Two Wheeler Loan Eligibility:
Owning our own vehicle, be it a car or a bike is a luxury for most Indians. Most of us feel it is a necessity to own a two wheeler at least in order to improve our lifestyle. Most of us are also not fortunate enough to have a large sum of money at our disposal. The best option, many of us find, is to get a two wheeler loan so we can finance that dream bike.
The best thing about getting a bike loan is the fact that you can get the bank to pay for up to 85% of the bike’s price, which is a huge sum. Afterwards, you can simply pay off the debt in affordable EMIs (Equated Monthly Instalments). However, it will be a rough ride for you to pick the perfect bike loan among the many in the market, each with different terms and features. This means that you will have to do your homework well and research each deal before finalizing one.
In order to get a bike loan you must meet certain qualifications, and each bank or finance company will have slightly different criteria that must be met. However, a lot of the criteria to be eligible for a bike loan is the same, and they are as follows:
Employment: You must either be employed by a company (salaried), or be self-employed.
Age: Many banks offer bike loans to those who are 18 years or older. Many accept applications from only those who are 21 and above. The maximum age limit to apply for a bike loan is generally 65 years, but this may also vary depending on the bank.
Work experience: It is true that many banks offer bike loans to even students (under certain conditions), but most banks give preference to those who have a minimum of one year of work experience.
Minimum income: Different banks have different expectations when it comes to the minimum monthly income that is required of you that will make you eligible for a loan. In general, a minimum of Rs. 5000 per month is the required income that will make you eligible for a bike loan from most banks.
Landline number: It is often necessary in most banks that you provide a landline number of either your residence or office.
Residence: Some banks will require that you have been living at the same residence for over a year.
Credit History: A good credit score will make it easier for you to get a good deal on your two wheeler loan. Try to maintain a good credit history in order to get the best deal possible. Even if your credit history is not in the best shape, chances are that you will still be approved a two wheeler loan, but the terms will not be as great as it would be if you have a good credit history. Sometimes, even the issue of a bad CIBIL score can be skirted with when taking a bike loan because it comes under the category of a secured loan, your bike being the security.
Documents needed: There is a list of documents that you will require to provide to the bank when you apply for a bike loan. This list may vary slightly depending on the bank, but in general these are the documents that you must keep ready:
- Address proof: You must provide any address proof which prove that your current address is what you claim it to be. Some of the address proof that you could provide are your Passport, Driver's License with the current address printed, Voter's ID, Utility bill (electricity/landline bills) or rent agreements.
- ID Proof: a document that proves your identity such as Passport, Pan card, Driver's license, Voter's ID card.
- Income proof: One of the criteria that the bank will need you to meet is the minimum income that you earn per month. You must provide proof in the form of salary slips of the last 3 months, Latest form 16, Bank Statement reflecting salary credits for the last 3 months and last employer’s salary certificates.
- Photographs: You will need to provide a number of recent passport size photographs.
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