Govt hikes interest rate on SCSS, NSC and 5 other small saving instruments for Jan-March 2023

The government on Friday (December 30, 2022) has effected hike in interest rates of 8 small saving instruments for the January-March 2023 quarter. The interest rates of schemes like the Senior Citizen Savings Scheme, Monthly Income Savings Scheme, National Savings Certificate, Kisan Vikas Patra, and all post office time deposits have been hiked. However, rates…

Insurance companies may bring new products without prior permission of IRDAI

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) vide circular dated June 10, 2022, permitted life insurance companies to introduce products without taking prior permission (use-and-file) from IRDAI. The regulator had extended the same relaxation of the ‘use-and-file’ procedure to health and general insurance companies vide a circular dated 01.06.2022. Thus, the insurance companies…