A look at the cheapest home loan rates

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Here is some good news for first time home loan borrowers. Union Budget 2013 has increased the interest exemption limit on home loans from Rs 1.5 lakhs to Rs 2.5 lakhs.

However, the problem is that if you are going to have an interest of Rs 2.5 lakh on home loans you would have to reduce your tenure. So, make sure you take home loans for a shorter duration.

Here is a ready reckoner on the cheapest home loan rates offered by banks. Look out for processing and other fees though.

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Home Loan Interest Rates
Bank Name Interest rate (Floanting Rate) Processing Fee Prepayment Charges
State Bank Of India 9.95% Up to 25 lacs : 0.125% of loan amount minimum Rs.1000/- 25-75 lacs : Rs.3,250/- 75 & above : 5,000/- Nil
ICICI Bank Scheme I :10.25% (Fixed 1 yr) Scheme II : 10.25% (Fixed 2yrs) Scheme III : 10.50% (Fixed 3yrs) then 10.25% 0.50% of loan amount upto 1 crore N.A
HDFC Ltd 10.15% 0.5% or maximum 10,000+service tax (12.36%) No prepayment charges shall be payable for partial or full prepayments irrespective of the source
HSBC Bank 10% to 13% 1% of the loan amount applied for, subject to a minimum of Rs 10000 plus service tax. Nil
LIC Housing Scheme I : 10.25% (Fixed for 2 yrs)
Scheme II : 10.70% (Fixed for 3 yrs)
Up to 50 lacs : 10,000 +(Service tax)
50 lacs & above : 15,000 +(service tax)
AXIS Bank 10.25% (Upto 25 Lacs), then 10.50% 1% of the Loan Amount Nil
IDBI 10.25% Up to .50% of loan amount If Balance Transfer then 2% Otherwise Nil
Indian Bank 10.20%  Waived upto 31-03-2013 Nil
Standard Chartered 9.99% (Upto 25Lacs), then 10.40% Rs.7500/- + Service tax Nil
UCO Bank 10.20% NA NA



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Story first published: Friday, March 1, 2013, 13:25 [IST]
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