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Home loans to businessmen riskier than salaried class: Report

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 16:45

Housing loans to self-employed people are more "susceptible to default" than those given to the salaried class due to possible volatilities in income, India Ratings said today.

Home loan EMI of affordable houses may fall by 8-10%: KPMG

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 20:54

EMI on home loans is expected to come down by 8-10 percent following the RBI's move to ease norms for banks to raise long term funds for financing affordable housing projects, consultant KPMG said on Wednesday.

CREDAI seeks tax sops on affordable homes, lower interest rate

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 21:46

Realtors body CREDAI Monday sought tax incentives on development of affordable housing projects and interest rate reduction on home loans to below 7 percent in their budget wish-list to boost growth in the sector.

Budget 2014: First time home buyers likely to get concession

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 16:08

The government might also give interest subvention to first time house owners in the Budget.

Government will reduce interest rates on home loans

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 14:00

Soon after taking charge of the ministry here Wednesday, Naidu said that interest rate reduction is necessary if housing for all has to be achieved.

ICICI Bank announces cut in home loan rates

Last Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014, 20:05

ICICI Bank, the largest private sector lender, has announced a 0.10 percent reduction in home loan rates for a limited period, bringing them on par with bigger rival State Bank of India.

RBI panel recommends benchmark for floating interest rate

Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 20:46

A Reserve Bank panel Thursday suggested a benchmark floating interest rate, especially for home loans, to bring greater transparency in the pricing of credit.

Banks seek refuge in home loans, crowd onto HDFC's mortgage turf

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 14:23

Mortgage lender Housing Development Finance Corp Ltd (HDFC), loved by global investors for its steady profit growth, faces an intensifying battle for business and market share as banks aggressively push home loans.

Don`t see base rate reduction in near future: SBI Chairman

Last Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013, 15:48

SBI Chairman shares her views on RBI policy impact, inflation, NPAs, home loans and much more.

We can expect reversal in interest rates in 2014: SBI Chairman

Last Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013, 15:20

In a free-wheeling chat with <b>Mihir Bhatt</b> of Zee Business, <b>Arundhati Bhattacharya</b>, who took over as the head of the State Bank of India (SBI) in October, shares her views on RBI policy impact, inflation, NPAs, home loans and much more.

Realty sector welcomes home loan rate cuts by SBI, HDFC

Last Updated: Friday, December 20, 2013, 18:26

Welcoming the 0.25 percent rate cut by two of the biggest home loan financiers SBI and HDFC, realty sector participants on Friday said the move will help revive interest in the gloomy market.

SBI, HDFC slash home loan rates

Last Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 17:31

Two biggest housing financiers SBI and HDFC on Thursday cut home loan rates by up to 0.4 percent for new borrowers, a day after the Reserve Bank kept its key policy rates on hold.