New Government Initiatives To Boost Real Estate Sector In India

New Government Initiatives To Boost Real Estate Sector In India

At the Government level many new policy initiatives have been taken recently to boost the real estate Property in India . These policy decisions will lend a stimulus and impetus to the industry. It is beyond doubt that the new initiatives will unlock the potential of the sector. Also, along with the stimulus package announced by the Government, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has taken a definitive step whereby banks are allowed to devise new schemes beneficial to the property sector.

As part of the Government initiatives to boost real estate boom sector India, RBI has declared concessional schemes for the real estate sector. Such initiatives include:
Urban Land (Ceiling and Regulation) Act, 1976 (ULCRA) repealed by increasingly larger number of states.
In case of integrated townships, the minimum area to be developed has been brought down to 25 acres from 100 acres.
51 per cent FDI allowed in single-brand retail outlets and 100 per cent in cash-and-carry through the automatic route.
Full repatriation of original investment after three years.
Minimum capital investment for wholly-owned subsidiaries and joint ventures stands at US$ 10 million and US$ 5 million, respectively.
100 per cent FDI allowed in realty projects through the automatic route.

Further, in its endeavour to initiate new policies to boost the real estate sector in India, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, has taken steps to reduce the time taken to develop special economic zones (SEZs) by simplifying the procedures to get the tax-tree industrial enclaves notified. Now developers can easily get their land classified as an SEZ at the outset itself by producing title deeds to prove their ownership. Again, the Government has announced several concessions in the Budget 2008-2009.

New Government initiatives to boost sector of Real Estate India include granting a tax holiday on profits from initiates in the financial year 2007-2008. In order to enjoy this benefit, the housing projects should be of the affordable housing unit type of 1000 to 1500 square feet. Another condition is that such projects should be completed by March 1, 2012. Further, the Finance Ministry has allocated US$ 207 million to grant 1% interest subsidy on home loans up to US$ 20, 691. In order to avail this benefit, the cost of the home should not be above US$41, 382. It is believed that these initiatives will be add further impetus to the real estate sector in the country.

Money Matters – Leading Financial Services Company

Money Matters – Leading Financial Services Company

Money Matters Financial Services Ltd. – One of the fastest growing Financial Company in India, was established in 1997, by Mr. Rajesh Sharma. Money Matters Financial Services Ltd. is a Non Banking Financial Services Company (NBFC) and is categorized as a non-deposit taking systemically important i.e. (ND-SI) NBFC as declared by Reserve Bank of India.

Money Matters Financial Services Limited was started in Mumbai with the help of his determination and gifted core values of excellence, integrity, passion, knowledge and distinctiveness. Rajesh Sharmas Money Matters has grown up to a whooping net worth of Rs. 750 Crore.

Money Matters Financial Services Ltd. provides services in debt syndication, debt placement and financial restructuring. They also provide other services like investment banking and corporate finance advisory, private equity funding and equity broking for high net worth individuals and organization. Money Matters is involved with the projects like Real Estate, Power, Telecom, Hospitality, Retail and Financial Services. With the corporate giant like TATA Group, Birla Group, Reliance ADAG, Adani Group, Jindal group, Future Group, Bharat Forge and DLF.
Money Matters Financial Services Ltd. believes in building the long term relation with clients by providing services at their doorsteps.

Money Matters Financial Services Ltd. successfully completed QIP placements in 2010 and raised Rs. 445 Crore to meet the funding requirement and capital expenditure for proposed asset financing business to the house products such as bridge Financing, Corporate Loan/ Project Financing structured Product Funding, Pre- IPO Financing etc. to the corporate industries. The house has corporate lending fund of total Rs. 330 crore till Feb, 2012 which is a huge jump in terms of growth. By looking at the above stats and milestones achieved we can say that Money Matters have surpassed all the bars and grown. Credit for this goes to none other than Rajesh Sharma and his fellow associates who dreamt of building Money Matters as one of the most renowned financial firm in India.

Rajesh Sharma, Chairman and Managing Director, Money Matters Financial Services Ltd. is a Chartered Accountant who brought Money Matters to such a height today that now its competing with leading financial firms today.

Will The Payroll Tax Holiday Stimulate Your Economic System

Will The Payroll Tax Holiday Stimulate Your Economic System

If you earn a payroll check the payroll tax holiday within the Bush tax cut package could give you a two percent pay hike. Lawmakers view the payroll tax holiday being a financial stimulus on the assumption that individuals will spend that additional money. But some economists say that customers will probably conserve more of that money than the politicians hope. If all will go as prepared, folks really should never need to obtain a personal cash loan. Resource for this article – Inside the payroll tax holiday and how to have a happy one by MoneyBlogNewz.
Payroll tax holiday: economic stimulus?
The payroll tax holiday proposal rolls back the employees’ share of the payroll tax from 6.2 percent to 4.2 % on income up to $106,000. Firms like Deutche Bank revised the predictions for 2011 from 3.3 % to 4.1 percent with economic growth after the tax deal had been announced. Here’s the math behind that reasoning:
Wages and salaries in the U.S. in 2010 total $6.44 trillion. That figure grew nearly 5 percent in the second and third quarter. If that rate continues, wages and salaries will total about $6.75 trillion a year from now. Deutche Bank estimates about 85 percent of total wages and salaries are dinged by the payroll tax. A 2 % reduction in that tax puts $115 billion back in workers’ wallets. Based on the current personal savings rate of 5.8 %, $108 billion — 0.7 percent of estimated 2011 GDP — would be spent. Therefore, 3.3 + 0.7 = 4.1 percent.
There is the Permanent Income Hypothesis to consider
Most are saying that there is too much optimism. This would be from Deutche Bank. Since informed consumers will realize the 2 % raise will only last just a little when, suggests John Carney at CNBC, the payroll tax holiday won’t increase spending that much. There is a name for this made up by economists. Permanent Income Hypothesis is that name. Future earnings are what people spend based off of. Current take-home pay doesn’t do that. The financial crisis changed people. Before it, people spent more than they earned and wouldn’t save at all. After that, the financial crisis came. Now people spend less and conserve more because expectations for the future are diminished.
What you are able to do with your payroll tax holiday
What should you do with that payroll tax holiday raise? Spending it isn’t the suggestion SmartMoney gives. Putting it in a Roth IRA, a traditional IRA or a 401(k) is the suggestion. The money will then be worth something. It will still be worth something after 2012 when the payroll tax holiday ends. You might end up just paying for the health care costs that are expected to rise next year. Buying new appliances is a new option. You could save hundreds of dollars in a few years with more energy efficient home appliances.
Citations
SmartMoney
smartmoney.com/personal-finance/taxes/what-to-do-with-a-payroll-tax-cut/#ixzz17WrUvmtU
CNBC
cnbc.com/id/40553481
Business Insider
businessinsider.com/deutsche-bank-explains-why-the-payroll-tax-holiday-is-a-game-changer-and-could-push-gdp-to-41-2010-12

Claims Payment Record Of The Private Insurance Companies

Claims Payment Record Of The Private Insurance Companies

As we know, there are 20 odd private life insurance companies in India, and there is LIC which is a public sector company. LIC is the 800 pound gorilla, managing to hold on to about 75% market share even 10 years after private companies have been allowed into the life insurance space. The private life insurance companies position themselves on being more customer friendly, wider array of products etc while LIC holds on to its positioning of trust, experience and government backing. One of the key parameters on which to judge a life insurance company is their claims payment record. At the same time, we must note that given that life insurance has become more of a savings and investment product, the returns that they provide are perhaps more important than claims payout ratios. Nevertheless, claims record is definitely not a variable to be ignored.

A table illustrating the claims rejection percentages of the top life insurance companies in 2009-10 is presented below:

Life Insurance Company
Claims rejection ratio (%)

LIC 1.21%
Aviva 9.75%
Bajaj Allianz 5.2%
Birla SunLife 10.62%
HDFC Life 4.67%
ICICI Prudential 3.27%
ING Vysya 4.26%
Kotak Mahindra 4.29%
Max New York Life 12.31%
MetLife 5.94%
Reliance Life 7.05%
SBI Life 14.75%
Tata AIG 12.3%

An important observation from the above table is that the claims rejection ratio of LIC is the lowest, thus implying that their record is the best as far as claims payment is concerned. At the same time, the very high percentage of claims rejection of SBI Life and Max New York Life surely comes in as a surprise.

It must however be noted once again that in Unit Linked products that life insurance companies promote aggressively (or at least was promoting till Sep 2010) , the returns earned on the fund is perhaps a more important variable than the claims payment (or rejection) ratio. However, for non life insurance companies, which offer pure protection/insurance products with no savings or investment component, claims payment is the crucial variable along with the speed of processing of claims.

Let us now look at the incurred claims ratios of the non life insurance companies:

Non Life Insurance Company
Incurred claims ratio

New India Assurance 89%
Oriental Insurance 99.69%
United India Insurance 78.62%
National Insurance 99.16%
Royal Sundaram 68.95%
Reliance General Insurance 77.3%
Iffco Tokio Insurance 83.44%
Tata AIG 60.54%
ICICI Lombard 85.35%
Bajaj Allianz 71.9%
HDFC Ergo 80.73%
Bharti Axa 104%%

One data point that stands out from above is that Tata AIG General Insurance seems to be sourcing the best quality business from the underwriting point of view, whereas the claims payment ratio of Bharti Axa seems to be quite high. Alo,the claims payment ratio of the public insurers, at an overall level, is higher than that of the private non life insurers.

Skymol Corporation Launches White Label Solution Of Its Live Video Chat Software Platform

Skymol Corporation Launches White Label Solution Of Its Live Video Chat Software Platform

Through the white label program, partners now can privately label Skymol’s best-in-class, on-demand live chat software platform and resell it to customers as their own.

“We’re excited to provide partners with the opportunity to expand their business offerings using Skymol’s cutting edge cloud-based live video chat solution,” said Thomas Morocz, Chief Strategy Officer & Co-Founder of Skymol Corporation. “Our reseller partners can benefit from the ability to provide SMEs with white labeled live video chat software offerings that provide aggressive remuneration,” continued Morocz.

The program provides partners with a number of benefits:

The platform is cloud-based, run on Skymols top tier servers located in datacenters in Houston, TX, USA, protected by industry standard security technology, such as firewalls and security analyzers using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption, power backup and redundant Internet connectivity. There are no onsite servers to build, install or maintain.
Partners can utilize a white label customization interface that is available online to upload their header images and logos displayed in the chat windows, change window titles, colors, header and footer texts that will be shown to their own customer base.
Partners are provided with a FREE full featured Skymol Communicator Business Edition account with 1 agent license (seat). Additional agent licenses (seats) are available at discounted price for them.
Partners have direct contact with their clients. Skymol never contacts them, it communicates only with Partners.
Partners set their own prices and bill their customers.
Free technical support.
And much more.

We are committed to building our white label partner program and working with companies to provide the support they need to succeed in expanding their offerings with privately labeled Skymol technology, concluded Morocz.

Reseller partners interested in participating must meet certain criteria. Skymol will qualify reseller candidates to make sure that they have an applicable business to distribute the offering, and they also must meet minimum monthly revenue requirements to maintain all the benefits the program provides them. To ensure the success of new partners in the program, Skymol is providing training, tutorials and datasheets that can be branded. Skymol will also provide free technical support to white label partners. For more information on the Skymol White Label Partner Program, contact Thomas Morocz, Chief Strategy Officer at +82.10.7120.7551 or via e-mail at thomas.morocz [at] skymolcorp.com.

About Skymol Corporation
Skymol Corporation, a provider of technology facilitating on-demand real-time online customer interaction using voice, video, and text chat communications. Skymol has set itself apart as an innovator through its pioneering suite of applications, delivering its solutions to the enterprise and SME market. Its key mission is to pioneer live video chat solutions for sales and customer service. Skymol operates from Hungary, EU and runs an extensive Technology Development Center there. Its Asian division is based in Seoul, South Korea. Skymol’s competitors include Boldchat, Liveperson, Velaro and Talisma. For further details, please visit us at .