• Canara Bank Loan for Senior Citizen Scheme

    Founded in 1906 and nationalised in 1969, Canara Bank has been on the growth trajectory to emerge as the ‘preferred bank’ owing to achievement of various global benchmarks such as high-quality profitability, operational efficiency and risk management among others. Canara Bank has become a major financial conglomerate in India and currently has around nine joint ventures, 9132 ATMs, 147 hi-tech E-lounges and 5727 branches.

    The bank has made a mark in several corporate social responsibilities such as promoting rural self-employment via training institutes and rural development among others. Canara Bank has launched various products and services such as digital life certificates and EMV chip cards besides an enquiry portal for social security schemes. Canara Bank offers several services from personal banking and priority banking to NRI banking and SME banking. Canara Bank offers loans for senior citizens as well.

    What can this loan be used for?

    Loan for senior citizens offered by Canara Bank can be used to meet various medical expenses besides any personal requirements of pensioners.

    Who can avail of loan for senior citizen offered by Canara Bank?

    Pensioners eligible to receive pension are listed below:

    • Canara Bank pensioners
    • Central government pensioners (e.g, railways, freedom fighters, defence, armed forces, defence civilians)
    • State government pensioners
    • Public sector undertakings’ pensioners
    • Family pensioners of deceased retired employees all the aforementioned categories

    What is the minimum salary required to be eligible for Senior Citizen loan scheme?

    The net take home income should be 40% excluding the equated monthly installment) of the loan

    What are the terms associated with this loan?

    The following table shows details regarding the guarantee to be offered under this scheme

    Type of pensioners Guarantee
    Loan to pensioner Co-obligation of the spouse or another individual
    Family pensioner Co-obligation (third party)

    What is the maximum loan amount which can be availed under the Senior Citizen loan scheme?

    The maximum loan amount which can be availed by pensioners under this scheme is Rs.2 lakhs or 10 months’ pension. In case of retired employees of Canara Bank and its family pensioners, the amount may extended is Rs.2 lakhs for 15 months.

    What is the interest rate charged by Canara Bank for Senior Citizen loan scheme?

    The interest rate for all loan schemes offered by Canara Bank is based on its base rate. The interest rate offered by Canara Bank for this scheme is base rate +2.80% p.a (floating). The base rate of Canara Bank is 9.65% (October 2015).

    What is the repayment period for Senior Citizen loan scheme?

    The repayment period for pensioners below 65 years is 60 EMIs while for those above 65 years is 48 EMIs.

    How can one apply for Senior Citizen loan scheme?

    Customers can apply and track the status of their loan application online at the official website of Canara Bank.

    What are the proceeding charges to be incurred under Senior Citizen loan scheme?

    Canara Bank does not impose any processing charges for senior citizen loan scheme.

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