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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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Singapore Home Loans FAQs

Posted in Loan Services by elitemoneylenders on January 30, 2012
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Most financial experts would advise that renting a home is not a wise financial move and that purchasing a home is still more cost effective. However, in these tough financial times, purchasing a home can seem impossible. However, Singaporean home loans offer more flexibility for potential homeowners to own their own properties. For those who are looking into applying for such a loan, here are a few frequently asked questions that will be helpful in the application process.

 

What do banks or financial institutions refer to when determining my eligibility for a housing loan?

Banks and financial institutions will have their own screening process for applications for housing loans. In general, they will be checking your monthly income, your Central Provident Fund contributions and savings, current credit rating and other financial commitments and other factors such as your age, nationality and employment.

How much will be the loanable amount for a home loan in Singapore?

A borrower can usually borrow up to ninety percent of the value of the house or the purchase price, depending on which one is lower. There are also other factors to consider such as the borrower’s income and credit background.

Can I use my CPF to purchase a house?

Yes. However, there are certain criteria that should be met such as the amount of time the house in on lease as well as the borrower’s financial background. There are other guidelines that should also be considered and it would be best to refer to the CPF website.

Can the down payment for the house be included in the home loan as well?

Unfortunately, no. The down payment should be paid in cash separately. However, one may try to venture other options such as borrowing money from personal loans or credit cards.

How much is the minimum down payment when purchasing a house?

The minimum down payment is twenty percent of the purchase price. If one is using his CPF savings, he can use it to pay fifteen percent of the down payment but the other five percent should be paid in cash.

Are there miscellaneous fees that I should prepare for?

There are other fees that one should prepare for before purchasing a home. Depending on the bank or financial institutions, miscellaneous fees may include the processing fees, stamp duty and legal fees.

 

These are just some basic information that would be helpful in applying for home loans. It is best to do ample research on banks and other financial institutions in order to get the best deal possible that is most suitable to you and your current finances.

Get a Personal Loan Fast and Easy

Posted in Loan Services by elitemoneylenders on January 26, 2012
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The times have indeed changed. Gone are the days where one job would support an entire family. Most people need to work two jobs just to make it through every day. But no matter how much a person tries to organize his finances, there are unforeseen events and expenses that will certainly disrupt the budget. For such unexpected expenses, one can try to apply for a personal loan from banks or other financial institutions. Here are a few tips on how to apply for such a loan and get approved faster.

First, it should be noted that each bank or financial institution will differ with its application and processing time of personal loans. It is best to research on these banks or financial institutions in order to find out their interest rates and payment options. It is also best to check on the bank’s reputation in terms of customer service. Some banks may have a bad record of harassing their clients when they are unable to settle their debts.

Next, applying for a loan online can also help speed up the application process. For as long as all requirements are submitted over the internet, the approval time can also be sped up. Furthermore, it lessens the hassle of the borrower going to the bank personally to submit any needed requirements. By applying online, one can submit these requirements in a click of a button.

Another way to help speed up the application process is to, of course, maintain a good credit score. Having a low credit score can certainly hamper in the approval process and will surely cause the rejection of the application. The bank will surely run a credit check, thus is it best to always settle debts and any outstanding balances even with a different financial institution. If a person already knows he doesn’t have a very high credit score, he can opt to have a co-maker or co-signer who has a good financial background apply for the loan with him. A co-signer can help increase the chances of the loan getting approved. Thus, one must find a person who is willing to co-sign the loan application with him.

There are several banks and financial institutions in Singapore that offer a personal loan. By doing these simple tips, one can speed up the application process as well as increase the loanable amount or even lowering the interest rate.


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