The Karnataka Bank Gold Loan scheme is called KBL Agri Gold Scheme and this is offered specifically for meeting the expenses arising out of agricultural activities.
Products under KBL Agri Gold Scheme
KBL Agri Gold Scheme offers loan against gold for the purpose of Agri Production and Agri Subvention. Agri Subvention is implemented in rural and semi urban branches of the bank as per the instructions of the Central Government.
Karnataka Bank Interest Rate
The interest on gold loan for Agri Subvention is discounted and is 7% per annum.
The maximum loan tenure that is offered by the Bank on this gold loan scheme is 12 months for both Agri Production and Agri Subvention.
Maximum Loan Amount
The maximum loan amount that is offered as gold loan is Rs. 25, 00,000 per account and Rs 1, 00, 00,000 per borrower, for Agri Production purposes.
The maximum loan amount offered to borrowers for Agri Subvention is Rs. 3, 00,000.
Hypothecation of assets or crops is required as primary security. Collateral security is the gold ornaments that have been pledged with the Bank for the loan amount.
Type of Gold
All gold ornaments/ jewellery are accepted, especially minted gold coins that are sold by Banks, but this should not exceed 50 grams per borrower.
The repayment of the gold loan principal amount should be made on or before the maturity date of the loan. Interest is to be paid out by the due date/ yearly.
In order to avail the KBL Agri Gold Scheme, the applicants should either be HUFs (Hindu Undivided Families), Corporates or Farmers. Farmers can apply for a gold loan either individually or jointly.