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The term ‘debt’ is mostly associated with negativity. However, like many things in life, there’s always a good side. While some loans are usually detrimental to your financial standing from the get go (such as overspending on shopping and travelling expenses, etc.) there is another end o f the spectrum with ‘good’ loans that actually […]
As we head into the next quarter of 2018, how well are you doing with your financial resolutions? If you’re like the majority of young Malaysians who are living with high levels of debt, one of your financial resolutions is to clear your debt and make progress towards the overarching goal of financial freedom.
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What is a ‘debt service ratio’? If you have ever applied for a car, home or personal loan, you will probably have heard the phrase ‘debt service ratio’ from the bank’s loan officers whilst they explain to you how the loan works.
Updated: 4th September 2018 Falling into credit card debt is dangerously easy. Especially when you don’t compare credit cards and check which ones have the lowest annual percentage rates (APR), cashback rates or even the best petrol-related promos.
Let’s get the facts straight; Malaysia has financial obligations amounting to RM1.087 trillion ringgit, as at December 31, 2017. This includes Federal Government Debt, Government Guarantees, and lease payments for Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects such as construction of schools, hostels, rental, maintenance of roads, police stations, hospitals, etc. The official Federal Government Debt of RM686.8 billion equates […]
Are you behind with your loan repayments? If you are worried about your safety and your rights when a debt collector hounds you for your repayments, read on. Who are Debt Collectors? Debt collectors, or debt collecting agencies, are usually hired by banks, telecommunication companies and utility companies. Essentially, they provide debt recovery services to […]
There have been many discussions about the rapid increase in cost for wedding these days. Yet, not many people talk about, or are even aware of, how much a divorce would cost them. Keep yourself informed by reading on.
On the surface, Game of Thrones appears to be nothing more than a violence-packed medieval fantasy. But one slash from a Valyrian steel sword soon reveals that the series carries some heavy financial lessons. Yes, between all the scheming and slaughter, financial planning and money management lessons from the houses and characters is something that […]
Got goals in mind but no money to finance your plans? Planning for your wedding, repairing your home sweet home or simply looking to go on a fancier vacation this year? No matter the goal, funds are surely something you’ll need to realise your dreams. A personal loan may just be the answer. While it […]
Having a credit card can be a boon, especially when you are strapped for cash and you need to make important payments. However, the wrong credit card can do you more harm than good. Therefore, identifying the best credit card for your income level is vital to prevent yourself from ending up neck deep in debt.
Everytime you’ve applied for a financial product, you may have heard the terms CCRIS or CTOS thrown around, more so when you apply for loans. And if you’ve never quite understood what those terms mean or don’t know the difference between the two, we’ve simplified it for you here and listed why they are so […]
If you have ever applied for loans, you might have heard about this term that gives quite a headache to some people – “credit history”. The bigger the loan that you’re applying for, the stricter banks are going to be when they analyze your credit history. But what exactly is “credit history”?
Updated 31 March 2019 Credit History? Credit Report? Credit Score? What does it all mean? A credit history is a record of the credit accounts you hold along with details about those accounts including: the type of account, your responsibility on the account (e.g. whether you were a joint borrower), the credit limit or amount […]
Do you know your credit history? If you don’t, it’s time to play catch up. We compare three credit rating agencies and share its pro’s and con’s to help you decide the easiest and the best way to obtain your credit report.
We have all made impulse purchases at some point. If we learn to control impulse spending, we would have much more cash to spend on the things that we actually need. Below are habitual, money-wasting purchases that Malaysians should stop making.