What are the interest rates on SME loans?

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SME loans help small and medium enterprises meet their business needs, and their interest rate depends on how well you meet the lender’s eligibility criteria. Bajaj Finserv has simple eligibility parameters so SMEs can qualify for a business loan with ease. This makes repayment more affordable through the tenor.

Aiding repayment, our other facilities like part-prepayments and foreclosure are also available at nominal charges. Part-prepayment allows you to use surplus funds to prepay the loan over and above your regular EMIs. This reduces the principal and allows you to decrease your subsequent EMIs or loan tenor. We offer this facility with a fee of up to 3.54% of the loan amount (Inclusive of applicable taxes) plus taxes on the amount part-prepaid. However, if you’re an individual borrower who has opted for the Flexi facility on the Bajaj Finserv SME Loan, you needn’t pay any part-payment charges.

Foreclosure or full prepayment allows you to repay your entire loan amount and interest in one go. This helps you save on interest payment over the tenor of the loan. We offer this facility with a fee of up to 4.72% (inclusive of applicable taxes) plus taxes on the outstanding loan amount on the foreclosure date. The same rate is also applicable on Flexi Term Loan and Flexi Hybrid Loan to make repayment stress-free.

Here are the latest interest rates and other nominal charges applicable on the Bajaj Finserv SME Loan.

Type of fee Applicable charges
Rate of interest 9.75% - 30% per annum
Processing fees Up to 3.54% of the loan amount (inclusive of applicable taxes)
Bounce charge In case of default of repayment instrument, Rs. 1,500/- per bounce will be levied.
Document processing charges Up to Rs. 2,360/- (inclusive of applicable taxes)
Flexi Fee

Term Loan - Not applicable
Flexi Term Loan (Flexi Dropline) - Up to Rs. 999/- (inclusive of applicable taxes)
Flexi Variant (as applicable below) - A fee will be deducted upfront from the loan amount

  • Up to Rs. 5,999/- (inclusive of applicable taxes) for loan amount less than Rs. 10,00,000/-
  • Up to Rs. 7,999/- (inclusive of applicable taxes) for loan amount from Rs. 10,00,000/- to Rs. 14,99,999/-
  • Up to Rs. 12,999/- (inclusive of applicable taxes) for loan amount from Rs. 15,00,000/- to Rs. 24,99,999/-
  • Up to Rs. 15,999/- (inclusive of applicable taxes) for loan amount of Rs. 25,00,000/- and above

*Loan Amount includes approved loan amount, insurance premium, VAS charges, and documentation charges.

Penal interest Delay in payment of monthly instalment shall attract penal interest at the rate of 42% per annum applicable on the monthly instalment outstanding, from the respective due date until the date of receipt of monthly instalment.
Pre-payment charges

Full Pre-payment

  • Term Loan: Up to 4.72% (inclusive of applicable taxes) on the outstanding loan amount as on the date of full pre-payment
  • 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.

Part Pre-payment

  • Up to 4.72% (inclusive of applicable taxes) of the principal amount of Loan prepaid on the date of such part Pre-Payment
  • Not Applicable for Flexi Term Loan (Flexi Dropline) and Hybrid Flexi
Stamp duty (as per respective state)
Payable as per state laws and deducted upfront from the loan amount.
Mandate rejection charges Rs. 450/- per month from the first month of due date for mandate rejected by customer's bank until the new mandate is registered
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 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.

Annual maintenance charges

Term Loan – Not Applicable

Flexi Term Loan (Flexi Dropline): Up to 0.295% (inclusive of applicable taxes) of the total withdrawable amount (as per the repayment schedule) on the date of levy of such charges.

Flexi Hybrid Loan: Up to 1.18% (inclusive of applicable taxes) of the total withdrawable amount during initial tenure. Up to 0.295% (inclusive of applicable taxes) of total withdrawable Amount during subsequent tenure.

Switch Fees* Up to 1.18% of the loan amount (inclusive of applicable taxes)

*Switch Fee is applicable only in case of switch of loan. In switch cases, Processing Fees and Documentation Charges will not be applicable.

Additional read: Meaning of SME

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