What is the interest rate on mortgage loans?

The interest rate on a mortgage loan is the cost that a lender charges for borrowing money, expressed as a percentage of the loan amount. It is either fixed, staying constant over the loan tenure, or variable, fluctuating in line with changes in the market rate. In India, mortgage rates typically range from 8.75% to 14%, varying widely due to factors such as the borrower's credit score, loan-to-value ratio, and the nature and location of the property being mortgaged. Be aware that the interest rate plays a significant role in determining the cost of your loan, so shopping around for the best rate is crucial.

Mortgage Loan Interest Rates: Applicable Fees and Charges

We advise you to read about our fees and charges thoroughly before applying.

Type of fee

Applicable charges

Rate of interest (floating rate of interest)

8% to 14% per annum

Processing fee

Up to 3.54% of the loan amount (inclusive of applicable taxes)

Documentation charges

Up to Rs. 2,360/- (inclusive of applicable taxes)

Flexi fee

Term Loan - Not applicable
Flexi Variant - Not applicable

Prepayment charges

Full prepayment

  • Term Loan: Up to 4.72% (inclusive of applicable taxes) on the outstanding loan amount as on the date of full prepayment
  • Flexi Term Loan (Flexi Dropline): Up to 4.72% (inclusive of applicable taxes) of the total withdrawable amount as per the repayment schedule as on the date of full prepayment.
  • Flexi Hybrid Loan: Up to 4.72% (inclusive of applicable taxes) of the total withdrawable amount as per the repayment schedule as on the date of full prepayment.


  • Up to 4.72% (inclusive of applicable taxes) of the principal amount of loan prepaid on the date of such part-prepayment.
  • Not applicable for Flexi Term Loan (Flexi Dropline) and Hybrid Flexi

Note: If all borrowers and co-borrowers are individuals, loan availed on floating interest rates, and loan taken for purposes other than business use, then there will be no foreclosure/ part-prepayment charges.

Annual maintenance charges

Term Loan: Not applicable

Flexi Term Loan (Flexi Dropline): Not applicable

Flexi Hybrid Loan: Up to 0.295% (inclusive of applicable taxes) of the total withdrawable amount during Initial loan tenure. Not applicable for subsequent loan tenure.

Bounce charges

Rs. 1,500/- per bounce.
“Bounce charges” shall mean charges for non-payment of instalment (s) on their respective due dates due to dishonour of payment mandate or non-registration of the payment mandate or any other reason.

Penal charge

Penal Charge is applicable in the following scenarios:

a. Penal Charge:
Any payment default shall attract penal charge of Rs. 190/- per day for period of such delay from the respective due date and continue to apply until the date of receipt of amounts under the said default.

b. Covenant Perfection Charge:
i) Rs. 800/- per day for non-submission of critical documents after 90 days of disbursement. Levy from the date when due on non-compliance of any one or all heads in the category.
ii) Rs. 500/- per day for non-submission of non-critical documents after 120 days of disbursement. Levy from the date when due.

Stamp duty (as per respective state)

Payable as per state laws

Broken period interest/ pre-EMI interest

Broken period interest/ pre-EMI interest shall mean the amount of interest on Loan for the number of day(s) which is(are) charged in two scenarios:

Scenario 1 – More than 30 days from the date of loan disbursal till the first EMI is charged:

In this scenario, broken period interest is recovered by the following methods:

  • For Term Loan: Deducted from the loan disbursement
  • For QDP process and disbursement mode is cheque: Added to the first instalment
  • For Flexi Term Loan: Added to the first instalment
  • For Flexi Hybrid Loan: Added to the first instalment

Scenario 2 – Less than 30 days from the date of loan disbursal till the first EMI is charged:

  • In this scenario, interest is charged only for the actual number of days since the loan was disbursed.

Mortgage origination fees

Up to Rs. 6,000/- per property (inclusive of applicable taxes) charged upfront.

Note - In case of re-valuation of the property then MOF will be levied again and shall be deducted from loan disbursement amount.

CERSAI charges
Up to Rs. 118/- (inclusive of applicable taxes)
Conversion fee (floating to fixed)

For Term Loan: Up to 1.18% (inclusive of applicable taxes) of principal outstanding + undisbursed amount (if any)

For Flexi Term Loan and Hybrid Flexi Loan: Up to 1.18% (inclusive of applicable taxes) on flexi limit + undisbursed amount (if any)


a) The company would charge additional interest rate risk premium of 200 bps over the applicable rate of interest on the borrower's loan account as on that date.

b) Three conversions are permissible throughout the entire tenure

Conversion fee (fixed to floating)

For Term Loan: Up to 1.18% (inclusive of applicable taxes) of principal outstanding + undisbursed amount (if any)

For Flexi Term Loan and Hybrid Flexi Loan: Up to 1.18% (inclusive of applicable taxes) on flexi limit + undisbursed amount (if any)

Note: Three conversions are permissible throughout the entire tenure.

Switch fee for ROI change Up to 2.36% (inclusive of applicable taxes) of principal outstanding
Cash collection handling charges Rs. 177 (inclusive of applicable taxes) will be charged if customer opts to make payment in cash when the collection is done by the collection agents. This fee is charged only once per month, regardless of the number of payments made against multiple LANs.
Cash deposit charges Customers will incur a cash deposition charge of Rs. 50 (inclusive of applicable taxes) when making cash payments at our branch offices.
PG facility charges Rs. 11 (inclusive of applicable taxes) will be charged for utilising the payment gateway to make part or full payments towards the loan through digital properties.
Commitment fee
Maximum up to total PF amount.

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Factors Affecting Land Mortgage Loan Interest Rates

Mortgage loan interest rate are typically low owing to their secured nature. As a result, borrowers enjoy comfortable repayment and low cost of borrowing. Several factors influence mortgage loan interest, read on to know more about these.

1. Property type and location

Although any immovable asset is eligible for a loan against property, its type determines the mortgage loan rates. For instance, lenders offer different interest rates for residential and commercial properties. Besides, the resale value of a property, its location, also influences this interest rate.

Usually, a property located in the heart of a city with modern amenities has higher resale value. Hence, on mortgaging that property, lenders can ascertain the recovery of the loan amount in case you default. Consequently, interest rates will be lower. Similarly, the property’s age also affects mortgage loan interest rates. The newer the property, lower the interest rates.

2. Credit score

Lenders also consider a borrower’s credit profile before deciding mortgage interest rates. Below are some of the aspects that influence this rate.

  • Credit score
  • Income
  • Employment type
  • Age
  • Credit utilisation ratio
  • FOIR
  • Existing debts

Preferably, a credit score of 750 and above is deemed ideal to secure competitive interest rates from lenders. Similarly, the interest rate for a 55-year old salaried applicant would be more as he/ she would retire from the job soon.

Moreover, lenders also check how the applicant handled previous debts, repaid on time or not, etc. Since all these factors directly influence credit score, it is important to adopt healthy financial habits to upkeep the score. It helps in availing the best mortgage loan rate of interest available in market.

3. Size of loan

A mortgage loan is a high-value credit, and it is possible to avail up to 80% LTV against a property. However, high-value loans are risky on a lender’s part, as monthly instalments are higher in that case. Therefore, to compensate for the risk of borrowing, they may charge a high mortgage loan interest rate when loan amount is substantial. Hence, it is necessary to assess the exact credit requirement before applying to ensure competitive interest rates.

Note: Avoid pledging high-value assets to avail a small mortgage loan.

4. Loan tenor

The tenure of loan also plays a crucial role in deciding mortgage loan interest rates. Usually, a mortgage loan accompanies a long tenure, and you can choose a term as per your repayment capacity. Nonetheless, on selecting a shorter tenor for high loan value, lenders may consider you a risky borrower. In such cases, the interest rate is usually higher.

Nonetheless, opting for a longer tenure can increase the total interest outgo in the long run. In this case, use an online Mortgage Loan Calculator to check the EMI outgo after entering tenure and interest rate proposed to you.

Besides these reasons, interest of mortgage loan can also be influenced by market conditions if the rate type opted for is floating in nature.

Types of mortgage loan

There are different types of mortgage loans, depending upon the nature of the mortgage and the mortgage interest rates vary from one loan type to another. Know them before you apply for one.

  • Simple mortgage: It involves personal mortgaging of an immovable property, which bestows upon the lender a right to sell such property for loan recovery in case a borrower fails to repay the amount
  • English mortgage: It involves the creation of personal liability for the borrower, whereby mortgage involves property transfer to the lender and recovery, thereby after successful repayment
  • Usufructuary mortgage: The arrangement involves the transfer of property possession, allowing a lender to receive rent or any other payment for such property until loan repayment in full
  • Mortgage via a deposit of title deed: It comprises the process of a borrower depositing the mortgaged property’s title deed with the lender until repayment is complete
  • Conditional sale mortgage: It refers to an arrangement wherein the property is sold to the lender with such sale becoming effective only in the case of repayment defaults. However, successful repayment nullifies the sale arrangement.

If identifying a particular mortgage type within these classifications is not possible, it is termed as an anomalous mortgage.

Lenders provide mortgage loans customised to suit diverse funding needs of borrowers. Features, benefits, and mortgage loan interest rates on such advances vary with the credit option and lender selected. They include:

  • Loan against property – The high-value loan comes with no restriction to end-use, allowing borrowers to utilise it for diverse, big-ticket funding needs. Loan utilisation in this case includes fulfilling funding needs for the likes of business expansion, asset acquisition, medical emergencies, wedding expenses, etc
  • Mortgage loans with flexi hybrid feature – Bajaj Housing Finance Limited provides its Mortgage Loan with the Flexi Hybrid feature, which allows borrowers to make multiple withdrawals from a pre-sanctioned loan amount. Also, interest accrual only on the withdrawn amount makes EMIs affordable
  • Top-ups on mortgage loans – Borrowers can also avail top-up advance when availing a balance transfer facility for an existing mortgage loan. It comes with a high loan quantum and at low mortgage loan interest rates.

How to reduce mortgage loan rate of interest?

Reducing the interest rate on your mortgage loan can help you save a significant amount over the tenure of your loan. Start by maintaining a robust credit history and a high credit score. This can be achieved by meeting your financial obligations on time, including loan EMIs and credit card payments. Opting for a shorter loan tenure could increase your EMI's but potentially lower your total interest outgo. Strive to maintain a stable income and a steady job, as lenders may offer better rates to those with more employment security. Lastly, employ smart negotiation skills alongside thorough comparisons of loan offers from different lenders to secure the lowest possible rate.

Frequently asked questions

How to lower mortgage loan interest rates?

Follow these simple steps to reduce your mortgage loan rates:

  • Pay down the principal amount
    When you take a loan against property, try to make extra payments each month which will help you to lower mortgage loan interest rates
  • Good credit score
    If your credit score is good enough then mortgage loan is the best option for you. A good credit score proves that you’re likely to repay the loan, which means lower mortgage loan rates for you
  • Shorten your loan
    Try to make your mortgage loan tenure 10 or 15 years. The loan with shorter-term will have low mortgage loan rates
  • Refinance
    Those who are looking for a lower mortgage loan rate of interest should consider refinancing their existing mortgages. Use a Mortgage Loan EMI Calculator to decide whether refinancing is really worthwhile
How to calculate mortgage loan interest rate?

To calculate mortgage loan interest rate, use the following formula:

EMI= [P x R x (1+R)/\N]/ [(1+R)/\N-1]

In this formula,
P- Principal
N- No. of monthly installments
R- Rate of interest
You can also calculate mortgage loan interest rate by Mortgage Loan Calculator.

What is the difference between a personal loan and a mortgage loan?

Personal Loans and Mortgage Loans are two different types of advances Bajaj Finserv provides with different purposes and features having different rates of interest.
Difference between Personal Loan vs Mortgage Loan include:

  • Personal Loans are unsecured credit offered to individuals with high creditworthiness. Mortgage Loans are secured advances provided against property mortgage
  • You can avail mortgage credit of high value at a lower rate of interest as against a personal credit with lower value and high interest rate
  • Mortgage Loans come with longer repayment tenures than personal advances.

Between a personal loan and loan against property, the latter becomes a more convenient and affordable financing option if you have a property to be mortgaged. Apply for it with essential documents to enjoy quick approval.

When will my mortgage loan interest rate change?

The changes in mortgage loan interest rates will depend on internal benchmark of financial institutions.

How is the Bajaj Finserv Mortgage Loan the best?

Bajaj Finserv Loan Against Property is one of the best mortgage loans to avail as it comes with unique borrower-friendly features such as:

  • High-value loan of up to Rs. 10.50 crore* to meet big-ticket expenses
  • The flexible tenure of up to 15 years for convenience in repayment
  • Fastest property loan with approval within 72 hours* and disbursal within 3 days* of approval
  • High-value top up Loans with balance transfer facility at lower rates of interest
  • Flexi loan facility for anytime-withdrawal from pre-sanctioned credit amount and interest repayment only on the amount withdrawn

To avail these attractive features of Bajaj Finserv Mortgage Loan, apply with the online form.

What is the difference between home loan and mortgage loan?

When it comes to home loan vs mortgage loan, the most vital differences to consider include:

  • While the former is a type of mortgage credit itself, the latter is an advance lenders provide against collateral. Both home loan and loan against property are loans availed against the property mortgaged
  • A mortgage credit does not have a fixed purpose of use; a home advance is provided to acquire a residential house
  • For the former, lenders pay directly to the seller, while the amount of a mortgage credit like advance against property may be transferred directly to your account

With this difference sorted, you can apply for a loan against property with Bajaj Finserv as it comes with no end-use restriction.

Can an existing borrower avail the new mortgage loan interest rate?

Yes, this is possible if you have opted for floating interest rate. This depends on internal benchmark of financial institutions also. So, changes in mortgage loan interest rate will directly impact your interest rates too.

How much amount can I borrow through a mortgage loan?

Maximum mortgage loan amount a borrower is eligible to avail depends on the loan to value (LTV) ratio offered by the lender among other factors. With the best lenders, the LTV can range between 70% to 75% of the property’s market value. Bajaj Finserv provides loan against property up to 80% of the property’s market value.

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