Fixed deposits are a reliable way to invest your capital and securely grow your wealth. With an attractive interest rate, you can easily earn generous returns. Additionally, they can be a great way to finance emergencies or other goals without going into huge debt.
One option is by availing a loan against FD. You can get a loan for various reasons, including buying a home. Read on to learn more about availing a home loan against an FD.
If you break your FD to acquire the funds to buy a home, you will end up losing the interest earnings. This can negatively affect your financial standing and well-being. Moreover, you have to pay charges on premature withdrawal.
As such, taking a home loan against the FD is a smart way to raise funds to purchase a new home. Typically, FD issuers offer you loans for up to 75% value of your FD. The loan amount you can avail against your FD depends on whether it is a cumulative FD or a non-cumulative FD and varies for every issuer.
When you take a home loan against FD, you are availing of a secured loan. Here, you are using your FD as collateral and do not have to take on a debt that can tank your current and future financial health.
An important thing to keep in mind about availing a home loan against FD is that you may not be able to avail of the loan immediately. You can confirm the terms for this with your FD issuer.
Availing a home loan against FD is a good way to save money as your interest on the loan is significantly reduced. You don’t have to avail an unsecured loan, which is not only costlier but may also be time-consuming. Moreover, a home loan against FD can be quick to get, depending on your issuer.
With digital solutions, you may be able to get the funds in a matter of hours and without having to visit a physical branch. Lastly, choosing to avail a home loan against an FD is smart because your investment remains undisturbed.
Since you don’t have to prematurely withdraw the corpus to get funds, it continues to accrue interest while you repay your dues. This way, you can still work toward your wealth generation goals, while tending to other objectives, as they crop up.
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These are some key advantages of a loan against FD:
No foreclosure charges
Less interest to pay on the loan
No repayment/processing fees
You can apply for a loan against an FD by contacting the issuer and filling out the required documents.
Generally, the loan amount you get is a set percentage of your investment’s total value. This percentage is set by the issuer and varies from one issuer to another. You can get up to 95% of the FD value as a loan, and use it to fund your objective.
No, your investment remains unaffected and continues to accrue interest in the background. Do note that it is your responsibility to borrow funds wisely, and only if you can handle repayment on time.