Finance

Ben Bernanke And Tim Berners-Lee Headliners At First Ripple Swell Finance Conference

Dr. Ben Bernanke and Sir Tim Berners-Lee are speaking at an international banking conference in Toronto Oct. 16-18, but it’s not SWIFT’s Sibos, also being held in Toronto. The former chairman of the Federal Reserve and the inventor of the World Wide Web will be appearing at Swell, a new conference sponsored by Ripple, the global payments company that uses ... Read More »

Benefits fraudster steals £50,000 Porsche from finance firm

A BENEFIT fraudster with a taste for the high life stole a £50,000 Porsche from a car finance firm. Glamorous Tania Stultz, 30, was claiming benefits when she paid a £14,000 deposit on the 4×4 Porsche Cayenne. ALAMY The fraudster was convicted at Croydon Crown Court The mum-of-three had previously been handed a suspended sentence for a four-year £21,000 benefit ... Read More »

Narmada dam: Public finance, public play

The Sardar Sarovar Dam over the Narmada rover at Kevadiya in Narmada district of Gujarat. Photo: AP Optics is as air for politicians. It is no different for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and what is commonly known as the Narmada Dam. But even air can sometimes get dense with rhetoric. On 17 September, Modi inaugurated the Sardar Sarovar Dam, the ... Read More »

Why Lending-as-a-Service is the Future for Small Businesses

Companies can raise capital in a variety of ways. To keep growth increasing, many startups and smaller ventures go to the bank for a loan. Lines of credit, venture capital, angel investing and other methods exist as well, but a straightforward loan has always had the biggest advantages for a young company. Since 2008, the lending industry was forced to ... Read More »

Call for Papers: GNLU International Conference on Banking and Finance

GNLU Centre for banking and Financial Laws is a Centre for excellence to promote research interest in Banking and Financial Laws. Its aim to sharpen financial and legal acumen of the stakeholders by advancing academic theories to develop new insights into opportunities existing in financial sector and challenges facing the financial institution Dates:17th – 18th March, 2017 Venue: GNLU Gandhinagar Theme: ... Read More »

Does ‘Following a Herd’ Mentality Help While Buying New Stocks?

One of the most recent financial events would be the dot com bust. However, this was not the first time that such events have occurred and neither would it be the last. You must wonder how such catastrophes occur again and again. The answer is simple; herd mentality. It is a human trait where individuals mimic the actions of larger ... Read More »

MHA gives more finance powers to DGs of CRPF, BSF, NIA

HIGHLIGHTS The chiefs have been empowered to spend up to Rs 15 crore for executing major projects The major projects include construction of buildings, purchase of vehicles besides others Earlier, the ministry gave financial powers to the joint secretaries NEW DELHI: Chiefs of central armed police forces like CRPF and BSF and other central agencies have been empowered to spend up to Rs 15 ... Read More »

Reliance Capital shares fall 17% as home finance business demerged

Reliance Capital shares fell more than 17 percent in opening trade Tuesday due to hiving off home finance business. Today is the ex-date for demerger and the record date for the same is fixed as September 6, which means person who holds shares of Reliance Capital on September 6 will get shares of Reliance Home Finance. Reliance Capital shareholders will receive ... Read More »

Plan your finances for different life stages

Financial planning holds utmost importance in one’s life and it is important to carefully manage one’s finances to secure one’s present and future. During one’s lifetime, there will be a lot of events – education, job, marriage, children, and retirement that can affect the financial plans. It is important to stay prepared for such situations than becoming worried at the ... Read More »

Rural Financial Inclusion: Small Finance Banks Could Pick up Where Public Sector Banks Left Off

Microfinance institutions lend at between 20% and 26% and are able to get all their money back with negligible non-performing assets. Credit: Reuters A fundamental change is taking place in Indian banking which has the potential to become as dramatic as bank nationalisation. The process is understood, but its likely impact is not. Hence the issue is missing from headlines. ... Read More »