Demonetisation and Home Loan Interest Rates

To understand the relation between demonetisation and the effect it will have on the home loan interest rates, let us dive into the issue in 7 simple questions.

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1. Why Is Demonetisation now in India is really a success-driven?

In India now, along with the rupee cancellation, there is a withdrawal limit which is making the demonetisation, a real strike.

2. What happens if there is a withdrawal limit?

With the ban on the 500s and 1000s, and with no further issuance of 1000s, people started depositing their hidden money in the bank accounts. Deposits happen in the form of new income mixed old income. But when you want to withdraw, there is a limit. This results in low cash in hand.

3.What happens when there are more deposits.

Already, 80% of the cash in hand with the people is deposited in the banks. And the RBI is soon reaching its limit of having cash with itself. More deposits with banks result in more money circulation among banks.

4. What if more money circulation with banks?

Before demonetisation, there was 60% of unaccounted money circulation among people. Now that money reached banks and no doubt there will be double circulation of money. If banks are rich, RBI soon cuts the repo rate (the rate at which RBI lends money to the commercial banks) and also there will be a perfect management of CRR (the amount banks have to deposit with RBI for control of the economy).

5. What happens if the repo rate is reduced?

The repo rate and home loan interest rate are directly related. So, the reduction in repo rate automatically reduces the fixed deposit interest rates and also the loans interest rates.

6. How will the home loans be affected in near future?

After Raghuram Rajan’s expert financial management on our economy, the home loan interest rates have already come down from 13% to 9.5%. Now, with the enough deposits with banks, the home loan interest rates will be much lesser, might be as less as 7%. No wonder even if it goes much lesser.

7. Which type of interest rate to opt?

To be really brisk, flexible interest rate is the best opt one now, from the day one of your loan. Immediate and constant measures to control deflation by the government will surely control the psycological deflation and stabilise the economy. Infact, giving way for the growth of the economy in true way. This always keeps the flexible interest rate low when compared to the fixed interest rate.

Loanyantra’s Tip : Low cash in hand gives the psycological feeling, even for the better earned person, of no money to spend. This is momentary. Keep dreaming about your sweet home and continue your process of home search. If you can dream, we can get it real by our low interest rates.

2 thoughts on “Demonetisation and Home Loan Interest Rates”

  1. You are absolutely correct..
    Already some indications are coming that Govt may reduce home loan interest to 6% for the loans below 50 Lakhs.. !!

    1. Absolutely. After the Modi’s speech on the 31st dec 2016, many banks revised the home loan interest rate which are now 8.5% which were earlier 9.3%.

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