Best Loan Buys

Are you scouting for a loan to buy a house, a car or for your child’s education? Given below are the best deals on offer from public and private sector lenders. (All rates updated till October 13, 2013; Data provided by [“source-businesstoday”] Read More »

Keeping the Slate Clean

How will you feel if your loan application is rejected for not paying a debt that you never availed of? Worse, what if the loan in question is mentioned in your credit report as well? But how can a loan you have not taken find its way into your credit report? Whose fault is it- banks, which send customers’ details ... Read More »

Boking on over

Insurance from banks on offer for account holders might be the economic option for those who have to pay higher than normal for a health plan. This includes those who have a pre-existing condition, fall in the higher age bracket or miss having the benefits of an employer’s group health plan. Banks have tied up with insurers, usually public sector ... Read More »

Analysts expect RBI to hike repo reto by 25 bps, cut MSF by 25 bps

Photo: Reuters With headline inflation inching up to 6.46 per cent and signs of stability in the currency market, analysts on Tuesday said RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan could hike repo rate by 0.25 per cent and cut the marginal standing facility (MSF) rate by a similar margin in the October 30 monetary policy review. “In his maiden policy review, Rajan ... Read More »

LIC HFL reduces home loan rates by 0.25 per cent

Housing finance company LIC Housing Finance (LIC HFL) on Monday said it has reduced home loan rates by 0.25 per cent with effect from October 15. The new rates on home loans are applicable up to November 30. LIC HFL is also offering lower processing fee during the period, a company press release said. “The rate of interest for Bhagyalakshmi ... Read More »

Corporation Bank cuts lending rates on home, auto loans

State-owned Corporation Bank on Friday reduced interest rates on home, auto and consumer durables loans by up to 1.75 per cent to cash in on the festival season demand. The bank cut lending rate on home loans by 0.50 per cent, while the reduction in rates for auto loans is 1 per cent. The cut in lending rate for consumer ... Read More »

RBI explores SMS-based mobile banking on all types of handsets

The Reserve Bank is exploring the possibility of providing SMS-based mobile banking on all types of handsets and has formed a committee to consider the feasibility of such a facility. A Technical Committee on Mobile Banking has been set up to “examine the options/alternatives including the feasibility of using encrypted SMS-based funds transfer using an application that can run on ... Read More »

SBI slashes interest rates on car, consumer goods

State Bank of India (SBI) on Wednesday reduced interest rates on loans for car and consumer durables and also decided to lower processing charges to cash in on the festival season demand. SBI is the fourth bank after PNB, OBC and IDBI Bank to offer special interest rates for loans to buy automobiles and consumer durables like televisions, air conditioners ... Read More »

PNB, OBC cut lending rate on car loans; SBI to follow suit

Within days of government promising more funds to PSU banks, state-run lenders Punjab National Bank (PNB) and Oriental Bank of Commerce(OBC) on Tuesday cut lending rate on auto and consumer durable loans by up to 2.50 per cent to cash in on the festive demand, while State Bank of India (SBI) said it is looking at reducing rates on credit ... Read More »

SBI says no to home loan rate cut, but car, consumer goods to be cheaper

Newly appointed SBI Chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya (in centre) flanked by Hemant Contractor, Group Executive of International Banking and A Krishna Kumar, Managing Director of State Bank of India during a press conference in Mumbai on Tuesday, Oct 9, Ruling out any lowering of interest rates on the home loan front, State Bank of India on Tuesday said that it will ... Read More »