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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • How Personal Loan Works?
    Personal loans are a form of installment credit. Unlike a credit card, a personal loan delivers a one-time payment of cash to borrowers. Then, borrowers pay back that amount plus interest in regular, monthly installments over the lifetime of the loan, known as its term.
  • How Much Personal Loan Can I Borrow?
    The loan amount is determined based on factors like your age, income, credit score and job type.
  • Am I eligible for personal loan?
    You must have a regular source of income to avail a personal loan whether you are a salaried individual, self-employed business person or a professional. A person’s eligibility is also affected by the company he/she is employed with, his/her credit history his/her residential location and other factors as per the lender’s criteria.
  • What is the tenure of a personal loan?
    Personal loans feature tenure of 1 year to 5 years or 12 to 60 months. In rare cases, shorter or longer personal loan tenures may be allowed by the borrower on a case by case basis.
  • What are the key documents required when applying for a personal loan?
    Income proof (Salary Slip for salaried/recent acknowledged ITR for self-employed) Address Proof Documents Identity Proof Documents and others
  • How is the personal loan disbursed?
    Once you get approved for a personal loan, you may either receive an account payee cheque/draft equal to the loan amount or get the money deposited automatically into your savings account electronically.
  • What is the Business Loan tenure?
    It can be between 12 months to 36 months depending on the applicant’s requirement.
  • What is a Business Loan?
    Business loan is a 1-3 year unsecured loan given by banks, NBFCs (Non Banking Finance Companies) or P2P lending platforms without asking for any collateral, guarantor or hypothecation of any assets. Entities like proprietorship, partnership, private limited company or public limited company are eligible for this type of borrowing. The usage of a business loan is left to the discretion of the borrower and can be used for working capital purposes, meeting short term cash flow requirements, investments into plant and machinery etc.
  • How is my loan eligibility calculated ?
    Loan eligibility is dependent on primarily the following factors: The credit score of the entity and/or the partner/director/proprietor of the borrowing entity as reflected in your CIBIL or Equifax report or any other credit bureau. Having a good credit score is a necessary but not a sufficient criteria. If the credit score is a border line case then the bank may take a subjective call to limit the loan amount. The last 2 year financials of the borrowing entity. Factors like turnover, partner/director salary, depreciation, interest cost, net profit after tax are some of the key parameters that goes into deciding the loan amount. Ability to service the EMI for the current loan be requested as depicted by the Debt service coverage ratio (DSCR). Banks generally ask for a DSCR of 1.0 to 1.5 depending on case to case basis.
  • Is Pre-Closure allowed in Business Loans?
    Some banks have a lock-in of 6 months to a year while some banks allow you to pre close even after the 1st EMI has been debited from your bank. There may also be restrictions that you can only use your own funds (and not the balance transfer cheque of another bank) to pre close a loan. In addition, banks may allow pre-closure at no cost or may levy a pre-closure fee (2-5% of the amount being pre-closed). Please ask for clarifications to our or the banks’ loan advisor on all these factors before signing the loan document.
  • Is Part Payment allowed in Business Loans?
    Some Financial Institutions allow part payment. However, there can be restrictions on how many times in a year you can part pay and the minimum and maximum amount that you part pay. Again, please ask for clarifications to our or the banks’ loan advisor on all these factors before signing the loan document.
  • What is the minimum & maximum loan limit offered for Business Loan?
    Generally, the minimum loan amount is Rs 100,000 and maximum amount is Rs 40,00,000. Higher loan amounts are dependent on a personal discussion that a bank may want to have with the borrower and then take a call on the loan amount.
  • How long does it take to disburse Business Loans?
    Finance Buddha will work with the banks to try and get you the loan within 5-7 working days of submitting completed documents.
  • What is the age limit to apply for a business loan?
    You can apply for a loan when you are between 25 to 65 years of age.
  • What are the common & must submit documents ?
    Complete loan application form with one passport size photograph • Valid Proof of Applicant's Identity: Passport, PAN card, Voter identity card , Driving license • Proof of Residence: Ration card Tel/ Electricity Bill/ Lease agreement/ Trade license /Passport /Sales Tax certificate • Proof of Age: Passport, PAN card, Voter identity card • Financial Documents
  • What can the Business Loan amount be used for?
    The loan amount can be used for expansion of existing business, for crafting a whole new business from scratch. It can also be used for the working capital purpose and more.
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