Home Loan of All Cities News - Feb 2017
21st Feb 17 Kissandhan loan facilities extended to Asia’s largest grain mandi in Narela
Kissandhan Agri Financial Services Pvt. Ltd, NBFC regulated by RBI has announced the launch of its loan products to the farmers of largest grain mandi of India in Narela, Delhi. The NBFC is currently offering loans in Haryana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Uttrakhand and plans to expand to the states of West Bengal and Bihar. The company has disbursed cumulative loans of Rs. 772 crore to farmers across India, since its inception in April, 2014.
18th Feb 17 ESAF Microfinance to launch small finance bank operations
ESAF Microfinance and Investment Pvt. Ltd plans to launch its small finance bank on 11th March, 2017 in Kerala by running a pilot at five branches. The bank intends to initiate its banking operations from 18th March, 2017 and expects to open 70 branches over the next three months. The bank has a target to garner 20 percent of its loan portfolio from MSME borrowers with the rest 10 and 70 percent from home loan and microfinance respectively.
17th Feb 17 Affordable housing segment to get better returns in FY18
Government has recently introduced a series of reform to encourage affordable housing segment in India. Several measures such as granting infrastructure status to real estate and launch of new regulatory act for realty sector are likely to benefit the real estate developers and investors operating in the affordable housing segment.
17th Feb 17 Scheme with interest subsidy on housing loan to be applicable from 1st January, 2017
Prime Minister of India had announced a special home loan interest subsidy of up to 4 percent for buyers or owners of affordable and middle income houses on 31st January, 2016. The scheme is expected to be operational from 1st January, 2017. Home loan borrowers with loans of less than Rs 18 lakh sanctioned after 1st January, 2017 can avail the benefit of interest subsidy under the scheme. Unmarried and earning young adults intending to acquire a new house including repurchase are also eligible for the benefit. Under the scheme, flats measuring up to 960 sqft and 1,184 sqft will attract interest subsidy of 3 and 4 percent respectively.
16th Feb 17 Home loan growth is likely to be lowerat 16 to18 percent in FY17
ICRA, a leading credit rating agency has revised its home loan growth targets downward by 2 percent from its earlier projections of 18 to 20 percent to 16 to 18 percent in FY17. As per its report, total housing credit outstanding in India in September, 2016 witnessed an 18 percent growth on a year on year basis and stood at Rs 13.3 lakh crore as compared to 19 percent in March, 2016 when it stood at 12.4 lakh crore. The growth could be impact by investors and buyers are expected to defer their purchase decision in expectation of a decline in real estate prices.
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