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SBI cuts interest rates by 0.25% for home loans under Rs 30 lakh, to be effective from today

With the cut, the State Bank of India has the lowest market rate for affordable housing loans at 8.35%.

business Updated: May 09, 2017 00:35 IST
The new rates will be in place from May 9, 2017 onwards.
The new rates will be in place from May 9, 2017 onwards.

India’s largest lender SBI on Monday announced a steep reduction of 25 basis points in affordable housing loans to 8.35% for new borrowers.

Under the new government scheme, loans under Rs 30 lakh qualify for affordable housing.

For male borrowers, the limited period offer is valid till July 31 and the reduction is 20 basis points (bps) to 8.40%, SBI managing director for national banking Rajnish Kumar told PTI.

The new rate reduction of 25% for women will be for the salaried borrowers and for the non-salaried, it will be 20 bps cut.

Similar will be the rates applicable to male salaried and non-salaried borrowers.

One percentage point is 100 bps.

“This a huge saving for the borrower as the 25 bps reduction translates into a saving of Rs 530 per month on EMIs,” he said.

The new rates will be effective from Tuesday.

“This is giant leap to give a fillip to the affordable housing segment keeping the Prime Minister’s vision of providing ‘housing for all’ by 2022,” Kumar said, adding that the lender now offers the lowest rates in the industry.

With a home loan book of Rs 2.23 trillion, SBI leads the segment with 25-26% market share, Kumar said further.

However, he is of the view that the new offer may not push up its market share significantly as 45% of its Rs 2.23 trillion home loan book is under Rs 30 lakh bracket.