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Can a Personal Loan Help You Fulfil Your Entrepreneurial Dreams?

Published on Apr 1, 2022Updated on Jan 25, 2024

Can a Personal Loan Help You Fulfil Your Entrepreneurial Dreams?

If you are a businessman in the early stages of your venture, availing a business loan is difficult since banks need a solid financial portfolio, a flourishing office, and a dependable income. The trouble in getting endorsed for a business loan is challenging due to a lot of reasons. Some of these reasons include lack of collateral, bad/ poor credit, low income, low capital investment, or a staters portfolio. Now, it is imperative to get away from this situation. There is an easy getaway that an entrepreneur who is beginning his/her journey in the capital markets can take. One of the best solutions would be to go for the option of a personal loan to finance the new venture. 

Personal Loan

A personal loan can obviously aid the entrepreneur to fix the business portfolio so that it becomes easier to avail of a business loan in near future. Now, why would an entrepreneur require a loan in the first place? There are many expenses that can be covered by the business or a personal loan to improve the overall venture. Some of the points are mentioned below:

  1. Infrastructure: You can use the personal loan to build an environment to work in. This can include a manufacturing unit, office space, or a warehouse. All these things directly or indirectly impact the growth of your business.
  2. Tech update: We are currently living in a world where technological advancement occurs at every instance, and you would require money to perform this transition in your venture. A Personal loan can directly aid this requirement.  
  3. Expanding the business: Expanding the business requires capital and does not assure success. There is a lot of need for capital in this subject area and a personal loan can be helpful for new entrepreneurs. Hiring employees also comes under the expansion and there is a need for cash flow to hire new people. 
  4. Marketing: You would require capital for your marketing strategy. This is an ongoing cost. A personal loan can help new entrepreneurs to expand their reach both offline and online.

Personal Loan Documentation

There are several personal loan eligibility criteria for you to pass if there is a need for one. The below table depicts the same:


21 - 60 years


Indian Citizen

Employment Status

Self-employed / Salaried


750 or more

Work Experience

Minimum 1 year, with at least 6 months in the current organization

Minimum Monthly Income

For salaried: INR 25,000 (Mumbai and Delhi) or INR 20,000 (other Indian cities)

For Self employed: Minimum criteria for turnover and profit after taxes as per the applicable policy at the time of loan application

Apart from the eligibility criteria, there is some personal loan documentation required if you want to avail this type of loan from the moneylender. These are mentioned below:

  1. PAN and Address proof
  2. Proof of income like salary slips for salaried applicants and Financial statements for self-employed applicants
  3. Bank statements of the past 6 months

Please note that personal loan eligibility depends on a variety of factors, including SMFG India Credit’s policy at the time of loan application.

Personal Loan Interest Rate

All lenders have different personal loan interest rates. Here is where applicants must keep the following points in mind:

  1. Short-term personal loan products such as payday loans, early salary loans, and so on come with a maximum tenure of 12-15 months. The interest rate may be in the single digits but is charged on a monthly basis. Thus, when calculated annually, the overall interest cost is very high. Such products must only be availed for extremely short-term emergency requirements of small amounts, which one can easily repay within a few months.
  2. Traditional personal loans, like the one offered by SMFG India Credit, come with repayment tenures of 12 to 60 months. Thus, one can select a tenure so that the resulting EMI would fit easily within their budget. The interest rates are charged on an annual basis.
  3. Personal loan interest rates at SMFG India Credit start from 11.99% per annum. The final rate of interest offered to an applicant will depend on a number of factors, including our policy at the time of loan application.


You must be thinking about how to select the best lending partner for yourself. There are many ways how one can obtain the best interest rate for the loan. Improving your credit score is one of the ways. Not missing the installments on the existing debt will also play a major role. Comparing the interest rates from different lenders can help you to get the best offer.

* Please note that this article is for your knowledge only. Loans are disbursed at the sole discretion of SMFG India Credit. Final approval, loan terms, disbursal process, foreclosure charges and foreclosure process will be subject to SMFG India Credit's policy at the time of loan application. If you wish to know more about our products and services, please contact us

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