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Standardized Base Rate (SBR) to Replace Base Rate in August 2022
As the title implies, there will be a new reference framework for bank interest rates from 1st August 2022. So what is this Standardized Base Rate (SBR) al...
5 Tips to Finance Your Property
Before you agree to buying a home, you must first have some funds in your account. Depending on what you are buying from a Housing Developer or the seconda...
Your Guide to Sourcing Out Down Payment Capital for Your First Home Purchase
Purchasing property, be it for personal use or to add to an existing investment portfolio, may seem very unnerving at first particularly considering the am...
5 Proven Ways to Save RM100,000
What does RM100,000 in savings mean to you? Does it mean financial security? An opportunity to invest? Either way, no one is going to turn away RM100,000 a...
Which Bank Offers the Housing Loan That Suits Your Needs?
Looking for a housing loan that will help you buy that dream home? You're going to need to get a favourable Debt Service Ratio (DSR) first. Find out more a...
Final 25bps OPR Cut Made by BNM as Early as September
Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) is expected to make one final 25 basis point (bps) cut in the Overnight Policy Rate (OPR) as early as in the central bank’...
Base Rate vs BLR in Malaysia: How Does BR Work?
In January 2015, the Base Lending Rate (BLR) structure was replaced with a new Base Rate (BR) system. Under BR, which now serves as the main reference...
Light at the End of the Tunnel for Malaysian Retail REITS
A gradual recovery is underway in the retail industry, which is signalling Malaysian real estate investment trusts (REITs) in the retail space are set to s...
Live Talk Offers Valuable Property Financing Insight From an Experienced Banker
Over a thousand viewers tuned in to the Bay Suites Facebook page for a Saturday night live talk to speak to a banker and get all their questions on loans a...
Banks to Provide Loan Repayment Flexibility to Borrowers Affected by COVID-19
Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) refers to the announcement by Yang Amat Berhormat Prime Minister on measures to provide a targeted extension of the moratorium a...
Prepare to Start Repaying Loans in October - BNM
Following the six-month moratorium that began in March, borrowers will need to start repaying their loans starting October 1st as banks have announced they...
An Inside Scoop on Banking Mysteries From Former Regional Director of a Bank
Following the announcement of yet another drop in interest rates across banks in Malaysia, a Facebook live discussion was held last night, here at Urban Sp...
Lower Bank Rates Across Malaysia to Further Stimulate Economy
Bank rates across Malaysia are once again being lowered as Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) monetary policy committee cut the overnight policy rate (OPR) rate by...
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Most Frequently Asked Questions on Malaysia's Loan Moratorium
Bank Negara Malaysia announced an automatic six-month moratorium on all bank loans starting from April 1. Still not sure about it? Here are the answers you...
Malaysia's Bank Loan Moratorium 2020
In banking, a moratorium is a temporary suspension or delay of loan repayment. In light of the worsening Covid19 situation in this country, most banks in...
BNM Lowers Interest Rate Again by 25 Basis Point. How Will It Impact You?
When Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) announce Overnight Policy Rate (OPR) cut by 25 basis point to 2.5%, it takes many people by surprised again. The first cut ...
Government Mulls Proposal to Set Up Housing Loan Bank
The government is considering a proposal to set up a special bank to ease the process of loans application for affordable and low-cost housing, the Dewan R...
What Are the Advantages of Taking an Islamic Home Loan?
Islamic banking and financing, particularly Islamic property financing, in Malaysia is considered one of the most renowned and established in the world. Is...
Why You Should Start Financial Planning Early
When you start earning, it is very important that you begin a saving and investing program. The reason is that habits die hard and once you start spending...
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