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What is Minimum CIBIL Score Required for Business Loan

By IIFL Home Loans | Published On Sep 15 2023 7:50 AM 1 min read 78 views 821 Likes
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In business loans, the Credit Information Bureau India Limited score, or CIBIL score as it is commonly called, holds the key to unlocking financial opportunities. This three-digit number is a reflection of your creditworthiness and can significantly impact your journey to securing a business loan. Understanding the role that CIBIL scores play in this process is important for any business owner.

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In this article, we will understand the various CIBIL scores and their role in helping you obtain business loans. We unravel the mysteries behind different CIBIL score ranges, how they impact loan approval, and what you need to know to position yourself for success.

Discover how IIFL Home Loans can help you unlock business growth with our flexible loan options. Whether you are a new business or need a loan with a low CIBIL score, we are here to support you and help you realise your dreams!

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What is CIBIL Score and How Does it Work?

When it comes to securing a business loan, the minimum CIBIL score plays a pivotal part in the risk assessment process. This threshold gauges the creditworthiness of borrowers.

CIBIL scores can be classified into different categories, each carrying implications for loan eligibility. A "good" CIBIL score typically falls in the range of 700 to 749,

while an "excellent" score ranges from 750 to 900.

Lenders perceive borrowers with scores in these ranges as financially responsible, indicating a history of timely payments and responsible credit usage. Such borrowers are more likely to enjoy favourable loan terms and higher approval chances.

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  • Determining the Minimum CIBIL Score for Business Loans

It's important to note that having a CIBIL score below the ranges mentioned above doesn't automatically disqualify you from getting a business loan, as lenders consider multiple factors apart from credit scores when assessing loan applications.

  • Other Factors Affecting the Business loan application

While a strong credit score certainly enhances your eligibility, lenders also consider factors such as your business's financial statements, cash flow projections, collateral, and the overall strength of your business.

  • Revenue

Business financials, such as revenue and profitability, offer insights into your business's ability to generate income and meet loan obligations. A robust financial performance can offset a slightly lower CIBIL score, demonstrating your loan repayment capacity.

  • Collateral

Collateral can also play a significant role in securing a business loan. Collateral serves as a safeguard for lenders, reducing their risk in case of default. While a strong credit score can contribute to loan approval, collateral can further mitigate potential risks, leading to a higher chance of loan approval even if your score is not at its peak.

Even if your score is below the "good" or "excellent" range, remember that other aspects of your business's financial health can still influence your loan eligibility and approval.

  • Key Takeaways

In business loans, understanding the role of your CIBIL score is essential to unlock financial opportunities. Your CIBIL score serves as a window into your creditworthiness and significantly impacts your journey to securing a business loan.

While a "good" or "excellent" CIBIL score certainly enhances your loan eligibility, it is crucial to recognize that it's not the only factor at play. Lenders take a comprehensive approach when evaluating your application.

IIFL Home Loans stands by your side on your journey to business growth. Our flexible loan options cater to businesses with varying CIBIL scores, ensuring that your financial aspirations are not limited by a number. Visit the IIFL Home Loans website and apply for a business loan even with a low credit score!


Q1. What is the minimum CIBIL score required for a business loan?

Ans. Some lenders may consider scores as low as 600, but a CIBIL score of around 700 or above is often preferred to demonstrate good creditworthiness.

Q2. What is the loan amount I can avail of?

Ans. The loan amount depends on the value of the collateral property, your business income, repayment capacity, and other factors.

Q3. Can I apply for this loan if I have a low CIBIL score?

Ans. Yes, even with a low CIBIL score, you can apply for a Secured Business Loan. IIFL Home Loans considers your collateral and overall financial health before approving or denying your application.

Q4. How do I calculate the EMI for my loan?

Ans. You can use the EMI calculator on IIFL Home Loans website to estimate your monthly repayments based on the loan amount, interest rate, and tenure.

Q5. How can I improve my loan eligibility if my CIBIL score is not in the "good" range?

Ans. Improving your loan eligibility with a lower CIBIL score requires steps like timely repayments, reducing credit utilization and diversifying credit types, and reducing new credit applications.

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