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State Bank of India, the country's largest bank, has hiked the rates of repo rate linked home loans. SBI has increased by 0.30%. Other banks can now do so after SBI has increased the rates of home loans. SBI has also hiked effective interest rates on personal loans against the property by 0.30%. According to a senior official, the decision has been taken to see the growing credit risk for realty firms and debtors due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic. SBI has raised interest rates on all various home loan products by 0.30%. As per the information available on SBI's website, the new rates have come into effect from May one. SBI has kept the external benchmark-linked lending rate steady at 7.05%. SBI has been offering new customers some other loans, including home loans and personal loans on the property and reverse mortgage since last October.

The outbreak of coronavirus and the countrywide lockdown has disrupted economic activity and affected the income of many companies and people. The finance market is indicating that the risk to debtors has increased. In spite of all this, SBI is providing home loans at the most competitive rate. Here's a 0.75 percent cut in home loan rates at SBI gate a month ago.

SBI last changed its external benchmark linked lending rate (EBR) and repo linked lending rate (RLLR) on April 1, 2020. The rates had changed after the RBI announced a 0.75 percent cut in the repo rate. SBI has increased by 0.20% for home loans up to Rs 75 lakh. The effective rate for home loans above Rs 30 lakh is 7.40%, which was 7.20 percent earlier. The effective rate for home loans between Rs 30 lakh and 75 lakh has increased to 7.65 percent. It was 7.45 percent earlier. In addition, the new rate on home loans above 75 lakh is 7.75%, which was 7.5% earlier. The effective rate on Maxgan home loans up to Rs 30 lakh has increased to 7.75 percent. It was 7.45 percent earlier.

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