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Good news for those planning to buy homes: SBI makes home loans cheaper

Cuts rate on homes loans above Rs 75 lakh by 10 bps from June 15; new rate 8.55% for women, 8.6% for others

Nikhat Hetavkar  |  Mumbai 

Country’s largest lender State Bank of India has decided to reduce interest rates on home loans above Rs 75 lakh by 10 basis points to 8.6 per cent per annum.  Revised rates would be effective from June 15. For salaried women borrowers, the rates have been changed to 8.55 per cent per annum Decision to cut rates comes close on the heels of the Reserve Bank of India asking banks to reduce risk weight, besides urging lenders to decrease the capital set aside for home loans from 75 per cent to 50 per cent. Measures were aimed at supporting demand for hoome laons. ...

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First Published: Sat, June 10 2017. 01:09 IST
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