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The Basics of Personal Loans

Personal Loans are unsecured loans taken by individuals from a bank or a non-banking financial company (NBFC) with the sole purpose of meeting their personal needs.

The Basics of Personal Loans

Personal Loans are unsecured loans taken by individuals from a bank or a non-banking financial company (NBFC) with the sole purpose of meeting their personal needs In this article, we will cover everything you need to be aware of if you are planning on opting for a Personal Loan or just want to educate yourself about it.

WHEN CAN YOU OPT FOR A PERSONAL LOAN?

Because Personal Loans are essentially multi-purpose loans, there is no fixed time to apply for it. Rather, you can choose to go for a Personal Loan whenever you feel the need. Thats why it is one of the most commonly opted for methods of financing. Based on our research, below are some common reasons to apply for a Personal Loan:

  • Holiday/ Vacation financing
  • To Finance Festive Celebrations or Needs
  • Finance Weddings
  • Build/ Renovate house
  • Medical Emergency
  • Refinancing The Home Loan
  • To Fix A Car
  • Financing Education
  • Business Expansion
  • Debt Consolidation

BENEFITS OF PERSONAL LOANS

● No security or collateral

Being an unsecured loan, there is no collateral of any asset required. It is offered on the basis of your credit history and repayment capacity.

● Less documentation

Contrary to popular sentiment, personal loans are approved with minimum documentation.

● Quick loan disbursement

These days it takes few hours for loan disbursement. If banks feels that you have the capacity to re-pay the loan within the stipulated time and need loan for genuine reason then getting a personal loan disbursement is easy.

● Fixed rate of interest

Rate of interest on personal loan is fixed at the start of the tenure and remains constant throughout therefore making it easier for loan applicants to plan their EMIs well in advance.

● Flexible loan tenure

Personal loans offer
loan tenure ranging from between 1 year to 5 years. So you have flexibility to choose your tenure as per your re-payment plan.
bt Consolidation

Expert Tip: Best is to opt for a lower tenure loan and save on the interest outlays.


● Easy EMI facility

Personal loans offer easy EMI facilities that help you re-pay the principal amount over the tenure.

● It is a multipurpose loan

Unlike home loan or car loan, personal loans can be availed to meet almost all aspirations.


ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR PERSONAL LOANS

Some of the driving forces that define your eligibility to apply for a personal loan are:

  • You are a salaried doctor, or a CA, or an employee of any private limited company or a Public-Sector undertaking (including Central, State and Local bodies).
  • You are within the age range of 21 to 60 years.
  • You have held a job for at least 2 years, with a minimum of 1 year with the current employer.
  • Your salary is Rs. 15,000 per month or more (Rs. 20,000 or more if you are in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, Kolkata, Ahmedabad or Cochin).
  • Medical Emergency
  • Refinancing The Home Loan
  • To Fix A Car
  • Financing Education
  • Business Expansion
  • Debt Consolidation

DISCLAIMER

The information contained herein is generic in nature and is meant for educational purposes only. Nothing here is to be construed as an investment or financial or taxation advice nor to be considered as an invitation or solicitation or advertisement for any financial product. Readers are advised to exercise discretion and should seek independent professional advice prior to making any investment decision in relation to any financial product. Aditya Birla Capital Group is not liable for any decision arising out of the use of this information.

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