Recent times have seen a surprising rise in the demand for car loans from NRIs. This has been attributed to two major factors: the tendency to buy high-end cars and the increase in frequency of visits to India. An Indian citizen who resides abroad and is a salaried professional or is self-employed in his country of residence qualifies as an NRI and is eligible to apply for NRI car loans.
NRI car loans able for purchasing a new or a used car. All banks have a list of approved countries for this purpose, out of which US, UK, Malaysia, Singapore and West Asian countries are commonly approved.
The car loan interest rates that are applicable to resident Indians are applicable to NRIs as well. There is no discrepancy in this regards. Taking SBI as an example, the interest rate for car loans from SBI is 10.45%, and this is applicable to both resident Indians as well as NRIs.
The Car Loan EMI calculator is an easy to use tool which projects an estimate of the monthly installments that has to be paid out to the bank and the costs incurred. In order to use this, enter information such as principal loan amount, interest rate, loan tenure in years or months, additional monthly payments, if any, etc. Then click on "Calculate" to get comprehensive information on the repayment schedule.
Some Indian banks provide car loans to NRIs and this includes Federal Bank Ltd, State Bank of India (SBI), State Bank of Travancore, etc.
NRIs who wish to avail a car loan from State Bank of India, cannot have the vehicle registered in his/her name and will only be treated as the guarantor. However, unlike a resident who acts as a guarantor, the NRI guarantor will have to pay the EMIs for the car loan from his/her NRI account. Thus, the person in whose name the car is bought will be treated as the co-applicant in the loan. Both the co-applicant who is a resident Indian, and the guarantor (NRI) should fall in the age group of 21-65 years.
Federal Bank offers car loans only to existing NRI customers who have at least three-five years of banking relationship with the bank. This also ensures quick processing and less documentation for the car loan.
NRIs who have a net annual income of Rs. 3, 00,000 and above are eligible for availing a car loan from SBT. The loans can be taken in the name of a close relative. The bank stipulates that the vehicle should be hypothecated to the bank or a mortgage of property is to be made. Repayment have to be made in 84 Equated Monthly Installments.
Bank of Baroda offers car loans to NRIs on the condition that a close relative of the applicant, who is a resident Indian, should act as the guarantor or co-applicant. The vehicle will be registered in the name of the applicant/co-applicant who has a local residential address proof.