How much will e-cash incentives help?

Published in Mint on Dec 13 2016. On 8 December, the government announced a slew of incentives on digital transactions. Such transactions include those done with credit cards, debit cards, e-wallet, mobile apps and Net banking. The government said that in the aftermath of the cancellation of the legal tender character of old Rs500 and […]

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Conflicts of interest hurt the business of insurance

Published in Mint on 6 December 2015, Written by Kapil Mehta Businesses deal with conflicts of interest routinely. Most such conflicts are harmless. The worst outcome of a pushy, incentive-driven salesperson is that like P.G. Wodehouse’s Bertie Wooster you, too, may end up with horrible purple socks never to be worn. In some cases, though, […]

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Life insurers are settling more claims

Published in Mint on Feb 02 2015   According to the latest annual report published by the Insurance Regulatory Development Authority of India (Irdai), life insurance companies have done a better job of settling death claims in financial year (FY) 2014 than in FY13. In terms of the number of policies settled, 12 life insurance […]

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