Should You Opt for Medical Loans?

You have a medical emergency in a family and need funds to settle a hospital bill. You have tried other options but those have not materialized. You are planning to take a personal loan. A friend tells you about the concept of medical loan. You are told that the interest rate on a medical loan will… Continue Reading

Bajaj Finserv Flexi Loan — Our Review

A few days ago, I watched an interesting TV commercial for a personal loan product from Bajaj Finserv. The product is Bajaj Finserv Flexi Loan. Let’s find out more about the product. How Does the Bajaj Finserv Flexi Loan Work? Think of it as a credit line. You can withdraw/borrow or repay as many times as… 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

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

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

How a Loan at 4% Costs You 11%?

You purchase your favourite gadget/furniture. At the sales counter, you notice an offer of taking a loan for the purchase amount at 4%. You get excited. After all, you get a higher rate of interest in a fixed deposit. It makes for a nice arbitrage opportunity. Let’s understand such offers with the help of an example. You… Continue Reading