Financial Market

Definition: Financial Market refers to a marketplace, where creation and trading of financial assets, such as shares, debentures, bonds, derivatives, currencies, etc. take place. It plays a crucial role in allocating limited resources, in the country’s economy. It acts as an intermediary between the savers and investors by mobilising funds between them. The financial market…

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Post Office Recurring Deposit Account

Definition: The Post Office Recurring Deposit Account works on the same principle as that of the recurring deposit account in a bank, where the investor can deposit a fixed sum of money on a monthly basis. It is a scheme offered by the department of post and backed by the government of India on which…

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Post Office Monthly Income Scheme

Definition: The Post Office Monthly Income Scheme is a saving scheme backed by the government of India on which fixed interest is paid. This scheme is offered by the department of post and aims at providing regular monthly income to the depositors. The post office monthly income scheme offers several features to help investors to…

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Post Office Time Deposits

Definition: The Post Office Time Deposits are a saving scheme offered by the Indian Postal Service on which a fixed interest is paid. Often, the investors deposit a good chunk of their financial assets with a view to earning a fixed interest on it. The Post Office Time Deposits are similar to the fixed deposits…

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Post Office Savings Account

Definition: The Post Office Savings Account is the deposit scheme offered by the department of post on which fixed interest is paid. The individual investors deposit a good portion of their financial assets in a postal savings account in order to earn a fixed rate of interest on the investments. The post office savings account…

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Employee Provident Fund

Definition: The Employee Provident Fund, popularly known as PF is the retirement saving scheme available to all the salaried employees, is backed by the government on which fixed interest is paid. The employee provident fund is administered by the Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO), a statutory body developed by the government of India under the…

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National Pension Scheme (NPS)

Definition: The National Pension Scheme or NPS is a Government backed voluntary saving scheme that aims at inculcating saving habits for retirement amongst the citizens. It is designed to encourage systematic saving during the subscriber’s working life with an aim to offer old-age income or fixed retirement income to all the citizens of India, even…

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Atal Pension Yojana

Definition: Atal Pension Yojana, popularly known as APY Scheme is the government pension scheme offered to those individuals who are employed in rural and the unorganized sectors and are not the members of any social security scheme. The Atal Pension Yojana was named after Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee, ex-Prime Minister of India. The aim of…

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Sukanya Samriddhi Account

Definition: Sukanya Samriddhi Account, also called as Girl Child Prosperity Account is the saving scheme backed by the Government of India on which the fixed interest is paid. This scheme was launched for the parents of a girl child to encourage them to save funds to meet the future expenses incurred in the higher education…

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Kisan Vikas Patra

Definition: The Kisan Vikas Patra is a government small saving scheme offered by the department of posts, which guarantees that the amount invested gets doubled in 110 months, i.e. 9 years and 2 months. Kisan Vikas Patra is a saving certificate that comes in the denominations of Rs.1000, Rs.5,000, Rs.10,000 and Rs.50,000. These certificates are…

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