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    • Citibank Home Loan
      "Good overall"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      Citibank has been good in the home loan services and to get this loan through, it was a easy task. I never faced any inconvenience to get the disbursement and even after the loan was disbursed. The interest rate and charges are also normal. Services are good in all.
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      , pune
      Reviewed on Aug 16, 2017
    • SBI Home Loan
      "Home loan"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      Thankfully SBI has offered this housing loan to me. Being a joint account holder, I am very much happy in taking the housing loan, my income was very less but they some how helped us which is the best part. Special efforts were actually taken by them they suggested stating that they can offer the loan by clubbing wife and husband's income so that we can take the loan easily . I am happy with the rates offered as it was floating . To conclude, I am completely happy with their service.
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      , ernakulam
      Reviewed on Aug 16, 2017
    • HDFC Limited Home Loan
      "Not Good"
      0.5 1.0/5 "Really Bad"
      I had gone through some issues with HDFC limited when I was taking the home loan. Because, they made me to pay for 3 EMIs. Which is not at all required. I felt that I had paid some more charges as a processing fee and other irrelevant charges. Even I do not have any property insurance, but they had forced me to pay for insurance. I am not at all happy with HDFC Limited.
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      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Aug 16, 2017
    • SBI Home Loan
      "Need an improvement"
      0.5 1.0/5 "Really Bad"
      In the market other banks are providing home loan to a gram panchyat property but SBI is not providing the home loan. My property located in Channanagar at Hyderabad but SBI have rejected my application, their loan norms are very strict and they asking lot of documents with heavy paper works.
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      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Aug 16, 2017
    • ICICI Bank Home Loan
      "Very Good service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have applied Home loan with ICICI bank. They are fast in their process, they fixed an appointment to collect the documents after that they told the required documents were missing so that was the reason I haven't proceed with ICICI bank. The rate of interest is low when compared with others banks.
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      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Aug 16, 2017
    • Bank Bazaar Customer Support
      "Good "
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      It was a good experience, I enjoyed it and I will let other customers also know more about bankbazaar and I will also refer the same process to others to get the loan . Hope further things will also be smooth and processing fees should be made less by Hdfc bank .
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      , kanpur
      Reviewed on Aug 14, 2017
    • Bajaj Finserv Home Loan
      "Very good services"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      My home loan was approved within minutes by Bajaj Finserv. The customer services are good and the overall experience was nice. I been a very long time customer of this company and I have always got the best of services. The interest and rate and charges are normal.
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      , ghaziabad
      Reviewed on Aug 14, 2017
    • Bank Bazaar Customer Support
      "For home loan"
      0.5 4.5/5 "Excellent!"
      It's very easy to process the home loan ,I am very satisfied with bank bazar app ,very good. Customer care service is very helpful and quick service was provided with in 24 hours ,it's really good and comfortable service that I received from bank bazar.com Thanku bankbazr
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      , kolkata
      Reviewed on Aug 13, 2017
    • HDFC Limited Home Loan
      "Poor Service"
      0.5 1.5/5 "Bad"
      Very poor service. They claim to be transparent on the process and commitment , however, have a very poor support. @Sector 62, Noida branch. Till the time processing fees is not encashed, all is good, after , complete turn around on the attitude and response. You can be even cheated after commitment done.
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      , gurgaon
      Reviewed on Aug 13, 2017
    • Bank Bazaar Customer Support
      "Excellent service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      Bankbazaar provides complete service. The comparability option is very good in bank bazaar website, I would say it helps to choose the best product in the market. The website of bank bazaar is easy to use and user friendly, I am happy with bank bazaar service.
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      , pune
      Reviewed on Aug 12, 2017
    • SBI Home Loan
      "Excellent service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      The Overall process was very good from SBI home loans, The executives are really good and they were updating me the status on time to time. They have disbursed my loan within 2 weeks of time. I am happy with the loan amount . The rate of interest is nominal with SBI. I am satisfied with the SBI service.
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      , pune
      Reviewed on Aug 12, 2017
    • review Home Loan
      "Better service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      Got home loan from Equitas housing finance. They have approved the loan amount around Rs,10lakhs based on my documents, they have promised that they will release the documents to make the account as current account. The rate of interest is high when compared with others.
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      , dindigul
      Reviewed on Aug 12, 2017
    • Axis Bank Home Loan
      "Very worst service"
      0.5 1.0/5 "Really Bad"
      I have applied home loan with Axis bank , they told that I am eligible to get loan upto 12lakhs but I have asked only 10lakhs, Axis bank has sanctioned my loan, But they never released the loan amount, by saying that I had back log with ICICI bank.
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      , dindigul
      Reviewed on Aug 12, 2017
    • review Home Loan
      "Satisfied with the services"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      Canfin homes Ltd is good in the process. I have taken a home loan and I had no issues in getting the loan and also after the loan was disbursed. The interest rate and processing charges is also reasonable. The documentation is nominal and hassle free.
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      , tirunelveli
      Reviewed on Aug 12, 2017
    • Bank Bazaar Customer Support
      "Excellent platform and user friendly site for home seekers"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I felt very nice and happy to see user friendly interface and hassle free process. This is really a great website which is like an angel to many home seekers like me. Today I visited the site in the morning and within one hour I am able to see great quotation. Thanks to all of you.
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      , silvassa
      Reviewed on Aug 12, 2017
    • ICICI Bank Home Loan
      "Good Experience"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      As per the market, ICICI gave me best interest rate for the home loan, initially I don't want insurance but they took the amount from the disbursed and they return the money back. I took the home loan of Rs. 32 lakhs for the tenure of 15 years. I am really satisfied with their service
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      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Aug 12, 2017
    • Bank Bazaar Customer Support
      "Very good service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      Bank bazaar helped me to choose the financial product and in understanding them with thin the service time. The website of bank bazaar is easy to use and user friendly,. The user interface is good with bank bazaar , I am comfortable using bank bazaar service.
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      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Aug 12, 2017
    • SBI Home Loan
      "Good service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      State of India has disbursed my home loan within the promised time. The verification and the documentation process was good with SBI. I got good response from SBI in concern to my home loan application. The rate of interest was nominal with SBI. I am happy taking a home loan with SBI.
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      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Aug 12, 2017
    • Bank Bazaar Customer Support
      "I am looking for Home loan luckily I got good opportunity"
      0.5 4.5/5 "Excellent!"
      Hiiiiii Bank bazar is a good site I am so impressed with your service, no need to visit door to door bank, here we get all the details about loan interest rate as every thing is available here. Thanks it is a very good site as Bank bazar provides me the loan and fullfilled my dream I will give you more and more customers .
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      , nasik
      Reviewed on Aug 12, 2017
    • Bank Bazaar Customer Support
      "Fantastic"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      Bankbazaar.com is very good and I have got the call from the bankers by very next day itself. Service aspects are good one with the Bankbazaar.com, also the response is very fine one with them.
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      , indore
      Reviewed on Aug 11, 2017
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    Joint Home Loan

    A home is a haven, your own little paradise to share with your loved ones. Owning a home has become easier with the availability of home loans offered by various banks and financial institutions at attractive and affordable interest rates. The real problem lies in choosing the right options that will ensure that you avail a home loan that is best suited to your needs. The right home loan scheme helps to increase your savings and reduce the burden of debt.

    What is a Joint Home Loan?

    A joint home loan is a housing loan which is taken by more than one person and repaid with equal financial responsibility. The co-applicants for the joint home loan can be family members, including spouses, parents, siblings and/or offspring.

    You can take a home loan in joint names if you wish to avail a higher loan amount. Your chances of home loan approval is higher than loans applied for in individual capacity. The income tax exemptions are also a major highlight that comes with applying for a joint home loan and the tax savings are exponentially higher than in the case of a single-name loan.

    Benefits of taking a Joint Home Loan:

    • When you take a home loan jointly with your wife, mother, daughter or sister, and the property is owned by her either individually or jointly, some states offer a lower fee for property registration.
    • The repayment of EMI for a joint loan has to be made from a joint account owned by the co-applicants. This makes it easier to track the contributions as well as enable ease of repayment.
    • Succession and other legal issues are reduced if the husband and wife jointly owns a property.
    • In a joint home loan, since the bank combines incomes of the applicants involved, a proportionately higher loan amount of loan will be sanctioned to them. Banks will be ready to offer you higher loan amounts if you opt for a joint home loan. This is because of the higher repayment capacity as there is more than one person who can repay this loan. The ratio of increase in loan quantum depends on the income of co-applicant(s) as well as the reputation of the organization where he/she is employed.
    • Equal liability for repayment: if one of the applicants is unable to pay the amount due on the loan due to unforeseen situations, the Bank nor the customer has to fear about defaulting on loan payment since there is another equally responsible borrower who can pay the EMI. The obligation of paying the equated monthly installments moves on to the other co-applicant.

    Advantages of Joint Home Loan in India:

    As a borrower, the biggest loan you might ever take in your lifetime would be the housing loan. Because of booming real estate prices, a simple 2BHK house in an urban locality costs no less than Rs.25 lakh these days. The bigger the city, the costlier it’s housing. For example, a residential flat in Bengaluru could cost up to Rs.2 crore.

    Naturally you will end up taking a huge loan to buy your dream house. You may have savings to invest in the house – but it is unlikely that you’d have anything more than half of the property’s price. But what would you do if the bank rejects your loan application claiming that your current salary is insufficient? This is where you should be thinking of taking a joint home loan.

    Why Take a Joint Home Loan?

    There are 2 advantages in taking a joint housing finance. They are:

    1. Higher loan amounts: Let’s say you wish to buy a house costing Rs. 1 crore, for which you need a loan of Rs. 75 lakh. The EMI of this loan could be around Rs. 64,000 per month for a tenure of 30 years. But your monthly salary is Rs. 60,000, which is way below the EMI amount. So if you apply for a home loan, your application is sure to be rejected. In such a situation, having a co-applicant can boost your chances of getting the loan. If you apply with your husband whose monthly income is Rs. 70,000, then your joint income will be acceptable to the bank.
    2. Greater tax benefits: Housing finance for self-occupied property comes with double benefits – tax break on repayment of principal amount under Section 80C and deductions on interest payment under Section 24 of the Income Tax Act. Usually, under Section 80C you can claim up to Rs. 1.5 lakh as tax deduction, and under Section 24, you can save taxes up to Rs. 2 lakh. What many people are not aware of is that in a joint home loan, both the borrowers can avail tax breaks individually. So on a loan that would usually give a total tax break of Rs. 3.5 lakh, joint applicants can claim a total tax deduction of Rs. 7 lakh – Rs. 1.5 lakh each under Section 80C and Rs. 2 lakh each under Section 24.

    Conditions for Joint Home Loan:

    Here are some points you must know before you decide on a joint housing loan:

    • You cannot take a joint housing loan with any random person, or even a business partner. Only close relatives – spouse, parents, siblings or children – can be co-borrowers in a housing finance scheme.
    • You can have a maximum of 6 applicants and a minimum of 2 applicants in a joint home loan. However, the number of co-borrowers depends on the bank’s discretion.
    • To get the benefit of higher loan amounts and tax breaks, your co-applicant needs to be an earner too. The co-borrower could be salaried or self-employed, engaged in business or a profession. If you decide to make your homemaker mother the joint applicant, then neither of the above uses will be available to you.
    • To avail the benefits of tax breaks, your joint applicant also needs to be a co-owner of the house. The tax breaks will be made available based on the ratio of ownership – 50:50, 75:25, etc. – which has to be confirmed by the lending bank in a certificate showing the distribution of the principal and interest for the EMI paid. So if your spouse has a higher income, it would be better to have a higher percentage of the loan amount and interest in her/his name so that s/he can get higher tax deductions.
    • The tax breaks will be available only after the construction of the residence is complete. So if you are buying an under-construction property, you will not be able to claim the tax benefits until you start living in the house.
    • Joint owners can also claim stamp duty and registration charges of a property.
    • Each co-applicant has to fill in a separate application form and provide individual documents for the same loan.
    • Repayment for a joint housing finance plan can be done either through a joint account of the co-borrowers, or by splitting the EMI equally or proportionally among them. You can opt for cheque or electronic clearance/standing instruction to your bank, as per your convenience.
    • A dispute in ownership or repayment of loan can affect both the applicants, even if only one of them is at fault.
    • It would be wiser for each applicant to take separate life insurance policies in order to cover the loan burden in case either of the borrowers dies.

    Unless you completely distrust all your close relatives, there is no reason for you to not consider taking a joint home loan. It gives you a higher eligibility for the finance scheme and allows you to claim more tax deductions. None of the other loans give you so much benefits!

    Eligibility and Documentation for Joint Home Loans:

    In order to understand eligibility criteria it is important to understand who a co-applicant is. A co-applicant aka co-borrower is the partner along with whom you intend to apply for a home loan. The co-applicant can be your parents, spouse, children or siblings.

    In the process of applying for a joint home loan, both the applicants involved have to submit relevant documents required for processing the loan such as: A copy of the Permanent Account Number (PAN), income proof, address proof, property documents and bank statements.

    Tax Benefits on Joint Home Loan:

    One of the highlights of taking a home loan is that it aids you in making tax savings, when you invest in a fixed asset. This would ultimately reduce the overall cost of loan considerably. Under Section 80C and Section 24 of the Income Tax regulations, those who avail home loan are eligible to get tax rebates. In order to claim the tax benefits on property, one must fulfill conditions such as - The individual/co-applicant must be a co-owner in the property as well as the co-borrower stated in the loan application to be eligible. Tax benefits are divided between the co-applicants in a joint loan and the division takes place in proportion to the manner in which the property is owned by each co-applicant.

    There are two types of tax benefits available to the borrowers upon repayment of their housing loan. These are:

    • Borrowers are eligible for a tax deduction of up to Rs. 2 lakh per annum on interest paid on home loan, under Sec 24.
    • Tax deduction on amount paid as Principal amount repayment is eligible for deduction under Sec 80C. A loan repayment amount of up to Rs. 1.50 lakh is considered for the deduction.
    Tax Benefits for joint home loan for the financial year 2014-15 & 2015-16 are –
    • The co-owner of the property who is the co-applicant in the loan as well, can claim a tax deduction in their IT Returns, for an amount of up to Rs 2,00,000 as interest on the home loan. However, the property should be the only property owned and it should be self–occupied or vacant. For a property offered on rent, the whole interest can be claimed as a deduction.
    • Under section 80C, the co-owners can claim a tax deduction within the limit of Rs 1,50,000/-, towards principal repayment.

    One important feature of the tax redemption that can be availed is that, tax benefit of deduction on home loan interest as well as principal repayment can be claimed only once construction of the property is completed. If the property is still under construction, the benefits are not applicable.

    Loan Tenure:

    Determination of loan tenure is dependent on a few factors as explained below:

    • If the borrowers or co-applicants are a married couple, the tenure of the loan can be as high as at least 20 years, restricted to the retirement age of the older applicant.
    • The maximum tenure of loan provided for taking joint home loans with co-applicants who are parents, siblings or children, is up to 10 years.
    • Additionally, if parents are the co-applicants and their income is considered for repayment, the maximum term will be subject to the retirement age of the oldest applicant. Hence, the term will be shorter than in the case of taking a loan with your wife, siblings or offspring.

    Repayment process:

    As discussed, joint home loan repayment is the collective responsibility of both the borrower and the co-borrower. But, any one of them can pay the monthly home loan EMIs or they can create a joint account to enable convenient and consistent repayment. The borrowers have the sole responsibility and freedom to decide the best option which would be feasible for them.

    Joint home loans are definitely an option worth considering since it has several benefits when compared to a regular home loan. If you are looking for a home loan, it is better to plan a joint home loan with your family members. However, EMIs are to be paid as scheduled by either one of the borrowers since any delay or default in EMIs can lead to legal action against the borrower as well as co-borrower. The risks and benefits are shared equally.

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