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    Loan Against Insurance Policy

    Loans against insurance policies can only be availed in case one pledges specific traditional policies like money back and endowment policies. Besides having a savings component, these policies also have a life cover component which makes it acceptable to banks. In order to avail a loan on an insurance policy, the policy must acquire a surrender value. The amount sanctioned for the loans is usually 85% to 90% of the policies surrender value.

    How to get Loan on your Insurance Policy

    Insurance policies are now being considered as valuable collaterals for banks after LIC of India confirmed that banks are the biggest lenders of personal loans. LIC apart, several other life insurers such as Edelweiss Tokio Life and ICICI Prudential Life in addition to many other banks including HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank and the State Bank of India grant loans to customers against insurance policies.

    Loans against insurance policies are sanctioned only when traditional policies such as money back and endowment policies are pledged. These policies have life cover in addition to savings elements that make them acceptable to banks. Unit-linked insurance plans and term insurance covers are usually not accepted as collateral.

    The surrender value must be acquired by the policies if the applicant is to gain eligibility or the loan. The policy must be assigned in favour of the insurer, and usually, the amount of money granted by insurance companies is 85% to 90% of the surrender value. The rate of interest charged by LIC is 10% and it has to be paid on a half-yearly basis.

    The repayment tenures are very flexible and LIC also provides customers with a choice of making only interest payments, with a provision for the deduction of the loan amount from the claim amount when it is time to settle the loan. The repayment procedure and interest rates will differ based on the bank or lender from whom you wish to take out the loan. The interest rates, however, are comparatively lower than those charged by banks for secured loans. They are also considerably lower than rates associated with personal loans.

    Why are Loans against Insurance policies gaining Prominence?

    Top up Loans are becoming increasingly popular among a large section of customers who seek personal finance services. The flexibility offered in terms of repayment in addition to the fact that the loan amount can be deducted from the claim amount has been attracting customers, especially those who are in financial turmoil. Even customers with relatively low credit scores find it to be a convenient option as the eligibility criteria for availing this kind of loan are fairly easy to meet. The loan is also sanctioned fairly quickly once the application is submitted, usually within seven days, and in case of the death of the policyholder during the tenure of the loan, the dependents wont be the only beneficiaries of the policy.

    The bank or lender can choose to deduct the loan amount as well as interest from the proceeds. Customers are recommended to purchase term cover in order to protect the interests of their families. Based on the age, life insurance company and policy tenure, online term plans are less expensive options. Also, customers are advised to Secured Loans from their insurers instead of approaching banks to hand over their policy as collateral.

    Customers who intend to utilise the whole amount they borrow should approach their insurer, but if funds are required on an on-and-off basis and the loan is viewed as a means to up their liquidity, they may consider approaching banks that provide overdraft facilities against policies.

    Loan Against Insurance Policy Reviews

    • ICICI Bank Personal Loan
      "Good overall"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      My personal loan is with ICICI Bank and it was a good experience. The process is good and the loan was provided to me on time and as needed. The rate of interest and the processing charges is nominal and there are no hassles in the after loan services.
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      , jorhat
      Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019
    • Bank Bazaar Personal Loan
      "Excellent experience"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      The experience is good overall at Bankbazaar as they contacted me on time and informed me the details. The process was easy as I was able to get my details on time. The website is also good and it is informative and useful as well. From next time will apply for loan through this channel.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , jorhat
      Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019
    • HDFC Bank Personal Loan
      "ROI is high"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      HDFC Bank has offered me a personal loan with a zero processing fee. The rate of interest is on the higher side. It is of 16%. After the document collected the loan got approved. But the disbursement took very long, I got the loan after almost 25 days.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , jorhat
      Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019
    • Bank Bazaar Personal Loan
      "Satisfactory"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      There are no hassles with Bankbazaar, as I received a response on time and there are no issues to get connected with the bank. The portal is also good and it is easy to understand and use and apply for the loan. There are follow up calls as well in the process.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , jaipur
      Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019
    • HDFC Bank Personal Loan
      "Experience is good"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have taken my personal loan with HDFC Bank. The customer services and response is good and I got the loan with ease and on time. They are also normal on the rate of interest and processing charges. In all no hassles in the documentation process.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , jaipur
      Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019
    • Bank Bazaar Personal Loan
      "Fast process"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      The experience with Bankbazaar is good and there are no hassles in the process. The customer services and response is very fast. They been on time to contact me and they are helpful too. The website is also good and it is easy to understand and place a request.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , haridwar
      Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019
    • HDFC Bank Personal Loan
      "Need to improve overall"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      After me applying for a personal loan with HDFC Bank. The documents was collected on time. After which the process for the loan took three weeks which is almost like 25 days to get the funds. I have not received the loan letter yet. I have not got any confirmation about the EMI due date and also what is the interest rate and processing fees.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , haridwar
      Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019
    • ICICI Bank Personal Loan
      "Satisfactory"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I also have a personal loan with ICICI Bank. The customer services are good and the process was on time. I did not face any delay and the documents was collected on time. I received the loan within a week. The rate of interest and the processing charges is normal.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , chennai
      Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019
    • Bank Bazaar Personal Loan
      "Supportive services"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      There were no delay with Bankbazaar.com, and the customer services and the response is good. They were on time to contact me and inform me the details. The website is also satisfactory and it is easy to understand and it is informative as well. Mr. Vijay was very supportive in the whole process.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , chennai
      Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019
    • HDFC Bank Personal Loan
      "Good. Can do better"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      HDFC Bank has also offered me a personal loan. The process was quick and I got the loan on time. The rate of interest is of 18% and there were processing charges as well. The loan amount is not as expected. I asked for 5.5 lakh and I received 2.5 Lakh.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , chennai
      Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019
    • Bank Bazaar Personal Loan
      "Excellent experience"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      Bankbazaar has been really good overall. The website is satisfactory as I can check the bank offers. The services was on time to contact me and inform me the details. There were follow up calls as well in the process. In all a hassles free experience.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , kochi
      Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019
    • HDFC Bank Personal Loan
      "Good overall"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I had my personal loan with HDFC Bank. The process to get the loan is good. The documentation is normal too. I needed a loan of five lakhs but I received only two lakhs for the rate of interest of 10%. There was a processing fee as well. The customer support is fine.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , kochi
      Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019
    • Bank Bazaar Personal Loan
      "Services are satisfactory"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      There were no hassles at Bankbazaar.com as the contacted me on time and informed me the details. The customer services and response is good and there are no issues. The website is also fine and it is easy to use and understand and place a request.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , new delhi
      Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019
    • IndusInd Bank Personal Loan
      "Experience is good"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have a personal loan with Indusind Bank. The process to get the loan is fine. The rate of interest is around 11.5% with a zero processing fee. The loan was provide on time and the documentation was collected on time too. I received the loan amount as expected.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , new delhi
      Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019
    • Bank Bazaar Personal Loan
      "Good. Can be more quick"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      After I applied at Bankbazaar I received a call and the process started off for the loan. I got the details of the banks and their offers. The website is also easy to use and it is informative as well. It would be better if the process is more sooner.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , pune
      Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019
    • HDFC Bank Personal Loan
      "Good. Can be more sooner"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      I have taken my personal loan with HDFC Bank. The process to get the loan was delayed, I got it after one and half week. The documentation was collected late. The rate of interest of 11.25% and there was a processing fee too. The loan amount was as expected.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , pune
      Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019
    • Bank Bazaar Personal Loan
      "Awesome one stop shop "
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      Various option available in Bank Bazaar, rather going to direct financier. here we can analyze the real information in website without going anywhere. I am using the site for past 2 months, the portal is good to post the request. The customer support team gave me the proper information.
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , new delhi
      Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019
    • Tata capital Personal Loan
      "Satisfactory Experience"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I am satisfied with Tata Capital documentation part and they have fulfilled the commitment on my personal loan. The interest rate is quite nominal they gave me the same thing which provided by other banks. Even the door step documentation process is good.
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , new delhi
      Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019
    • Axis Bank Personal Loan
      "Reduce the charges"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I took my personal loan in Axis Bank before 4.5 years back and its been completed before 5 to 6 months have taken top-up loan. The customer service is very good. The charges are more compared to other banks. The loan duration is 5 years. Monthly installment is 5600 rupees through net banking.
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019
    • Bank Bazaar Personal Loan
      "Excellent"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      The customer service and response was better. I have been using the bank bazaar website for past 2 years, It was helpful to take credit card,loans and to check the credit score. Am comfortable with the mobile app. Most I like the responsibility is very good and process was simple.
      Was this review helpful? 2
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019
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