Public Provident Fund Scheme is a saving scheme that comes with tax benefits. Ministry of Finance introduced this scheme in the year 1968. The main objective of PPF is to encourage general people to mobilize their small savings. The interest offered on these schemes are not taxable. Precisely, PPF is an investment with non-taxable returns.
Even before Department of Post got approval from RBI to open up a payment bank, India Post has been active in securing last mile deposits with its various saving schemes, currently India post holds more than 6 lac crores of balance in its various saving schemes, this is almost half of what biggest
One of the important questions i typically get when I advise our customers on financial planning is should I move my money from savings account to Liquid funds, this blog post attempts to answer this question, before we answer this question lets try to understand why do people keep money in savings account , for me there are 3 reasons
- To ensure liquidity , so that money can be used whenever required.
- Get some returns as money
Fixed Deposits or their close cousin RD’s ( Recuring deposits) are the most popular saving instrument in India.According to RBI,Indians invested approximately Rs 6800 Billion in fixed or bank deposits that means more than 55 % household savings are invested in Bank deposits.
While Fixed deposits are popular because of risk-free nature of the asset and
Personal Savings : Whatever you earn you can either consume all or chose to not , part of your earnings you chose not to consume is called Personal Savings, you can chose to keep your savings in bank account or invest it in Real estate, bonds,shares, Mutual funds or other financial instruments
National Savings : National savings is the sum of personal savings and the corporate savings, which is the profits which corporates do not