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    Car Loans for Unemployed Individuals

    The eligibility criteria for a car loan usually includes a minimum net annual income of Rs.3 lakh for salaried applicants and Rs.4 lakh for self-employed applicants. An applicant must be aged between 21 to 65 years, have a good credit score, receive a steady income, and hold a stable occupation to be eligible for a car loan. It is true that obtaining a car loan when you have a steady income can take some effort let alone zero income. However, for whatever reason, if you are unemployed at the moment, you can still get an auto loan from a bank.

    Unemployed individuals can get auto financing for the purchase of a new car or a used car of their choice from banks, non-banking financial companies (NBFCs), and auto dealerships in India. Whether you are employed or unemployed, driving a car that is not roadworthy could lead to vehicular accidents. It is better to replace the car with a roadworthy new or second-hand car. Here are some tips through which an unemployed individual can get a car loan:

    • Show an alternative source of income: Some lenders may approve your car loan application if you had an alternative source of income like pension, disability income, an interest income from a Fixed Deposit (FD) or a return on investment.
    • Maintain a good credit rating: Lenders look for an applicant’s credit score and credit history to gauge his or her creditworthiness. If you maintain a good credit score and a good credit history with no outstanding dues or bankruptcy filings, then lenders may approve your car loan application. 750 or above is considered to be a good credit score. To improve your credit score you must make loan EMI payments and credit card bill payments on time. Pre-closing a loan before the end of its tenure, skipped or delayed EMI payments, and multiple loan rejections can have a negative impact on your credit score. Another way by which you can improve your credit score is by maintaining a balance between a secured loan (car or home loan) and an unsecured loan (personal loan).
    • Show stable residential proof: When applying for a car loan, you are required to submit identity proof, age proof, address proof, and income proof along with the duly-filled and signed application form to the bank. If unemployed applicants could show residential stability wherein you have stayed in the same residence for more than 1 year then the lender may be willing to approve your car loan application.
    • Make a large down payment: Putting down a large down payment on a car of your choice can increase your chances of car loan approval. A large down payment can also reduce the overall cost of your car loan. If you can get the money needed to make a significant down payment, the lender may be more inclined to approve your car loan even without a steady income.
    • Opt for a Car Loan against FD: Apply for a car loan against FD wherein the lender (bank) treats the loan as an overdraft facility against the deposit sum. If you have a joint Fixed Deposit account, you must get the written consent of the other account holder to apply for a car loan.
    • Opt for a Loan against Car: Apply for a loan against car wherein you can pledge your old car as collateral to obtain an auto loan in order to purchase a new car. Banks offer loans against cars for a loan tenure of 1 to 3 years at an interest rate of 14-15% p.a. approximately. You can get a maximum loan amount of up to approximately 150% of the original loan value of the car that you are putting up as collateral.
    • Get a co-signer for your car loan application: If a co-signer with a good credit score and a steady income can serve as security/guarantee for your car loan, then lenders may approve your car loan application.
    • Get an auto loan against property: Another way by which you can get auto financing is by pledging your property or gold to obtain a car loan which can be used to purchase a new or used car of your choice.
    • Opt for a used car or a low-priced new car: As you know, the price of a new car is higher than a second-hand car. There are organised auto dealerships in India who sell certified and well-maintained second-hand cars. If you are purchasing from a private seller then ensure the car is not a stolen property or one with unpaid debts.

    Car loans for unemployed individuals may have a higher interest rate and smaller loan amount than the regular auto loans. You may have to pay more in interest and down payment. Save money to make a large down payment. If you are applying for a car loan at the bank that you are banking with, then negotiate with your bank relationship manager for a better car loan interest rate.

    Car Loan Reviews

    • Bank of Baroda Car Loan
      "Excellent Service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      The experience with them has been quite good with this loan where the loan amount has been sufficient. The interest rate which they offered has been nominal when compared with the market rate and there has not been any extra charges which they had made so far. Their customer support team had also been supportive as well.
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , navi mumbai
      Reviewed on Jan 18, 2019
    • HDFC Bank Car Loan
      "Good Experience"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      Before three years I purchased second vehicle that is Hyundai I 10 , the documentation process was good with HDFC. The dealer coordinated with the bank, hence the process was quick. I got multiple options but I chosen HDFC, the Interest rate is better because I am an existing customer.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , delhi
      Reviewed on Jan 18, 2019
    • HDFC Bank Car Loan
      "Good Experience"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I was taken car loan from HDFC, first time I purchased SANTRO car, the documentation was very convenient. They gave me the door step service I went to the dealer and they done the process, and on time I got the car deliver. They gave me the flexible emi option.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , delhi
      Reviewed on Jan 18, 2019
    • SBI Car Loan
      "Excellent Service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      It has been quite a good experience i had with this car loan and the loan amount which they had provided has been sufficient as well. The interest rate with them was around 9.25% which was nominal when compared with the market rate. The charges which they had made has been nominal as well, and even their customer support has been responsive as well.
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , bhubaneshwar
      Reviewed on Jan 17, 2019
    • SBI Car Loan
      "Good service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have been taken my car loan with State bank of India, they have given me sufficient loan amount, and i am satisfied with the loan amount , and the rate of interest they have charged me up to 9.45% which is bit high compare to other bank,i have asked for 9 % but its okay, and the processing fee they have charged me was nominal,overall service is good.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Jan 17, 2019
    • Kotak Car Loan
      "Excellent service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have been taken my car loan with Kotak mahindra bank recently ,like 2 months before i took this loan, and i am happy with the loan amount they have given me ,it was sufficient for me, and the rate of interest they have charged me up to 9.3% which was nominal for me and the processing fee they have charged me was nominal, the loan amount process went smoothly. the overall service rendered by them was really good.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , chennai
      Reviewed on Jan 17, 2019
    • Central Bank of India Car Loan
      "Excellent Service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      It was a good experience i had with this loan and the loan amount which they had provided has been sufficient. The interest rate with them is quite nominal when compared with the market rate. There has not been any sort of additional charges which they had made so far.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Jan 13, 2019
    • SBI Car Loan
      "Excellent"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I took my car loan in State Bank of India by last year. The charges are normal. I have spend down payment nearly 1L out of 7L. The branch is near to my residence so will never contact the customer service. The process was immediate and it was completed within 2 days.
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Jan 12, 2019
    • HDFC Bank Car Loan
      "Its Excellent"
      0.5 4.5/5 "Excellent!"
      HDFC gave me the door step service for the car loan. I took the loan before three years. It was the fantastic experience for me because I got the better interest, I took the loan for 5 years but I done the foreclose in three years , there was no charges for it.
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , ahmedabad
      Reviewed on Jan 11, 2019
    • Capital First Car Loan
      "Good service"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      The process in getting my Car loan from them has been quite good and the process went smooth. The loan amount was sufficient but the interest rate with them has been quite high when compared with the market rate. Their customer support and their response has been good and has been helpful as well.
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Jan 10, 2019
    • HDFC Bank Car Loan
      "Very Good Service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      My car loan experience with HDFC has been good and the loan amount which they had provided has been sufficient. The interest rate with them has been nominal and there has been some charges like processing fee. Overall their has been a help from their customer support as well.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , pune
      Reviewed on Jan 09, 2019
    • HDFC Bank Car Loan
      "Average Loan Service"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      I have approached the bank directly for my car loan. Since I'm existing customer of HDFC for 13 years, i have chosen them. I purchased the loan amount of Rs. 2 lakhs. They have offered me a interest rate of 16% In October 2018, i have closed this loan. Total tenure period of the loan was 3 years. Car Dealer has recommended me about this loan.
      Was this review helpful? 4
      , srikakulam
      Reviewed on Jan 09, 2019
    • Magma Car Loan
      "Average service"
      0.5 1.5/5 "Bad"
      I have been using my car loan with Magma Fincorp previously, they have given me sufficient loan amount ,the rate of interest they have charged me was high,and the processing fee they have charged me was high , i was not happy with there service.
      Was this review helpful? 3
      , ghaziabad
      Reviewed on Jan 08, 2019
    • HDFC Bank Car Loan
      "Good service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have been using my car loan with HDFC bank, there service is too good, the loan amount they have given me was sufficient,the rate of interest they have given me up to 9% which is nominal for me,and the processing fee they have charged me was nominal only they have charged me up to 1% only,and still my loan is running ,there was no hidden charges they have charged apart from that,overall service is good.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , ghaziabad
      Reviewed on Jan 08, 2019
    • HDFC Bank Car Loan
      "Nice offer and nice loan"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I had a car loan with HDFC 1 year back. They have given me a nice offer hence i opted the loan with HDFC. I'm not sure about the partial payment and pre-closure facility. They have given me a nice interest rate according to what i want. I was taken a loan amount of Rs. 3 lakhs.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , new delhi
      Reviewed on Jan 08, 2019
    • review Car Loan
      "Need to reduce the charges"
      0.5 3.5/5 "Pretty good"
      I have taken a car loan in Nissan Institution, it was good. I bought the car from same showroom and they have provided me a facility. The rate of interest was high. The documentation procedure was simple. I have taken the loan almost 2 years back and its still running. The loan tenure is 5 years.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Jan 08, 2019
    • HDFC Bank Car Loan
      "Looking for less interest rate"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      My car loan experience was good with HDFC bank, loan amount was sufficient and the rate of interest was high when compared to other banks. Customer service was good and they responded on time. The tenure period for this car loan is for 5 years.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , new delhi
      Reviewed on Jan 08, 2019
    • ICICI Bank Car Loan
      "Excellent service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have been holding my car loan with ICICI bank, the rate of interest they have charged me was nominal and they have charged me processing fee they have charged me which was nominal, the loan amount they have given me was sufficient according to the car price i got my loan, still this loan is running,overall service is good.
      Was this review helpful? 3
      , new delhi
      Reviewed on Jan 08, 2019
    • IOB Car Loan
      "Excellent service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have been holding my car loan with Indian overseas bank, the loan amount they have given me was sufficient, they have charged nominal rate of interest they have charged me up to 9 % which was nominal and there is zero processing fee , so far there service is have experience was good, they have not taken any hidden charges ,there overall service is good.
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Jan 08, 2019
    • HDFC Bank Car Loan
      "Good loan experience with HDFC"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      My car loan running with HDFC bank, the customer service is super and the fast approval on the disbursement. They taken 15 days to deliver the car. The principal amount is Rs. 4 lakhs for the tenure of 5 years, the car model is baleno which is latest.
      Was this review helpful? 3
      , aligarh
      Reviewed on Jan 07, 2019
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