All Articles With Category : Loans

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Home Improvement Loans: Finding the Best Fit for You

Filipinos renovate their homes for various reasons. Usually, renovations involve fixing damage caused by flooding, fire, or any other disaster. Some take on home improvement projects to accommodate their growing family or boost the comfort and structural integrity of their living space. Enterprising Pinoys renovate their property to generate extra income, like those renting out […]

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Top 10 Reasons Why Filipinos Get a Personal Loan

Although hard work and financial discipline pay off eventually, the amount of time that we need to save money for a certain financial goal weighs us down. Just exactly when will you have the money to go on that much needed R&R, to buy her that diamond engagement ring, to enroll your child in school, […]

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No Bank Account Loans: How to Get One in the Philippines

Looking for ways to borrow money for an urgent financial need but your lack of a bank account is keeping you from getting a loan? That’s a tough situation to be in. Keep reading to understand why a bank account is often needed in loan applications and find out your alternative options for obtaining a cash […]

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Sangla in the Philippines: Know the Benefits and Risks Before Pawning Valuables

Ever noticed that there are more pawnshops than banks outside Metro Manila? In the provinces, especially in far-flung areas, pawnshops can get crowded with long queues. In places where banks are scarce, pawnshops provide a wide range of financial services, including pawn loans, money remittance, bills payment, and more. But the most popular transactions involve […]

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Beware of Loan Sharks: How to Avoid Illegal Lenders

Ever heard of Sangla ATM? Sounds risky as it is, but many fall victim to this illegal lending scheme. Almost 40% of Filipinos borrow money by using their ATM cards as loan collateral, based on the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) Consumer Finance Survey. Loan shark syndicates operate in the Philippines, taking advantage of borrowers […]

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Loans for People with Bad Credit: What Borrowers Must Know

“Can I get a personal loan with poor credit history?” It takes time to repair a bad credit report (or to build one if you have none), so you’re wondering if you can qualify for a loan now even if yours is in a terrible shape. Well, your choices are rather limited. Generally, banks and […]

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Consider These Personal Loan Fees and Charges Before Borrowing Money

Choosing the best personal loan for you isn’t as simple as comparing interest rates and monthly installments. You also need to consider the personal loan fees and charges that add up to the cost of borrowing money. Some of these fees are avoidable, while others aren’t. Taking all these factors into account gives you a […]

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Home Credit Loans: Should You Get One?

“Home Credit? Is that a housing loan?” You might be wondering what this is after hearing about it for the first time. Or you’ve seen its logo posted in an electronics store, and you’re curious because it’s something new. Home Credit loans are a non-traditional type of lending in the Philippines. Read on to learn […]

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Should You Get a Personal Loan to Travel?

Travel now, pay later. The mere thought of it elicits both excitement and fear. You can get a travel loan to fund your trip, visit your dream destination, and pay it back when you get home. At the same time, you’re scared it would lead to uncontrollable debt. In the Philippines, banks and private lenders […]

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How to Get a Personal Loan with Low Interest Rate in the Philippines

Wondering where and how to get a personal loan with low interest rate? Like you, majority of borrowers in the Philippines take the interest rate into account when applying for a loan. According to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas financial inclusion survey, the interest rate is one of the top considerations for 47% of Filipino […]

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Which Banks Offer the Best Car Loan Deals?

Shopping for the best car loan deals in the Philippines? There’s no single bank or auto loan that’s best for everybody. Auto loan providers in the Philippines offer different features and promos that cater to the needs and preferences of different car buyers. You have to consider the type of car you’re going to buy, […]

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Easy Guide to Applying for a BPI Personal Loan

There are plenty of reasons to get a personal loan and just as many places to apply for one. The Bank of the Philippine Islands or BPI is a good option when choosing a loan provider. BPI offers a personal loan package that can fit various needs plus potential borrowers can apply online. How to […]

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Affected by Disaster? How to Apply for SSS and Pag-IBIG Calamity Loans

After being hit by a storm, flood, earthquake, or any natural disaster, all you want to do is get things back to normal. It entails so many expenses: the leaky ceiling needs to be fixed, your flooded car needs repair, you need to make up for the lost income after many absences from work, and […]

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Unsecured Loans in the Philippines: What are the Pros and Cons?

Which type of loan suits you better: unsecured loans or secured loans? On the surface, an unsecured loan seems a better choice because it has no collateral. But it isn’t as simple as that. Before you borrow money, assess the positives versus the negatives of getting unsecured loans. What is the Meaning of Unsecured Loan? […]

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First-Timer's Guide to Getting a Car Loan in the Philippines

For many millennials, buying a car is something to cross off the bucket list. Having that first set of wheels means you’re on the right track to becoming a full-fledged adult. But you need money—lots of it—for your biggest investment ever. As a young professional, you aren’t making enough money to drive your dream car […]

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6 Terrible Reasons to Take a Personal Loan

Used for a variety of financial needs, a personal loan typically comes with a low interest rate. In fact, personal loan interest rates in the Philippines (ranging from 1.20% to 1.94%) are even lower than credit card rates (2.00% to 3.54%). This is why it can be tempting for some Filipinos to apply for a […]

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What are the Best OFW Loan Options in the Philippines?

Looking to increase your savings as an OFW by starting a small business? Want to build a home or buy a car for your family? Need to borrow money immediately for a medical emergency in the family? No matter what your financial needs are, an OFW loan can help you achieve them. Let’s make choosing […]

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How to Find the Best Housing Loan : A Step-by-Step Guide

In a ZipMatch homeownership survey, 32% of young Filipino professionals said they were not sure about their financial capability to purchase a home. Also, four out of 10 respondents said they did not have ample savings even for a down payment. This shows how much Filipinos, especially millennials, need to be educated about their various […]

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Beginner’s Guide to Housing Loans

Many dream about owning their own home. However, buying a house/property in the Philippines can be quite expensive. In fact Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas reported that property prices increased by 1.8 percent in the third quarter of 2017. With property prices rising, it is good that one can easily file for a housing loan which allow people […]

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Housing Loan Market in the Philippines : A Complete Guide

Buying a home is one of the most important investments you can ever make. It can be the most expensive, too. Property prices in the Philippines go as high as millions of pesos. Even if you can pay a lump sum of cash for your dream home, it is not a wise and practical choice. This […]

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