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Banks or NBFCs: Where should you take your education loan from?

Graphic: Mint It is said that education is the biggest wealth that one can accumulate, but getting quality higher education is increasingly becoming expensive. However, people are still going ahead and funding their children’s education, often with the help of education loans. One indicator of higher spends on higher education is the average ticket size of education loans (see graph). ... Read More »

Samsung Patents New Face, Iris Recognition Biometric Camera; May Take on Apple’s Face ID

HIGHLIGHTS Samsung has been granted a patent for a filing in 2014 The biometric camera said to feature iris and 3D face recognition The technology is expected to get introduced in the Galaxy S10 Samsung may soon replace its iris scanning technology with a new biometric camera, if a recently granted patent is any indication. 3D facial recognition technology is one ... Read More »

Instagram Launches IGTV Long Video App to Take on YouTube, Now Has a Billion Users

Instagram said Wednesday it now has more than one billion active users, as it unveiled a new long-form video feature in a bid to attract “creators” like those on YouTube. It becomes the fourth Facebook platform to hit the billion-user mark, including the namesake social network with more than two billion users, and the messaging applications WhatsApp and Messenger. Instagram, which had some 800 million users as ... Read More »

How moms can take care of finance

If you have to choose between building your retirement nest and funding higher education, do the former first. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint Here are tips from three experts on how mothers can manage personal finance well enough to secure the future of their children. Deepali Sen, founder, Srujan Financial Advisers LLP Raise money-conscious kids: As moms build the foundation for kids’ financial ... Read More »

Mumbai’s Real Estate Will Take At Least A Year To Revive, Knight Frank Says

Maharashtra’s change in law allowing a reduction in ready-reckoner or benchmark property rates suggests that a revival from the disruption caused by the cash ban and a strict housing regulation may take another 12-18 months, Knight Frank India said. Most of the people who don’t need houses immediately in Mumbai, India’s second-largest property market, will prefer waiting to see a ... Read More »

Internet Giants Not Doing Enough to Take Down Illegal Content: EU

Internet giants like Facebook, Google’s YouTube and Twitter are not taking down illegal content from their websites fast enough, the European Union executive said on Tuesday after meeting with the companies. Several European governments have increased pressure on social media companies to do more to remove illegal content – from incitement to hatred and racism to extremist material to counterfeit products being sold online – and ... Read More »

Losses for technology and banks take US stocks lower

FILE – This Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange at sunset, in lower Manhattan. U.S. stocks are skidding early Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, as banks, technology and health companies all start the day lower. Prescription drug distributor AmerisourceBergen and women’s health diagnostic company Hologic tumbled, while a solid quarter from cereal maker Kellogg helped ... Read More »

Real estate sector sentiments take a further hit with RERA and GST ambiguity

The uncertainty over the manner and form in which the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 (RERA) rules will be implemented across states and the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) from July 1, 2017 has created confusion among stakeholders, especially with respect to on-going projects, says FICCI-NAREDCO Real Estate Sentiment Index for the second quarter 2017. ... Read More »

Six Predictions For The Biggest Social Media Trends Of 2017 — And How Marketers Can Take Advantage

POST WRITTEN BY Forbes Communication Council Communications, PR, public affairs & media relations executives from Forbes Communications Council share firsthand insights. Social media is constantly evolving, and 2017 has already seen many new trends on the rise. So which of these trends should marketers be paying attention to in the coming months to keep their accounts on the cutting edge ... Read More »

Read “Uninvested” to Take Control Back From Wall Street

I feel like I should start this book review with one of those “This is intended for mature audiences” warnings. Depending on your involvement in the financial industry, you might be disgusted. You might be insulted. You might even be dubious. Personally, I was left with this attitude of “Sure, just one more thing to be disillusioned about. “ “Uninvested” ... Read More »