SBI Kavach Personal Loan: All You Need to Know

Editor’s Note: Poornima had written a quick short post on SBI Kavach Personal Loan earlier. Below is a more in-depth article on this product from Deepesh Raghaw. Its rare that lenders offer good loan products to customers in times of distress/need. The more we know about such a good product, the better. If you still… Continue Reading

How a Virtual Credit or Debit Card Can Help?

I am a bit paranoid about using credit cards online. Therefore, I prefer to use wallets (such as PayTM) or UPI on new sites or the sites I do not trust much. A problem with this approach is that you cannot use wallets or UPI on international websites. In addition, there are a few minor… Continue Reading

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

Loan against Property: Term Loan or Overdraft?

 A Loan against Property can take two forms — A Term Loan or an Overdraft Facility. What Is the Difference? In a term loan, the entire amount will be disbursed upfront. You will pay EMIs on the loan for the duration of the loan. You will have to pay interest on the disbursed amount even… Continue Reading

Which Is the Best External Benchmark Loan?

All the banks linked the new retail floating rate loans to an external benchmark from October 1, 2019. In my opinion, that makes the comparison between various home loan products easier. Most of the banks have chosen Repo rate for the external benchmark for home loans. Earlier, benchmark MCLR (Marginal cost of funds-based lending rate)… Continue Reading