Personal Loan Vs Gold Loan: How Much EMI Would You Pay For Rs. 5 Lakh loan?

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Personal loan and gold loan are popular loan options as they both are easy to avail. They both come with their own set of features and benefits. Your equated monthly instalment (EMI) outgo for any loans is determined on the basis of the interest rate on the loan. When it comes to interest rates, you may find gold loan cheaper than a personal loan. Your choice of loan product would depend on your borrowing requirement.

When it comes to gold loans, you can normally borrow 75% as the loan-to-value (LTV) ratio of your pledged gold. The government has temporarily increased the LTV on gold loans to 90% till March 31, 2021. However, if are short of gold and your loan requirement is higher, a personal loan may be better for you.

Before choosing an option for yourself, make sure to compare both in terms of interest rates, processing fees, prepayment charges, etc. Take a look at the latest personal loan and gold loan interest rates offered by top 15 banks in India. Also, check the estimated EMI you would be required to pay for a loan of Rs. 5 lakh for 3 year tenure.

Personal Loan Vs Gold Loan (Interest Rates and EMI)

EMI on Personal Loan and Gold Loan of Rs. 5 Lakh for 3 year Tenure

Personal Loan

Gold Loan

Banks

Interest Rate

EMI (in Rs)

Interest rate

EMI (In Rs)

Union Bank of India

8.90%

15,877

8.85%

15,865

Punjab National Bank

8.95%

15,888

8.75%

15,842

Central Bank

8.95%

15,888

9.05%

15,912

Indian Bank

9.05%

15,912

8.50%

15,784

State Bank of India

9.60%

16,040

7.50%

15,533

Bank of Maharashtra

9.70%

16,063

7.50%

15,533

UCO Bank

10.05%

16,145

8.50%

15,784

Bank of Baroda

10.25%

16,192

9.75%

16,075

HDFC Bank

10.75%

16,310

11%

16,369

Kotak Bank

10.75%

16,310

10.50%

16,251

Indian Overseas Bank

10.80%

16,322

9.25%

15,958

Punjab & Sind Bank

11.10%

16,393

7%

15,691

Canara Bank

11.25%

16,429

7.65%

15,588

ICICI Bank

11.25%

16,429

10%

16,369

Bank of India

11.35%

16,452

7.35%

15,519

Data compiled by BankBazaar.com from respective bank’s website as on 22 Oct 2020. Need help in calculating your EMI? Use BankBazaar’s easy Personal Loan EMI calculator.

Disclaimer: Interest rate on Personal Loan for all listed (BSE) Public & Pvt Banks considered for data compilation and Gold loan interest for such banks is considered for a comparison. Banks for which data is not available on their website, are not considered. Top 15 Banks with lowest personal loan interest are listed in ascending order i.e. bank offering lowest interest rate on Personal loan is placed at top and highest at the bottom. EMI is calculated on the basis of Interest rate mentioned in the table for Rs. 5 lakh Loan with tenure of 3 years (processing and other charges are assumed to be zero for EMI calculation); Interest and charges mentioned in the table is indicative and it may vary depending on bank’s terms and conditions.