Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
What are my loan limits?
- Minimum loan: Rs.1.00 lakh and multiples of Rs.10,000 thereafter
- Maximum loan: 24 times the take-home salary (upper limit – Rs.10 lakh)
Can my spouse income be included for calculating the loan amount?
- No, spouse income cannot be added for calculating loan amount.
- However, if eligible, spouse may apply for another loan separately.
Who is eligible for the loan?
- All permanent employees of the Government of Goa/Central Government/Corporations/ Public Sector Undertakings,Regular teachers /employees of Schools, Colleges & other educational institutions aided by the Government of Goa/other Government Bodies and Undertakings.
- Applicant should not be more than 55 years of age.
- In cases where the applicant is more than 55 years old, the maximum age allowed is 58 years and the repayment schedule will be reduced accordingly.
- Total salary deductions including the deduction towards the proposed Loan should not to exceed 65% of the take-home salary.
What are the important documents that I need to provide?
- Passport size photographs Applicant (A)and the Guarantors (G).
- Identity proof – PAN card (A & G).
- Address proof – Aadhar Card (A & G).
- Identity Proof-PAN Card & Aadhar Card of Spouse of the Applicant.
- Latest Salary Certificate (A)
- Latest Form 16 (A)
- Bank account statement of last 3 months
- Copy of 1st page of passbook (A)
- One cancelled cheque(A).
- Consent letter from the employer to deposit the EMI component from the salary of the applicant directly with the Corporation for the purpose of repayment of the term loan availed.
- For purchase of vehicle: Quotation from reputed dealer.
- Latest salary slips of the guarantors.
Do I have to pledge some form of security?
- No security is required.
- However the loan shall be guaranteed by personal guarantee of the Applicant and a Guarantor (Govt. employee).
- One Guarantor for loan up to Rs.5.00 lakh & Two Guarantors for loan above Rs. 5.00 lakh
- In case of loan for a vehicle -Hypothecation of vehicle in favour of EDC.
What is the repayment schedule like?
The maximum repayment period is of 5 years or remaining period of service (whichever is lower).
How is the repayment of EMI?
EMIs will be remitted by the parent department to EDC every month.
Can I pay the EMIs on my own or by post dated cheques?
However, you can pay on your own any extra amount over & above the monthly EMI.
What is the moratorium period?
One month moratorium is provided for the repayment of loan.
Will the interest be charged during the moratorium period of 1 month?
Do you check the CIBIL score of the applicant?
The CIBIL Report of the applicant & guarantor should be satisfactory.
What is EMI?
EMI stands for Equated Monthly Instalments. This instalment comprises of both principal and interest components.
How much is the EMI for a loan of Rs.1 lakh over a 5 year loan period?
2,197.00 per month for 59 equated instalments.
Can I prepay the loan? Are there any penalties?
- Prepayment charges at 1% of the amount of loan repaid if closed before 2 years from the date of first disbursement of loan.
- After 2 years no premature closure charges are applicable.
What are the processing fee? Are there any other charges?
- Processing fee is 0.5% of the Loan Amount + applicable GST (Non-refundable)
- Applicant will also be liable to bear the actual expenses pertaining to Stamp duty as per State Stamp Act. There are no other hidden charges.
Do I have the option of choosing a fixed or floating rate for the loan?
The loan is provided at fixed rate of interest of 9.5% per annum.
How does EDC Personal loan compare with other banks?
- There is total transparency with regard to the rate of interest & fees.
- EDC offers offer personal loans at the competitive rates of interest, with no collateral security
- EDC provides finance for all the personal needs or requirements, amount being determined on the basis of repaying capacity.
- EDC charges interest on the basis of reducing balance, unlike the annual reducing balance method used by several other banks.
How do I benefit if the interest is calculated on a daily/monthly reducing balance?
- On an annual reducing balance method, you will continue to pay interest on amounts you repay during the coming one year as the interest for the year is determined on the basis of the balance outstanding at the beginning of the year.
- In the case of the daily/ monthly reducing balance, which is the methodology EDC adopts, your interest is calculated only on the outstanding loan amount, which reduces every time you pay off your EMIs or make any prepayments. This in fact reduces your effective rate of interest significantly.
What is the security margin?
- For all(Personal) loans upto Rs.10.00 lakh: Nil margin
- For all loans between Rs.5.00 lakh to Rs.10.00 lakhs for purchase of new vehicles: 10% margin of the invoice value.
What is the purpose of personal loan?
- To provide financial assistance for any legitimate and genuine personal expense, including any social / financial commitments.
- For acquiring new four wheeler/vehicle for personal use only & not for commercial purposes.