Borrow More for the Same Amount of Gold

The Reserve Bank of India has increased the Loan-to-Value (LTV) for gold loans offered by banks from 75% to 90%. This is to increase the availability of credit to households and small businesses during these difficult COVID times. Many Indian households hold gold. And gold makes for an excellent collateral. From a lender’s perspective, it is… Continue Reading

COVID-19 Crisis: The Loan Hierarchy

The nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of Covid-19 has affected the cashflows or income potential of many citizens. While it is painful to imagine the plight of daily wage earners, many in the organized sector have also struggled. Every day you can hear about the salary cuts or employee layoffs. And this is coming… Continue Reading

SBI Gold Loan Products — Our Analysis

A gold loan is a quick way to raise funds for short to medium term needs. You can pledge your gold jewellery with a bank or a gold loan company to get a short-term loan. When you repay the loan, you get your jewellery back. Since the gold loan is secured (backed by your jewellery), you… Continue Reading

Muthoot Finance Gold Loan Products

In this post, I will list down various gold loan products from Muthoot Finance. We have done a primer on gold loans in an earlier post. We have discussed a gold loan product from Axis Bank too. Coming to Muthoot Finance, you will be amazed at the number of loan products a gold loan company like… Continue Reading

Loan Options When You Have a Poor Credit Score

With the increasing reliance on credit scores during the loan approval process, it is not difficult to understand that it is difficult to get a loan if you have a poor credit score. If the reasons behind the low credit score are genuine but temporary, you can perhaps try explaining the cause to the credit institution… Continue Reading

Axis Bank Gold Loan — A Review

Most Indians have a fondness for gold. And it is not just for ornamental purposes. Many use it for investment too. It is an asset they think they can always rely upon in case of any needs. Fair enough. In an earlier post on gold loans, I had discussed how you can use your gold to take… Continue Reading

Gold Loan — Unlocking Cash for Emergency Needs

Consider these two scenarios. You quit your job to start a business and need an instant loan. It is unlikely that you will get a quick loan from banks. There are many banks that offer personal loans instantly. However, this facility is available to customers with high income levels and good credit history. You just… Continue Reading