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What Singaporeans need to know before taking a loan

The Difference between a Revolving Loan and a Term Loan

Why is that you will find loans that come with options of 1, 3, 5 or 7 year term with fixed installments while others don’t? It is simple, in Singapore; there are two types of loans. One of them is a revolving loan while the other one is a term loan.

Usually, a term loan is offered for as specified period of time, normally 3 or 5 years and also comes with fixed installments throughout the repayment period. Payment for each installment includes the interest payments and principal payments. Since it less flexible when compared to revolving loans, you will also find out that the interest rates are also low.

On the other hand, a revolving loan is normally issued as an overdraft or credit. You are usually allowed to draw money until a certain limit is achieved and you will only pay for the interest rates as long as the line is drawn. Once you have completed paying for the credit, you are allowed to get more credit. Since this type of loan is very expensive to repay, with high interest rates, it is advisable to take it only when it is very necessary

Bear in mind that unsolicited cheques and balance transfers sent to you by your bank is revolving credit that will normally tap on your credit card limits.

Applied Interest Rate vs Effective Interest Rate

Why it that there exists 2 interests is rates where one of them is almost double the other. Should you only take into consideration the higher one? This can be really confusing but we will iron it out.

The advertised interest rate (AIR) is the lower one and ranges between 6 to 15 percent per annum.

The EIR is actually the real cost of taking a loan. It is also known as the effective interest rate. It is established by making a determination on whether interest will be paid on the reducing balance as the loan goes down or whether it will be charged upfront on the whole amount. If you have a monthly rest calculation method, EIR will be equal to AIR since interest will be calculated on the basis of reduced balance of the loan.

Normally, the EIR will take into account the frequency of your repayments and also whether installments will be paid in equal payments. It normally takes into account whether installments are in equal amounts and the frequency of the payments. For a loan to be paid in 1 year or less,  EIR will be higher if you will be required to make monthly period than when r5eqiured to pay as a lump sum.

Licensed Moneylender in Singapore – Singa Credit Pte Ltd

Established in 1992 and previously known as Yong Seng Credit,
Singa Credit Pte Ltd is Licensed Moneylender in Singapore regularly updated with the latest regulations to be in line with the requirements set out by Registry of Moneylenders.

Please feel free to call 66946166 for more info on our lowest interest rate in Singapore or walk in our office 470 North Bridge Road #02-01 Bugis Cube Singapore 188735.

What we offer:
– Personal loan
– Foreigner loan
– 1 % loan
– Renovation loan