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HDFC, LIC Hsg: Stick to sound HFCs as SBI cuts home loan rate, say analysts

Low home loan rates by banks could put large players in an advantageous position over smaller non-bank players, believe analysts

Analysts equivocally believe the phase of low interest rates is in the last leg in India
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Analysts equivocally believe the phase of low interest rates is in the last leg in India

Nikita Vashisht New Delhi
Banking giants State Bank of India (SBI) and Kotak Mahindra Bank’s decision to slash home loan rates by 10-15 bps to 6.7 per cent and 6.65 per cent, respectively may pull customers away from pure housing financiers, especially smaller players, believe analysts. 
 
On Monday, SBI announced a limited period offer, and cut rates to 6.70 per cent (for loans up to Rs 75 lakh) and to 6.75 per cent (for loans above Rs 75 lakh) till March 31. The lender will also give a 100 per cent waiver on processing fees. 
 
Upping the ante, Kotak Mahindra Bank announced a 10

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First Published: Mar 03 2021 | 1:18 PM IST

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