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Favourite 5 websites to safeguard financial investment in India

Updated on October 28, 2011

There are several frauds related to finances and investments. But at the same time there are several websites that give financial knowledge so that you can safeguard your financial investments. There is so much information available on the web that one gets confused. One the way to gain lot of information, one gets lost in information over load.

If your investment interest is India, then there are some really excellent websites by the Government of India. If you refer to these sites for any financial investments in India you can easily safeguard your investment without much ado!

Listed here some my favourite 5 websites that would give you enough knowledge to make informed decisions on financial investments and counter any frauds or wrong doings! If something is gone wrong, you can always refer to these sites for options to come out of it.

Indian Rupees Symbol!
Indian Rupees Symbol!

Reserve Bank of India

Reserve Bank of India http://www.rbi.org.in/home.aspx

Your first stop should be RBI – or Reserve Bank of India. You will find wealth of information of on monetary policy of India. You will find all the circulars and press releases. Besides there is several links that leads to financial institutions and banks.

Here is an excellent tool that teaches all the security features of Indian Currency Notes at Paisa Bolta Hai http://www.paisaboltahai.rbi.org.in/

Your first stop... RBI
Your first stop... RBI

Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi)

Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi)

http://www.sebi.gov.in/sebiweb/

The next most important website to visit will be SEBI – Securities and Exchange Board of India. SEBI is regulator for Indian Share Markets and Mutual Funds. You can find all the circulars and guidelines related to Indian stock markets and mutual funds.

Besides having wealth of information, here you can also lodge complaints which are monitored until it reaches to its logical conclusion.

In fact, SEBI has dedicated websites for registering investors’ complaints at www.scores.gov.in (SCoReS – SEBI Complaints Redress System). The complaints are monitored till the same is resolved satisfactorily by both sides.

SCORE by SEBI
SCORE by SEBI

Association of Mutual Funds in India

Association of Mutual Funds in India

http://www.amfiindia.com/

Mutual Funds in India have formed this association to provide professional and healthy investment environment to the investors! Association of Mutual Funds in India list all related information on Mutual Funds. Here you can check details of all available funds and daily NAV of each fund.

You can also download forms related to Mutual funds. All circular related to the industry is published here.

Mutual Funds!
Mutual Funds!

Ministry of Corporate Affairs

Ministry of Corporate Affairs

www.mca.gov.in

Ministry of Corporate Affairs is another important website by Government of India that contains wealth of information for all kind of investors. It contains all regulations, Acts, Bills and Rules related to companies and corporate world. Besides the information, it also contains links and information related to safeguarding your investment.

Here you will find information on all kind companies – genuine and phony companies. Like details about chit fund and plantation companies are given here.

There is section to register complaints and Grievances or make suggestions.

Investor Education and Protection Fund

Investor Education and Protection Fund

www.iepf.gov.in

My fifth favourite stopover is IEPF – Investor Education and Protection Fund. This is again by Ministry of Corporate Affairs which monitors IEPF. The website is lunched to promote investors’ awareness and protection.

It also educate on how to start investing. It also give wealth of information on various investment options like stock trading, mutual funds and IPO etc. Find all the Do’s and Don’ts of investments. Also you will get all information on investors’ rights and obligations.

Also remember to visit the section INDICES (COMIC STRIP)!

The website is available in several Indian languages like Tamil, Urdu, Telugu, Assamese and others.

The website also leads you to another website www.watchoutinvestors.com – and I would suggest you to pay a visit to this site too for some valuable information.

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