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Buying property in an e-auction by banks ?

Should you buy properties at an e-auction? Here’s a checklist on what homebuyers should keep in mind before bidding for such properties from banks. Banks auction such properties in a final attempt to recover whatever value is outstanding to them. Most of the properties that are being auctioned are owned by borrowers against whom the …

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Lehman Crisis

Is India heading towards its own Lehman Crisis?

The burning topic today in India is about bank NPAs, NPA recovery especially from businessmen who have defrauded the banking system of crores of rupees & fled the country. As we complete 10 years of the Lehman Crisis, it seems we have not learnt any lessons from it though we must ensure that such a …

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EPF withdrawal

EPF withdrawal for home purchase – Avoid if possible

The Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) recently relaxed its norms to allow subscribers to withdraw up to 90% of the total accumulated corpus for purchase of a home. But we must remember that EPF is long-term savings for retirement and it is not advisable to dig into the retirement funds unless and until there is …

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