In India, people generally want quick cash to improve the way their house looks or to meet their child’s wedding expenses or just to throw a bash on wedding anniversary. An easy way is to take short term loans. While banks and other financial institutions offer various kinds of short term loans, consumers could go for the one that suits their needs. People typically take short term loans to repay credit card bills, medical bills or even to fund a vacation.
Personal loans are usually unsecured and require users to pay back in fixed monthly installments between two and five years. Interest rates are higher compared to secured loans and can go up to 30 to 35%. The demand or the number of applicants is increasing day by day and there are a lot of platforms that will help users to select the best loan as per their requirement.
The digital platform connects borrowers with suitable lenders to ensure that they get the right loan product, matching their needs and credit profiles. Borrowers range from entry-level workers and small businesses to high-net-worth individuals and SME businesses. The users can choose from wide-ranging financial products such as home loans, personal loans, gold loans, property loans, business loans, and credit cards as well as a loan against property. It also allows one to compare gold loan products of leading banks and NBFCs, making it a pioneer of the popular concept of digital sourcing of gold loans in India.
The platform introduced the concept of a Credit Line (personal line of credit for consumers) for the first time in India when it launched in September 2016. Credit Line means that the bank will issue a limit of up to Rs 5 Lakh, without any collateral or interest. Against this limit, using the MoneyTap app, consumers can borrow as little as Rs 3,000 or as much as Rs 5 Lakh and repay it as EMIs from 2 months to 3 years. The interest is paid only on the amount borrowed and the rates can be as low as 1.08% per month. The limit also gets automatically topped up as soon as EMIs are paid back. Any salaried employee can use this free Android app and, in a few minutes, using a patent-pending Chatbot interface, provide all the information typically required by banks. The app securely connects with the banking systems to give them not only an instant approval but also a credit limit, depending on individual credit history.
An online lending platform providing fast, frictionless, and fair personal loans to professionals. Launched in January 2017 by Aditya Kumar, the company is headquartered in and operates out of Bangalore and provides lending services through an end-to-end digital platform, enabling the transfer of funds to the borrower within 24 hours of receiving the online application. It is a product of Credit exchange, a Bangalore-based fintech startup in the consumer lending space. With its online platform based on lead foundry, Qbera was launched with the chief objective of addressing the growing need in the market for quick and convenient delivery of personal finance services. One of the company’s main areas of focus is providing loans to potential borrowers who are largely overlooked by banks and financial institutions. These borrowers make up a large segment of the population and include individuals with incomes less than Rs 6 lakh per annum, employees working for companies unlisted with banks, and people who are new to credit in addition to those who live in PGs or Bachelor accommodations.
This platform uses technology and data-science to make lending quick, simple and hassle-free. At InCred, the lending process has been simplified with a sharp focus on serving borrowers’ unique needs and circumstances – offering customers a truly superior borrowing experience.
The platform is an RBI licensed NBFC. The platform aims at creating a conducive environment for borrowers and investors. Unlike banks and financial institutions, Lendbox cuts down the interest rates for borrowers and increases investor’s yields by eliminating mediators like commercial banks, depository institutions, etc. Lendbox aims to revolutionize the personal loans market in India by creating a one-stop shop for all borrowers with varied profiles and needs who can have access to both retail and institutional investors with varying risk appetites.
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