have cash outflow vividness, and hence reduce the pain of payment during a transaction in comparison to cash. As pain of payment reduces, spending propensity increases. Also, when using these mediums, people are more likely to underestimate or forget the amount spent […]

Demonetisation – Government of India’s Measures to Promote Cashless Transactions

The central Government of India has announced a slew of measures for systemic adoption of digital / plastic currency. The benefits accorded to digital transactions and benefits perceived by the government are as follows, Discount of 0.75% on digital payments at central government petroleum PSUs – Will benefit 45mn customers at petrol pumps everyday. The […]

What Should be your Ideal Credit Utilization Ratio ?

Credit Cards are basically instruments introduced to extend per-approved credit line for your spend. While using them one has to be careful about Credit Utilization Ratio and impact on Credit Score. Most of our readers posed me a question on how much Credit can one use on the per-approved credit line of Cards, Personal Loans, […]

How Banks Evaluate CIBIL Score and Approve Home Loan Applications ?

Many of our readers have written to us to know How Banks Process and Approve Home / Car Loans ? They further have apprehensions that their Loan Applications were turned down despite having good Credit Report and CIBIL Score greater than 800. How do we account for such a case ? When you apply for […]

Can Secured Credit Card Help in Building your CIBIL Score?

Author: This article is contributed by Arun Ramamurthy, Director – CreditSudhaar It’s funny, isn’t it, when we ask for money from established institutions and they require us to prove that we already have enough or the potential to repay them? Unfortunately for us, every lender needs a guarantee. Credit institutions exist to make our lives […]

CIBIL – The Key to Indian Financial Sector

CIBIL is probably one of the less-appreciated success stories of India’s financial sector evolution. It is today, probably the back-bone of the relatively high-quality and disciplined retail credit build out in India. CIBIL has over 350 Mn accounts and adding 4 million new accounts every month – of which 30% are new accounts. Almost all […]