Over recent years, home loan has been witnessing fierce competition in pricing as well as product differentiation. Besides providing the most competitive rates of interest, SBI has introduced "SBI Maxgain", an innovative and feature rich facilities to the generic Home Loan Scheme and have brought about a fair amount of flexibility in key terms and conditions of the Scheme.
Green Home Bank Loan
State Bank Of India has adopted a Green Banking Policy with an objective of contributing towards the fight against the adverse climate change. One of the initiatives approved by the Board for this purpose is incentivizing borrowers who go in for Green Projects, i.e. those projects which reduce Carbon Emissions and promote Renewable Energy. "Green Housing" or "Green Home" is one of the types of projects identified for this purpose.
Although State Bank Of India (SBI) has implemented a rural housing scheme (Golden Jubilee Rural Housing Finance Scheme of RBI (GJRHFS)) under personal segment, bank has not been able to comprehensively cater to the needs of the farming community and poorest of the poor for Home Loans in view of the peculiarity of the ownership title in rural areas, social habits, type of construction and other related needs not being fully covered under GJRHFS.