Where to Find Money for Home Loan Prepayment?

A few weeks back, I wrote about the impact of RBI repo rate hikes on your home loans EMIs. RBI Repo rate hikes will quickly translate to longer loan tenures or higher EMIs for the borrowers, especially if your loan is linked to an external benchmark. If there is scope to increase the loan tenure… Continue Reading

How Can a No-Cost EMI Become Expensive?

Yes, that’s possible and it is all mathematics. In this post, let’s understand how this can happen. Before we go there, let’s do a quick recap of how No-cost EMIs work. How No-Cost EMIs Work You purchase an item worth Rs X. You opt for the No-cost EMI option (let’s say 6 months) on the… Continue Reading

Loan Tenure: Keep it Long or Short?

Want to take out a home loan? What should be the loan tenure? 15 years, 20 years, or 25 years. Similarly, what loan tenure would you choose for your personal loan? 18 months, 36 months, or 60 months? OR What is the ideal tenure for a car loan? As always with personal finance, there is… Continue Reading

Uni Pay 1/3 Card: Spend Now and Repay over 3 Months

There is a new credit product in town. UNI Pay 1/3 card allows you to repay the purchase amount in 3 monthly installments at no extra cost. It has been launched in partnership with RBL bank, State Bank of Mauritius and LiquiLoans (P2P-NBFC). For instance, you purchase an item worth Rs 30,000 using this card.… Continue Reading

How Home Loan Calculators Help?

Given the loan amount, interest rate and home loan tenure, how many of us can calculate the quantum of EMI? I bet not many can. And most of those who can require spreadsheet software to calculate. We have written about how reducing balance home loans work. The post explains about the workings of EMI calculations.… Continue Reading

Why No-Cost EMI Can’t Be for Longer Tenure?

Loan interest rates have been going down over the past 18 months. It is also evident in the examples that we use for various illustrations in our posts. Earlier, we used 9-10% p.a. for long term loans. Now, we use 7-8% p.a. in the illustrations. If you use Amazon or Flipkart, you would have noticed… Continue Reading

Are All EMIs Bad?

How much debt do you have? How do you answer this question? A) Rs 50 lacs for 15 years OR B) EMI of Rs 47,782 per month for 15 years? Both have the same meaning. If you track your loan amount properly, you will answer in terms of the outstanding principal amount. However, when it… Continue Reading