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    11.49% - 15.99% Fixed
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    10.99% - 14.49% Fixed
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    10.99% - 19.8% Fixed
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    11.49% - 21.00% Fixed
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    13.99% - 16.99% Fixed
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    10.99% - 17.99% Fixed
    2.25% (min. ₹1499 + applicable tax) One time fee
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    12% - 18% Fixed
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    12% - 19% Fixed
    Up to ₹3000 One time fee
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    10.70% - 11.70% Floating
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    50 K - 10 L
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    14% - 33% Fixed
    1.5% to 6.0% One time fee
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    11% - 16.49% Fixed
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    11.75% - 13.75% Fixed
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    Home Improvement Loan (Home Renovation Loan) is Rated as "Great!" by 77152 Users

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    What is Home Improvement Loan?

    Home Improvement Loan

    Personal Loan for Home Improvement

    Home improvement loans are designed for the purpose of renovating a house and can be taken by a person who owns the property to be renovated. These loans are given for a maximum term of 15 years and interest charged on these loans lies in the range of 9.5% to 10.5% per year. Processing fee for home improvement loans ranges between 0.5% to 1% of the total loan amount.

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    Home renovation loans, as the name suggest, are loans that you can take if you wish to get work done on a property that has already been constructed. These loans help you renovate your house as and when required and works in a fashion similar to the home loan. It can be taken for up to 15 years, or more, and paid back in equated monthly instalments (EMIs). The maximum duration, however, can change depending on the banks policies. Apart from major work that needs to be done in a house, these loans can also be taken to help you furnish your house and pay for things like bathroom fittings, fans, furniture, etc.

    Home Improvement Loan Eligibility Criteria

    Each bank will have its own eligibility criteria for the loans they offer but the gist of these are:

    • You can apply for a home renovation loan as an individual or jointly with the other owners of the house being the co-applicants.
    • Salaried and self-employed individuals can also apply for these loans
    • The minimum age requirement for this loan is that you should be at least 21 years of age. The maximum age is limited to your retirement age. This means that the loan tenure cannot exceed your retirement age. For salaried individuals the age limit is 65 years for most banks.
    • Even companies can apply for this loan provided they have been in operation for a predefined minimum period.
    • Companies applying for this loan may also be required to be in a position where they have been making profits in the last few years.
    • All the owners of the property will have to be co-applicants for the loan.
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    Documentation Required for Home Renovation Loan

    The documents that will be required for you to be able to avail the home improvement loan will depend on the finance house that you approach. Some of the common documents needed are:

    • The first document will be the application form for the loan with photographs.
    • Both salaried and self-employed people may be required to submit salary statements.
    • You may also need to provide bank statements covering the last 6 months.
    • You may be asked to provide Form 16s and IT returns or ITAO documents.
    • All the original deeds of the property will also be required by some banks. You may be required to submit just the copies but originals might be required for the purpose of verification.
    • You must also submit a quotation from your architect on the estimate on how much the renovation is going to cost.
    • An address proof will also be required. This can be a drivers license, passports, ration cards, etc.
    • In some cases an identity proof may also be asked for which can be drivers licenses, Aadhar cards, passports, phone bills etc.
    • Pan cards, drivers licenses, Aadhar cards and passports can also be submitted as proof of age, if required.
    • Some banks may require that you take out an insurance policy on the house to cover the loan amount and name them the sole beneficiaries for it. In such cases you will have to provide the policy documents too.

    These are the most common documents that most financiers/banks will ask for. It may be so that in some cases you will have to submit just a few of these documents while in others, more documents may be requested. Such request are made at the bank's discretion and change from one bank to the other.

    Home Improvement Loan Interest Rates

    When it comes to interest rates, most of the banks and finance houses offer you two choices. The first is a fixed rate of interest and the other is floating interest rate.

    • Fixed interest rate

      The fixed interest rate is when the rate of interest is fixed before the loan is approved. This interest rate will remain fixed for the duration of the loan. The general band for this interest is between 9% per annum and 12.5% per annum. The exact rate, of course, will depend on the bank you take the loan from. The interest rate may also change depending on your employment situation. Salaried individuals tend to get offered lower interest rates as compared to self-employed applicants.

    • Floating interest rates

      The floating interest rate is an interest rate that is linked to the prime lending of the bank. This prime lending rate is affected by the repo rate (the rate at which the banks borrow money from the central bank) and can fluctuate. The advantage of the floating interest rate is that it tends to be a bit lower than the fixed interest rates. It does not generally exceed the fixed interest rates and even if it does, it generally does so for a short period.

    If your loan comes with a fixed interest rate and you wish to switch to a floating interest rate, then you can do so by paying a fee. The option is generally provided at the discretion of the bank.

    Features and Benefits of Home Renovation Loans

    Home loans that are meant to help refurbish your house offer a lot of features and benefits that are meant to make the loan easy to take and manage. Some of these are:

    • Many banks offer choices between fixed and floating interest rates that are meant to give you the choice of an interest rate that suits you. This does not mean that you get to choose the amount of interest. It means that you have a choice in the way the interest is calculated.
    • In some cases banks may offer a combination of the two interest rates where in the first few years will be a fixed interest rate and the remaining tenure will have a floating interest rate.
    • For most of the banks, you can apply for the home renovation loan online thus negating the need for you to journey to the bank itself.
    • As far as the loan amounts are concerned, some banks will cover the entire cost of the renovations. There are some banks that wont cover the entire cost but even then they may cover up to 90% of the cost.
    • In certain cases the bank may issue the entire loan amount in one lump sum or in instalments as and when it is needed.
    • Some banks also offer free credit cards with these loans to sweeten the deal.
    • Many of the banks ask for minimum documentation which means less paper work for you.
    • There is no need for you to have a prior relationship with the bank in order to avail this loan however, being an existing customer can have advantages. Some banks offer up to 80% of the required amount to new customers but 100% of the required amount to existing customers.

    FAQs

    Q. What is the loan amount that I can take?

    A. The amount that you can borrow will depend on the banks policy. Some banks will offer up to 90% while others may offer to cover 100% of the cost of renovation.

    Q. Are there any income requirements for these loans?

    A. Yes. Each bank has its own income requirement which are specific to salaried and self-employed applicants.

    Q. If I have taken a loan with a fixed rate of interest, can I switch to a floating interest rate?

    A. Yes. Some banks do allow you to switch between fixed and floating interest rates. However such switching may require you to pay a fee.

    Q. I am 60 years old. Can I take this loan for 15 years?

    A. No you cannot because most banks consider the retirement age to be between 65 years and 70 years and your loan tenure cannot exceed the retirement age.

    Q. Is there a processing fee for these loans?

    A. Yes. These loans do come with processing fees. The exact amount will depend on the bank providing the loan.

    Q. When do I pay the processing fee?

    A. In most cases, you will have to pay the processing fee while applying for the loan. The payment can be made with a cheque which is to be submitted when you submit all the other documents for the loan.

    Q. What happens if my house is destroyed or damaged by a natural calamity while the loan is still being paid back?

    A. There is no doubt that in such an instance you will be at a disadvantage since the repayment of the loan will have to continue and youll need to rebuild/repair your house. It is best to use an insurance policy to cover such eventualities.

    Q. How can I ensure that the loan is repaid even if something were to happen to me?

    A. There are many insurance products that will help you cover the outstanding loan amounts so that your loans dont become a financial burden on your family. It would be best to take one of these insurance policies to cover the loan.

    Q. Is prepayment allowed for home renovation loans?

    A. Yes. However the terms and conditions governing prepayments will differ from one bank to the next so it would be best to consult your bank before deciding on prepayments.

    Q. I dont own the house but want to be a co-applicant for the loan. Is that possible?

    A. Yes. Co-applicants for a loan need not be own the house for these loans however, all co-owners need to be co-applicants for this loan.

    News About Home Improvement Loan

    • Easier Home Improvement Loans as Support for Chennai

      In view of the dire situation in Chennai, Housing Finance Development Corporation (HDFC) has decided to offer its bit in making the lives of people easier by making a segment of its personal loans more approachable. As a move supporting the same, the largest mortgage lender in India has announced that it would be waiving off the loan processing fees on its home improvement loans for its customers who have been affected by the floods in Chennai.

      As of now, processing fees for home improvement loans are 0.5% of the loan amount or INR 10000. With this offer from HDFC, such loans will not be attracting any processing fees, if the loan applications are submitted on or before December 31, 2015. In addition to that, HDFC has also decided not to charge any penalties from home loan customers who were unable to pay the EMI for November 2015 owing the flood situation in Chennai.

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  • Home Improvement Loan Reviews

    • Standard Chartered Bank Personal Loan
      "Very good service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      The Standard charted bank offered me a best rate in regards to my personal loan with the lowest charges. The customer service and the response is average with SCB. They have disbursed the loan within 5 days of time, they made it within the promised time. The required loan amount has been disbursed and I am satisfied with the loan amount.
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      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Jul 25, 2017
    • HDFC Bank Personal Loan
      "Average Service"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      Basically I have got a text message from HDFC bank to get the personal loan with 11.99 % interest rate, but later when I approached them they have increased the rate of interest upto 12.99% , in case if we need a higher loan amount. The customer service and the response is very much average with HDFC bank. The Hdfc bank need to stick on to their promises.
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      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Jul 25, 2017
    • Citibank Personal Loan
      "Very good service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I got the personal loan within 55 hours of time from Citibank. They have disbursed the loan after submitting my documents. The customer service and the response with CITIBANK is average. The required loan amount has been disbursed. The rate of interest is low when compared with others. I am satisfied with the Citibank service.
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      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Jul 25, 2017
    • Standard Chartered Bank Personal Loan
      "Loan rejection"
      0.5 1.5/5 "Bad"
      My personal loan rejected due my resistant address in out of city but i am 7 years customer in SCB bank so pls make loan for out of city customers because this is my salary account so please arrange loan our of city customers otherwise bank is so good and the best think is working time 24*7 this so good.
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      , chennai
      Reviewed on Jul 25, 2017
    • Bank Bazaar Customer Support
      "Nice"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      The response at Bankbazaar was good and I was contacted on time. The customer services was perfect as they explained all the details to me clearly and processed my information to the banks on time. There were follow up calls too and in all no hassles.
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      , chilakaluripet
      Reviewed on Jul 25, 2017
    • Bank Bazaar Customer Support
      "Satisfactory service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I know bank bazaar for past one year. I know about bank-bazaar through google web search. The customer service and the response is very good with bank bazaar. The website with bank-bazaar is easy to use and user friendly. I would like to say bank bazaar gives satisfactory service to the customers.
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      , thiruvananthapuram
      Reviewed on Jul 25, 2017
    • ICICI Bank Personal Loan
      "Good service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I haven't got the ICICI bank personal loan, because the executive asked to apply for the loan after 3 months, based on my profile I had a Cheque bounce in my previous product. The customer service and the response is very good with ICICI bank. The rate of interest is nominal with ICICI.
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      , thiruvananthapuram
      Reviewed on Jul 25, 2017
    • Bank Bazaar Customer Support
      "Very Good service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I got response well within the time frame from bank bazaar and the bank partner. The customer service and the response is really good with bank bazaar. I get to know about bank bazaar through a referral. I am with bank bazaar for past 2 months. The website of bank bazaar is easy to use and customer friendly. I am satisfied with bank bazaar with the service rendered by bankbazaar.com.
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      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Jul 25, 2017
    • Citibank Personal Loan
      "Rate of interest can be decreased in future"
      0.5 4.5/5 "Excellent!"
      I didn't have any kind of relationship with Citibank so far but I have applied personal loan with Citibank for the first time and I found that they were offering the loan with high rate of interest, so that was the reason I haven't got the loan with CITIBANK. The customer service and the response was good with Citibank.
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      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Jul 25, 2017
    • Bank Bazaar Customer Support
      "Excellent Service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      Through Advertisements I came to know about bank bazaar. The bank bazaar user interface is really good and bank bazaar website helps us to decide to get the financial products with the best rates in the market. The customer service and the response with bank bazaar is really good. The website with bank bazaar is easy to use and user friendly. I am satisfied with bank bazaar service.
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      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Jul 25, 2017
    • ICICI Bank Personal Loan
      "Average Service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      ICICI bank personal loan was rejected but then they haven't revealed the reason why it got rejected. The customer service and the response need to be transparent in future with ICICI bank. The rate of interest is nominal with ICICI bank. I would say ICICI bank gave a average service.
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      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Jul 25, 2017
    • Bank Bazaar Customer Support
      "Very good service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      The Response part is very good with bank bazaar , so that was the reason I gave top rating . I get to know about bank bazaar through a friend referral. I am with bank bazaar for past 5 months. The website with bank bazaar is easy to use and user friendly. I would say I am satisfied with bank bazaar service.
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      , chennai
      Reviewed on Jul 25, 2017
    • ICICI Bank Personal Loan
      "Good service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I haven't received the personal loan from ICICI bank, the ICICI executives has told that I have already held up with certain EMI with other products, so that was the reason I haven't got the personal loan with ICICI bank. The customer service and the response part is good with ICICI bank. The rate of interest is low when compared with others.
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      , chennai
      Reviewed on Jul 25, 2017
    • Bank Bazaar Customer Support
      "Excellent Service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      The customer service rendered by bank bazaar is very good. The way they approach their customers is really good. The explanation given by their executives was really good. I got to know about bank bazaar through google web search. The website of bank bazaar is easy to use and user friendly. In short, I would say bank bazaar offered me a satisfactory service.
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      , thanjavur
      Reviewed on Jul 25, 2017
    • ICICI Bank Personal Loan
      "Excellent service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      At the start when I approached ICICI bank there was no job stability and that was the prime reason why my personal loan application has been closed. The customer service and the response was good with ICICI bank. The rate of interest is nominal with ICICI bank. I would say ICICI bank offered me a satisfactory service.
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      , thanjavur
      Reviewed on Jul 25, 2017
    • Bank Bazaar Customer Support
      "Nice Service"
      0.5 4.5/5 "Excellent!"
      I had received proper followups and updates from bankbazaar. They provide a good financial service. Recently I sought their assistance in taking the personal loan. For the service, I got good response from them and they have good web portal to apply for the loan.
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      , visakhapatnam
      Reviewed on Jul 25, 2017
    • ICICI Bank Personal Loan
      "Better Service"
      0.5 3.5/5 "Pretty good"
      Right from day one I had received a good response from ICICI bank on my personal loan request. ICICI was good in terms of customer service and responsiveness. I never faced any kind of issues with the bank but, I did not take the loan due to the personal issues.
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      , visakhapatnam
      Reviewed on Jul 25, 2017
    • Bank Bazaar Customer Support
      "Good Response"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have got a fairly good services from bankbazaar. They provided a good response on my loan application. I am happy with their way of response and their customer service. I found that the website is good to handle and it is very informative. In all, it is good enough.
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      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Jul 25, 2017
    • IndusInd Bank Personal Loan
      "Good Response"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I preferred Indusind bank for the personal loan, hence I applied for the loan through third party online source. But I just postponed my plan so I did not take the loan. I had received good response and service from the bank for my loan application.
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      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Jul 25, 2017
    • Bank Bazaar Customer Support
      "its easy"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      Nice, its very easy to get loan but intrest rates so high. But its OK. In emergency's nothing worried and burdening in banks. Simply applicable from home in just few SEC's.. Its very use full to me. But its good in iff other language provide( Hindi or Kannada). Good web site, good response, good service..
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      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Jul 25, 2017
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