Q. What are my loan limits?

A. Minimum Loan amount: -

  • i. Term Loan: ₹ 25,000

  • ii. Overdraft: ₹ 5.00 lacs: The Overdraft will be subject to monthly reduction in Drawing Power so that Drawing Power becomes NIL in 72 months

B. Maximum Loan amount: -

₹ 20.00 lacs subject to 24 times Net Monthly Income (NMI) and applicable EMI/ NMI ≤ 50% for all categories [except employees of Govt. Aided Schools where it is 12 times Gross Monthly Income (GMI)]

Q. Can my spouse’s income be included for calculating the loan amount?

A. No, spouse income cannot be added for calculating loan amount. However, if eligible, spouse may apply for another loan separately.

Q. What are the important documents that I need to provide?

A. You will need to furnish only the following documents along-with Loan Application Form:

  • Latest passport size photographs – 2

  • Copy of identity card issued by the employer

  • Bank account statement of last 6 months of Salary Account

  • Last 6 months’ salary slip or latest Form 16 (in case of Income Tax Payee)

  • (a) Permanent Account Number (PAN).

    (b) At least one copy of the Officially Valid Documents (OVDs) mentioned below, as proof of identity and current address:

    • i. Passport

    • ii. Driving license

    • iii. Proof of possession of Aadhaar Number

    • iv. Voter's Identity Card issued by Election Commission of India

    • v. Job card issued by NREGA duly signed by an officer of the State Government

    • v. Job card issued by NREGA duly signed by an officer of the State Government

    • vi. Letter issued by the National Population Register containing details of name and addres

Q. Do I have to pledge some form of security?

No security is required.

Q. What is the repayment period like?

The maximum repayment period is of 6 years or remaining period of service (whichever is lower).

Q. What is EMI?

EMI stands for Equated Monthly Instalments. This instalment comprises both principal and interest components. Use the EMI calculator https://bank.sbi/portal/web/home/emi-calculator to find out your monthly payments based on the loan amount, the rate of interest and the repayment period. Choose the combination that best meets your financial resources and requirements.

Q. Can I prepay the loan? Are there any penalties?
  • Any prepayment of EMIs in full or in part and closure of account before the end of term will attract the prepayment charges of 3% on prepaid amount

  • No prepayment/ foreclosure charges will be applicable if the account is closed from the proceeds of a new loan account opened under the same scheme

Q. What is the processing fee? Are there any other charges?
  • Processing fee is 1% of the Loan Amount + applicable GST (Min. ₹ 1000 plus GST, Max. ₹ 10000 plus GST) [waived/ discounted for certain category of customers]

  • Applicant will also be liable to bear the actual expenses pertaining to Stamp duty as per State Stamp Act. There are no other hidden charges.

Q. Do I have the option of choosing a fixed or floating rate for the loan?

No, the loan is provided on fixed rate of interest, linked to 2-Yr MCLR of the Bank. Click here for latest rate of interests https://bank.sbi/portal/web/interest-rates/other-schemes

Q. How does SBI Personal loan compare with those offered by other banks?
  • There is total transparency with regard to the rate of interest and the fees charged by us.

  • We offer personal loans at the competitive rates of interest, with no security or collateral

  • We offer loans for the longest tenor (72 months).

  • We provide finance for any personal need or requirement, amount being determined on the basis of repaying capacity.

  • We levy interest based on daily/monthly reducing balance, unlike the annual reducing balance method used by several other banks.

Q. How do I benefit if the interest is calculated on a daily/monthly reducing balance?
  • On an annual reducing balance method, you will continue to pay interest on amounts you repay during the coming one year as the interest for the year is determined on the basis of the balance outstanding at the beginning of the year.

  • In the case of the daily/ monthly reducing balance, which is the methodology we employ, your interest is calculated only on the outstanding loan amount, which reduces every time you pay off your EMIs or make any prepayments. This in essence lowers your effective rate of interest significantly.