Types of Loans and its Operations- Important Banking Awareness

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Types of Loans – Important Banking Awareness

About Loan:

A loan is the lending of money from one individual, organization or entity to another individual, organization or entity. A loan is a debt provided by an organization or individual to another entity at a certain interest rate, and evidenced by a promissory note. They specifies, among other things, the principal amount of money borrowed, the interest rate the lender is charging, and date of repayment.

The loan is generally provided at a cost, referred to as interest on the debt, which provides an incentive for the lender to engage in the loan.

Types of Loans:

  1. Secured Loans:

This is a loan in which the borrower pledges some asset as collateral for the loan, which then becomes a secured debt owed to the creditor who gives the loan. The debt is thus secured against the collateral, in the event that the borrower defaults, the creditor takes possession of the asset used as collateral and may sell it to regain some or the entire amount originally loaned to the borrower. Different types Secured Loans are Mortgage loan, Nonrecourse loan, Foreclosure and Repossession.

  1. Unsecured Loans:

Unsecured loans are monetary loans that are not secured against the borrower’s assets. These may be available from financial institutions under many different formats and packages. The interest rates applicable to these loans are different forms may vary depending on the lender and the borrower. These may or may not be regulated by law.

Interest rates on unsecured loans are nearly always higher than for secured loans because an unsecured lender’s options for recourse against the borrower in the event of default are severely limited. They are classified under:

  1. Credit facilities or lines of credit
  2. Credit card debt
  3. Bank overdrafts
  4. Personal loans
  5. Corporate bonds
  6. Peer-to-peer lending

3. Demand Loans:

A demand loan is a loan that the lender may require the borrower to repay at any time. Demand loans are short-term loans that are typically in that they do not have fixed dates for repayment and carry a floating interest rate which varies according to the prime lending rate. Demand loans may be unsecured or secured.

  1. Subsidized Loans:

A subsidized loan is a loan on which the interest is reduced by a transparent or hidden subsidy. These loans are mainly focused on educational and agricultural growth within the nation. If a student avails the educational loan, there will be no need to pay the interest during the entire period of the course in the institution.

  1. Concessional Loans:

A concessional loan also called as soft loan and is granted on terms substantially more generous than market loans either through below-market interest rates, by grace periods or a combination of both. Such loans may be made by foreign governments to developing countries or may be offered to employees of lending institutions as an employee benefit. Concessional Loans typically offer longer amortization schedules (in some cases up to 50 years) and lower interest rates than conventional bank loans.

  1. Personal Loans:

Personal Loan is a type of unsecured loan and helps to meet borrower’s current financial needs. The borrower doesn’t need any security or collateral while availing it. It is provided on the basis of key criteria such as income level, credit and employment history, repayment capacity, etc. Common personal loans include mortgage loans, car loans, home equity lines of credit, credit cards, installment loans and payday loans. The credit score of the borrower is a major component in and underwriting and interest rates of these loans.

  1. Commercial Loans:

A commercial loan is a debt-based funding arrangement between a business and a financial institution, typically used to fund major capital expenditures and or cover operational costs that the company may otherwise be unable to afford. Commercial loans are secured by collateral owned by the business requesting the loan.

Types of Commercial Loan:

  1. Term Loan
  2. Bank Overdraft Facility
  3. Letter of Credit
  4. Bank Guarantee
  5. Lease Finance
  6. SME Collateral free loan
  7. Construction Equipment loans
  8. SME Credit Card
  9. Commercial Vehicle Loans



  • MUDRA – Micro Units Development & Refinance Agency Ltd.
  • The MUDRA loans were provided under the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana launched in April, 2015. This new institution being setup by the government of India for development and refinancing activities related to micro units.
  • Under this scheme there are three types of loans are available. They are:
  1. Shishu: loans up to 50,000
  2. Kishore: loans above 50,000 and up to Rs.5,00,000
  3. Tarun: loans above 5,00,000 and up to Rs.10,00,000

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30 Days Study Plan for IBPS Clerk Mains 2017
Days Quantitative Aptitude Current Affairs Static GK / Banking Awareness Reasoning English
Day-1 Simplification, Wrong term in Number Series Sep 1-7 CMs and Governors / About RBI and its Responsibilities Coding and Decoding Errors in Articles and Preposition
Day-2 Average, Percentage and Partnership Sep 8-14 Country, Capital and Currency (1sthalf) – HQ of banks and Heads Relationship Errors in Nouns and Pronouns
Day-3 Ratio and Problems based on Ages Sep 15-21 Country, Capital and Currency (2ndhalf) – Types of Cheques Direction Sense Errors in Conjunction and Tenses
Day-4 Time & Work and Pipes & Cistern Sep 22-30 International Organisations and its HQ – Types of Accounts Syllogism Errors in If clauses and Relative Pronoun
Day-5 Time & Distance and Problems based on Trains Oct 1 – 7 National Parks (1st half) – Types of Cards Input and Output Errors in Adverb and Adjective
Day-6 Simple Interest and Compound Interest Oct 8 – 14 National Parks (2nd half)About RRBs Decision Making Errors in Active/Passive voice
Day-7 Profit and Loss Oct 15-21 Important Days with themes(2017) / About Payments Banks & NPCI Course of Action Errors in Comparison
Day-8 Probability and Mixture & Allegation Oct 22-31 City and Rivers with Origin / About NBFCs and Small Fin Banks Statements and assumption Errors in Direct/Indirect speech
Day-9 Boats and Streams Nov 1- 7 Power plants and Dams / About SEBI and IRDAI Linear Sitting arrangements Errors in Verbs
Day-10 Mensuration Nov 8-14 Important Lakes and Sanctuaries / About Credit Rating Agencies Circular Sitting arrangements Meaning for Idioms and Phrases (1st half)
Day-11 Data Interpretation (Table and Pie chart) Nov 15-21 Dance and Festival / Types of Loans and Negotiable Instruments Parallel Sitting Arrangements Meaning for Idioms and Phrases (2nd  half)
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