PNB Housing Unnati Home Loan Scheme

We have reviewed many home loan products on this blog. However, most of those loan products were for established self-employed professionals and salaried individuals working with Government Organizations or established corporates. However, the desire to own a home is much deep rooted and almost everyone wants to own a house. And most need a home loan… Continue Reading

ICICI Bank Home Loan 1% Cashback Offer

ICICI Bank has recently launched a scheme where new home loan borrowers will get 1% of EMI as cash back. Most of us would associate cash backs with credit card or online purchases. However, as banks try to find competitive advantage in relatively commodity like home loan market, cash back has found its way into plain… Continue Reading

A Home Loan at 3.99% p.a.?

I recently came across a news item that Tata Housing, a prominent realty company, has tied up with Indiabulls Home Finance to offer home loans at 3.99% p.a. The loan will offered by Indiabulls Housing Finance and the special interest rate of 3.99% p.a. applies for purchases in select projects from Tata Housing. As per the… Continue Reading

PNB Gen-Next Housing Finance Scheme

Young salaried employees are target customers for all the banks. Therefore, you can expect them to come with schemes to lure such prospects to their fold. The core idea behind such products is to offer such customers principal moratorium for a few years (since they may not be able to afford the full EMI). The… Continue Reading

ICICI Bank Extraa Home Loan – Our Review

In an earlier post, I had talked about ICICI Bank Step-up Home Loan, where the applicants could get higher loan eligibility than regular home loans due to moratorium on principal repayment for a few years. However, the limitation with Step-up loan was that the maximum age was capped at 40 years, the loan tenure was… Continue Reading

ICICI Bank Step-Up Home Loan Product – A Review

Almost everyone plans to purchase a house sooner or later. For those who want to purchase their house early in their professional career, affordability of the home loan can be a serious issue. Your salary grows over a period of time. Your non-discretionary expenses such as rent, groceries, utility bills, school fees for kids etc.… Continue Reading

Loan Against LIC Policies

I have never been a big fan of traditional life insurance plans such as endowment plans, money back plans etc. Traditional life insurance plans provide low life coverage and poor investment returns. Hence, such plans are better avoided. When we talk about life insurance plans, the first name that typically pops up in your mind is… Continue Reading

ICICI Bank Home Safe Plus — A Review

When it comes to financial planning, everyone wants to leave behind an asset for their families. Nobody wants to leave behind a liability. And when it comes to your house, you want to ensure that your family inherits your house and not your home loan. Repayment of a home loan is a long term activity.… Continue Reading

SBI FlexiPay Home Loan Scheme

State Bank of India has recently come out with a home loan product, SBI FlexiPay Home Loan scheme.  As with all the SBI home loan products, it has created a lot of buzz among the prospective borrowers. In this post, I will discuss the important features of this scheme and what makes it different from… Continue Reading