IRDAI Warns Against Buying Health Insurance Plans From Even Healthcare

On 13th April, the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Irdai) issued a notice in public interest warning against buying health...

more

LIC: Last Chance To Revive Your Lapsed Policies; Check Details Here

If you have taken a policy from the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) and it has lapsed, then there is an opportunity to revive it. The LIC...

more

LIC Alerts Customers Regarding Kanyadan Policy

Insurance behemoth Life Insurance Corporation of India offers a gamut of policies so as to assist in securing a person's financial future. However,...

more

Mere Delay in Intimating Insurer of Vehicle Theft No Ground For Denying Claim, Says SC

The Supreme Court on Friday held that an insurance company cannot reject a claim on the basis that there was a delay in communicating the theft of a...

more

Tax Benefit on Insurance For Disabled

In a relief to the disabled as well as their guardians, the Budget 2022 has introduced a minor taxation tweak in the insurance product for disabled.

more

Nearly 30% of Indian population don't have any health insurance: Survey

Nearly 30% or 42 crore of Indian population don’t have any health insurance. The actual may be higher due to gaps in the existing scheme and...

more

Non-payment of premium and lapsed policies will lead to rejection of insurance claim: SC

An insurance claim can be rejected if the policy has lapsed on account of non-payment of premium, said the bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Bela M...

more

Insurance claims on vehicle without valid registration will be denied, says SC

Insurance claim can be denied if the vehicle does not have valid registration, the Supreme Court said while rejecting a claim in theft of a car which...

more

Madras HC’s order for mandatory bumper-to-bumper car insurance put on hold

The Madras High Court has put on hold its earlier order mandating bumper-to-bumper cover for new vehicles sold from September 1, as reported by...

more

Madras HC mandates bumper-to-bumper car insurance from 1 September

The Madras High Court ruled that

more
  Loading...
  Loading...

To continue


Please
Sign Up or Sign In
with

Email

We are listening!

Solve the equation and enter in the Captcha field.

Changes in Our Business Model
 
 
Greetings from Moneylife Advisory Services
 
Between financial years 2019-21, SEBI has come up with extensive changes to investor advisor regulations. On Sep 23, 2020, SEBI had issued new additional guidelines. This comes just two months after extensive changes announced in July 2020. Earlier, in December 2019 there was an ad hoc circular
 
As a result of these changes, IAs, cannot accept fees through credit cards, will have to sign a 26-clause investor agreement, have to maintain physical record written & signed by client, telephone recording, emails, SMS messages and any other legally verifiable record for five years. IAs were already asked to record the suitability and rationale for every piece of advice given, sign them and store them for five years.
 
While these extensive and frequent changes, designed to strengthen the conduct of IAs are well-meaning, these have sharply increased compliance efforts and cost. We, being online advisors, find many of changes harder to implement, compared to advisors working in the physical space. We will have to have an army of advisors, administrative and tech staff to be compliant. If we do this, we will have to divert money to these areas and the cost of our service will double. We want to remain the least-cost service in the market to benefit more and more people. In the circumstances, we are forced to change our business model from “advisory” to “research”. This will mean the following:
 
What remains the same:
  • Recommendations on insurance, investment and Lion stocks, will continue as a part of the MAS premium subscription. Our strength has always been research and this will remain available to you through our recommendations.
  • The magazine and all textual content will remain as part of the service
  • We will have to suspend the restructuring tool.
 
What changes:
  • The interactions in Ask / Handholding will offer investment advice but not specific to your situation. It will offer information on investment products and also clarify your doubts about various financial products. It will be a forum for information, not for advice. This will be implemented with immediate effect and our guidelines in Ask, reflect this now.
 
Over the next few weeks our site and our communication to you will reflect these and other additional changes.
 
We feel this will not affect you much in terms of what really matters in investing: knowing what to buy and when to buy. This is our edge and it will still be available to you.
 
img
Debashis Basu
Founder