Who are PIOs and OCIs? Person of Indian origins (PIOs) are basically foreign citizens with an Indian Passport, excluding the nationals of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and China. Also, if the person’s ancestors (parents, grandparents, great grandparents) were Indian citizens and do not belong to any of the above countries, he/she
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Non Resident Indians and their Financial Planning in India?
It's Not How Much Money You Make...But How Much Money You Keep, How Hard It Works For You and
How Many Generation You Keep It For - Robert Kiyosaki
WHY Financial Planning in India?
Well, NRIs are Non Resident but still Indians. You may have the intention to Come back for good at some point in time. You may like to enjoy your retirement years in your own Country where the cost of living is quite less then your host country.. In today’s kind of tough scenario i have also seen many NRIs are forced to return to India (Due to Job issues), so sometimes it’s not in your hand. You may have accumulated some of your assets while in India before going abroad. You may inherit some assets from your Parents. You may have some of your responsibilities and goal in India. All this requires you to Plan your finances as per the goals in India. Financial Planning helps you organize your finances and helps you take a holistic view of your life , so you can have a better connection between your money and your Life. And work out on your Investments, Insurance, taxes, goals and many other things wisely.
A Good Financial Planning is all about Good Financial habits
How NRI Financial Planning is different and Complex?
It is complex, yes. and this complexity comes from the financial arrangement in the home country as well as where you are currently residing. Your Better investment capacity due to currency conversion makes you a sought after customer of the bank, Insurance agents, Real estate agents etc. which further complicates the structure when you buy their products without having holistic view of your finances. Other issues which makes it Complex are...
With some goals in your Host country and some in Home country, financial management becomes dicey. Sometimes you have some goals in third country as well, to make the calculations further complicated.
Employment Benefits & Rules
Employment benefits, rules and taxation may be complicated in your host country. Especially when you have plans to bring them back to your home country at some point in future.
With Income coming from single or many countries, Investments in multiple countries, You need to manage the Tax rules of all different countries. Even in India FEMA and Income Tax act rules need to be considered
Insurance, Investments, Estate planning, Cash flow management...all needs consideration from all sides. You definitely need Professional Support in Understanding and managing all.
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He Under Promises and Overachieves
Manikaran Singhal is very knowledgeable and trustworthy Financial Planner . He provides a fresh impetus to your personal Financial planning by providing very transparent Pro\Con view of various financial schemes available in the market.His greatest strength lies in his deep knowledge of the Banking Sector along with Insurance and Mutual Funds .
He has always under promised and over achieved which should be a trademark quality of any Financial Planner . Happy to have him provide me with his expert service”
He educates, examines, and maximizes
Manikaran ; wealth manager for my high-end portfolio has been always looking for the best way for me to maximize my investment. He is knowledgeable about the market and savvy to consumer impressions and misconceptions. His approach is to educate clients in a way that is easily understood. He examines what is presented to him and then lays out a plan with various options that are up to you to decide which you would prefer. He goes over all options and what would result in each option.
What Will NRIs get in Financial Planning?
Broad structure of any financial planning exercise is the same. But the output differs as Ingredients differs with different profiles. As written Above, NRIs Financial plan requires different kind of attention
Step 1: Lets Know Each Other
After verbal discussion and understanding,we prefer to put everything in writing. This is a Compliance and Ethical matter. We will send you the agreement which will explain the Scope of Services, Compensation structure and other disclosures. Once agreement signed and Invoice is cleared. We will send the Data gathering sheet and Risk profile questionnaire.
Step 2: Know each other Better
We Will discuss on your Risk profile and Advice you on suitable Asset Allocation for long term Investments. We will ask more question based on the data that you had shared to have better understanding on your Financial structure and your requirements. Depending on the goals you have and other investments we may ask the country and tax specific questions. However, you need to understand that for Host country specific taxation matters, you need to have professional over there. We can only guide you only on India Matters, and for complicated requirements we may also have to take some professional help
Step 3: Preparation and Presentation of the Plan
Based on our discussion and understanding of the Financials and Requirements, we will prepare a detailed financial Plan for you with specific Action Points. After discussing Plan with you, we will prepare Investment plan where we will guide you on specific investments as advised in the Financial Plan. We will also review your currently invested products and advise you on if to continue or discontinue the same
Step 4: Execute and Monitor
Post Plan, the Planning work starts. This is an Ongoing task where we execute, review and monitor the Investments based on the Financial and Investment Plan Shared. We will also Review the Financial and Investment plan on annual and semi annual basis. Also be available to answer your queries on Personal finances related matters. Since Financial wellness involves long term hand holding and understanding, we prefer to have long term relationship. However, if you want you may not opt for step 4 and discontinue the engagement after step 3.
What We have Written for YOU
NRE Fixed deposit is a very popular product among NRIs with very valid reasons. The first one is the Safety and certainty of return, being a bank deposit, and the other is the taxation. Where almost all the Investment instruments in India are subject to TDS and are taxable for NRIs, the Interest earned in
Samar, one of my school-time friends who works with a software firm in the UK, called me during the lockdown days to discuss his financials. Though we usually have general chit chat over Whatsapp, this was a focused discussion. His queries were related to Indian taxation. He had some earnings from India in the form
NRIs Goal based Investments in India
Without Goals there can't be a Plan. Without Plan it is difficult to be in discipline. Without discipline growth will always be in question. NRIs generally plan for their Retirement, House Purchase, Investment Management and sometimes Children education too in there Home Country India.
However, there are some who wants to be Financially free as soon as possible, since they feel that they can save more when they are out of India. Some wants to
save for seed capital for their new business, Some wants their Parents money to be managed well in India
Every Profile is different, Every NRI requirements are different, and so does the Complexity in every profile.
In the whole process lots of things need to be planned and managed. Like bank accounts, Insurances, Employer benefits, Investments, taxation etc. With No social security arrangement in India your planning should cover all the aspects you may foresee needs attention.
Your Financial plan may be different when you are outside India, When you have just returned and when you have already returned. Every step needs a detailed review on all the aspects. which is why more than Financial Plan , the Financial Planning is important. and this is where a Professional and certified financial planner will be of help.
100% Satisfaction Guarantee
Financial planning is a Fee based Profession. and Since this is now being Regulated by SEBI so many Certified Financial Planners and especially those who are Registered with SEBI, like us work only on "Fee only" structure. This means that we work as Fiduciary and don't earn any commissions from the products that we advise. NRIs are usually accustomed to Fee only advice as this is the norm in many countries and it creates lots of Transparency in the Relationship.
Still, if you did not experienced Financial planning Services before, then just to encourage you and remove the fear of paying from your mind, we offer you 100% money back guarantee, in case you are not satisfied with the Service Quality.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is meant by Fee Only Service?
As the name suggests, Fee Only Service is a full transparent fee model where planner do not earn anything from the product manufacturer in the form of commissions. In this service, planner earns only from the fee that you pay , and thus act as Fiduciary with no Conflict of Interest. We are
What kind of Investments will you Advice on? Will you cover International allocation too?
We first advice on the Asset Classes which are Equity, Debt, Gold and Real Estate. Based on the Asset Allocation decided, and the existing investments reviewed, we may advise on adding or reducing exposure to particular assets through which product. Yes, International allocation will also be suggested by us.
Who will be my Financial Planner?
Your Financial plan will be made under the Supervision of the Chief Financial Planner who is Certified and Registered with SEBI. However, for services you may be in touch with the team members who are equally qualified to answer your Planning and Investment Related questions.
Will you help in Executing the Financial plan too?
Yes. We are Full Service Financial planners. We write Plan, help clients execute the investments, regularly Monitor, Review the Investments and Plan and suggest action points whenever required.
But My Bankers and other associated advisers do not charge for the advice, and they help in execution too?
They are acting as agent to the company they have sold products to you and in turn have earned commission on those products which was indirectly deducted from your investment value, in the form of high expenses. In Financial Markets there is no Free lunch, either you pay indirectly as commissions or directly as fee, choice is yours. Fee model is more Transparent and regulated by SEBI.
What are your charges for your Services?
Just like no two plans are same, due to difference in person's requirements and financial structure, so charges depends on the complexity you present planner with, and thus the time it is going to take to prepare a better suited plan for you. Please schedule a call with the Planning team by filling the form below, and we will call you to understand your requirements and quote you our fee for the work.
Our Charges are as per the Industry standards
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