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Indiabulls Housing Finance hikes lending rates by up to 25 bps

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Second largest pureplay mortgage lender Housing has increased its lending rates by 20 basis points (bps) for women and 25 bps for men, with immediate effect.

The Gagan Banga-run lender said the lending rate hike follows the growing cost of funds led by the second consecutive 25-bps repo rate hike by the RBI this month and the Gsec yields moving to 7.80 per cent levels.

"The revised rate of interest on new home for women applicants/co-applicants will now start at 8.70 per cent for of up to Rs 35 lakh and 8.80 per cent onwards for above Rs 35 lakh. The interest rates will be 5 bps higher for non-women applicants," it said in a statement.

The company has also expanded the lowest slab from Rs 30 to Rs 35 lakh, allowing a larger pool to reap the benefits of the best possible rate.

The increase in rate will be applicable for both new and existing customers, it added.

****************** in pact with for sales tie-up

Insurance today entered into a bancassurance deal with as part of a corporate agency agreement which will enable distribution of Bajaj Allianz's products through the bank's branches.

has over 2,100 branches across the country which will now offer products, strengthening the insurers' distribution network.

Under the tie-up, Bajaj Allianz will offer personal lines of such as health, personal accident, home, motor and travel along with commercial line of insurance products like property, marine, liability and engineering to the

****************** Life launches income protection plan *

Private Life today launched a new income protection plan aimed at helping customers achieve their financial needs at every stage of life.

Being a non-linked non-participating term plan, it has the flexibility of regular premium payout with annual increase in payout on one hand and being a term plan it offers replacement of monthly income, the company said.

Key benefits of the plan include financial protection to the family with life cover, lump sum benefit, increasing monthly income benefit, flexibility to choose premium payment term, and select the policy term to suit one's financial needs among others, it added.

****************** launches special editions of WR-V, City, BR-V *

Cars today launched special editions of its three popular models - City, WR-V and the BR-V - to mark the beginning of festive sales.

While the WR-V edition, called the Alive Edition, is based on S grade; the new City edition, called the Edge Edition, is based on SV grade. The new BR-V is Style edition, the company said in a release.

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First Published: Mon, August 06 2018. 17:20 IST