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Banks will have to reveal all fees they charge on loans: What changes for you

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said that regulated entities will be bound by terms of the loan indicated in the Key Fact Statement (KFS) if the borrower agrees to them owing to which they will have to issue KFS to retail borrowers and small businessmen from October 1, 2024. This will help borrowers take an informed view before executing a loan document as per the RBI although credit card receivables are exempted from the same.

A woman walks past the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) logo inside its headquarters in Mumbai, India.(Reuters)

Key information of a loan agreement will be part of the KFS. This will include the all-in-cost of the loan. It will be provided to borrowers with a unique proposal number and will have a validity period of at least three working days for loans with a tenor of seven days or more. As per RBI, KFS should include:

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As per the RBI, the REs cannot charge the borrower any fees or charges not mentioned in the KFS without the borrower’s consent at any stage during the loan term.

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