All You Need to Know About Marathon EMI Holiday Programme

Last Updated on, July 25, 2022

EMI Holiday Scheme

With the EMI holiday scheme, you can avoid paying any pre-EMI on your home loan for upto 24 months. Here’s how it works

Standard Loan

When you purchase under-construction property, you will need to pay the developer as per the construction linked payment schedule. The bank charges interest every month (called pre-EMI) on the amount disbursed.

Consider the following examples:

Flat cost: Rs.10,000,000

Downpayment: Rs.10,00,000

Sanctioned loan amount: Rs.90,00,000

Rate of interest: 7.50%


% Due
to Builder


Cumulative Bank Loan Disbursed




1 50% Rs.10,00,000 Rs.40,00,000 Rs.25,000
2 50% Rs.40,00,000 Rs.25,000
3 60% Rs.50,00,000 Rs.31,250
4 60% Rs.50,00,000 Rs.31,250
5 70% Rs.60,00,000 Rs.37,500
6 70% Rs.60,00,000 Rs.37,500
7 80% Rs.70,00,000 Rs.43,750
8 80% Rs.70,00,000 Rs.43,750
9 80% Rs.70,00,000 Rs.43,750
10 90% Rs.80,00,000 Rs.50,000
11 90% Rs.80,00,000 Rs.50,000
12 100% Rs.90,00,000 Rs.56,250
Rs.10,00,000 Rs.90,00,000 Rs.4,75,000
Principal outstanding at 13th month: Rs.90,00,000
Full EMI on loan (20 year tenor): Rs.72,503

The buyer has to service a pre-EMI of `25,000 in the first two months. The pre-EMI amount gradually increases to `52,125 in the last month.

The total interest cost during the period is Rs.4,75,000

For home buyers who are currently living on rent paying the pre-EMI and monthly rent can become a challenge. In such cases an EMI holiday scheme can help the buyer by deferring the burden of pre-EMI for a specified duration

EMI holiday loan

In an EMI holiday scheme, the buyer does not pay any pre-EMI during the specified period. The interest cost is instead added to the loan outstanding each month.


% Due
to Builder


to Deve-

Interest Cost

Loan Out-

Actual Pre-EMI

1 50% Rs.10,00,000 Rs.40,00,000 Rs.25,000 Rs.40,25,156 0
2 50% Rs.40,00,000 Rs.25,157 Rs.40,50,313 0
3 60% Rs.50,00,000 Rs.31,564 Rs.50,81,878 0
4 60% Rs.50,00,000 Rs.31,762 Rs.51,13,640 0
5 70% Rs.5,00,000 Rs.55,00,000 Rs.35,085 Rs.56,48,725 0
6 70% Rs.55,00,000 Rs.35,305 Rs.56,84,029 0
7 80% Rs.65,00,000 Rs.41,775 Rs.67,25,805 0
8 80% Rs.65,00,000 Rs.42,036 Rs.67,67,841 0
9 80% Rs.65,00,000 Rs.42,299 Rs.68,10,140 0
10 90% Rs.75,00,000 Rs.48,813 Rs.78,58,953 0
11 90% Rs.75,00,000 Rs.49,118 Rs.79,08,072 0
12 100% Rs.85,00,000 Rs.55,675 Rs.89,63,747 0
Rs.15,00,000 Rs.85,00,000 Rs.4,72,050 0
Principal outstanding at 13th month: Rs.89,63,747
Full EMI on loan (20 year tenor): Rs.72,211

Important – Since the pre-EMI interest amount is added to the loan amount, the bank will not be disbursing the entire sanctioned amount. This means that you will need to make an additional self funded contribution to the apartment cost to the extent of the interest cost.

However, since this payment has to be made in the latter stages of construction, the buyer will get some time to save sufficient funds to make up the difference.

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