Banks to not levy foreclosure charges/ pre-payment penalties on any floating term loan sanctioned to individuals for purposes other than business. Earlier it was only on housing loans. Gist of RBI notification dated 2nd August, 2019 follows
Please refer to our circulars DBOD.No.Dir.BC.107/13.03.00/2011-12 dated June 5, 2012 and DBOD.Dir.BC.No.110/13.03.00/2013-14 dated May 7, 2014, in terms of which banks are not permitted to charge foreclosure charges / pre-payment penalties on home loans / all floating rate term loans sanctioned to individual borrowers.
2. In this connection, it is clarified that banks shall not charge foreclosure charges/ pre-payment penalties on any floating rate term loan sanctioned, for purposes other than business, to individual borrowers with or without co-obligant(s).