“….And, I could comfortably arrange for all that was needed for my sister’s wedding.”

I was very excited the day my sister’s wedding date got finalised. I didn’t waste even a minute and sat down to list out all that had to be arranged for the big day. Right from refurbishing the house, arranging accommodation for guests, fixing caterer and venue, and of course getting the perfect wedding trousseau for my dear sister – everything was on my list. Beside each item I put an approximate cost to assess the amount of fund that will be required – it added up to Rs. 25-lakh! And, as I was capping my pen, the thought of ‘From where will I arrange for such a huge sum of money?’ clouded my mind. Next day, at the office, when I shared my concern with a colleague, he suggested me to take a personal loan and helped me to avail one too. All thanks to him that it took off a huge burden from me and I could arrange for the wedding without any fund crunch.

Personal loan, as the name suggests, helps you to meet financial requirement for several personal needs. It can be used for wedding, travel, unexpected medical expenses, education, house renovation, business requirements, and the like. It is an unsecured loan offered by banks and non-banking finance companies and requires no collateral or guarantor. In addition, personal loans require minimum documentation and have a relatively easier and faster processing time. This loan can be availed by both salaried professionals and self-employed individuals. Upon meeting the personal loan eligibility criterions and submitting required documents; your loan can get approved within 72 hours. The repayment tenure for a personal loan is generally between 1 year and 5 years with an interest rate ranging from 10.99% to 24%. Alike other loans, the terms and conditions for personal loan vary from lender to lender, hence you must do an inclusive comparison of interest rates, processing charges, documentation charges, pre-closure charges, and other terms and conditions.

As mentioned above, there is no limit to the number of ways a personal loan can be put to use. For instance, if you want to refurbish your house and already have a personal loan, then you can use it to meet the refurbishing expenses rather than taking a separate home loan. Similarly, you can use it to meet holiday expenses rather than taking a separate travel loan. You can use this collateral free loan to fulfil your dreams of higher education and also to meet daily expenses of your business. In fact, you can also use this loan to buy your favourite phone, gaming console, and such other products of personal use. Just like the way I used my personal loan to meet all the expenses of my sister’s wedding.

In my view, the hassle-free application process, quick disbursal of the loan amount, easy repayment methods and most importantly the multi-purpose feature make personal loans a true friend at the time of need.

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