SBI reduces home loan rates to 6.7%

State Bank of India said the home loan interest rates will start from 6.7% for loans up to ₹75 lakh and 6.75% for loans in the range of ₹75 lakh-₹5 crore

The country’s largest lender State Bank of India (SBI) March 1 said it has reduced interest rates on home loans by up to 10 basis points (bps) and is offering loans starting from 6.70% rate.

The new rates are based loan amount and CIBIL score of the borrower, and are available till March 31, 2021, according to a statement.

The bank said the home loan interest rates will start from 6.70% for loans up to ₹75 lakh and 6.75% for loans in the range of ₹75 lakh-₹5 crore.

The bank’s Deputy Managing Director (Retail Business) Saloni Narayan said, “We want to take advantage of the festive season, especially Holi. This being the last month of the year, we are looking at a good number.” The lender is also giving a 100% waiver processing fees.

Customers can also apply for home loans using Yono app to get an additional interest concession of 5 bps, the bank said.

It is also offering a special 5 bps concession to woman borrowers the eve of International Women’s Day.

Ms. Narayan said the bank does not see much challenge in terms of repayments in the home loan segment.

“We are mindful of whatever stresses are there and we are reaching out to the customers.

“We are taking several within and outside the bank and also giving options to borrowers how they can repay the loans. We are monitoring closely and, as of now, I don’t see much of a challenge,” she said.

The lender’s gross non-performing assets in the home loan segment is 0.67-0.68%, its Chairman Dinesh Khara had said last month.

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