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All of us have received an sms, an email, even a call like this from our banks on multiple occasions. But, how often have we wondered what it is? Almost never.That’s why, this article is dedicated to the myth i.e a Pre-approved Personal Loan.

What is a Pre-Approved Personal Loan?
A Pre-approved Loan is a facility banks like to offer their customers who have a squeaky clean credit history, subject fulfilment of a few criteria. These loans usually allow the customer to get a loan with minimum documentation and maximum ease.

Features of a Pre-Approved Personal Loan
  • Fast processing
  • Simple application procedure
  • Favourable interest rates
  • Minimum/Zero paperwork
Pros of a Pre-Approved Personal Loan
  • Lower Interest Rate 
    Pre- approved loans come with a lower rate of interest. Since the bank has already checked your income, savings, current balance and repayment history, it is certain of your ability to pay the installments on time.
  • Quick Processing 
    Since the bank has indicated your eligibility amount and is aware of your track record, the time taken for this personal loan approval is much less than that of a regular one. The loan is disbursed almost as quickly as it was processed.
  • Minimum Documentation 
    Pre- approved loans are offered to existing customers and that is why minimum or no documentation is required.
  • Can Be Applied Online 
    When a pre- approved loan offer comes to you, you can apply for it online rather than having to go and visit the bank branch.
When does one get offered a Pre-Approved Personal Loan Offer
There are quite a few reasons why you bank considers you to be eligible for a pre-approved loan offer. Here are a few of them:
  • You have a good Credit Score and credit history.
  • You have been paying your loan/Credit Card dues with your bank religiously
  • The bank checked your income and expenses and found you eligible
  • The bank considers you to be a credit-worthy individual
  • You have saved up a healthy amount in your Savings Account and your bank knows about it
How does one get a Pre-Approved Personal Loan?
Since pre-approved loan offers are usually made by banks with whom you already have a relationship with, they don’t require many/or no documents.
Keeping that in mind, it is always wise and advisable to keep the following handy:
  • Salary slips – 3 months at least
  • Bank statements
  • ID proof
  • Residence proof
  • PAN card
Usage of a Pre-Approved Personal Loan
A Pre-Approved Personal Loan can be used for anything, or purpose you may want to use it for.

Learn more about your Personal Loan Eligibility here.

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