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    11.49% - 15.99% Fixed
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    10.99% - 14.49% Fixed
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    12% - 18% Fixed
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    11.99% - 19.50% Fixed
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    1-6 Years
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    13.99% - 16.99% Fixed
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    11.00% - 17.99% Fixed
    2.25% (min. ₹1149) One time fee
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    10.85% - 11.85% Floating
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    50 K - 10 L
    1-5 Years
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    10.99% - 19.8% Fixed
    Up to 2.5% One time fee
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    11.99% - 19% Fixed
    Up to ₹3000 One time fee
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    17.25% - 37% Fixed
    1.5% to 6.0% One time fee
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    1-4 Years
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    11.49% - 20.15% Fixed
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    11.5% - 13.25% Fixed
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    Professional Loans is Rated as "Great!" by 76020 Users

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    Personal Loan BYTES FROM OUR KITCHEN

    Professional loans are personal loans for professionals like accountants, dentists, journalists, engineers, solicitors, surveyor, architects, and management consultants etc., who have the proper skills and are qualified to practice their trades. Professional loans can be availed for requirements pertaining to their businesses such as purchase of equipment, construction, business premises, renovating premises, working capital, among others. These loans are meant to help a self-employed professional increase or improve his/her business and overcome liquidity crunch when buying equipment or investing in their own business. These loans are available primarily from government banks, however some private banks also offer professional loans.

    Professional loan eligibility criteria

    The eligibility criteria for professional loans is simple, with borrowers allowed to Apply for Loans in both personal as well as joint capacities.

    • People who are already practising their trades or novices in different professions, with licenses issued by state or central legislations.
    • Group or association of people indulging in one profession given that every member of such a group is licensed and is duly qualified to practice the said profession.
    • Copy of professional certificate denoting that they practice the said profession.
    • Professionals can include people having a diploma/degree who are sufficiently qualified or possess the skills to practice professions such as lawyers, journalists, chartered engineers, chartered accountants, software engineers, management consultants and similar fields.
    • Individuals, joint borrowers, partnership companies and firms and proprietorships can apply for this type of loan.
    • Applicants within the ages of 18 to 65 years can apply for professional loans.

    Documents required to apply for a professional loan

    Professional loan applications typically ask for minimal documentation, mainly pertaining to proofs that the applicant is indeed a self-employed professional in a particular field.

    • Membership certificate copies issued by relevant professional authorities to individuals or individual partners.
    • Firm registration certificate copies for registering with applicable professional authorities, apart from any other similar certifications as specified by the bank or loaning institution.
    • Papers or documents that help in judging the repayment capacity of the borrower, such as expenditure and income statements from 3 fiscal years, balance sheet statements, assessment order copies/tax return copies of individual, firm, partners or guarantors, apart from debt service obligations particulars etc.
    • Recent utility bill showing name and address, or any other similar identity document.

    Professional loan interest rates and charges

    • Interest rates vary between 10% and 18% according to lender.
    • Margin usually ranges from 15% to 25% of the loan amount.
    • The maximum loan amount varies from Rs.10 lakhs to Rs.30 lakhs as per bank's’ policies.
    • Processing fee is generally charged within 0.20% to 1.00% of the loan amount.

    Features and benefits of professional loans

    These loans are packed with features as per individual banks’ policies. Each bank offers its own set of benefits and features, however the outlook for the offerings is more or less the same for all lenders.

    • Hypothecation of the purchased assets or mortgage of premises accepted as primary security.
    • Half the loan amount as collateral security along with one guarantor, preferable spouse of applicant may be required, as per loan documents.
    • Collateral security may not be required for premise acquiring requirements. If required, immovable properties or office equipment will be accepted as collateral by the loaning authority.
    • Some of the accepted collateral securities include LIC/KVP/NSC policies, land and building, bank deposits etc. subject to acceptance by the bank.
    • Personal guarantee of partners/friends/family/title holders of collateral securities etc. may be required as per your lender.
    • In case of loan being used for auto purchase or related usage, loan terms will generally be the same as for auto loans.
    • Maximum repayment tenure is generally 60 months, though some banks also offer 84 months or more repayment period to customers. This tenure includes/excludes up to 6 months moratorium.
    • There is generally no prepayment penalty on professional loans.
    • Business-related travel expenses such as hotel boarding, airfare, seminar fees etc. can be covered with the loan.
    • Self-assembled equipment such as computers are generally not eligible for financing.
    • Payments may be made directly to the dealers/suppliers if the situation so arises. The loan may also be disbursed in instalments after the lender verifies the end use of the finances.
    • Quick loan approval and disbursal.
    • Attractive interest rates and repayment tenures.
    • Easy and simple application process.

    FAQs

    1. What are the purposes covered under financing through professional loans?

      Loans can be sanctioned for purposes such as financing new equipment purchases, construction of new premises or renovation of old premises, working capital needs, business-related travel expenses, honing skills through expansion etc. The basic premise for sanctioning professional loans is that the borrower should be able to justify the loan with respect to his/her trade and direct implications of the loan amount on his/her profession.

    2. Is there a cap on the amount of the loan I can avail?

      Most banks will have a maximum limit of professional loan amount. This amount varies from bank to bank, with the actual amount decided as per the repayment capacity, disposable income and requirement.

    3. Will the end use of the loan amount be monitored by the lender?

      Yes, some lenders may ask you to explain how the loan amount is being used. Some banks may even disburse the loan amount in instalments, with further instalments released subject to satisfactory response from the bank with regards to use of the finances.

    4. What is the repayment tenure for professional loans?

      In general, a professional loan has to be repaid within 5 years of approval and disbursement for fixed rate loans. Floating rate professional loans generally have a repayment tenure of 7 years.

    5. How will the loan amount be disbursed?

      The loan amount can be disbursed as a lump sum by your bank. However, some banks will disburse the amount in instalments after you have shown satisfactory usage of the loan amount to the lender.

    6. Is this a secured or unsecured personal loan?

      Professional loans are Secured Loans wherein you have to submit collateral securities apart from a guarantor to vouch for the loan on your behalf.

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  • Professional Loans Reviews

    • Bank Bazaar Customer Support
      "Love to Use Bank Bazaar website"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I am happy with Bank Bazaar, whatever the coordination which they gave is great. I love Bank Bazaar website always to use. Its very convenient to use and access. It has all options to check on financial needs. But I would like to suggest, Bank Bazaar executives should be more clear with their process.
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      , kolkata
      Reviewed on Jun 23, 2017
    • ICICI Bank Personal Loan
      "Response part has to be improved"
      0.5 2.0/5 "Expected more"
      Due to improper coordination from ICICI, the loan application got closed. From Bank end there was no response on right time. They reached me after three days of my request and collected the documents finally it got closed without any intimation.
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      , kolkata
      Reviewed on Jun 23, 2017
    • HDFC Bank Personal Loan
      "Instant loan "
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      They have started a new process with the HDFC personal loan. We can apply the Personal Loan through net banking and we just need to apply the documents in the portal and within 15 hours they have provided me a credentials id & password where I have tracked my personal loan application . The loan got approved within 24 hours of time. The banking service is really good and giving instant service to the customers. I am happy about the loan amount. The required amount has been given by HDFC bank. The Value added service like vouchers and online purchasing offers were given. The rate of interest is nominal with HDFC bank.
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      , lucknow
      Reviewed on Jun 23, 2017
    • Bank Bazaar Customer Support
      "Customer oriented service"
      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.
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      , lucknow
      Reviewed on Jun 23, 2017
    • HDFC Bank Personal Loan
      "They be clear about the percentage"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      HDFC charged me 14.75% of interest for the amount of Rs.5 lakhs it is higher side compared to other competitor. But Initially they committed they were providing around 11% but finally it was processed it for 14.75%, But I am happy with their service, they done fast loan. process. I would like to suggest them, to clear information about the interest rates.
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      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Jun 23, 2017
    • Bank Bazaar Customer Support
      "Overall good"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      The customer services are good and very much satisfactory at Bankbazaar. I was contacted instantly and the process is smooth. The website is overall good, it would be better if there are more options of banks on the portal to choose from with a lesser rate of interest.
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      , ernakulam
      Reviewed on Jun 23, 2017
    • ICICI Bank Personal Loan
      "Below average service"
      0.5 1.0/5 "Really Bad"
      I haven't got any kind of response from the ICICI bank . It was me who took initiative and made a follow up with the ICICI bank executives to get the personal loan but still no one gave proper responsefrom ICICI bank, that was the reason I haven't proceed my personal loan application with ICICI bank. The rate of interest is bit high , when compared with others. I would say it was a below average service.
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      , lucknow
      Reviewed on Jun 23, 2017
    • ICICI Bank Personal Loan
      "High on ROI & charges"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      I did not go ahead with ICICI Bank because I was offered a high rate of interest. I got a rate of around 15% where as I was getting lesser rates from other banks for the personal loan. The services and response was on time and there were couple of follow up calls too.
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      , ernakulam
      Reviewed on Jun 23, 2017
    • Bank Bazaar Customer Support
      "Userfriendly website"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      As per the loan application status, Bank Bazaar gave me good follow up and I got good response from Bank Bazaar. I am using Bank Bazaar website is good to compare the interest rate. I would like to suggest Bank Bazaar should give multiple option, so the customer will have a choice to chose an another bank.
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      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Jun 23, 2017
    • ICICI Bank Personal Loan
      "Loan process should be fleixible"
      0.5 2.0/5 "Expected more"
      ICICI was looking for last six bank transactions, I have an account with SBI but I have a transaction around five years. Hence ICICI have rejected my personal loan application. I have submitted all of my documents, they have check my credit score as well finally they rejected it.
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      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Jun 23, 2017
    • Bank Bazaar Customer Support
      "Good service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      Excellent very very good service provided by bank bazaar .com and very very happy for simple loan apply process and sanction your amount and fast service and any executive service and fast information & loan section and comfortable with any language.
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      , patna
      Reviewed on Jun 23, 2017
    • Bank Bazaar Customer Support
      "The best"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      The services at Bankbazaar has been great and the process is smooth. They are very professional and they are the best in handling a customer. The follow up calls was much and they showed interest and they valued the customer. The website is good.
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      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Jun 23, 2017
    • Bank Bazaar Customer Support
      "Its Good"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      Bank Bazaar is an excellent service provider, I am getting good and satisfactory service. Whenever I looks for any financial products through Bank Bazaar. I am happy about that, I came to know Bank Bazaar through google search. I have been using it for three years its good.
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      , noida
      Reviewed on Jun 23, 2017
    • Bank Bazaar Customer Support
      "Perfect service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      My friend has referred me to go with bank bazaar to get an credit card and I have downloaded bank bazaar mobile application and I have started applying for credit cards and personal loan. The bank bazaar mobile application is easy to use and user friendly rather I would say it is also useful for the financial management,. The customer service with bank bazaar is very good and supportive to the customers.
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      , chennai
      Reviewed on Jun 23, 2017
    • ICICI Bank Personal Loan
      "Better Service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      The ICICI bank gave a call and asked me from which company I am receiving the salary and I told my company name but I am receiving the salary from 2 different company names , so very next day I got a text from ICICI bank saying that My personal loan application got cancelled. The customer service and the response was good with ICICI bank. The rate of interest is nominal with ICICI bank. I would say it was an average service from ICICI bank.
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      , chennai
      Reviewed on Jun 23, 2017
    • Standard Chartered Bank Personal Loan
      "Looking for better feature"
      0.5 3.0/5 "Satisfactory"
      Standard Chartered customer service is good, when I applied for the personal loan they called and collected my documents. They done a verification process over the phone call but they have not visited my place to verification. Loan process got delay, Then I almost waited for two weeks, the time which they committed to disbursed the amount, I did not receive it and finally my application got closed.
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      , noida
      Reviewed on Jun 23, 2017
    • Bank Bazaar Customer Support
      "Very Good service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      Looks like the site is loaded with full of information. I am expecting bankbazaar to bring in more partner banks. I got to know about bankbazaar through advertisements. I am with bankbazaar for a long time. I had applied for a personal loan through this channel the site is very much easy to use and user friendly.
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      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Jun 23, 2017
    • Standard Chartered Bank Personal Loan
      "Satisfactory service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      SCB took around a week's time to disburse my personal loan. Both customer service and response e was really good with SCB. I initially approached online and later changed the channel and I got the loan through some other channel. Rate of interest is very much nominal with SCB. The required loan amount was disbursed by SCB and I am very much happy about it.
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      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Jun 23, 2017
    • HDFC Bank Personal Loan
      "Good experience"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      My personal loan is from HDFC Bank and the I got the loan in a jiffy. The bank has offered me a good deal on the interest rate and they were decent in the charges as well. The paper work is simple and overall I have no issues even for the after loan services.
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      , nagpur
      Reviewed on Jun 23, 2017
    • Standard Chartered Bank Personal Loan
      "Dissatisfied service"
      0.5 1.0/5 "Really Bad"
      First time I received a call from Standard chartered and they visited took my document from me. Then there was no response from Standard chartered end, their customer service is very bad, after getting my documents they didn't communicate anything about the application status.
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      , kolkata
      Reviewed on Jun 23, 2017
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