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Singapore Payday Loans

Payday loans, anywhere in the world, refer to short-term unsecured personal loans. They may be obtained from two sorts of establishment: one’s place of employment, which can issue the loan as an advance upon an expected paycheck or a regular money lending institution.

In Singapore, a business does not have to have a Money Lending license to issue a loan against a future pay check. However, the business must register as an exempt lender in order to make loans of this nature to employees. Regular money lending institutions must be register with the Singapore office of Insolvency and Public Trust as a money lender. They must meet stringent requirements to receive and maintain a license for their business in order to make a Singapore loan.

Before applying for a Payday loan in Singapore, check to make sure the lender is registered as a money lender or as an exempt lender. Read the repayment terms – rate of interest, calculation of interest, and due date for payment carefully. This avoids surprises when repaying the loan.

A common problem with payday loans is that the borrower requests the full amount of a pay check or a major portion of several checks, leaving nothing on which to live. This causes him to borrow more money, creating a downward spiral of financial indebtedness. Singaporean law sets a limit on the amount that can be legally borrowed as a payday loan. Singaporean Ministry of law also offers counseling for habitual borrowers to help them break the cycle of credit dependency.

With that said, payday loans can meet the need for quick cash for unexpected expenses or opportunities. Repayment is usually set for the next payday. However, the interest rate may be higher than that on a standard loan, particularly if the repayment of the debt is not met in a timely fashion. Borrowers should realistically assess their ability to repay the loan before signing any agreement with a lending institution.

Lending institutions should check borrowers’ credit rating and other particulars before issuing a loan. They should also be on the look-out for people who have become trapped in the payday credit cycle and point them toward the debt counseling services available through the Ministry of Law. Quick credit can be a valuable tool in an emergency, but can become a trap when used too often. A Singapore loan is no exception to this sound financial rule.

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