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How does IndiaP2P create your investment products?
IndiaP2P’s investment products are essentially portfolios of fractions of loans. Let’s break this down:
- Fractions of loans - Your investment only funds a part of a loan i.e. you have co-lenders or co-investors in every loan.
- You invest in a portfolio (of loans) i.e. your funds are spread across multiple loans so that the affect of a particular borrower defaulting is limited. Furthermore this ‘spreading’ is done scientifically ensuring that your exposure to a geography, income source of borrower etc. are also diversified further reducing risk.
IndiaP2P takes a selective approach to curate loans to ensure due verification and quality and also adequate diversification across borrower location etc.
Author: Neha Juneja
Impact of rising interest rates on your investments
Inflation has risen across the globe to become a pain point for policymakers who grapple with rising prices and faltering economic growth. Things seemingly turned worrisome when the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) raised the repo rate by 40 basis points on May 4 and again on June 6. With the growing interest rates, should investors like you need to worry? What should be your strategy towards investment during such times? Let’s find out. First, let us revisit the connection between inflation, interest rate, bond yields etc. Inflation and interest rates are directionally related, i.e. they tend to move along the same trend but with some lag. RBI and other central banks desire positive but manageable inflation rates. A negative inflation rate or deflation means degrowth in the economy because with rapidly decreasing prices, consumers tend to pause/postpone their spends leading to slowdown in economic activity. Fundamentally, the supply and demand...
What is the tax rate on my investment? - June 2022
Many of us are unprepared for the tax payouts applicable to our investments and forget to factor them in. Here's a ready reckoner to help you estimate your 'post-tax returns' and compare investment options. Tax Rates on Your Investments Tax Type Short Term Gains Long Term Gains Equity mutual fund Post-tax earnings are added to your income and taxed as per your individual tax slab. 15% + 4% cess 10% + 4% cess (LTCG >1 year) Debt mutual fund Post-tax earnings are added to your income and taxed as per your individual tax slab. At the tax slab rate of the individual 20% + 4% cess with indexation (LTCG >3 year) Equity Post-tax earnings are added to your income and taxed as per your individual tax slab. 15% 10% over and above Rs. 1 lakh without indexation (LTCG >1 year) Debt Listed At the tax slab rate of the...
How does IndiaP2P offer such high returns with low risk?
How does IndiaP2P offer such high returns with low risk? IndiaP2P’s first-of-its-kind return-risk profile is the result of a unique yet large arbitrage opportunity that exists in the debt markets of emerging economies such as India. First, let’s recap how the equity and debt markets differ. While retail investors have had access to equity investments for long, debt has been gaining in popularity over the last decade. Read on… We all have come across the terms debt and equity quite often. And while we may use them in the same breath, they are actually quite different. Equity is the process of raising capital by selling a portion of shares from the business. For example, you receive a certain amount of capital infusion in your company in the form of equity. This means that you don't have to repay the amount later. However, the investor receives a portion of shares. Hence, they will receive profits in sync with their...
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