Category Archives: Loans

The Checklist You Need to Applying for Your First BTO

Buying a BTO (Built To Order) flat is not an easy thing. First there is all the information you’ll need to gather about the process. Then comes the eligibility criteria and the loan applications. Then there is the whole waiting for the paperwork to come through. Presenting; a small guide to help you get through all this.

5 Things You Should Keep in Mind Before Getting a Used Car in Singapore

Planning to purchase a used car in Singapore? Awesome! We’ve come up with a guide that will help you buy a used car in Singapore without making any mistake! Read on to find out how!

Singles Tell Us 6 Tips They Learnt as First Time Homeowners

Two singles share their experience in purchasing a condo unit and a BTO singles flat to offer critical tips for first-time single homebuyers.

Essential Things to Consider Before Buying a Car in Singapore

Not having to beat the morning rush hour commute on our frequently delayed trains can give anyone a sigh of relief even if it does come with a higher price tag from buy a car. But the expense is much higher, and before you commit to one, here are essential things to consider, be it a brand new car or a second hand car.

3 Crazy Facts About Student Debt Today

From an average spending of S$21,000 per year on education to 52% of parent willing to go into debt to educate their children, it seems that Singapore’s student debt situation is a point of concern. Here are some numbers about this debt that will most certainly surprise you.

Pros and Cons of Taking a Loan in Singapore

Every Singaporean will have to take a loan at one point in their lives be it for a house, car, wedding or to start a new business. If you’re one of the few that can afford things without having to take on a loan, lucky you! Otherwise, chances are you’re a middle-class citizen trying to make it in life and have to take at least a housing loan to own a house. Before you take a loan, you should educate yourself on everything about it such as penalties if you default on your loan and the benefits of choosing from another institution. To start you off, here are the pros and cons of some loans in Singapore.

5 Questions to Ask Before Purchasing a House

Planning on purchasing your dream home in Singapore? Purchasing your dream house is a big deal and don’t let anyone tell you anything different! Let us help you out by telling you about the important questions you need to ask before you do so!

Car Loan Refinancing – Is It a Good Idea?

The usual car loan interest rates in Singapore range from 2.5% to 3.5%. So if someone offered to take over your current loan at a lower interest rate, wouldn’t it be great? Here’s everything you need to know about car loan refinancing.

Is HDB Loan Refinancing a Good Idea?

If you are reading this article, you’d have already taken an HDB loan, but are now wondering whether you made the right choice. You want to know if refinancing an HDB loan with a bank loan is worth the effort. Don’t worry, we have the right information for you!

[Infographic] 5 Types of Loan Seekers You Might Know

We all have a few common characters in our lives. The nosy Ah Soh, the grumpy uncle down the street, the hipster-wannabe; we all know somebody who fits in these characters. Similarly, there are a few different types of personalities when it comes to taking loans. Which character do you relate to?      Follow BankBazaar… Read More »

Bring home a new car this Deepavali, thanks to an OCBC Car Loan

As golden hues illuminate houses and a sense of joy descends on Singapore, thousands of us get an opportunity to revel in the spirit of Deepavali, which is aptly called the Festival of Lights. I don’t think there is anyone here who doesn’t love Deepavali, for it is a time of celebration, with vivid colours,… Read More »

SIBOR, Home Loans, and the US Economy – The Money Cycle

Owning a home is a dream most of us harbour, spending a majority of our life trying to turn this dream into a reality. Those of us who have tried know the hardships involved, be it finding a home which suits our needs, arranging the finance, paying mortgages, doing the paperwork,… the list is exhaustive.… Read More »

What to do if your home loan gets rejected?

Imagine a situation where you just got to know that your home loan application has been rejected What now? Before you whip out a playlist consisting of sad Stefanie Sun’s songs, you need to know this is not the end of the world. Or the end of getting your dream home. There are several reasons… Read More »

Secure Your Financial Future By Not Missing Payments On Unsecured Credit Debt

Silver Lining in a Nutshell: What Singaporeans have done right in the past year when it comes to Credit Card Debt: The ratio of credit card rollover balance to the country’s GDP remains low at 1.4%. Credit Card loans rose to 16% by the third quarter of 2012 but turned negative by the second quarter… Read More »

The BIG 3 – Top Car Loan Providers in Singapore

The wind in your hair, long, smooth winding roads, great music and scenic views on either side, this is perhaps what most of dream about every time we close our eyes at work. The sad reality is that dreams don’t often come true, resigning us to just a vision, for most dreams require money, money… Read More »