Are you aware of the home loan benefits women enjoy in India?

Published: March 9, 2017 2:39 PM

Searching a dream home remains very much in the mind of the people as it gives them the assurance of their stay for lifetime. The same assurance is not possible with a rented accommodation.

In the pursuit of your dream home, you invariably rely on a home loan which can be availed for as long as 20-30 years.

By Rishi Mehra

Searching a dream home remains very much in the mind of the people as it gives them the assurance of their stay for lifetime. The same assurance is not possible with a rented accommodation.

In the pursuit of your dream home, you invariably rely on a home loan which can be availed for as long as 20-30 years. Since the home loan tenure is so long, the eventual loan cost from the customer end can be very high. But that can reduce in the case of a woman borrower. So, stay tuned as we take through the benefits that women borrowers can enjoy in the case of a home loan.

Lower Interest Rate
The interest rate holds the key to a cost-friendly home loan journey. Home loans are invariably in large amounts for a longer duration. So, if the interest rate is on the higher side, your pocket can get pinched. A slight difference in the interest rate can reduce the flow of interest outgo substantially in a period of 20-30 years. In addition, the monthly installment will also come down. A women borrower enjoys a concession of 0.05% in the interest rate from most banks in India. Let’s see the interest rate offered to women borrowers by several lenders in India.

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Interest Rate Offers of Different Lenders (Suppose Loan Amount is Rs 50 lakh and Tenure Equals to 20 years)

From the table, you can see a saving of around 38,000 for women borrowers over male applicants.

Reduction in Stamp Duty
Stamp duty does form the part of the property cost. And a difference of a few percentage can make a huge difference in your home ownership cost. The lenders finance a home loan at about 80%-90% of the property cost. As far as stamp duty goes, it differs from one state to another. Particularly, when women buy a property, the stamp duty generally remains lower. A concession of 1%-2% is generally applicable. So, on a property worth Rs 60 lakh, a woman borrower can save around Rs 60,000-1,20,000.

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Tax Benefits
Like the male counterparts, women borrowers can also be eligible for a tax deduction on the home loan repayments. The maximum tax deduction allowed in the principal and interest repayments is Rs1.5 lakh and Rs2 lakh, respectively. Women borrowers applying for a home loan along with their husbands can receive the tax deduction in an equal proportion.

These are some of the benefits that women borrowers enjoy in the case of a home loan. But choose a lender that can offer you a loan at a much lower interest rate than its competitors.

(The author is Founder and CEO, Wishfin)

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