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Personal Loan issuers in India

Personal Loan Eligibility

Everyone could do with a little credit in the form of a personal loan at some point or other in life. A personal loan can come to your rescue in difficult times like a financial shortfall. You can fulfil your financial obligations without worry with the help of a personal loan. There are no restrictions on how you should spend the loan amount. You have the freedom to use the money in any way you want, as long as it’s legitimate.

When taking any loan, interest rate plays a crucial factor in determining the loan terms. It is the major concern for the borrower as even a slight reduction in the rate can save a lot of money in repayment. As a personal loan is an unsecured loan , the rate of the interest tends to be higher than the other loans. However, one can get a personal loan at better terms with a good credit profile and income stability.

How does a personal loan work?

A personal loan is an 'unsecured loan', meaning you are not required to provide any security to the lender in the form of cash, shares or any other assets. This might make it more attractive to some customers who may not be able to provide any asset as collateral. Unlike many other kinds of loan, there is no restriction on how the borrowed amount is used – the borrower has full freedom to use the money for any purpose they want.

Since a personal loan is a no-collateral loan , lenders - in an attempt to safeguard their money - will offer it at a higher interest rate. Therefore, personal loans are one of the costliest loans in the retail market. Personal loan interest rates are generally on the higher side compared to other consumer loans.

AgeMinimum 21 years
Maximum 65 years
NationalityIndian
Employment TypeSalaried or Self-employed
Employment statusEmployed/In-business for at least 2 yrs. and at least 1 yr. with current employer/business
Minimum IncomeRs.4000 - Rs.20000 per month (Varies according to area, which is higher in cities)
Maximum Loan AmountRs.70 lakhs (Based on your repayment capability)
TenureMinimum – 6 months
Maximum – 60 months
Credit ScorePreferred 750

These are the general criteria which you need to satisfy for your loan to be approved. These criteria will change from bank to bank.

Factors Affecting Personal Loan Application

Apart from the eligibility criteria there are certain factors that affect your loan application mainly the minimum salary expectation and your loan amount eligibility. They are

  • Location: the place where you stay play an important part in your loan application. This determines the minimum salary amount for you to be eligible for a personal loan. The minimum salary is higher in the cities and more so in the case of metropolitan cities like Mumbai.
  • Income: The higher the income the better loan amount you will get. This also shows that your repayment capability is excellent.
  • Housing situation: Whether you stay in your own house or in a rental property also play a part in determining your loan amount. This is because staying in a rental property reduces the disposable income, which means that your repayable capacity is reduced.
  • Company of employment: Working for a reputed company close to a year could indicate to the lender you are in a stable job, the better the rating of the company the better the personal loan interest rate can be negotiated.
  • Existing credit: If you already have another loan or credit card debt will play a major factor in determining your loan amount and interest rate.
  • Credit history: Your credit history based on which your credit score is calculated is very important. It is a primary factor upon which the loan amount, interest rate and tenure depend upon. If there is any discrepancy in your credit history, there are chances of your loan being rejected outright.

Documents Required for Personal Loan

Important documents to be submitted while applying for personal loans

  • Completed loan application
  • 3 Passport size photographs
  • Statement of Bank Account/ Pass Book for last six months
  • Proof of residence (photo copies of recent Telephone Bills/ Electricity Bill)
  • Proof of identify (photo copies of Voters ID card/ Passport/ Driving licence/ IT PAN card)
  • IT returns for the three years for self-employed professionals
  • Form 16/IT returns for the last two financial years for salaried employees

How can I get a Personal loan?

You can either apply online or visit any nearby bank branch of your choice for the application. You can also download the home loan application form from the bank’s official website, complete the form and submit it to the bank representative.

You can also check your eligibility for a home loan through CreditMantri and apply for it.

Ways to reduce your EMIs

  • Check your credit score: Before you even think of going for a loan it is best to check your credit score and credit report. If you have a good credit score (750 and above) then you have paid all your dues on time and are an ideal customer for the bank. This gives you the upper hand in any negotiations to get a better deal on your loan.

    On the other hand, checking your credit score helps to rectify any negative points on your report as a bad credit score is grounds for loan rejection.

  • Negotiate with the bank: If you are in good standing with your bank who knows about all your salary details and expenses then you can negotiate good terms for your loan. Also, the same can be applied for existing lenders or previous lenders where you have paid your dues on time show casing that you are very disciplined when it comes to financial matters, you can negotiate a better deal with them.
  • Opt for a longer tenure: If you have a long loan period, your EMI reduces proportionately as your principal and interest is divided over a greater number of months. However, while the actual monthly outflow will be smaller, you will be paying out EMIs for a longer period and paying interest for a longer period. So, while your monthly burden might be smaller, you might end up paying more over the entire duration of the loan.
  • Making an early prepayment: One way to significantly reduce your EMI for the majority of your tenure is to make an early pre-payment. If you are able to afford the option of prepaying part of your loan, it is better to do it in the early months/years of the tenure so that your principal decreases, thereby saving you interest on later payments.

Personal loan Application Process for Existing Customers

Existing customers can apply for a Personal loan online or visit a nearby bank branch for the application. You can also download the home loan application form from the bank’s official website, complete the form and submit it to the bank representative. Due to already existing scenario the chances of approval of the application will be high and dispersion of funds fast.

Personal loan Application Process for New Customers

The process to apply for personal loan when it comes to new customers is same as with existing customers. The only difference is due to lack of previous relationship the loan approval process will take some time – maximum of a week as all the verification process will take place.

You can also check your eligibility for a personal loan through CreditMantri and apply for it.

Personal Loan Customer Care

In case of any queries regarding a bank personal loan – be it application process, eligibility criteria, loan approval or loan dispersal can be obtained through Personal Loan Customer Care toll-free number

CreditMantri Personal Loan EMI Calculator

To make life easy for customers and know exactly how much they need to pay every month customers can make use of the CreditMantri Personal Loan EMI calculator

The importance of this is that customers will know how much EMI they will have to pay based on their loan requirement. This helps them to plan accordingly. CreditMantri’s Personal Loan EMI Calculator is probably the easiest way to compare various personal loan offers and choose the loan best suited to your requirements. Using the Personal Loan EMI Calculator gives you a simple and quick way to accurately compare the various loans and determine what your EMI will be with the different lenders.

Why Apply for a Personal Loan Through CreditMantri

CreditMantri pre-screens your application and suggests the lender who suits your eligibility and is willing to lend to you. This increases the chances of approval rate and helps you get you the right loan and credit card much easier.

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