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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
    Up to 2% One time fee
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    1-5 years
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    11.49% - 21.00% Fixed
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    20L Max
    1-6 Years
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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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    1-5 Years
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    12% - 18% Fixed
    Up to 1.5% One time fee
    15L Max
    1-5 years
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    12% - 19% Fixed
    Up to ₹3000 One time fee
    25L Max
    1-5 years
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    10.70% - 11.70% Floating
    0.5% One time fee
    50 K - 10 L
    1-5 Years
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    14% - 33% Fixed
    1.5% to 6.0% One time fee
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    1-4 Years
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    11% - 16.49% Fixed
    Up to 2.5%
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    11.75% - 13.75% Fixed
    1% One time fee
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    1-5 Years
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    Difference between Personal Loan Flat Interest rate and Reducing Interest rate

    Personal loan can be taken by a person for any purpose, it can be for a vacation, to meet medical bills, to renovate the house, etc. When you are applying for the loan, look carefully for the interest rate that is being offered to you. The interest rate is set based on your credit score, your age and the amount of loan that you have taken and the period you have chosen to repay it. Apart from negotiating the interest rate, you must also check the way the interest rate is being calculated. There are two methods by which the interest rate is calculated; flat interest rate and reducing balance interest rate method.

    Personal Loan Flat Interest rate

    As the name implies, the interest rate is calculated on the full amount of the loan throughout its tenure. The effective interest rate is higher than the nominal flat rate that is usually quoted in the beginning. For instance, Madhuri was offered a personal loan at 10% interest and the other banks that she had inquired with were offering her interest between 14-16%. She was pleasantly surprised. She started asking around and finally met with a chartered accountant friend of hers who asked her if the interest rate was calculated on a flat or a reducing balance method. On checking with the bank she found out that the interest rate was calculated on the flat interest rate method. If she would’ve taken a loan of Rs.5 lakhs for 5 years, she would be paying Rs.2,50,000 towards interest. Her EMI would be Rs.12,500. The interest paid in the first month and interest paid on the last month will not change and it will remain the same at Rs.4,167.

    Most often the banks will follow this method of calculating Interest for Personal Loans. The interest is to be paid on the entire loan amount throughout the tenure.

    Personal Loan Reducing or Diminishing Interest rate

    The interest in reducing interest rate method is calculated on the outstanding loan amount every month. The EMI includes the interest payable on the outstanding loan amount. For instance if Madhuri had taken the loan of Rs.5 lakhs for 5 years on a 16-15% diminishing interest rate, she would’ve spent Rs.2,29,542 if it was 16% diminishing interest and if the diminishing interest rate was 15%, she would’ve spent Rs.2,13,698 towards total interest. Her monthly EMI would be Rs.12,159, if the diminishing interest rate was 16%. If it was 15% diminishing interest rate it would be Rs.11,895. The interest paid in the first month if the diminishing interest rate was 16%, would be Rs.6,593 and if it was 15% diminishing interest rate, it would be Rs.6,179. The last month interest rate that is to be paid if she had 16% diminishing interest rate would be Rs.160 and if she was charged 15% diminishing interest rate it would be Rs.148.

    In the flat interest rate method, the interest is calculated on the principal loan amount. The interest on the diminishing interest rate method is calculated on the outstanding loan amount. Flat interest rates are lower than that of the reducing balance rate. The interest rate calculation for flat interest rate is easier than that of reducing interest rate. But, in practical terms, the reducing or the diminishing interest rate method is better as you will not be spending more towards the interest.

    Madhuri realised that she was subject to mis-selling where the sales executive is withholding half information and is not being entirely clear about the interest rate calculation. She rejected the offer and instead chose a lender that was offering her a reducing interest rate and when she used the online interest rate calculators she realised that though she will be charged a higher rate of interest, she was saving some money.

    Always look for the documents and then go ahead with the deal. All that is shown in a rosy hue is not always the best thing, there is a catch. If you are unaware of the financial products, then approach a person who can help with that regard. Don’t fall prey to the sales gimmick of the sale executives. Compare the offers and make use of the free online interest rate calculators and only when all your queries are answered, go ahead with the offer.

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  • Personal Loan Flat and Reducing Interest rates Reviews

    • Bank Bazaar Customer Support
      "Easy to find the solution"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      Very easy to get solution for any loan or credit card even Cibil scores also. we can trust them at all times and support from customer care is really good and they were guiding us in an appropriate manner. Good one - I will recommend this site at all the times to my friends and colleagues.
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      , lucknow
      Reviewed on Jul 26, 2017
    • Bank Bazaar Customer Support
      "Good Service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I had received a proper information and proper service from bankbazaar when I applied for the loan. They are very much responsive and forwarded my application to the bank. Bankbazaar website is good to use and it is informative. I had no issues with the service and this was my very first experience
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      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Jul 26, 2017
    • ICICI Bank Personal Loan
      "SATISFACTORY"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      The reason why I was unable to opt for the personal loan from ICICI bank was because, there was a home loan running for me from some other bank, so that was the reason, they have rejected my application for the loan amount I applied for one lakhs rupees. On the other hand, the customer service and the response provided by ICICI bank is really good.
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      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Jul 26, 2017
    • Bank Bazaar Customer Support
      "Good Service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I got proper service from bankbazaar when I approached them for the loan requirement. The website is easy to navigate and it is easy to check the information for the loan as well. I had received good response for my personal loan application and after applying the very next day got a call from them good response as well
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      , kota
      Reviewed on Jul 26, 2017
    • ICICI Bank Personal Loan
      "AVERAGE"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      I approached ICICI bank for the personal loan. I received proper response from the bank's end on my personal loan application.But bank executives where saying that there was dual pan card showing in my account I have told them that I have misplaced my pan card this card is new which is reflecting and the loan amount I had applied for 5 lakhs rupees.
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      , kota
      Reviewed on Jul 26, 2017
    • Bajaj Finserv Personal Loan
      "SATISFACTORY"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      I have recently taken a personal loan from Bajaj Finserv, it was good experience with them. Less documentation and easy processing but what I did not like about them is Intially they told me that there was no processing fee charges later on after some days they said processing fee will be charged for around 2000 rupees, So I told them I am not interested please cancel the loan later after some days they called and said no processing fee would be charge you can process the loan.
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      , pune
      Reviewed on Jul 26, 2017
    • Bank Bazaar Customer Support
      "EXCELLENT"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      It was really an amazing experience. The site is well managed and great. I logged in very quickly and I got the information which I required. It's really great where you get a chance to compare among various products and know more about them and this was my very first experience.
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      , pune
      Reviewed on Jul 26, 2017
    • Tata capital Personal Loan
      "EXCELLENT"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      The response time from Tata capital limited has been good. I have not taken my personal loan from them because they where not having pre payment option and the loan got approved from other resources and I have applied for loan amount of 1 lakh rupees, over all it was good experience applying loan from tata capital
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      , pune
      Reviewed on Jul 26, 2017
    • Bank Bazaar Customer Support
      "Thanx giving"
      0.5 4.5/5 "Excellent!"
      Nice place to apply for a loan ...will tell my friends to use it... nice and user friendly. Helps me to submit all my documents at one go with very easy steps. There is small suggestion if u guyz can give an end to end sevice i.e. u guyz deal with the bank and give us the loan on behalf of them then it will be a very good sevice and also it would be less time consuming. Hope one day we will be able to receive it from your end.
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      , kolkata
      Reviewed on Jul 26, 2017
    • Bank Bazaar Customer Support
      "EXCELLENT"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      The bank bazaar gives a prompt response and the regular follow to their customers. I really appreciate the bank bazaar effort which was given to the customer in terms the service, follow up in any case. The customer service and the response is really good with bank bazaar. The bank bazaar web site is easy to use and user friendly my friend filled all my detail in behalf of me and the very next day I received the call.
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      , ahmedabad
      Reviewed on Jul 26, 2017
    • HDFC Bank Personal Loan
      "SATISFACTORY"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      I didn't avail HDFC personal loan, because when I was in need of loan that time they have not offered me anything, they where like you have to bring this document all etc, even though I have told them I don't have address proof here because I am from Gujarat, later they said they can process the loan but it will take 1 to 2 months, so I have dropped the plan of taking it.
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      , ahmedabad
      Reviewed on Jul 26, 2017
    • Bank Bazaar Customer Support
      "Requirement"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      If i am providing my aadhaar then why this is not easy to get loan or card at any place in india There is no proof bigger than aadhaar. There must be some changes which needs to be made in your policy. Also why there is not availability of cards or loan in rural area . Bank has got all the details of me then why there are a lot of verification process while I am not having much time though.
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      , lucknow
      Reviewed on Jul 26, 2017
    • HDFC Bank Personal Loan
      "EXCELLENT"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      HDFC Is very fast, they are too good in understanding the customer. More over they are helpful and customer friendly. The best part, I like their service when I applied for the personal loan they done fast process and fulfilled my needs. I have applied through net banking the very next moment executive came and collected all the documents and the loan got approved with in a span of 5 minutes of time.
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      , dausa
      Reviewed on Jul 26, 2017
    • Bank Bazaar Customer Support
      "EXCELLENT"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      My experience with Bankbazaar has been great. They were pretty much fast and as soon as I placed my request, I was contacted and I got the details of all the bank options available. The website is good and overall it was a very nice smooth process
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      , dausa
      Reviewed on Jul 26, 2017
    • HDFC Bank Personal Loan
      "EXCELLENT"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I applied for personal loan with HDFC bank and the loan amount was 2.50 lakhs bu they did not approve the loan and they never share the reason also, I would suggest HDFC bank to share the reason behind so that next time can make sure that nothing goes wrong.
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      , dausa
      Reviewed on Jul 26, 2017
    • Bank Bazaar Customer Support
      "EXCELLENT"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I had received a proper information and proper service from bankbazaar when I applied for the loan. They are very much responsive and forwarded my application to the bank. Bankbazaar website is good to use and it is informative. I had no issues with the service.
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      , gondia
      Reviewed on Jul 26, 2017
    • ICICI Bank Personal Loan
      "SATISFACTORY"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      I have applied for the personal loan with ICICI bank, it got rejected because of the area under negative, and the bankers said the criteria was not match as per norms both customer service and response is average with ICICI.I have applied for 20 lakhs rupees.
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      , gondia
      Reviewed on Jul 26, 2017
    • 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.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Jul 25, 2017
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