State Bank of India (SBI) on January 7 announced the Residential Builder Finance with Buyer Guarantee (RBBG) scheme, which will issue a guarantee of completion for select residential projects to its home loan customers, PTI reported.
“This product will improve the confidence of the home buyers and increase the velocity of sales of residential units,” SBI Chairman Rajnish Kumar said.
The scheme which will begin from 10 cities, and include affordable housing projects priced up to Rs 2.50 crore. It also includes RERA registered projects, which once past the RERA deadline would be considered “stuck”.
"We are committing that till the time a project receives an occupation certificate (OC), there will be a guarantee which the bank will offer buyers who take loans from it. This will be a win-win situation for home buyers, builders and the bank," Kumar added.