The Reserve Financial institution of India (RBI) on Thursday doubled the restrict on dwelling loans issued by city cooperative banks (UCB). With this, tier-I UCBs can situation particular person housing loans of as much as Rs 60 lakh whereas tier-II UCBs are allowed to supply loans of as much as Rs 1.4 crore, the central financial institution mentioned in a grasp round. The RBI had made the announcement in its June financial coverage. The revision in lending limits for UCBs was final performed in 2011.
“Taking into consideration the rise in housing costs for the reason that limits have been final revised and contemplating the shopper wants, it has been determined to extend the present limits on particular person housing loans by cooperative banks,” the RBI had mentioned on June 8.
The central financial institution has additionally revised the prudential lending norms for these banks. In response to the round, the RBI has decreased the publicity limits of UCBs to a gaggle of related debtors to 25% of its complete tier-I capital from 40% earlier. The publicity restrict for a single borrower for UCBs stays at 15% of the tier-I capital. The publicity of UCBs to housing, actual property and industrial actual property loans is proscribed to 10% of their complete property.
UCBs can not cost foreclosures expenses or pre-payment penalties on dwelling loans prolonged on a floating rate of interest foundation. Housing loans issued by UCBs needs to be repayable inside a most interval of 20 years, the round mentioned.
The central financial institution on June 8 additionally allowed rural cooperative banks to situation loans for residential housing tasks. The transfer is aimed toward bettering credit score flows from cooperative banks to the housing sector.