RBI RELAXES HOUSING LOAN LENDING NORMS FOR COOP BANKS

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Real Estate Agent with R.B.Eeal Estate

Making it easier for urban cooperative banks to extend housing loans, Reserve Bank has relaxed the risk provisioning norm for purchase of residential properties up to Rs 30 lakh. The central bank issued notification on Monday in pursuance of the annual credit policy announcement made by Reserve Bank governor Y V Reddy on April 29. Earlier on May 15, the central bank had relaxed the risk provisioning norms for housing advances by the commercial banks. "It has been decided to enhance the limit of Rs 20 lakh to Rs 30 lakh in respect of bank loans for housing in terms of applicability of risk weights for capital adequacy purposes. Accordingly, such loans will carry a risk weight of 50%," Mr Reddy had said. 

 

Courtesy: - ET dated: - 18th June 2008                                                 

 

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Anonymous
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There is good news for all the homebuyers who intend to own a house of their own. As Reserve Bank, relaxed the risk provisioning norm for housing loan up to Rs 3 million on May 15th.This inturn would make it easier for banks to provide loans for purchase of residential properties. This move is expected to reduce the cost funds of housing loans up to Rs. 30 lakh.The central bank issued notification in pursuance of the annual credit policy announcement made by the Reserve bank Governor Y V Reddy on April 29. The RBI has modified the provisioning limit for housing loan to take care of the growing property rates mainly in the urban centers. As per the Basel II norms, banks are required to keep 9% of the specified portion of the loan amount as capital. For up to Rs 3 million housing loan the risk provisioning norm would apply for the 50% of the loan value. Earlier the specified amount was 75% of the loan value between Rs 2-3 million. For loans exceeding Rs 3 million for purchase of residential property, the banks would have to make a risk provision on 75% of the loan amount.The move would provide the bank additional capital for lending more to housing sector. However, it may not result in immediate softening of interest rate for the housing sector.For more view-        http://realtydigest.blogspot.com/

Jun 22, 2008 11:14 PM
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