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Jyske Bank launchs world’s first negative interest rate mortgage

Denmark’s third largest, Jyske Bank has launched the world’s first negative interest rate mortgage and started to offer a10-year mortgage deals at a negative interest rate of 0.5% a year. Under its negative mortgage, borrowers will pay the usual EMI but the outstanding amount will be slashed each month by more than the borrower has ..


RBI to set up Public Credit Registry (PCR) to check loan defaults

In a bid to check loan defaults, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has considered the recommendations of YM Deosthalee-headed High Level Task Force and will set up a Public Credit Registry (PCR) in a modular and phased manner. The PCR is an information repository that collates all loan information of individuals and corporate borrowers. ..


SBI signs with India Mortgage Guarantee Corporation (IMGC) to offer mortgage guarantee backed home loan

The State Bank of India (SBI) has recently signed a pact with India Mortgage Guarantee Corporation (IMGC) to offer mortgage guarantee scheme for prospective non-salaried and self-employed home loan customers. The offering will help increase home loan eligibility up to 15% within the regulatory norms. The MoU between SBI and IMGC is a strategic initiative ..



What is the meaning of Balloon Payment?

A Balloon Payment is a huge sum which is to be paid at the end of the balloon loan like a mortgage, commercial loan and even an amortized loan. It can be a part of both a fixed and flexible interest rate regime. In a balloon loan, only a small part of the principal balance ..


Stop foreclosure penalty on home loans: RBI

Reserve Bank of India asked banks to forthwith stop charging penalty on pre-payment of home loans taken on floating interest rates. RBI held in its notification that abandoning prepayment penalty on home loans would lead to reduction in the bias between existing and new borrowers. The action can aid in finer pricing of the floating ..