What is a Home Loan Processing Fee?
01 Apr 2021
What is a Home Loan Processing Fee?
Banks and lending institutions levy a onetime charge on the different types of Home Loan products. This charge, known as the Home Loan processing fee. It is generally not deductible from the loan amount, and the borrower pays it separately. This is a fee to cover the loan processing cost incurred by the lender or the bank. Some banks may waive such processing charges for a Home Loan as part of special offers.
In the case of Bank of Baroda Home Loans, we charge a unified upfront fee which consist of:
- Document Verification/ vetting charges
- Pre sanction Inspection (Contact Point VerificationCPV) charges
- Onetime postinspection charges
- Advocate charges for a legal opinion
- Valuer charges for valuation
- Bureau report charges
- CERSAI charges
- ITR Verification charges
Post sanction proceesing fee table of Processing Fees for Home Loan
|S. No.||Area of Banking Service||Service Charges (excluding GST) w.e.f. 20.06.2019|
|1||Baroda Home Loan & Baroda Home Improvement Loan||
|2||Baroda Home Loan Top Up||0.35%
Minimum: Rs 5,000 (upfront)
Maximum: Rs 12,500
|3||Takeover of Home Loan
|Flat: Rs 8,500 (upfront)|
|4||Pre-Approved Home Loan (In- Principle Sanction)||0.25% - 0.50%
Rs 8,500 (upfront). Suppose the borrower submits the property documents within the validity period of a pre-approval letter. In that case, the balance amount of unified processing charges applicable to Home Loan will be recovered from the borrower.
Charges other than Home Loan Processing Fees
Banks also levy other charges like Home Loan prepayment fees or loan conversion charges. However, in case of a Bank of Baroda Home Loan, there are no charges applicable if the borrower chooses to prepay the loan amount before the tenure is over.
Impact of Home Loan Interest Rates
There is no correlation between the processing fee and the interest rate. However, your loan amount does factor in calculating the processing fee. A Baroda Home Loan is charged at the prevailing floating rate which is linked to external benchmark of REPO( RBI) or MCLR . The interest rate is linked to the Baroda Repo Linked Lending Rate (BRLLR) and is reset annually based on your bureau score(cibil).
Why Bank of Baroda for Home Loans
With a Bank of Baroda Home Loan, you can enjoy a free credit card and concession of 0.25% for car loans. Additionally, the bank offers free personal accident and property insurance with a Home Loan. You can also opt for a group credit life insurance cover when you apply. This cover protects the family against the borrower's death, and the family is not required to repay the Home Loan to the extent of the claim amount. You can pay the premium for the cover along with the EMIs.
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Parikshit Sawdekar17 October, 2021
Hello, I am looking for a Home loan with BOB, my current state is NRI working in Ireland for the last 7 years. I don't have an account with BOB but if you can guide I am willing to go ahead with the procedure with you for a Home loan application. Please let me know if this can possible. Best regards, Parikshit
What is a Home Loan?
What is a Home Loan?
For those looking to own a home, banks and other financial institutions offer loans for that purpose at competitive interest rates. So if you already have that dream house in sight, the next step isn't too hard. You can use a Home Loan to buy a plot of land, a flat or an apartment, build your own home from the ground up, and even extend or renovate your existing residence.
Bank of Baroda offers loans for homes to residents and Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), let us take at the types of loans you can get:
Types of Home Loans
Home Loan Advantage
Now you can have a Home Loan sanctioned that will be linked to your savings account. How it works is you can apply for a Home Loan and reduce your interest burden by the balcne amount in your savings bank account . What's more is, no interest will be will paid on the linked Savings Bank account.
Home Improvement Loan
A loan isn't just to buy a new home; you can also get a loan to renovate or have repairs done in your current residence. Moreover, you can use a Home Improvement Loan from Bank of Baroda to buy new furniture and fittings. That makeover you wanted for your home is now just a few steps away. Tax benefits are also availbale.
Home Loan Takeover
If you have a Home Loan from any other bank, housing finance companies (HFCs), non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) and financial institutions (FIs), you can switch it to the Bank of Baroda for better floating interest rates. We offer easy takeover for loans where more than 12 EMI`s are already repaid and certain under conditions are fulfilled.
Pre-approved Home Loan
Want to have more flexibility to negotiate with builders and sellers? A Pre-approved Home Loan can help you do just that, as it gives you a loan sanction as it provides in-principal approval for the loan before you have finalised the property you wish to purchase.
Home Suvidha Personal Loan
To help you finance those home purchase-related costs, like insurance, registration, stamp duty or goods and services tax and club membership .Bank of Baroda offers Baroda Home Suvidha Personal Loan.
Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY)
Government of India's PMAY scheme aims to ensure housing for all in urban areas by 2022, a mission that is to be realised across the country. Bank of Baroda offers Credit-Linked Subsidy Scheme (CLSS) under the government's PMAY mission, wherein interest subsidies on housing loans are made available to certain beneficiaries. 1st time home ownership is promoted through this initiative of the government.
Interest Subsidy Scheme for Housing the Urban Poor (ISHUP)
Targeting mainly the EWS and LIG segments, the scheme aims to help address the said categories' home finance needs.
Credit Risk Guarantee Fund Scheme for Low Income Housing (CRGFS)
The government has set up a CRGFS Trust, which provides credit risk guarantees to lending institutions, against housing loans sanctioned to customers belonging to the EWS and LIG segments, without the need for any collateral.
Questions to Ask When Applying for a Home Loan
Here are some of the common questions applicants ask when they apply for a Home Loan:
What is the maximum duration/period for which I can get the loan?
Bank of Baroda grants a Home Loan for a maximum tenure of 30 years. The loan term will under no circumstances exceed the age of retirement or completion of 65 years of age, whichever is earlier. The Home Loan tenure also varies based on the loan amount and the income of the borrower.
Can I prepay the loan ahead of schedule?
Yes, you have the option to prepay the loan either in part or in full.
Who is eligible to avail of a Home Loan from the Bank of Baroda?
All resident and non-resident Indians (NRIs) between the age of 21 and 60 are eligible for a Home Loan from the Bank of Baroda.
How much does the Bank of Baroda lend?
The Home Loan amount is determined based on your repayment capacity. Other factors like age, income, dependents, assets, liabilities, occupation stability, continuity of income, savings, etc., also play an essential role
What is the mode of repayment?
You can repay your loan amount via Equated Monthly Installments (EMIs).
What is the security for the loan
The security for the loan is the equitable mortgage of the property to be financed.
A Home Loan helps you buy a house where raising funds appear challenging. Moreover, at Bank of Baroda, the application process is online and convenient where you can upload documents from the place of your convenience. You also can view all the types of Home Loans on the bank's website.
What is a home loan Top-up-edited
It's a new year and a new normal in the lives of most people. Yet buying a home of one's own continues to be one of the biggest aspirations. However, with skyrocketing prices of real estate, property purchase remains out of the reach of many individuals. For this very reason, homebuyers are now increasingly opting for Home Loans to fund their dream house purchase. Banks and several lenders these days offer housing finance at competitive rates of interest, subject to several terms and conditions.
Add to that a top-up on your existing Home Loan product. Many banks, like Bank of Baroda, have Top-Up Loan in their range of loan products. As the name suggests, existing Home Loan customers who may need extra funds can opt for a top-up on their running Home Loans. Their eligibility for the same is ascertained by the lender based on your relation with the bank , their repayment history and credit score, among other things. The money from such a loan can be used for various purposes, be it for a wedding, fund your child's education, or renovate/repair your home.
At Bank of Baroda, if you switch your existing Home Loan from another bank via a balance transfer, you can get a Home Loan Top-Up. The minimum is Rs. 1 lakh and a maximum of Rs 2 crore. A processing charge of 0.25% of the loan amount is applicable on a Home Loan Top-Up from Bank of Baroda (minimum Rs 5,000 upfront and maximum Rs 12,500 plus GST).
Are you wondering why you should you take a top-up loan? We try answering that question here. Keep reading to find out more.
Eligibility Criteria for Home Loan Top Up
An existing Bank of Baroda Home Loan customer (including NRIs, PIOs, staff and ex-staff members), who may have availed of a Home Loan under public scheme or staff housing loans, is eligible for a Top-Up Loan on a Home Loan. The applicant must be at least 21 years of age (and a co-applicant should be at least 18 years old, wherever applicable). For a resident Indian applicant, the borrower's age plus the Top-Up Loan tenure should not exceed 70 years, as per laid down norms mentioned under the Bank of Baroda Home Loan Product (the same should not exceed 65 years for in case of NRIs, PIOs or OCIs).
New customers who opt for a Balance Transfer Loan (called a Home Loan Takeover scheme at Bank of Baroda) are also eligible for a Top-Up Home Loan.
Benefits of a Top-Up Home Loan
Minimal documentation, swifter loan approval and disbursal
If you're an existing Home Loan customer, getting a Top-Up on your Home Loan is easier. There is minimal documentation involves since the lender already has most of the required paperwork with you. Plus, knowing your repayment history and credit score patterns makes it more convenient for the banks to go through your Top-Up Home Loan application. This makes a speedy and hassle-free loan disbursal possible. Approach your branch for a quick top up loan.
Attractive interest rates
If you opt for a Top-Up Home Loan, you can get funds at fairly lower interest rates than those available in case of any other personal loan option.
Available for longer tenures
Depending on the period left in your existing Home Loan, you can opt for a Top-Up Loan for a relatively long tenure compared to other loan options.
Can put funds to use for a wide range of purposes
You can use the funds from a Top-Up Loan in any manner you deem fit. The money can be used to finance another home purchase, renovation and extension of an existing house, and even fund medical emergencies, a wedding, or your children's education. No restrictions are placed on how you wish to utilise this option unless you plan to use for speculation or illegal use.
Lower processing fee as compared to personal loans
The processing fee levied by banks in case of Top-Up Home Loans is generally lower than that applicable in case of personal loans.
While one can argue the pros and cons of a Top-Up Home Loan, it does serve as a good source of emergency funds. Moreover, the fact that you can avail of the option on your existing Home Loan makes the process less cumbersome. So if you're moving into that new house right away and need some more funds to settle into your place, this may be an option you'd want to take a look at.
Bank of Baroda customers who wish to apply for a Home Loan Top-Up can visit https//www.bankofbaroda.in/apply-for-baroda-top-up-loan-resident-nris-pios.htm?33 and fill out the form to begin the process.