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can someone else put up the collateral for a loan?

We were talking today at work and I am curious... Say an individual (Mary) is looking at a 20k bank loan. Mary has no assets to secure the loan. Could some else (Joe) (parent, friend, sibling,whoever) ...
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Correct way to calculating interest accrued with leap year

Principal is $119,654.7 compounding semi annually Disbursal Date is 11/25/2015 Initial Payment is 3/15/2016 Interest Rate 9.1% In this case - there is 36 days in 365 - there is 75 days in ...
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Lowest Interest Options for Short-Term Loan

I am looking for a short-term loan in the amount of $15k to buy some household items. I will be able to return the money in full by 3 months I have a credit score of 760+. Currently, I am seeing ...
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Can banks borrow 0% interest rate loans for overnight speculations? [closed]

I was wondering if banks have the ability to borrow money overnight for speculations at 0% interest rates. Also, would third party providers have access to these short term or overnight loans?
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How flexible is the loan industry?

I'm wondering how flexible loan officers (or departments) are to providing better rates for more information. For example, is something like a 1% reduction in rate for an auto loan be a reasonable ...
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Overpaying on mortgage - How is term reduction calculated?

Just for some example figures: Original Term: 25 Years Loan Amount: £100,000 Interest rate: 2% I'm trying to make an excel table which keeps track of my mortgage payments including overpayments. ...
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What are the disadvantages to borrowing money for energy conservation measures / solar panels?

I am contemplating putting solar panels on my roof, as there is a collective buying of solar panels in my neighborhood going on. Special loans are offered by local government for solar panels or ...
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Proper/best way to loan money to a family member

If I want to loan money to a family member so that they can pay off student loans quicker, I have a few questions. Is it inevitably taxed by the government? What is proper documentation procedure (...
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how banks hedge interest risk and default risk [closed]

this is probably a naive question. Is it true that banks always prefer to borrow short and lend long liabilities? If so, interest rate on long term loans fluctuate over time. how do banks hedge the ...
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Time of CIBIL score update?

I have Education loan EMI of Rs 4500 per month. I didn't pay EMI for last 5 Months. So my cibil score has reduced to 600. I plan pay last 5 months EMI in a single payment and EMI regularly from this ...
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What are some examples of unsecured loans

I am writing an essay on unsecured loans and am now trying to find some examples, so that I may then talk about the pros and cons for each example. I have already mentioned credit cards and an ...
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What's the process to buy an old house to tear it down and create a new one?

I'm seeing an old house in Union City, NJ, that I'd like to buy to tear it down and create a 3 family one to generate income. What are the steps to take in this process and what kind of contract ...
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Under 18, loan possible?

I'm 17 and I got a car for dirt cheap, my mom and dad helped buy it at the time because it was a great one-time deal. The only problem is that driving school in MA is about $700 and it would really ...
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How does paying off car lease work? [duplicate]

I'm a little bit confused on paying my lease amount early. As far as I understand, I loaded the total amount of the car. Let's say the total amount of car is 50k and the total lease amount is 25k. ...
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Can you pay off lease early?

If I pay off lease amount early for a car, is there any impact on my credit? Let's say I'm paying $400/month for 36 months, which is 14,400 total. If I pay 14,400 within 6 months, are there any ...
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A co-signed car for my husband isn't showing up on my Husband's credit. How can I improve both his and my credit records?

I had to co-sign for my husband to get a vehicle before we got married. He's making all the payments, but it's on my credit. He can't get a loan for anything because he "doesn't have any credit", ...
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How should I distribute my savings?

TL;DR How much should I keep as an emergency fund and how should I prioritise/distribute anything surplus to this? I currently have about 5-6x my monthly salary in savings. Currently I keep this ...
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What are the formulas for these? [closed]

What are the formulas for the following? Overall increase given the percentages: a, b, c, d Future value of a one-time deposit given the amount of the one time deposit, APR, length of time, and ...
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Is it possible to remove and replace a cosigner?

Is it possible to remove a cosigner from a car loan and replace with a new cosigner? If the new cosigner possesses a legal driver's license, and the cosigner to be replaced has no driver's license, ...
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Is it sensible to borrow from a 401K to fund an IRA (traditional or Roth)?

Is it sensible to borrow from a 401K to fund an IRA (traditional or Roth)? I am aware of the downsides to borrowing from a 401K plan but if the principal is low and the maturity short (and no other ...
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A home loan refinance problem

I have owned my home for 19 years. I purchased the property on my own with no co signer. About 9 years ago I had some credit issues due to an ugly divorce. I refinanced my home and quit claimed the ...
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What are the tax etc. implications of giving a friend's company an interest free loan?

I want to extend a loan of $50,000.00 ,interest free, to a friend to start a business. Can he deposit this check into his account and not incur any tax difficulties? Are there any tax implications for ...
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Calculating long intervals of Interest with Simple Interest Formula

My last post Calculating long intervals of Interest calculates interest using compounding formula. But what about calculating simple interest accrued where the day count is actual/actual and it goes ...
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Is it possible to borrow money to invest in a foreign country?

Suppose I live in Canada. If I want to borrow money from the banks here and use that money in another country to carry out construction projects and hence make profit. Is it possible to create a legal ...
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Calculating long intervals of Interest

Small interval calculations is fairly straight forward. But what about long intervals. If a loan's daycount is set to Actual/Actual and the duration has run into two different DayCount intervals, how ...
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Loan repayment calculation and monthly compounding interest problem

I need to write a mock up application that returns a quote to potential borrowers. The specification says that "The monthly and total repayment should use monthly compounding interest". Program ...
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Why SUM(PMT) is not identical to FV?

I'm exploring financial functions in a spreadsheet. When I use FV, which is based on FV = PV*(1+r)^n I get a different number than when using PMT and multiplying by the number of periods. For example:...
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Why is the breakdown of a loan repayment into principal and interest of any importance?

Repaying a loan is a type of cash outflow. Why should I care which part of each payment goes towards the interest and which part towards the principal? "A loan is a loan", no? I know that this ...
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monthly payment discrepancy

8/28/2015 original post - I recently took out a loan as follows: loan amount: $116,000 interest rate: 4.75% term: 360 months When I calculate the monthly payment it comes out to $605.11/month. ...
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For the purposes of building credit, does dividing up a loan help?

I want to enhance my credit with share secured loans (I'm a member of a credit union). All else being equal, will paying off 5 $200 loans give my credit score more of a boost than one $1000 loan?
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Buy a new home or stay on rental flat?

I got married a year back. My husband and I both are working professionals. we both are earning well and can save 50000 per month combined after deducting our rental of 25000 per month and all other ...
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How to get loaned money back to US

I had loaned about 150 K money to a relative to purchase a house in India over a period of 8 years. The house never materialized due to some conflicts. My relative is returning the money back with ...
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Co signing a loan and having them leave the state with no contact information

I helped my now ex get into school by co signing a loan. I have made great attempt on contacting her through friends and family. She has left the state and won't talk to me about our responsibilitys. ...
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Looking for an ROI formula, brain is broken today

This is honestly a pretty simple problem, but for whatever reason I am not able to pull it all together. I was talking theoretically with a friend and neither of us can nail down the math so I coming ...
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Refinancing Loans from USA to India

I have a friend living in USA who is a US citizen. He can take a loan of X$ from a US bank as a personal loan or a business loan. Can he finance my company in India with this loan he availed from USA ?...
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Getting loans from Foreign banks

The interest on bank loans is 10% in India. Instead, is it possible to get loans from USA banks to India at 3.3-4% for a project ? Is this what is called hedging or hedge funds ?
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How do investments on projects work

I am a newbie with loans and investments. I really want to know the difference between loans and investments on a project. I have a solar project for which I am looking for investments. I heard that ...
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Mortgages: What is the terminology for how much I own and how much I still owe?

I'm looking for the terminology related to my home mortgage. The word or phrase for how much of my house I own. The word or phrase for how much I still owe. For example, suppose I bought a $500K ...
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Can anyone help me understand my loan payment?

My loan was $40500 for five years with 9% interest per year. I do not understand the total I would have to pay. I have been paying 700 per month since 2006 and it feels like I've been paying forever. ...
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Paying $1000 a month to keep a car in New York City

I am 25 working in New York city making ~117k a year. After tax and various pre-tax deductions, (mta fare etc) my take home is just shy of 6k a month. I pay $1875 in rent a month for a nice ...
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Effective Interest Rate from bifurcated interest rate

Here goes, this is the scope of my question: Say I want to take out a credit card, that has 0% interest for 12 months, when at the 13th month, whatever debt is taken out on the card will be subjected ...
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Strategy to save the most on interest

I'm planning on applying for a credit card that offers 0% APR on balance transfers for 15 months and $0 balance transfer fees. I'm thinking on using this card to pay down some of my student loans. ...
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What is this option offering me on my loan repayment?

I was just updating my auto-repayment for my student loan, when I was given the following option: I am not sure what the difference is here between these two options - why would allowing interest ...
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help with how a loan repayment is calculated

can anyone shed some light on how my finance company calculated my loan installment to be 4 payments of £163.08 and a final payment of £163.13? i have used amortization simple interest calculations ...
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I signed on as the co-signer on a car loan and somehow ended up being the primary name on the account

Okay. I know a person should never co-sign for anyone. I always have. This is why I feel so stupid but I signed on to a car loan 4 or 5 months ago for my ex. I was against it but the fact she was ...
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What's the best use for this money? Its only a small amount but can make a big difference to me

Around two years ago, after working and living in France for a year I came back to the UK and was £11,000 in debt due to 2 credit cards and an Apple loan for some computer equipment. On top of that, I ...
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Loan from friends living abroad

My friends living abroad [non Indians] are ready to provide me financial loan for the purpose of education of my children. If this money comes via inward remittance, what should be the appropriate ...
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What happens when a promissory note wasn't specific enough about interest?

My mom loaned a 'friend' some money a few years ago, which was supposed to be paid monthly. Since then the friend has been paying sporadically and they are now in a disagreement over what the ...
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Should I get a car loan before shopping for a car?

I'm looking to buy a used car* for the first time in my life. I already know the price range I'm looking at (Under $10,000) and the loan term I'd prefer (5 years) and the down payment I'm willing to ...
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What can I do when a vendor goes into administration before delivering everything I've paid for?

My son took out a loan to pay for a a course, the course provider has now gone into administration. My son is still paying for the loan for a course he cant access. My question is - has he any redress,...