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LIC Housing readying for launch of reverse mortgage product news
20 June 2007

Hyderabad: LIC Housing Finance Ltd is set to foray into the reverse mortgage segment in the coming month.

"We see huge potential in the reverse mortgage segment in view of the changes in the social and economic fabric of the country and will launch our first product within a month," SK Mitter, director and chief executive, LIC Housing Finance, said here on Tuesday.

The reverse mortgage scheme would be extended to senior citizens above 60 years of age. "The equity of the house or property would be assessed and 40-75 per cent of the value would be given as loan to the applicants. Those in the age bracket of 60-65 would get 40 per cent of the market value and applicants above 75 years would get 60 per cent,'''' Mitter said.

The company also intends to mobilise over Rs1,000 crore through fixed deposits during the year. "Our fund requirement for 2007-08 is Rs6,800 crore. We will mobilise Rs1,000 crore through fixed deposits and pool in the remaining through bank loans and NCDs," he said.

The interest would be 9 per cent and 9.2 per cent on deposits for three years and five years, respectively.



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LIC Housing readying for launch of reverse mortgage product