What Happens If You Default on Your Loan?

When you take a loan, you take a responsibility to repay it too. And it may happen that you may struggle to repay the loan. The reason for non-repayment could be many, ranging from loss of job and improper financial planning to poor health, disability or even demise of the borrower. In extreme cases, you could end… Continue Reading

Axis Bank Asha Home Loan — A Review

In an earlier post on home loan for borrowers in the low and middle income segment, I had reviewed PNB Housing Unnati Home Loan Scheme. In this post, I will review Axis Bank Asha Home Loan Scheme that is targeted at the same segment.  You can take this loan for Purchasing a ready, under-construction or… Continue Reading

Monthly Reducing Balance vs Daily Reducing Balance

While browsing for various home loan products, you would have come across terms, Monthly Reducing Balance and Daily Reducing Balance. Home loan products from many banks including State Bank of India work on daily reducing balance method while the home loan products from some banks work on monthly reducing balance methods. What Is the Difference?… 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

How Much Home Loan EMI Can You Afford?

I do not think there will ever be a crisp answer to this question. First, when the “right property” comes along, you will convince yourself to stretch your budget and go for a larger home loan. So, all the calculations and discussion on this topic may be futile to some extent. Well, nothing wrong in… Continue Reading

When Should You Consider Refinancing Your Loan?

Refinancing a loan simply means availing a loan from a new lender to pay off an existing one. You approach a new lender for loan refinancing/balance transfer. The new lender sanctions the loan and settles your loan outstanding with the existing lender. Subsequently, your obligation with the existing lender terminates and a new repayment obligation… Continue Reading

What Is the Real Cost of Your Loan?

You may be really excited to have negotiated a good interest rate for your loan with a bank. However, is the interest rate the only aspect in determining your cost of loan? What about the ancillary charges? Such charges also affect the cost of your loan, don’t they? Flat Interest Rate Loans vs Reducing Balance… Continue Reading