RBI Monetary Policy Review: You have to pay lesser EMI for home, auto and personal loans

The RBI’s Monetary Policy Committee today cut the benchmark repo rate by 25 basis points to 5.15 percent, thereby reducing its key lending rates for the fifth consecutive time. 

ZeeBiz WebTeam | Oct 04, 2019, 05:57 PM IST

The RBI’s Monetary Policy Committee today cut the benchmark repo rate by 25 basis points to 5.15 percent, thereby reducing its key lending rates for the fifth consecutive time. The central bank said that it would continue with an “accommodative stance as long as it is necessary” to revive growth and ensure that inflation remains under check. Notably, the reverse repo rate under the LAF stands reduced to 4.90 per cent. Other key changes and how will they impact of your personal loan and homeloan rates are given here in brief.

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Auto Loans

Auto Loans

With today's repo rate by 25 basis points, you will have to pay less on your auto loan. Taking the five year auto loan period, if you have borrowed Rs 3 lakh, and have been paying an EMI of Rs 6184, it would be reduced to Rs 6148 and you will save Rs 432 on annual basis. On your Rs 5 lakh auto loan, you will save Rs 732 annually, while on loan amount of Rs 10 lakh, you will save Rs 1,452.

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Home Loans

Home Loans

With today's repo rate cut, if you have taken home loan amount of Rs 20 lakh for 20 years, and have been paying an EMI of Rs16979, will now pay Rs 16667, saving Rs 3744 annually. On Rs 30 lakh for 20 years, you will now save Rs 5664, while on Rs 50 lakh home loan, you will save Rs 9444 annually.

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Personal Loans

Personal Loans

In your personal loan amount for five year period, you will find a reasonable reduction. If you have taken personal loan of Rs 2 lakh, and have been paying an EMI of Rs 4500, it would be reduced to Rs 4474, thereby saving Rs 312 on annual basis. On your Rs 3 lakh personal loan, you will save Rs 456 annually.

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GDP growth

GDP growth

According to the RBI statement, the real GDP growth for 2019-20 is slashed from 6.9 per cent in the August policy to 6.1 per cent, and the GDP growth for the second half of 2019 is expected to be in range of 6.6-7.2 per cent, against the earlier estimate of 7.3-7.5 percent.

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Retail Inflation

Retail Inflation

In its policy review today, the RBI marginally revised up retail inflation forecast to 3.4% for Q2, but retained estimates for H2 at 3.5-3.7%.