Home loan in India: Facts and Reviews
An expert on home loans in India, Joseph Samson passionately follows every single development in this personal finance segment in his blog on A fitness freak, Joseph likes to spread the message accross effectively in simple words.
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Tuesday, July 22
Banking products for women

Banks these days are coming out with more of the banking products for the women. To make more women indulged in banking, banks are introducing special offers and schemes for the women. In addition to this last year a bank to primarily focus on banking needs of women was established.

It has been reported that many banks offer special saving accounts for the ladies that come with added benefits. Axis Bank offer Smart Privilege...

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Monday, July 21
Job opportunity in Bank of Maharashtra

Bank of Maharashtra is recruiting candidates for the post of Company Secretary. The bank has invited the interested candidates to apply before 28th of this month.

In order to apply the candidate needs to be an Associate Membership of Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ACS) with Computer Literacy. Further he/she must hold a graduation degree with minimum 55% marks and should not be above the age of 45 years.

Interested and eligible candidates...

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Friday, July 18
Home loan EMIs expected to drop down by 8-10%

Good news lined up for the home loan customers. On Wednesday it was informed that in order to ease norms for banks to raise long term funds for financing affordable housing projects the Apex bank has decided to bring down the Home loan EMI by 8-10%

This measure of the RBI will help to boost the infrastructure development and make the housing affordable. RBI informed that lending for affordable housing means loans eligible under priority...

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Thursday, July 17
Dropdown in home loans and raise in education loan

According to the reports and data it has been noticed that the demand of the home loans is dropping down and on the other hand the demand of the education loan is rising up.

Last year due to the glooming economy and a slowdown in the real estate market the home loans demands went down. In comparison to the last year a drop down of over 7,000 beneficiaries has been recorded I Home loans. Experts...

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Wednesday, July 16
New Loan product unveiled by BMB bank

The women oriented bank of the country – Bhartiya Mahila Bank has come up with a new loan product. The bank has launched BMB rent a new product to benefit the owners of properties who have rented out their premises.

This loan product is basically designed for the individuals and firms who have rented out their property to the big renowned companies and organizations. Through this product the bank will be assisting them...

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Tuesday, July 15
NBFC not levy pre payments on floating rate term loans : RBI

Non- banking financial companies (NBFC) have been instructed by RBI not to charge pre-payment penalties on floating rate term loans, including housing loans. 2 months earlier RBI has also asked the Banks for the same, now RBI has instructed the NBFC to follow the same.

RBI stated that in order to bring the consistency with regard to prepayment of various loans by borrowers of banks and NBFCs, the RBI has asked the NBFC not charge...

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Monday, July 14
Canara Bank expanding its services in villages

Last Day Public Sector bank Canara Bank expanded its Gramodaya Scheme in Delhi. It has been stated that bank has introduced this scheme, for the overall development of villages or slums. The bank has brought more slums under the project.

Bank acquired three new slum areas including one in the Vasant Kunj. Recently Bank had also organized a financial literacy camp for the women in slums that will assist them in developing and enhancing...

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Thursday, July 10
Gold loan scheme of Allahabad bank

Public sector bank Allahabad Bank has decided to launch a gold loan scheme. The bank will be providing loan against the purchase of gold as collateral. This scheme will be launched all over the country.

At present the bank is providing this scheme in 5 states of South India – Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka, Kolkata and Tamil Nadu. Recently the company has started this scheme across 25 branches in Kolkata. Soon the bank is...

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Wednesday, July 9
First Ad campaign of Federal Bank

For the first time State owned bank – Federal bank has launched its brand centric campaign. The theme of the campaign is long-lasting partnerships. Already three series of television commercials are released. Keeping the interest of the people in mind an appealing TV commercial is made that portrays an endearing bonding of an old yet ‘young-at-heart’ couple. The Ad campaign basically shows the lovable relation that the bank shares with their customers and it...

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Tuesday, July 8
New branch of corporation bank in New Delhi

Last day corporation bank inaugurated a new branch in Dwarka Sector 17 New Delhi. Chairman and managing director of the Bank Mr. S.R bansal inaugurated the branch. The branch is opened at 14, Savitri Arcade at DDA community centre in the city. The new branch is named as corp excel branch. Assistant General Manager of the bank stated that at present the capital and the National Capital Region including Delhi, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Ghaziabad and...

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Wednesday, July 2
ICICI bank opening its branch in Australia, SA and Mauritius

Public sector bank – ICICI bank is opening its branches overseas rapidly. Recently it was reported that the ICICI bank has opened a branch in china, now its Australia, SA and Mauritius. ICICI is the second largest leading bank of the country, now the bank is trying to achieve greater extent overseas as well.

Bank has received the approval to establish the branches, bank will also be upgrading its existing representative office in China....

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Tuesday, July 1
IndusInd Bank’s initiative to assist the Farmers

These days banks are focusing on agriculture sector and are trying to provide financial assistance to them. Following the same yesterday IndusInd Bank launched its Tractor and farm Equipment (TFE) Finance division which will serve to agriculture financing.

To provide the easy payment options time to time and make the documentation easier for the rural people, Bank has came up with several schemes. Through this measure bank will assist the farmers in gaining new...

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Friday, June 27
Banks in Kerala launched debt swap scheme

In order to free up the victims of the private money lenders, Banks in Kerala are launching a debt swap scheme named ‘ Wrina Mukthi’ . Due to the increase in suicides and related incidents by the victims of the private money lenders, banks have decided to come up with this measure and help them.

It has been reported that the private money lenders were charging high interest rates from the people, making it...

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Thursday, June 26
Banks will now provide 100% car financing

Banks have reported that till now they will were providing 90% of the car finance, but now they are planning to stretch it up to 95%. The direct sales agent of a private sector bank informed that on certain models of cars bank even offer 100% finance of the cars.

For the customers with the income more than Rs 1 lakh there is offer of 100% finance on Maruti Swift Desire, Wagon R, Maruti Alto,...

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Wednesday, June 25
BOB’s new eco friendly headquarter

Bank of Baroda is establishing its new headquarter, last day the chairman and managing director of the bank Mr. S.S Mundra laid the foundation of the new headquarter. The new headquarter Baroda Bhawan will be at gulistan bunglow premises.

The new nine-storey headquarters of BoB will come up on 1,24,000 square feet land. It has been reported that new headquarter will be build in accordance with the environment. The new building will be...

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Monday, June 23
UBI launched mobile payment services

State owned bank United bank of India has launched its merchant payment services on mobile phones. Using the immediate payment service (IMPS) provided by the National Payment Corporation of India UBI will offer this service. With the help of this customers can enjoy the mobile payment services all around the clock. Executive Director of the bank Mr. Sanjay Arya initiated this mobile payment services on mobile phones at the head office of the bank.


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Friday, June 20
Banks may think of lowering home loan and auto loan rates

It has been reported that the possibility of lowering of home loan rates and car loan rates has increased, with the rates on overnight borrowing falling below the rate at which the Reserve Bank of India lends to banks, indicating comfortable liquidity.

The overnight short term rates reduced by 70-90 basis points in just three days after the Reserve Bank of India on Wednesday infused Rs 10,000 crore through two-day term repo - a platform...

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Friday, June 13
PNB bank has signed MOU with Leading tractor Manufactures

In order to assist the Farmers and provide them with more facilities, Public sector bank PNB Has signed MOU with the international tractor manufcatures. This will assist agricultural implements financing to the farmers across the country.

PNB will provide farmers with various facilities apart from fianacing the new tractors PNB will also also provide finance for the purchase of the old tractors as well as for repair & renovation of tractors.

Futher the...

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Thursday, June 12
IOB bank’s second branch in Bangkok
After the Canara Bank now its Indian Overseas bank planning to open an overseas branch. Chairman and managing Director Mr. M Narendra reported that in the beginning of the next month bank will be establishing its new branch in Bangkok. This will be the second branch of the bank in Bangkok.

Further he stated that bank is also having a plan to propel a qualified institutional placement (QIP) issue to mop up between Rs...

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Thursday, June 5
Merger of leading Lending Institutions: FINMIN

Finance ministry is looking for the possible measures to merge the leading lending institutions of the country. In order to make the financial institutions more stronger the Finance Minister is planning to come up with this measure.

First proposed plan is to combine the Punjab National Bank, Indian Bank and Dena Bank, and create a bank with an asset base of more than Rs 9 lakh crore. Another combination suggested was Allahabad Bank,...

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