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Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q-1. What is NBP Saibaan?
A-1. NBP Saibaan is a Housing Finance Product

Q-2. Who are eligible for NBP Saibaan?
A-2. All Pakistani resident nationals, CNIC Holder, having clean eCIB & DataCheck reports and maintaining salary / current account with NBP subject to fulfillment of the policy parameters of NBP Saibaan.

Q-2. What kind of Products are offered under NBP Saibaan?
A-2. Following five products are being offered under NBP Saibaan:

  1. Home Purchase Finance (HP), for the purchase of ready residential house or apartment.
  2. Home Construction Finance (HC), for construction and extension of self owned residential property.
  3. Balance Transfer Facility (BTF), for taking over house loan from other financial institute.
  4. Land Purchase plus Construction (LPC), for purchasing of residential plot and subsequently.

 

Q-3. What is Balance Transfer facility (BTF)?
A-3. If a customer has already availed housing finance facility from another bank then his/her outstanding financing amount can be transferred to NBP subject to a 24 months satisfactory repayment history and fulfillment of all the terms and conditions of NBP Saibaan.

Q-4. What is the maximum financing amount being offered under NBP Saibaan?
A-4. Maximum financing amount being offered is as under:

  • Home Purchase                                   PKR Up to 35 million
  • Home Construction                             PKR Up to 35 million
  • BTF                                                     PKR Up to 35 million
  • Purchase of Land plus construction    PKR Up to 35 million

(Financing amount shall depend upon the net take home salary/income of the borrower and other product criteria).

Q-5. What is the tenure of the financing?
A-5. The tenure for products is as under:

  • Home Purchase                                   3 years to 20 years
  • Home Construction                             3 years to 20 years
  • BTF                                                     3 years to 20 years
  • Purchase of Land plus construction    3 years to 20 years

(Actual tenure depends on age of the customer).

 

Q-6. What is the Debt to equity ratio?
A-6. Product wise debt to equity ratio is as under:

  • Home Purchase                                   70:30
  • Home Construction                             70:30
  • BTF                                                     70:30
  • Purchase of Land plus construction    70:30

Q-7. What is the maximum percentage allowed for debt burden?
A-7. The maximum debt burden percentage is 45%.

Q-8. What type of mark-up rate is being offered and what is the bench markup of mark-up rate?
A-8. The markup rate being offered is Variable.  The variable markup rate is pegged with SBP Discount Rate with spread of 2% in which Life & Disability Insurance coverage is mandatory.  The markup rate is revised on every financing anniversary if there is change in SBP Discount Rate.  Bank has the right to change the spread for fresh cases.

Q-9. Is Grace Period available under NBP Saibaan?
A-9. Maximum grace period allowed in Home Construction and Land Purchase plus Construction cases is 15 months.  During this grace period the monthly installment comprises of markup and insurance amount only.  No grace period is allowed for Home Purchase, Home Improvement and BTF.

Q-10.What is the minimum income requirement?
A-10. The minimum income requirement is as under:

  • For Govt. employees it is PKR 5000/- whose monthly salary is directly credited to his/her account maintained with NBP and employer undertaking is provided.
  • For rest of Salaried Class minimum net take home is PKR 10,000/-.
  • For Business Persons & Self-Employed Professionals minimum net take home is PKR 15,000/-.

Q-11. What is the minimum & maximum age requirement?
A-11. Details are as under:

  • For Salaried Class the minimum age is 22 years at the time of applying for the financing facility and the financing facility should expire at maximum age of 59.5 years.
  • Similarly for Business Persons and Self-Employed Professionals minimum age is 21 years at the time of applying for the financing facility and maximum age should not be more than 65 years at the time of the maturity of the finance.

Q-12. What is the mode of repayment?
A-12. The mode of repayment is direct deduction (through debt authority) of Installment from salary account or the Customer’s Current Account at NBP which has to be kept funded with at least one monthly installment amount.

 

Q-13. Can NBP Saibaan be applied with Co-applicant?
A. Yes, NBP Saibaan can also be applied with Co-applicant.  Spouse, parents and adult male children can be co-applicant.  Co-applicant’s income may be clubbed.

Q-14. What will be processing fees and External Agencies charges?
A-14. Details are as under:

  • For Govt. employees PKR 500/- irrespective of the finance amount.
  • For others

PKR 1000/- for financing up to PKR 1 Million
PKR 3000/- for financing up to PKR 4 Million
PKR 6000/- for financing above PKR 4 Million.

  • Income estimation, legal and valuation fee will be charged as per actual, which varies from Region to Region.

Q-15. What is length of service/business requirements?
A-15. The requirement of length of service/business is as under:

  • Minimum 2 years with the same employer or otherwise collective and continuous employment of 3 years.
  • For Business Persons & Self-Employed Professionals a minimum past history of 3 years relationship with business.

Q-16.What is the property eligibility criteria?
A-16. Property eligibility criteria is as under:

  • Property should be located in “positive areas” as defined by the Bank.
  • Property should be purely residential and for self-occupancy.
  • For Home Purchase finance, property should be an already constructed house or apartment.
  • Title of property shall be clear and chain of documents should be complete.
  • Satisfactory valuation and legal opinions from the Bank designated valuators and lawyers are to be required on each property.

Q-17. What is the Property and Life & Disability Insurance requirements?
A-17. Both property and life & disability insurance coverage is mandatory.  The premium rates are as under:

  • For property insurance, the premium rate is 0.1% of 120% of approved finance amount.  The premium of first year insurance is paid in advance and for subsequent years it is part of the monthly installment amount.
  • For life and disability insurance, the standard premium rate is 0.525%** of approved finance amount. The premium of first year insurance is paid in advance and for subsequent years it is part of the monthly installment amount.
  • All insurance charges shall be borne by the customer.

**Rates could vary depending upon the assessment of actual risk based on medical examination of the borrower by the Insurance Company.  Moreover, if due to medical reason the coverage is declined then financing request is also declined.

Q-18. What is the collateral requirements?
A-18. The requirements of collateral are as under:

  • For collateral purposes, the property for the purchase/construction/BTF and LPC for which the financing is being provided, will be mortgaged.
  • Equitable and partly Registered Mortgage will be created on the property.  Cost of the same to be borne by the customer.  However, Bank may require 100% registered mortgage.
  • All the original property documents will be in Bank’s custody.

Q-19. How disbursement will be made?
A-19. Details are as under:

  • In Home Purchase, Home Improvement and BTF, the disbursement is made in one go.
  • In Home Construction, the disbursement is made in maximum of 4 tranches.
  • In Land Purchase plus Construction, the disbursement is made in maximum of 5 tranches.





 

 

** Rates/Charges are subject to change as per market factor/SBP regulations etc.
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