HDFC Bank Launches Digital Loans Against Mutual Funds
First-time borrowers with no credit history can also avail of this innovation
by Shrutee K/DNS
Mumbai: In a first in the country, HDFC Bank launched its Digital Loans against Mutual Funds (LAMF), in partnership with transfer agent CAMS. Customers can now pledge mutual fund assets online and get overdraft limit set in their account in under 3 minutes. They can now avail of this product through the HDFC Bank website in 3 easy steps. With this product, customers can leverage their mutual fund (MFs) portfolio to avail funds for any contingencies or emergencies without liquidating their investments or stopping their regular investment plans/SIPs. Digital Loans against Mutual Funds is available for resident Indians and for portfolios that are individual holdings.
They can avail Digital LAMF in 3 easy steps on Net Banking:
Log in to myCAMS via HDFC Bank website and select which mutual funds they would like to pledge from their portfolio
Click on loan terms and conditions
Input one-time password (OTP) and overdraft will be ready to use in their account
The Bank has collaborated with CAMS to create a seamless customer experience. It is open to all HDFC Bank customers holding assets in at least one of the ten mutual fund houses registered with the CAMS. These ten fund houses together constitute about 60% of the total assets under management of the industry. After the success of HDFC Bank’s industry first offering ‘Digital Loans against Securities’ launched last year, the Bank has now automated the entire process for ‘Digital Loans against Mutual Funds.’ Today, a customer has to wait for 5-6 days to avail a loan against mutual funds. Even redemption of MFs takes couple of days for the funds to be transferred to the customers' account. With Digital LAMF, customers can design their own loan against mutual fund, choosing which assets from their portfolio they would like to pledge, calculate their overdraft limit eligibility against mutual fund, open a current account online instantly and get the money into the account; all in a matter of minutes.
Key benefits of Digital LAMF:
Instant availability of money in account within minutes.
Available against both Debt & Equity Mutual Funds
Customer retains mutual fund portfolio without liquidation
First-time borrowers without credit history can access loans
Interest applied only on amount utilised
Available across the country on HDFC Bank website
New Loans and Enhancements can be done online
“Digital Loans against Mutual Fund is an industry first innovation and takes customer convenience, flexibility and access to greater heights. In emergencies, customers will not be forced to liquidate assets at less than optimal market conditions. They can instead design their own loan to tide over the cash crunch. We are happy to partner with CAMS on this initiative to provide completely digital access for loans against mutual funds to our customers . With this product, we hope to reach out to customers in the tier 2 and 3 markets and bring them into the digital lending fold," said Mr. Arvind Kapil, Group Head – Unsecured Loans, Home, and Mortgage Loans, HDFC Bank
About HDFC Bank: With 43 million customers, 4,787 branches and 12,635 ATMs across 2,691 Indian towns and cities, HDFC Bank is one of India’s premier banks. Promoted by Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), India's leading housing finance company in 1995, the Bank is widely regarded for its use of technology and ability to provide world-class services. Over the past 24 years, it has successfully gained market share in its target customer franchises, even as it maintained healthy profitability and asset quality. The Bank’s achievements have been consistently recognised in numerous prestigious surveys and awards. The latest in the coveted list being Bank of the Year and Best Large Bank awards in the 15th Business Today India’s Best Banks Survey, 2018. www.hdfcbank.com.