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Business loan is a credit facility offered by Banks/NBFCs to meet the financial requirements of self-employed customers and enterprises. It can be availed by individuals, MSMEs, business owners, entrepreneurs, retailers, traders, manufacturers, self-employed professionals (CAs/Doctors), and several other business entities.

Business loans are majorly classified into two types, such as secured loans and unsecured loans. Secured loans are types of loans that require collateral/security, that borrowers need to deposit with the lender to avail funds. However, in the case of unsecured loans, there is no need to submit any type of collateral/security with the Bank, NBFC, or any other financial institution.

Banks/NBFCs offer a range of both Secured and Unsecured Business Loans that include Term Loans (Short-term/Intermediate-term/Long-term), Working Capital Loans, Cash Credit, Overdraft, Letter of Credit, Bill/Invoice Discounting, Equipment Finance, Machinery Loans, Point-of-Sale (POS) Loans/Merchant Cash Advance, Fleet Finance, Loans under Bank Guarantee (BG), and Loans under Govt. schemes, such as Mudra Loans (PMMY), SIDBI, PMEGP, CGTMSE, Stand Up India, PSB Loans in 59 minutes, PMRY, etc.

On our single online platform, the business loan interest rates offered by financial institutions is 16% p.a. onwards and are further determined as per the applicant's profile, eligibility & business requirements. Below mentioned is the tabular representation of the comparison of business loan interest rates offered by leading Banks and NBFCs. 


Interest Rate


10.00% - 22.50% p.a.

IIFL Finance

11.75% - 25.75% p.a.


1% per month onwards


1% – 1.5% per month (Flat ROI)

Axis Bank

14.65% - 18.90% p.a.

IDFC First Bank

14.50% p.a. onwards


Bajaj Finserv

15% - 25% p.a.

Fullerton Finance

17% - 21% p.a.

Kotak Mahindra Bank

16% - 19.99% p.a.

RBL Bank

17.50% - 25% p.a.


17% p.a. onwards

Indifi Finance

1.5% per month onwards

Lendingkart Finance

1.5% – 2% per month

Tata Capital Finance

19% p.a. onwards

NeoGrowth Finance

19% - 24% p.a.

Hero FinCorp

Up to 26% p.a.

Note: Interest Rates are updated as on 25th November 2022.

Financial institutions offer collateral-free business loans of amounts maximum of up to Rs. 2 crores, whereas there is no minimum limit to borrow. Moreover, Small Business Loans, Startup Loans, and Micro Loans are also available for individuals, self-employed professionals, business owners, Startups, MSMEs, and other business entities at competitive interest rates.

Credit score plays a significant role in the loan approval process. It represents your credit history along with the repayment timeline of availed funding products. Generally, any credit score of 750 or more is considered good by financial institutions. However, if your credit score is a bit low of 650 or above, there are still chances of loan approval from some NBFCs, Small Finance Banks, and Micro Finance Institutions.

The credit score eligibility defined by financial institutions is different for individuals, self-employed professionals, MSMEs, retailers or manufacturers, and other business entities.

Different ranges of credit scores are required by the Banks/NBFCs, from borrowers who require various types of business loans, such as Term Loans, Working Capital Loans, Letter of Credit (LC), Overdraft (OD), POS loans, etc. The credit score range defined by the lender for a specific loan product shall vary from applicant to applicant and loan type.

People with New-to-Credit should also start to build a credit score for loan approvals, as applicants with low credit scores are always at higher risk of loan rejections. Startups require even higher credit scores to avail business loans and they are new to the lending market and are about to set up a new business. Therefore, build and maintain a good credit score to enhance the chance of loan approval.

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  • Business Tenure: Minimum 1 year or above
  • Minimum Annual Turnover: Shall vary from lender to lender
  • Credit Score: 750 or above
  • Applicants with No past loan defaults with any financial institutions

Eligible Entities

  • Individuals, Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, Self-employed professionals (CAs/CSs/Doctors/Architects), Startups, and MSMEs
  • Private and Public Limited Companies, Sole Proprietorships, Partnership Firms, Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs), and Large Enterprises engaged only in the Manufacturing, Trading, or Services Sectors
  • NGOs, Co-operative Societies and Trusts, etc.

When applying for a business loan, you will need to submit the following documents:

  • Duly filled application form along with passport-sized photographs
  • KYC Documents of the applicant, including PAN card, Passport, Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voter ID card, Utility Bills (Water/Electricity Bills)
  • Last 1 years’ bank statement
  • Copy of Non-Collateral Overdraft, if any
  • Copy of Business Incorporation
  • Any other document required by the lender

The fees and charges on the business loan or any type of business loan shall vary from lender to lender and case to case. Usually, the fees and charges depend on the applicant's profile, business type, required loan amount, offered interest rate, repayment tenure, and several other factors.

Apply for Business loan by following below mentioned 4 simple steps:

Step 1: Fill in the required fields as mentioned in the form and Check the box to agree on terms and further Click to ''Unlock Best Offers''.

Step 2: Further you will be required to mention your company details, basic personal information, along with registered mobile number and email address.

Step 3: After submitting all the details, the bank's representative will contact you to proceed with loan formalities.

Step 4: Once your loan application and documents are verified and approved by the bank, within defined working days the loan amount shall get disbursed in your mentioned bank account.

To promote entrepreneurship among women, lenders have started offering a variety of loan schemes for women entrepreneurs. These business financing schemes are exclusively for women and it provides them relief in terms of interest rates and collateral. Some of the banks also have special departments for women entrepreneurs where they provide business consulting, training, and counseling along with avenues for marketing and showcasing their products.

Women entrepreneurs whose ownership is less than 50% of the company are not eligible to avail the benefits of the women’s special schemes.

Some of the popular loan schemes for women entrepreneurs are as follows:

Term Loan

Term loan is offered under various types, such as short-term loan, long-term loan and other small business loans. The loan amount offered under term loan depends on the applicant’s profile and business requirements that can be repaid in 12 months to 5 years, in the form of EMIs. Term loans are divided into two parts, unsecured business loans, and secured business loans. Secured loans require collateral to be submitted with the lender, which is not the case with unsecured business loans.

Working Capital Loan

Working capital loans are availed to meet the day-to-day business requirements or to manage business cash flow. The working capital loan can be availed for various other purposes, such as business expansion, buying equipment or machinery, purchasing raw materials or goods, paying off salaries or rent, enhancing inventory, and much more. Usually, the repayment tenure offered by most lenders is up to 12 months which shall exceed as per business requirements and the sole discretion of the lender.

Bill/Invoice Discounting

Invoice discounting is a financial instrument offered by Banks/NBFCs. Bill Discounting is a source of working capital finance for the seller of goods on credit. It is a discount that a financial institution takes from a seller’s customer. Through the payment being made by letter of credit, the buyer has the option of buying goods from the seller. Bills that come under bill discounting are termed Bills Of Exchange.

Letter of Credit (LC)

Letter of credit is a payment instrument used mainly in international trade in which the bank provides a monetary guarantee to enterprises that deal in the import and export of goods. Enterprises doing business overseas have to deal with unknown suppliers and they require assurance of payment before performing any transaction. Therefore, a letter of credit is important to provide payment assurance to the suppliers or exporters.

Point-of-Sale (POS) Loan / Merchant Cash Advance

Point-of-Sale Loan is a type of credit facility wherein merchants offer funding to their customers at the point of their purchase. Business owners, Enterprises, MSMEs, Entrepreneurs, and Retailers can avail such funding. Loans against POS machines to start a new business or to manage their existing businesses. POS Loan, also termed Merchant Cash Advance is a loan type in which the sanctioned amount depends on the business volume generated via POS terminals.

Overdraft (OD)

An overdraft means overdrawing money from one’s current/savings account even if the account balance is zero or even below. An agreed rate of interest will be charged if the overdrawn amount is within the limits of a preceding agreement. The interest rate is charged only on the utilized amount of the total withdrawal or sanctioned limit.

Q. What is a good credit score to get instant business loans?

Ans. Any credit score that is 750 or above is considered good by financial institutions. The maximum credit score is 900 and any score close to it shall be preferred first by lenders.

Q. How to choose the ideal repayment tenor for business loans?

Ans. Ideally, if you avail short-term loan then the repayment tenure should not exceed 12 months. However, it may increase as per the desired loan amount. The maximum repayment period can be chosen up to 5 years depending upon the loan amount that may exceed as per business requirements.

Q. What is the impact of GST on business loans for new businesses?

Ans. GST plays an important role in getting business loans, as the more the GST is paid, the larger shall be the business volume. Therefore, it becomes easy for banks to rely on such applicants or borrowers that pay their GST.

Q. What is the minimum turnover requirement for a loan to start a business?

Ans. The minimum annual turnover criteria is defined by the lender and vary from bank to bank. 

Q. What are the pre-closure and part-prepayment charges in business loans?

Ans. The pre-closure and part-payment charges vary from lender to lender. It may be Nil from some Banks and may exceed up to 5% of the loan amount from others. Ensure to check the same with your lender.

Q. What are the loan schemes initiated by the Government of India?

Ans. Some of the popular schemes include MUDRA Yojana under PMMYSIDBI loanCGTMSEPMEGPStandup IndiaStartup Indiapsbloansin59minutes.comNSICNABARD, etc.

Loan Guarantee Scheme of Rs. 50,000 crore for Healthcare Sector

1st Sept 2021: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced Govt. Guaranteed - Loan Scheme for Covid Affected Sectors (LGSCAS) of Rs. 50,000 crore exclusively for the healthcare industry. Under this scheme, banks can offer loans to the medical sector and for building healthcare infrastructure in smaller towns and non-metropolitan cities. The maximum interest rate offered under this scheme is 7.95%. This loan scheme came into effect from May 7, 2021 and is valid up to March 2022. LGSCAS offers funding coverage for brownfield expansion and greenfield projects related to the healthcare and medical infrastructure.

Bank of Baroda in partnership with U GRO Capital to disburse Rs. 1000 crore loan to MSMEs

26th July 2021: Under this co-lending program, Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) can now avail business loans worth Rs. 1000 crore that shall be disbursed by Bank of Baroda in partnership with U GRO Capital. As per RBI’s revised co-lending regulation, 80% of the loan amount shall be disbursed by BOB and the rest by the NBFC partner. The loan can be availed by MSMEs operating at U GRO’s over 200 channels around 9 locations in cities that include Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Pune, and Bengaluru. Below are the loan details offered for MSMEs:

Features of MSME Loan under the co-lending program

Interest Rate

8%-10% per annum

Loan Amount

Up to Rs. 50 lakh

Repayment Tenure

Up to 120 months

FM announces additional Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS) for Covid-19 affected sectors

28 June 2021: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announces additional Rs 1.5 lakh crore funding under the Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS) for Covid affected sectors. The sector-wise details shall be decided as per the requirements or sector needs. Now the ECLGS scheme is expanded up to Rs. 4.5 lakh crore. Approximately, 25 lakh people can avail the loan via Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs). This fiscal stimulus is launched as a part of the Atma Nirbhar Bharat Package in May 2020.

SBI Launches New Business Loan Scheme to support Healthcare Sector

June 25, 2021: SBI introduces the Aarogyam Healthcare Business Loan scheme to offer financial support to the healthcare sector to fight Covid-19. Under this special loan category, healthcare entities can avail loans up to Rs. 100 crore, as per their geographical location. The repayment tenure of the loan is up to 10 years. Collateral-free loans up to Rs. 2 crores, as covered under the guarantee of Credit Guarantee Fund Trust for Micro and Small Enterprises (CGTMSE). The nature of the loan is both a Term Loan for expansion purposes, as well as a Working Capital Loan in form of a letter of credit and cash credit. For Tier, I & Urban centres maximum loan amount offered is up to Rs 20 crore and Rs. 10 crores for Tier II to Tier VI centres.

Loans offered under Mudra Scheme exceed Rs. 9 lakh crore

June 24, 2021: At G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting, Labour Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar announced that more than Rs 9 lakh crore has already been disbursed, as collateral-free loans under the Mudra scheme. As per the labor minister, approximately 70% of the account holders are women under Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY). Mudra Yojana was primarily introduced to offer financial support to budding entrepreneurs across the nation.

SME Loan Relief Measures during COVID-19

30th May 2021, SBI and IBA announce SME loan relief measures for individuals and MSMEs to lower the COVID impact. The Government of India declares an extension of its Rs. 3 lakh crore ECLGS - Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme.

  • Public Sector Banks to offer restructuring loans to individuals, small businesses and MSMEs up to Rs 25 crore
  • For loans up to Rs. 2 crore, Govt. to provide 100% guarantee cover to hospitals, nursing homes, etc. for setting up of on-site oxygen generation plants
  • Interest Rate offered is 7.50%
  • The validity of ECLGS has also been extended to September 30, 2021
  • The disbursement under the scheme has been permitted up to December 31, 2021

RBI announces Rs. 50,000 crore funding support to fight COVID

5 May 2021: RBI Governor, Shaktikanta Das introduced new measures to tackle the second wave of COVID-19 in India. The Governor announced on-tap liquidity funding of Rs 50,000 crore, as a credit facility to be offered to banks, NBFCs, and other lending institutions. This funding support is in the form of incentivized loan schemes that shall be offered to the enterprises engaged in the healthcare, manufacturing, and logistics sectors. Vaccine manufacturers, hospitals, medical equipment makers, as well as patients shall be offered loan schemes by the private and public sector banks, NBFCs, Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs), and Small Finance Banks (SFBs).

Government launches Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan 2020

12 May 2020: Government launches Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan 2020
Launched on 12 May, 2020 by the Government of India, Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan or Self-reliant India Scheme 2020 is a funding support scheme for the MSME sector to boost and promote growth and increase employment opportunities in rural and urban areas across India. Its main features include: 

  • MSME Loans worth of Rs. 3 lakh crore
  • Rs. 20,000 crore loan option for MSMEs
  • Repayment Tenure of 48 months with moratorium period offered is 12 months
  • 100% Credit Guarantee Scheme
  • Approx. 50 lakh shopkeepers to benefit, running pedestrian shops
  • Collateral Free Loans to MSMEs
  • For loans up to Rs. 3 lakh, relief of 2% on interest rate
  • Loans of amount Rs. 10,000 offered to pedestrian business owners
  • Manufacturing and Service MSMEs shall be considered as the same entities

Self-reliant India is a scheme focusing on the MSME sector and it does not mean cutting from the rest of the world. New MSME definition was introduced as mentioned:

MSME – Merged Criteria: Investment and Annual Turnover

Sector/Enterprise Type

Micro Enterprise

Small Enterprise

Medium Enterprise

Manufacturing & Services Sector, Both

Investment less than Rs. 1 crore

Turnover less than Rs. 5 crore

Investment less than Rs. 10 crore

Turnover up to Rs. 50 crore

Investment less than Rs. 50 crore

Turnover up to Rs. 250 crore

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