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Extension of Credit meaning

I'm reading some finance literature and often when it refers to loan it instead uses these term: extending credit extension of credit credit extension When I google define "credit extension&...
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Effective interest rate of two loans

Let's say I have two loans and want to calculate the "effective" interest rate. To make things easy let's assume they have the same principal and the same terms (30 years), just two ...
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When using land as a down payment for a construction loan, how much money can I borrow?

I am looking to purchase some land in cash (in the USA) and build a house on the land. I intend to use the land as equity (as part of the down payment) for a construction loan. I'm looking to ...
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Income Tax Return: Is the co-op's mortgage (not the lending institution mortgage) a secured or unsecured loan?

I have two 1098 forms: One from the lending institution and another from the Corporation. For the lending institution 1098 form, I deduct the mortgage interest and there are no real estate taxes. It's ...
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Should I buy a second car at 18 years old? [closed]

Is it smart to buy a 43k car when I have saved up 26k and make around 1000 a week as an 18 year old
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Title company doesn't know how to amortize a loan?

More likely I don't get it/am not used to this. Can anyone explain/formulate what I'm told is a "Daily amortized, 5.5%, fixed interest rate loan"? I've been buying and selling properties for ...
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Put down only 10% or put 20% down and pay a family member back the other 10% at 2.99% interest rate?

I am buying a 350K condo with 10% down, 2.99 interest rate, 30 yr fixed mortgage (I hope to pay it off in 15 yrs). I cannot put down more without depleting my savings. Should I ask my dad for a $35K ...
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Bought a Harley, had my father co sign. He's listed as primary

I bought a Harley this past April, my credit wasn't up to par for the bike I was interested in so the dealer asked if I could get someone to co-sign. I talked it over with my father and he agreed to ...
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What could prevent a bank from lending to me to buy commercial real estate?

If I want to take out loans to buy real estate with the intention of renting it to cover the interest on the loans, what are the red flags that might prevent a bank from extending a loan to me? ...
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Lending money to strangers

A person I met online came to me asking for $200. He said he needed it to pay for a very important bill and he will pay it back on Monday. He also said he wouldn't be able to provide any liquid ...
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What's the APR for this in combination with the Balloon Payment of 6525 USD?

I am trying to solve the following: Finance Amount: 24.951,82 USD Interest Rate: 2.29% Residual Value: 6.525 USD Number of Months: 60 Fee: 374.28 Years: 5 What's the APR for this in combination with ...
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GNUcash: How can I add a liability payment to an asset account? (ex: I pay a personal loan of mine and someone reimburses me for it)

I have a personal loan that I pay out of my checking account and my parents reimburse me for this loan. I also share subscription services (netflix, hulu,etc) and phone bill with them and I pay for ...
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I paid off a car loan early, but it was reported on my credit score as "closed" bringing it down. Shouldn't paying off that debt increase my score?

I paid on it for at least 3 to 4 years. It was reported as a "closed account" instead of paid off in good standing. I called the creditor and customer service ultimately send me a letter ...
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Which days count when daily rate is used to calculate interest?

Say you get a loan on Jan 20 with monthly payments due 15th every month. You have the money in your hand some time in the middle of Jan 20 already, that’s the day when the contract came to existence. ...
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How are SBLOCs typically paid back?

I've read several articles about Securities-Backed Lines of Credit, and none of them talk about typical loan terms other than the low interest rate. Apparently it's common to repay the interest ...
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Federal Perkins Loan is showing up unsubsidized despite not taking any unsubsidized loans

I've been repaying student debt and my university recently sent a loan that I didn't know I had to a collection agency. The loan is listed as a "federal Perkins direct Stafford" loan that is ...
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On what basis do countries repay international loans? [closed]

Most countries have their own sovereign currency. Essentially they can print their currency. So how do countries repay their loans? And a similar question would arise while granting a loan to another ...
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Is the holiday season an unwise time to apply for credit?

Given the rise in consumer spending during the holidays, do lenders mitigate the increased demand for credit by offering lower credit limits than usual, or having stricter criteria for approval?
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How does “Velocity Banking” actually work?

I’ve seen this mentioned a few times now in various financial articles, but it smells like some kind of “system” a gambling addict would come up with to “beat the house”. Doing a web search on it, I ...
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Are indexed universal life insurances of any use from a tax mitigation standpoint (= looking at after-tax returns) vs. a regular investment account?

I am a US lawful permanent resident. I am interested to know whether indexed universal life insurances have any upside from a tax mitigation standpoint compared to a regular investment account. I.e., ...
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Why doesn't just everyone mortgage a property from bank, rent it out and make monthly payment to the bank by that rent?

I don't have any background of loans and finance since I am an Engineer, but I have been planning to own a property lately. What I understood from my research is that there are two options to get a ...
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Better to withdraw from 401k or take out home equity loan for investment opportunity?

There is a fast-approaching investment opportunity (January) that I very strongly believe will have significant short-term (2x - 5x within a matter of months) and long term returns. I need ...
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How to prioritize paying back loans based on interest?

If I have a loan at 0% and can get a 7% return on my capital, then I wouldn't want to pay back that loan until the absolute last moment. If I have a loan at 14% and can get 7% return on my capital, ...
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Could a bank take out a loan from another bank?

It costs a lot of money to start a bank from the ground up, for obvious reasons. To get this starting capital, unless the person starting the bank is already wealthy enough to pay for it themselves, ...
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How can one debt-finance a corporate takeover and then transfer debt to the company? [closed]

I'm reading about the Glazer family's takover of soccer club Manchester United nearly two decades ago. They apparently debt-financed their takeover, borrowing hundreds of millions of pounds, and some ...
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What are some of the factors that affect loan pricing?

In an interview for a bank, I was asked about some of the factors that could affect loan pricing. They asked me which of the following factor should not affect loan pricing: credit rating of sponsors;...
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Taking home loan and car loan separately with some down payment or taking one loan without any down payment. which one is good?

Am from India and planning to buy a house and a car. I have ~10L in my hand. House costs around 36L (Including Registration and other charges) and car cost around 11L (on-road price). So paying down ...
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Are there any loan options for the international students in the US? [closed]

I am an international student of one of the university of California campuses. I study PhD and am a fully funded student with around $30,000 annual salary(before tax). I need about $5000 in cash and ...
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What is the procedure of getting an auto loan?

I am a new international student in the US. My credit score is 702 in the Capitalone credit wise and 710 in the CreditKarma website. I am a fully funded PhD student and have an annual income around $...
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Loan Payment Formula Terminology

Consider the following formula: Payment = P * ([r * (1 + r)^n] / [([1 + r]^n) - 1]) Do any parts of this expression (not single variables) have a name? For example, (1 + r)^n repeats. Is there a name ...
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Calculating Total Interest on Loan

I have found some sites stating: Principal * Annual-Interest-Rate * Term-Length-Years ... but this does not calculate the total interest paid correctly. This formula neglects a shrinking principal ...
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How do banks balance the books after a borrower defaults on loan repayment? [closed]

Buyer gets a 10k loan to buy a tractor from Seller. In the banks' books: Buyer Assets Liabilities 10k deposit 10k repayment later Bank Assets Liabilities 10k repayment later 10k deposit for Buyer ...
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Can I take out a loan and pay it back immediately to avoid interest?

Ignoring why I would do so, I am wondering if it is possible to take out a personal loan (at, say, ~6% annual interest) and then pay back the principal + any interest back within a short time (within ...
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How to write down each month borrowing over past month

Since Pandemic I had lost my job and borrowed money or money sent by my parents from saving but I couldn't write it down as I am financially illiterate/bad with maths. Now and in past, it has caused ...
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Why do business loan interest rates vary that much?

this might be a very basic and stupid question, but I've just recently started considering bank loans for my business (Covid...) and I have no experience with this world whatsoever. I've noticed that ...
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Is there a price point beyond which it no longer makes sense to buy an apartment or house?

I am in a very frustrating situation right now. I have accumulated a decent amount of value in cash and stocks. My wife and I however are still living in a rented small flat in our town in Austria ...
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Repossession fee refund after 8 years [duplicate]

2013 our car was repossessed by WellsFargo Dealer Services It was sold at auction and fell off my credit report this year. Today I received a check for$125 from an over charge of the repossession fee. ...
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What are the legal and tax implications of crypto lending?

With high interest rates for crypto loans, I'm currently thinking of lending out my cryptocurrency on a crypto lending platform like Celsius Network. However, I'm not too sure about the implications ...
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Would being a co-applicant on a loan have any impact on minimum payment each month?

My mother and I are considering getting a loan through the Dividend Finance programme to have a solar panel installed. My mother filled out the primary applicant section of the application and is ...
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Avalilability of very short term loan options for non-salary individual in India

I am a student and I have a non-salary account. I mean, I am not getting salary and getting money every month as scholarship. The amount I am getting as scholarship is not less and is at-least ...
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Remaining Balance Formula for Actual/360 and Actual/Actual Accrual Methods

Is there a concise formula for calculating the remaining balance of a loan with actual/360 and actual/actual accruals? I know for 30/360 amortizations, the remaining balance is just the FV of the ...
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Formula for time taken to pay off loan with annual interest and monthly repayments

I am trying to find how to work out the period of time it will take to pay off a loan. There are plenty of online calculators out there but I cannot find the formula they use. I want to recreate the ...
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Do collateralized loans impact your credit score?

Do collateralized loans impact your credit score? Such as a securities loan collateralized by your stocks, a refinance on your home, a personal loan collateralized by a car, and so on.
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How fast will my credit score increase?

I have 12k in students loans (all of which isnt required to start making payments until Q4 2021) owed to non-government lenders, and have roughly a 1.5k credit balance currently, with 3 lines of ...
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What happens to the dividends when you enter into a securities-based line of credit or "portfolio loan"?

For this example let's say you have a stock portfolio that is paying you dividends and you take out a securities-based line of credit against the portfolio from your local bank. What happens to the ...
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Is buying a mortgaged property profitable?

I am planning to buy a property and wondering if this property is worth buying. A. Price of property including everything: Rs 45 lacks B. Down payment: Rs 5 lacks C. Loan/Mortgage (C = A-B): Rs 40 ...
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401K Loan - Company switched providers and rules

My company (a large health co) merged with a larger Pharm Co. In this process, we basically got all the Pharm Co benefits. When with the health co, I took out a 401k loan which had the provisions that ...
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What is the cheapest way to pay off this loan?

I recently took out a loan in order to buy a car for work. The contract is over a five year term, with a total of 60 monthly repayments, at an interest rate of 13% pa. The way the lender wants me to ...
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Borrow and return HSA funds in same tax year - taxes and/or penalty?

I've had an Health Savings Account for several years now, and I know I can only take out funds from it for qualified medical expenses. I'm wondering if there will be any taxes and/or penalties if I do ...
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If the loan interest is lower than inflation rate, does it mean it would be less expensive to take a loan and spend now, than save to buy later?

I am considering to buy an upright piano. For that, I have been planning the budget I would need and how much I would have to spend/save to be able to buy it . A few things to consider: The piano ...
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