Investments

The Buzz Around U.S. Interest Rates: 3 Things You Should Know

It has been a story of “will they or won’t they” this entire year. We are talking of course, about interest rates. The last rate hike in December 2015 was the first since 2006, and gradual hikes were expected in 2016 but the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) has ended every meeting so far with the decision to maintain interest rates. Market watchers are at the edge of their seats. The consensus is that a rate hike is looming and

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Credit & Loan

The Perils of Short-Term Business Loans

It’s almost inevitable that life will have the occasional financial pinch. Having to meet financial deadlines is not just reserved to everyday life bills. Many times business owners, especially small business owners, are faced with the pressure of meeting deadlines for vendor invoices, inventory and payroll. When faced with tight financial situations, some business owners consider short term loans as a way to keep the ship afloat. That being said, these loans come with their own unique risk profile that

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Credit & Loan

Personal Loan 101: Golden Information You Should Know

Like a kid in a candy store, consumers have various loans to choose from. From education loan to home loan, we shall look at personal loan through a microscope. Personal loans are used for family emergencies, home furnishings, or consolidating other debts. These loans are often short-term. 1. APPLICATION PROCESS You will be asked to complete a loan application that may include: your name, NRIC, date of birth, address, current and previous employers, length of employment, occupation, sources of income,

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