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11 AUGUST, 2021
It has been a frugal 18 months for everybody, with the COVID-19 pandemic wreaking havoc on everyone’s plans. Plans that included holidays, home refurbishment, big-ticket purchases like refrigerators, TVs, bikes, cars, etc., and so on. Banks are now beginning to offer personal loans at attractive rates to encourage all the pent-up spending among us.
You can apply for a personal loan to fulfill your wishes for a better lifestyle. As a prospective personal loan applicant, here’s a pro guide about personal loan disbursement for you.
How a Personal Loan is Disbursed?
Now that you are ready to opt for a personal loan, let us walk you through the process.
Apply for a loan
To receive a personal loan, you need to apply for one. You can do it physically at the nearest branch of your chosen lender. Or, you can apply for an instant personal loan online. You just have to fill out the form, provide identity and financial proof documents, and submit them.
Offline loans may take 1-3 days to be approved, unlike online loans which are processed within 1 day.
Know the fees involved
Whether it is an offline personal loan or the online personal loan, the issuing bank charges fees for its services. These are borne by the loan applicant. The applicant can either pay this upfront or deduct it at loan disbursal time. These fees include:
So, you have passed all the checks and the loan has been approved. Now it is only a question of its disbursement.
Personal loan disbursement is usually swift, within 24 hours of approval. Banks usually create a cheque or a demand draft for the amount (minus the above-mentioned fees). This cheque is either sent to you via courier or you can choose to collect it in person at the bank. Increasingly, banks find it easier to transfer the amount to your account by NEFT transfer.
This is an important step in the loan disbursal. The bank sends a confirmation letter along with a welcome kit. This kit contains the EMI calendar, as well as a detailed table of the break-up of interest and principal components of the monthly EMI. This break-up is valuable during annual tax filing to calculate any rebate that you can avail of.
When you apply for a personal loan and get the loan amount in your account, you are probably listing down the ways to spend it. But always remember to pay your EMIs on time. Late payments or non-payments attract significant penalty charges of 2% to 3% per month. So, spend the loan amount wisely, pay your EMIs promptly, and enjoy the benefits.
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