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5 Mistakes to Avoid While Taking a Personal Loan

5 MinsMay 22, 2019

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A personal loan is easy to get and extremely useful in an emergency. But do your math before you avail it and keep few precautions in mind

Personal loans are relatively easier and quicker to get than any other kind of loan to tide over in case of an emergency. A borrower can get a personal loan without any collateral. However, it would be wise to keep these safeguards in mind while opting for a personal loan.

  • Budget for the repayment carefully
    While Axis Bank will do its due diligence in terms of your Eligibility For Personal Loan, it makes sense to carefully budget your repayment capacity. You should look at your monthly income, calculate how much you can pay towards a personal loan EMI (equated monthly instalment), and then decide on your personal loan amount. An easy way to do this is by using the Axis Bank Personal Loan EMI calculator. Once you have a fix on the EMI, you can decide the amount of the Axis Bank Personal Loan you can take.
  • Try and establish a balance between your tenure and EMIs
    You could reduce your EMI by opting for a longer tenure for your loan. While this may help to reduce your monthly repayment amount and thereby lessen the burden on your pocket, do note that this may increase the overall interest you pay on the loan. It therefore makes sense to use the Axis Bank Personal Loan EMI Calculator, before deciding on the tenure of your Axis Bank Personal Loan. This way you will be able to choose an optimum balance between the tenure of your Axis Bank Personal Loan and the EMI you will pay. In case of Axis Bank Personal Loan there is no foreclosure and part-payment charge. So, if you have excess funds you can repay your loan anytime during the tenure.
  • Be aware of hidden costs and conditions
    There are several lenders offering loans in the market today. Quite a few of them may have hidden conditions and costs as a part of the loan deal. It is always better to opt for one of the most trusted brands in the banking and finance space – Axis Bank. With an Axis Bank Personal Loan, there are no hidden costs and conditions.
  • Shopping around for loans could hurt your credit score
    Shopping around for the best deal when applying for a personal loan, may not always work in your favour. When lenders process your applications, they will look at your credit reports. If too many lenders look at your credit report, that could hurt your credit score. Lenders will also think that you are desperate for a loan, and may not give you that personal loan. So, be smart and opt for an Axis Bank Personal Loan.
  • Not disclosing current loans
    Sometimes you might be tempted to hide your current loans because you want to qualify for a higher loan. That is not a smart idea. For one, lenders will have access to your old and existing loans through your credit report. Second, even if you do get that loan, you will have to stretch your budget longer and make more sacrifices to meet those EMIs, thereby raising a risk of default and harming your credit score.

Avoid these mistakes when applying for a personal loan.

Remember, Axis Bank Personal Loans come with a variety of attractive features. They are instant and come with no foreclosure and part-payment charges. You can get a Personal Loan from Rs. 50,000 up to Rs. 15,00,000 with minimal documentation and speedy approval from Axis Bank. The tenure can vary from 12 to 60 months. Also, you can transfer your existing high interest Personal Loan to Axis Bank as well.

Apply for Axis Bank Personal Loan Online.

To calculate your EMI on an Axis Bank Personal Loan, click here.

Disclaimer: This article has been authored by The Source, a Mumbai-based content creation and curation firm. Axis Bank does not influence views of the author in any way. Axis Bank and The Source shall not be responsible for any direct / indirect loss or liability incurred by the reader for taking any financial decisions based on the contents and information. Please consult your financial advisor before making any financial decision.


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