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Personal Loan Vs Loan Against Property Research Team | Posted On Saturday, April 30,2016, 06:55 PM

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Personal Loan Vs Loan Against Property



You are going through bad times….tough times…You need money in a hurry. Where do you get money in these difficult times? Should you go for the famous emergency or any time loan…The Personal loan…Is it wiser to opt for a loan against property?

What is a personal loan?

A personal loan is often called the emergency loan or the anytime loan. You do not need to give any reason for availing a personal loan. You can avail it for any need. Personal loan is an unsecured loan (no collateral needs to be pledged), to avail a personal loan. Being unsecured it charges you a higher rate of interest, than most other loans. This loan is mainly availed for wedding expenses, your children’s education, starting a business and yes…a medical emergency. All you need is a good income and a good credit score. You earn a good salary and have a good cibil score? The bank would process your loan in no time.

What is a loan against property?

You can pledge your property with the bank and avail a loan against it. You can pledge your residential property, commercial property or even a plot of land. This is a secured loan (property is pledged as collateral). This loan charges a lesser interest than the personal loan. You can use the money you get from the loan against property, for pretty much anything you want. Starting a business, a medical emergency, buying a car or even for your wedding expenses.

Why a personal loan is better than the loan against property?

It takes a long time to process a loan against property. In a loan against property, you pledge your property and avail a loan. The bank has to verify your property documents, before sanctioning your loan. The bank does a due diligence check to confirm that you are the owner of the property. This takes time. It takes about 15 to 30 days to process the loan against property.

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What about the personal loan? You have a good income and a good cibil score. You fit the banks eligibility criteria? Your personal loan might be sanctioned in a day or a week. Your personal loan is processed in no time. You need a loan in a hurry…Personal loan is your only choice. You need to be prepared to pay a high interest rate on this loan.

You might not be very comfortable pledging your home or property for a loan. You need to be absolutely sure you can repay your loan, otherwise there is a chance of you, losing your properly.

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Why a loan against property is better than a personal loan?

Personal loan is an unsecured loan (no collateral required). You are charged an interest anywhere between 17-24% a year. The loan against property is secured against your property (property is the collateral). Banks charge you an interest of 11-15% a year, on the loan against property. If you avail a loan against property, you save on interest as you pay lower EMI’s.

The loan against property gives you a tenure as high as 10-15 years, to repay your loan. The personal loan gives you a tenure of 1-5 years, to repay your loan. A longer tenure makes it easier for you to pay back your loan.

The bank sanctions a maximum personal loan of around INR 15 Lakhs to INR 20 Lakhs. This amount might not be enough to start a business. You have an LTV (Loan to Value) ratio of 50% to 70%, of the market value of your property. LTV of 50% means you can avail a loan against property, up to 50% of the value of your property. If you own a high value property, you can even avail a loan amount as high as a crore.

You have a poor cibil score? You would have no choice but to avail a loan against property. Banks do not sanction a personal loan, if you have a poor cibil score. Banks check your income as well as your cibil score, if you avail a personal loan. If you avail a loan against property, banks check your income and the market value of the property.

So here’s the debate….Personal loan or Loan against Property? Make this choice based on your needs.


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