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Jul 11, 2015
Country's largest private sector lender ICICI Bank on Friday said it has received enquiries from potential suitors for its housing finance arm, and is expected to soon take a call on it.
Apr 24, 2015
MUMBAI: Mortgage major HDFC offered home loans to women borrowers at 9.85 per cent
Apr 15, 2015
MUMBAI: ICICI Bank has matched its lending rates with that of market leader State Bank of India
Festival time for banks as customers return
Oct 03, 2014
Going by the numbers so far, the ongoing festive season could turn out to be a busy one for bankers looking to lend to consumers for big- ticket items like homes and cars
Don't rush to switch banks for lower home loan rate, advise experts
Sep 10, 2014
Despite some large banks and housing finance companies reducing home loan rates a few days ago, industry-observers and planners are advising borrowers to adopt a wait-and-watch approach instead of hurriedly switching lenders.
Fixed-rate home loans back
Sep 05, 2014
ICICI Bank has brought back fixed-rate mortgages. The bank is offering home loans up to 10 years at a fixed rate of up to 10.25%, which is close to 10.15% it charges its floating-rate customers
ICICI Bank offers single interest rate for home loans
Aug 21, 2014
ICICI Bank has announced a single rate of 10.15 per cent for all floating rate home loans up to Rs 5 crore for salaried individuals
ICICI Bank announces cut in home loan rates
May 21, 2014
MUMBAI: ICICI Bank, the largest private sector lender, has announced a 0.10 per cent reduction in home loan rates for a limited period, bringing them on par with bigger rival State Bank of India.
Here's how you can tackle a ballooning EMI
Oct 04, 2013
MUMBAI: After the unexpected policy rate hike on September 20 by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), many banks are contemplating an increase in their lending rates. If they decide to hike their base rates, home loan borrowers may have to deal with a ballooning EMI once again within a short span of time.
How you can get yourself a cheaper home loan
Sep 25, 2013
MUMBAI: The country's largest bank, State Bank of India, raised base rates (BRs) by 10 basis points (bps), last week. This means an effective increase of 0.1 per cent on all loans. In addition, from October 1, the spreads on home loans will go up by five to 10 bps. For loans below Rs 30 lakh, the spread will be 30 bps, as against 25 bps now. For loans of Rs 30-75 lakh, the spread will be 50 bps, as against 40 bps now. This means for loans up to Rs 30 lakh the effective rate will be 10.1 per cent
Warning bell: RBI red flags 20:80 home loan schemes
Sep 04, 2013
MUMBAI: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) wants banks and home buyers to be wary of the so-called '20:80, 25:75' schemes as a default by the builders could affect the credit profile of the borrower and expose the banks to higher NPAs and possible diversion of funds. Real estate companies have been offering schemes called 20:80 and 25:75 where the builder agrees to pay interest on the borrower's loan for a specific period.
ICICI Bank starts 'cash back' on home loan EMIs
Nov 05, 2012
ICICI Bank, the largest private sector lender, introduced on Friday a new housing loan product offering borrowers cash back on every equated monthly instalment (EMI) for the entire tenure of the loan.

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