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  • Different Types of Bank Loans in India

    Loans can be utilised for various things in today’s world. It can be used for funding a start-up to buying appliances for your newly purchased house. Let us talk about the different types of loans available in the market and their specific characteristics that make these loans useful to the customers.

    Personal Loans:

    Most banks offer personal loans to their customers and the money can be used for any expense like paying a bill or purchasing a new television. Generally, these loans are unsecured loans. The lender or the bank needs certain documents like proof of assets, proof on income, etc. before approving the personal loan amount. The borrower must have enough assets or income to repay the loan. In case of personal loans, the application is 1 or 2 pages in length. The borrower gets to know about the denial or approval of the loan within a couple of days.

    You must remember that the rate of interest associated with these loans can be on the higher side. The tenure of these loans is not that long. So, if you borrow a big amount, it can be difficult for you to repay without planning your finances properly.

    Personal loans can prove to be of great help when you wish to take a small loan and repay it as soon as possible.

    Credit Card Loans:

    When you are using a credit card, you must understand that you will have to repay for all the purchases you make at the end of the billing cycle. Credit cards are accepted almost everywhere, even when you are travelling abroad. As it is one of the most convenient ways to pay for the things you buy, it has become a popular loan type.

    In order to apply and avail a credit card, all you need to do is fill out a simple application form provided by the card issuer. You can also choose to apply for a credit card online. These plastic cards come with great rewards and benefits. It’s the loan where you need to repay on time but you are also handsomely rewarded for using it.

    Obviously, there are pitfalls associated with this type of loan. You must understand that there is a high amount of interest on the amounts you borrow on your credit card. If you do not pay your credit card bills on time, the interests will keep piling and might be difficult for you to manage your finances with the rising outstanding balance. But if you use a credit card wisely and clear all your debts on time, it can definitely prove to your best friend in your pocket.

    Home Loans:

    When you wish to purchase a house, a home loan can help you to a great extent. It provides you the financial support and helps you buy the house for yourself and your loved ones. These loan generally come with longer tenures (20 years to 30 years). The rate offered by some of the top banks in India with their home loans start at 8.30%. Your credit score is checked before the loan request is approved by the lender. If you have a good credit score, there is a fair chance that you will be able to enjoy lower rates of interest with your home loan.

    Home loans are primarily taken for buying new homes. However, these loan can also be used for home renovations, home extensions, purchasing land property, under-construction houses, etc.

    Some of the types of home loan that are available in the market include home loans for repair and extension, top-up loans, land purchase loan, loan against property, etc.

    Car Loans:

    Buying a car can definitely instil a great sense of joy and happiness in you. A car will remain as your asset and it is going to be one of the biggest investments that you make. A car loan helps you to pave the path between your dream of owning a car and actually buying your car. Since credit reports are crucial for judging your eligibility towards any loan, it is good to have a high credit score when you apply for a car loan. The loan application will get approved easily and you might get a lower rate of interest associated with the loan.

    Car loans are secured loans. If you fail to pay your instalments, the lender will take back your car and recover the outstanding debt.

    Two-Wheeler Loans:

    A two-wheeler is pretty essential in today’s world. May it be going for a long ride or a busy road in a city – bikes and scooters help you to commute conveniently. A two-wheeler loan is easy to apply for. This amount you borrow under this loan type helps you to purchase a two-wheeler. But if you do not pay the instalments on time and clear your debt, the insurer will take your two-wheeler to recover the loan amount.

    Education Loans:

    If you wish to get higher education in a reputed university in a different country, education loans can help you a lot. These loans are opted by students who wish to study further but need financial support for pursuing the courses. An education loan covers expenses like college/university fees, library charges, travel costs related to their course, etc.

    In order to be eligible for an education loan, you must submit all the required documents including invitation letter from the university, educational qualification certificates, etc.

    Loan Against the Insurance Schemes:

    If your insurance scheme is eligible for a loan, you can avail the loan amount from your insurer. You may also use the investment for insurance as collateral. Generally, loans cannot be availed right from the commencement of the insurance policy. After 3 years into the scheme, you can apply for a loan.

    Loan Against Fixed Deposits:

    This is a type of loan where your fixed deposit is the collateral. For example, if you have a fixed deposit of Rs.10 lakh in the bank, you can avail a loan of up to Rs.8 lakh. However, the rate of interest associated with this kind of a loan is usually higher than the fixed deposit rate.

    Loan Against Mutual Funds and Shares:

    Certain lenders provide loan against your mutual fund value and share value. However, you will not be able to borrow huge amounts under this type of loans.

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    Different Types of Bank Loans in India Reviews

    • DHFL Home Loan
      "Not satifactory service"
      0.5 1.0/5 "Really Bad"
      I got home loan with DHFL FINANCIAL INSTITUTION . I am not happy with the services even the customer service response is not so good . The loan amount which they gave was good but they charge very high rate of interest . Overall it is fine experience .
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019
    • LIC Housing Home Loan
      "Should be transparent and prompt"
      0.5 1.0/5 "Really Bad"
      I have housing loan from LIC, the interest is high. My property located in lucknow but I am staying in mumbai hence for the balance transfer its very difficult they need lots of loan documents. Without proper notification they increased the interest but for the reduction they have lots of procedure and I need to pay Rs.1000.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019
    • LIC Housing Home Loan
      "Good service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      LIC HOUSING FINANCE has also offered me a home loan. The process was quick and I got the loan on time. The rate of interest is and there were processing charges as well both are very nominal compare to others in the market . The tenure period is 10 year and it is sufficient .
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , vadodara
      Reviewed on Apr 21, 2019
    • review Home Loan
      "Average service"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      I have SHAMRAO BANK i have took home loan from this bank . Their service is better, Overall the whole loan process was easy and hassle free. Only the rate of interest were high with this bank. The processing fee is nominal with this bank . And the loan amount is not satisfactory .
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , pune
      Reviewed on Apr 21, 2019
    • HDFC Limited Home Loan
      "GOOD"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      HDFC LIMITED is the bank where i have taken the housing loan the loan amount they have offered was good and satisfactory added on that the documentation process was simple and pretty simple documents. I got the loan within one day, the rate of interest was nominal.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Apr 20, 2019
    • DHFL Home Loan
      "Very good service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I had taken a Home Loan from DHFL LTD a long time back and the loan is still running. The loan amount has been sufficient but the interest rate with them has been quite high, where they had not reduced the interest rate as well. The processing fee and charges which they had made has also been high when compared with the other banks.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , faridabad
      Reviewed on Apr 20, 2019
    • HDFC Limited Home Loan
      "Interest rate should be reduced"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      My housing loan process was simple with HDFC Ltd, they took only 3 working days to verify and sanction the amount, they didn't ask any guarantor for my loan, but I feel the interest is bit higher, I took the amount of Rs. 5 lakhs for the duration of five years.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Apr 20, 2019
    • ICICI Bank Home Loan
      "GOOD"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have applied or the housing loan with the ICICI BANK the documentation process was simple and easy to get the loan they have given the 95% of value as a loan amount. The duration for repaying the loan is for 20 years and using from last 2 years. The rate of interest was 8.6% which was nominal.
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , pune
      Reviewed on Apr 19, 2019
    • LIC Housing Home Loan
      "Excellent service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I took my housing loan with LIC HOUSING FINANCE previously, They gave me sufficient loan amount based on the requirement, but i felt they have charged me high rate of interest and even they have charged me processing fee high, so i have done balance transfer to other bank.
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Apr 19, 2019
    • Bajaj Finserv Home Loan
      "Average service"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      I did balance transfer from one bank to Bajaj finserv for housing loan, the loan amount was sufficient, but rate of interest i felt was less compare to other bank loan, the rate of interest they have charged me up to 8.85% which was nominal, everything is good but i did not like one thing ,like after doing balance transfer i came to know that it is mandatory to pay insurance for premium it use to get lock after paying insurance, i can not do in future balance transfer .
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Apr 19, 2019
    • Indiabulls Home Loan
      "Good service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I hold my housing loan with Indiabulls for an while. They have given me loan on time without any delay, their service was good. The process in getting loan was simple, i got loan on time. Their rate of interest was nominal, still this loan is running.
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , new delhi
      Reviewed on Apr 19, 2019
    • HDFC Limited Home Loan
      "Very good"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      Last 4month back I took one home loan from HDFC Limited , but I am not satisfied with their rate of interest since it is little high , and loan amount is 30L I am satisfied with loan amount and and EMI amount is 25K and tenure is 25years , but their customer service is not much good ,and response not at a time.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , chennai
      Reviewed on Apr 19, 2019
    • HDFC Limited Home Loan
      "Best service"
      0.5 4.5/5 "Excellent!"
      I hold my housing loan with HDFC LIMITED for an while, their service is good, but not sure about the rate of interest like every 2-3 months they are increasing my limit up to 0.05% i need to check with the customer care regarding this, the loan amount was sufficient, they have not charged me processing fee.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Apr 19, 2019
    • IIFL Home Loan
      "NOT SATISFIED"
      0.5 1.0/5 "Really Bad"
      I have previously used the housing loan with the INDIA INFOLINE HOUSING FINANCE LTD and transferred to another bank because the rate of interest was higher. They have offered the pre approved so taken. There are hidden charges applicable also it is floating rate of interest with this bank which was 32% which am not happy.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Apr 19, 2019
    • HDFC Limited Home Loan
      "GOOD"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      The documentation process was easy and simple with the HDFC LIMITED and housing loan was taken before few days. The rate of interest was lesser so transfered the loan with this bank. The duration is for 30 years to repay the loan. There is a pre closure option with this loan.
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Apr 19, 2019
    • HDFC Limited Home Loan
      "Very good"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I am satisfied with loan amount of 8L with the rate of interest is 8.65% , EMI amount is 6769 rupees and tenure is 20years. It was taken last two years back from HDFC LIMITED and their overall service is good but I would like close this loan after 3 to 4 months.
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , new delhi
      Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019
    • Bank Bazaar Home Loan
      "balance transfer"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      i like your offer...t is the first time experience with the Bankbazaar.com and i have a good experience with this channel. I prefer using it through the mobile application as the application is simple and user friendly to access. The customer service is good.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019
    • Axis Bank Home Loan
      "Process is good"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      My home loan is with Axis Bank and the process to get the loan is good. The disbursement happened on time and the customer support and response is good. The documentation was also a smooth process. The rate of interest and processing charges is normal.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , chennai
      Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019
    • IDBI Home Loan
      "Average service"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      I took housing loan with IDBI bank for an while, the loan amount which they have given me was good, it was sufficient based on my requirement, the rate of interest and their processing fee which they have charged me was nominal, AS it is government bank their service is not that up to the mark, but the interest rate was less so i applied.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019
    • LIC Housing Home Loan
      "Interest rate should be reduced"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      LIC housing is good but interest is the concern, I took the amount Rs. 20 lakhs for 20 years. They quoted 10.8% its a floating one, they didn't revise the interest as per the RBI guideline. But they do have balance transfer, part payment and other options.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , chennai
      Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019
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