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Do my fund investments need to be with the banks I have an account with?

"Your bank accounts have nothing to do with your mutual funds," says Dhirendra Kumar

Transcript: I have accounts in Canara Bank and SBI. Should I buy mutual funds from these banks? If yes, from which should I buy? I'm 50 years old, have no tax saving requirements and a 10-year horizon.

Your bank accounts have nothing to do with your mutual funds. For mutual fund investment, you need to have a bank account and a PAN card. This is necessary for KYC. Once you do your KYC with a fund, you don't have to do a KYC again for other funds. I recommend that you follow two investment rules:

  1. Pick a good balanced fund. Some examples include those by Canara Robeco, Tata and ICICI Prudential
  2. Don't invest in one go even if you have a lumpsum.
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