Awareness Fridays: Guidelines on the Base Rate System

by Vinaya HS on April 16, 2010

in Finance

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If you have an existing loan of any sort from a bank or are planning to avail one, these guidelines on the soon to be introduced Base Rate system are a must read.

I particularly like this directive:

The Base Rate system would be applicable for all new loans and for those old loans that come up for renewal. Existing loans based on the BPLR (Benchmark Prime Lending Rate) system may run till their maturity. In case existing borrowers want to switch to the new system, before expiry of the existing contracts, an option may be given to them, on mutually agreed terms. Banks, however, should not charge any fee for such switch-over.

I have a car loan from a commercial bank — post July 01, 2010, need to see if this can be negotiated to better terms.

How about you?

Awareness Fridays is my initiative to spread awareness on topics relevant to personal finance — every Friday. I urge you to take some time off and absorb this information — it’s pretty useful. And, as always, do spread the word if you find this useful.




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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Austin @ TheOrangePaper.com April 17, 2010 at 10:52 AM

“on mutually agreed terms” … now would we see the devil in the details?

Notary April 17, 2010 at 11:14 AM

I need a guideline to apply for a credit card …..how can you help me?

Vinaya HS April 18, 2010 at 1:51 PM

@Austin: Great observation! I bet we will.

@Notary: There’s no such guideline. Of late, banks have become a little bit finicky when it comes to issuing credit cards.

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