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SBI, HDFC Ltd announce end to concessional loan offers

SBI had a special offer in March that offered home loans started from 6.7 per cent.

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BS Reporter  |  New Delhi 

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The decision should come fast. A prolonged status quo is hurting the credit discipline almost the same way that farm loan waivers do

State Bank of India's (SBI) home loan rates will start from 6.95 per cent from April 1, according to the lender's website.

SBI had a special offer in March that offered home loans started from 6.7 per cent. The state-owned bank has a home loan portfolio of Rs. 5,00,000 crore, making it the market leader.

HDFC Ltd had a concessional offer running under which the starting interest rate was 6.7 per cent. This offer too was supposed to end on March 31, 2021. HDFC Ltd's web site, however, is still showing a starting rate of 6.7 per cent.

Other players may also follow suit and raise their interest rates. Some other whose starting loan rates are low at present include Punjab and Sind Bank (6.65 per cent), ICICI Bank (6.70 per cent), and Bank of Baroda (6.75 per cent).

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First Published: Mon, April 05 2021. 12:03 IST