Kolkata tops India list on maximum borrowers in 35-year plus bracket: CIBIL
CIBIL data showed that auto loans were the most enquired product, contributing 20 per cent of all enquiries, followed by credit cards.
According to an analysis by the Credit Information Bureau (India) Ltd (CIBIL), all India figures as on November 2012 show that more than 50 per cent of applicants for new credit are less than 35 years of age.
"While in a city like Bangalore, more than 70 per cent of credit applicants are less than 35 years of age, Kolkata has the highest percentage of borrowers who are more than 35 years of age - only 49 per cent in Kolkata are less than 35 years of age," CIBIL managing director Arun Thukral told reporters here.
Thukral said that lenders now consider CIBIL score as a crucial parameter before extending loans to individuals and data show that there has been a reduction in delinquencies over the past three years.
"CIBIL credit information report and CIBIL TransUnion Score are leveraged for credit decisioning by every large credit institution in India. It reduces non-performing assets and improves profitability of credit institutions," he said.
"Moreover, increased usage of the CIBIL report and score largely benefits borrowers who are financially disciplined as they can obtain credit at better terms".
Thukral further said that post the financial crisis, financial institutions are making more enquiries
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