Doctor Loan

Get Personal loan for doctors of up to Rs. 5 crores with a tenure of 12 to 96 months. The interest rate starts from 8% p.a. and the processing fee can be up to 3% of the loan amount. These loans are offered to professional doctors/medical practitioners to meet their operational requirements. 

Loan for Doctors Details

Loan amountRs. 2 Lakhs - Rs. 5 Crores
Tenure1 year - 8 years
Interest Rate8% p.a. - 36% p.a.
Processing FeeUp to 3% of the loan amount sanctioned
Prepayment Charges0% - 7%

What is Doctor Loan?

A Doctor Loan is a special Loan for professional doctors who own a clinic or are working in a government/private clinic, hospitals, or as consultants. A Doctor Loan can be availed of to serve the financial needs of doctors who are looking to expand their scale of operations.

Eligibility for a Doctor Loan

The eligibility criteria to qualify for a Doctor Loan are as follows:

  • The applicant must be a Salaried Doctor
  • Should be a Registered Medical Practitioners/Physiotherapist in the age group between 25 to 65 years with a minimum experience of 2 to 5 years in the field depending upon the bank from where the loan is availed.
  • In case of Partnership firms, 50% of the partners should be doctors
  • In the case of Company, 50% of the share should be owned by doctors
  • Hospitals which are being run by Trusts/Companies/Institutions can also avail the loan
  • Professionals managing Medical Diagnostic Centres and Testing Labs are eligible
  • Where loan amount is up to 10 Lakhs close relatives i.e., spouse, mother, son or daughter with regular income can be co-applicants even if they are not Doctors. However, the number of co-applicants should not exceed two.
  • Applicants should have an IMA (Indian Medical Association) membership number or any registration allowed by Indian Government.
  • Should have a profitable existence for two years
  • A minimum annual income of 1 Lakh as per ITR
  • The applicant's Credit Score should be above 700

*The eligibility factors may vary from bank to bank

Documents Required for Doctor Loan

  • KYC documents of authorized signatories, such as Aadhar Card, Voter ID, Passport, and Driving License.
  • Medical registration certificate
  • Education qualification certificates
  • Income documents, such as ITR for the last 2 years, salary slips of last 2 months (if salaried).
  • Bank account statements of last 3 months of salary account (if salaried) or current account (if you have an independent practice).
  • Permanent address proof
  • Property ownership proof (office or residence).
  • PAN Card

Degrees Required to Apply for Doctor Loan

Following are some of the degrees that are required to apply for a Doctor Loan:

  • MD/DM/MS for Super Specialist Doctors
  • MBBS for Graduate Doctors
  • BDS/MDS for Dentists
  • BHMS/BAMS for Ayurvedic and Homeopathic Doctors
  • DHMS for Homeopathic Doctors

Benefits of Doctor Loan

The following are the benefits of Doctor Loan:

  • Doctors loan interest rate is low as compared to rates offered to other self-employed professionals.
  • Fast turnaround and loan approval within hours.
  • No guarantors required.
  • End-use includes the construction of a clinic, renovation or purchase of medical equipment.
  • Flexible loan tenure. Tenure up between 12 months to 96 months.
  • Part-prepayment option is available.
  • Minimum documentation and quick approval based on basic KYC, income proof and credit score.
  • Most financial institutions offer pre-approved loans to doctors.

Types of Entities Eligible for Doctor Loan

Multiple categories of doctors can avail the loan from a bank or any other financial institution.

The categories are as listed below:

  • Salaried doctors: Medical practitioners with a regular source of income along with 5 years of experience in the field can apply for the loan under this category.
  • Self-employed doctors: Doctors operating as proprietors in a proprietorship firm, as a partner in a partnership firm or LLP and as Directors in Private Limited Companies can apply for loans under this category.
  • Loans for hospitals and nursing homes: Loans are given to set up a new clinic/hospital/nursing home or for renovation/repair of the existing premises under this category.
  • Loans for diagnostic centres: Loans are given to set up to doctors who wish to set up diagnostic centres and pathological laboratories.
  • Loans for specialised clinics: These loans are taken by doctors to set up specialised clinics like Dermatology clinics, Dental clinics, and Ophthalmic Centres.

Purpose of Doctor Loan

Doctor Loan can be utilised for the following purposes:

  • Dentists can use the loan for the purchase of dental implants. 
  • For orthopaedists the loan can be utilised for various replacements/implants for shoulder/knee/hip/spine etc.
  • The loan can also be used for the purchase of equipment.
  • For setting up a clinic, nursing home, hospital, veterinary hospital, pathology labs, and drug store.
  • For purchase of ready built premises for hospital/clinic or construction of clinic/hospital in self-owned site or for purchase of land for construction of hospital/clinic thereon.
  • If the loan is for purchase of land and construction thereon the value of the land shall not exceed 50% of the project cost.
  • In case of purchase of the ready built building, the age of the building should not exceed 30 years. The residual life of the building should be at least 5 years more than the repayment period.
  • For the purchase of computers, vehicles, ambulances, furniture & fixtures, etc.
  • For expansion/renovation/modernization of existing premises.
  • For including state of the art technology for the existing establishment.

Secured Doctor Loans

Secured loan for doctors are mortgage loans. This can be availed by both salaried and self-employed doctors against the mortgage of residential or commercial property. 

Banks and other financial institutions offer this loan to doctors to set up a clinic, nursing home or buy medical equipment. Equipment loans are available as secured loans which are against the hypothecation of equipment purchased out of the finance.

Some of the equipment that can be purchased with Doctor Loan are:

  • Sonography Machines
  • CT Scanners
  • MRI Machines
  • X-Ray Machines

Loan for Doctors - Banks

Below are top banks that offers personal loan to doctors: 

  • Bajaj Finserv - Loan for Doctors:
    • Loan amount: Up to Rs. 35 Lakhs
    • Tenure: 12 - 96 months
    • Rate of interest: 14% - 16%
    • Processing fee: Up to 2% of the loan amount + taxes
    • Prepayment Charges: 4% + applicable taxes
  • Fullerton India -Personal Loan For Doctors
    • Loan amount: Up to Rs. 30 Lakhs
    • Tenure: 12 - 60 months
    • Rate of interest: 11.99% - 36%
    • Processing fee: Up to 3% of the loan amount
    • Prepayment Charges: 0% to 7%
  • IndusInd Bank – Professional Loans to Doctor
    • Loan amount: Rs. 5 Lakhs - Rs. 35 Lakhs
    • Tenure: 12 - 48 months
    • Rate of interest: 12.50% - 15.52%
    • Processing fee: Up to 2% of the loan amount
    • Prepayment Charges: 4% + applicable taxes
  • Punjab & Sind Bank – Doctor Loan
    • Loan amount: Rs. 5 Lakhs - Rs. 5 Crores
    • Tenure: Up to 7 years
    • Rate of interest: 8% - 8.50%
    • Processing fee: 0.25% for loan up to Rs. 50 Lakhs and 0.50% for loan above Rs. 50 Lakhs and up to Rs. 2 Crore.
    • Prepayment Charges: 
  • Tamilnad Mercantile Bank – Doctor Loan
    • Loan amount: Up to Rs. 4 Crores
    • Tenure: 1 year to 7 years
    • Rate of interest: 10.15% - 11.45%
    • Processing fee: Up to 1% of the loan amount.
    • Prepayment Charges: 1%
  • HDFC - Loans For Professionals
    • Loan amount: Up to Rs. 75 Lakhs
    • Tenure: 12 to 60 months
    • Rate of interest: 12.50% to 15.65%
    • Processing fee: Up to 2.50% of the loan amount, minimum of Rs. 2,359 & maximum Rs. 88,500.
    • Prepayment Charges: 2% - 4%
  • PNB Doctor’s Delight - Personal Loan Scheme To Doctors
    • Loan amount: Rs. 2 Lakhs - Rs. 15 Lakhs
    • Tenure: Up to 84 months
    • Rate of interest: 8.95%
    • Processing fee: 0.90% of the loan amount + taxes.
    • Prepayment Charges: Nil

How to apply for Doctor Loan?

You can apply for a personal loan for doctors through MyMoneyMantra.

  • Access our website and select "Personal Loan" under the Loans tab.
  • Log in by providing the required details.
  • Verify the OTP.
  • Enter employment and income details.
  • Enter your date of birth, PAN card number and complete address.
  • Click on Submit and View Offers.
  • Select the desired option and click on Econnect.
  • Our team will contact you for extending your application. 

Things to Consider While Applying for a Doctor Loan

The following things need to be considered while applying for Doctor Loan:

  • Check credit score: Credit score is one of the primary requirements to qualify for a loan. Check your credit score before applying for the loan. With a low score, there are all probabilities of your loan application being rejected. Having a credit score above 700 is mandatory to qualify for the loan. Check the score before applying for the loan and set right the discrepancies before applying for the loan so that a high score will be maintained.
  • Do market research: There are various players in the market who offer competitive rates and features for the loan. Do thorough research before choosing the loan provider in order to get the best deal.
  • Avoid multiple applications: Approaching different banks and applying for the loan at the same time will not help you obtain a loan faster. It will only reduce the chances of your getting a loan. Every inquiry made at a bank will be listed out in your credit report which will reduce the credit score. Instead of applying for a loan with different banks at the same time, do market research, keep your score good and have all the documents ready before applying for the loan, which will minimise the turnaround time.
  • Business existence: Experience in the field at least for a period of 2 years with a profitable existence is one of the primary requirements to qualify for the loan. If your business is new and you are yet to break-even, then the chances of the loan proposal being accepted are bleak.
  • Maintenance of proper accounts: If you are running a business, then the maintenance of proper accounts and other financial information is very crucial. Your financial statements like the balance sheet and profit and loss accounts are the basis to assess your repayment capacity.

Kotak Personal Loan Festival Offer 

Ahead of festival season, Kotak Mahindra Bank has announced Rs 999 flat processing fee offer on Personal Loans. Customers can avail of instant approvals on personal loan applications up to Rs. 20 Lakhs at lowest interest rate starting at 10.25% p.a for maximum of 5 years. 

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Doctor Loan FAQs

Why do I need a loan for doctors?

  • For the purchase of dental implants. 
  • For various replacements/implants for shoulder/knee/hip/spine, etc.
  • For the purchase of equipment.
  • For setting up a clinic, nursing home, hospital, veterinary hospital, pathology labs, and drug store.
  • For purchase of ready built premises for hospital/clinic or construction of clinic/hospital in self-owned site or for purchase of land for construction of hospital/clinic thereon.
  • For the purchase of computers, vehicles, ambulances, furniture & fixtures, etc.
  • For expansion/renovation/modernization of existing premises.
  • For including state of the art technology for the existing establishment.
     

What are the eligibility requirements for availing a loan for doctors?

The basic eligibility criteria for a Doctor’s Loan are:

  • The applicant must be a professional doctor with a regular income source.
  • Hospitals run by Trusts/Companies/Institutions can also avail the loan.
  • Professionals managing Medical Diagnostic Centres and Testing Labs are eligible.
  • Aged between 21 and 65 years. 
  • Minimum experience required between 2 to 5 years in the field.
  • In the case of Partnership firms, 50% of the partners should be doctors.
  • In the case of the Company, 50% of the share should be owned by doctors.
  • Applicants should have an IMA (Indian Medical Association) membership number or any registration allowed by Indian Government.
  • Should have a profitable existence for 2 years.
  • A minimum annual income of Rs. 1 Lakh as per ITR.
  • The applicant's Credit Score should be above 700.

Which banks in India offer specialized loans for doctors?

Bajaj Finserv, Fullerton India, IndusInd Bank, HDB Financial Services, Hero FinCorp, Punjab & Sind Bank, Tamilnad Mercantile Bank, and HDFC Bank offer specialized loans for doctors in India.      

How can I apply for a professional loan for doctors?

  • Access our website and select "Personal Loan" under the Loans tab.
  • Log in by providing the required details.
  • Verify the OTP.
  • Enter employment and income details.
  • Enter your date of birth, PAN card number and complete address.
  • Click on Submit and View Offers.
  • Select the desired option and click on Econnect.
  • Our team will contact you for extending your application.

Is CIBIL Score important for availing loan for doctors?

Yes. You must have a CIBIL score of 700 or above to avail of a Doctor’s Loan. In case of secured loan, the CIBIL score requirement could be low.

What is the mode of repayment?

You can repay your loan in easy EMIs via netbanking, NEFT, or cheques.

How long does it take to get the Doctor loan?

If everything goes well, you can get the Doctor Loan amount transferred to your bank account within 24 hours on approval.

Is this different from Normal Personal Loan?

Yes. A Doctor Loan is a personal loan only for meeting the financial working requirements of doctors and medical practitioners.