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Questions tagged [personal-loan]

To be used for questions on loans that do not require any security. Can also be used for questions involving borrowing from friends and family. Please add country tag

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Securing a loan with a loan, does this even make sense?

My friend wants to buy a house; however he does not have the capital to put twenty percent down because he loaned out his capital as a secured business loan last? year. He thinks all other business ...
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Personal Loan for Home Down Payment at Auction?

My recent wife and I have our eye on a nice home that is being auctioned off by an elderly lady who's moving in with her daughter. In our home search, we already have pre-approval for up to 250k FHA ...
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Can I become debt free or should I file for bankruptcy? How do I manage my debt and finances?

I am 35 years old, single, and live in the US. My income is 78K to 80K after taxes and insurance. I pay $1,500 for rent+utilities, $150 for phone bill, $450 for auto loan, $300 for auto insurance (...
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Personal loan to start the LLC now being paid back to investor / member of the LLC

I lent $85k to my own two partner LLC to purchase a property. I hold this as an interest bearing note against the property. I have been receiving a 1099-INT at the end of each year. Now, since the ...
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Interest-free loan: how is “utilisation” calculated re credit score?

I have, historically, always had an excellent credit score. I never spend beyond my means, and always pay off my credit card in full every month. I really only have the credit card in order to accrue ...
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Are the “personal loan” entities legit or a bit bogus?

In the US, it's great to get many spectacular PERSONAL LOAN OFFERS in the mail. Wow! Many companies such as sofi.com and figure.com pump these. I am wondering (1) Are these generally seen as "a ...
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Do “authorized user” credit cards contribute to establishing credit in the eyes of a credit card issuer?

If I wanted to take out a personal loan or open a new credit card, would a joint credit card contribute to showing I have established credit? For example: Lets say I have a $1k limit personal credit ...
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How much do I TRULY owe on this loan from a friend with promissory note and judgment

Help me figure out balance due so I can pay this person back ASAP. Friend loaned approximately 10,000 in 2012. Friendship ended. I signed promissory note acknowledging amount due with a 4% interest ...
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why don't banks invest money in mutual funds or shares instead of giving personal loans

Banks offer personal loan at interest rate of 11 %, but why don't they invest those money in mutual funds or shares and earn more ?
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Is a loan in euros with a 7% interest expensive for a student?

I am admitted to a business school in France and I have just got a quote from Prodigy Finance. The loan amount is about 30000 euros, the fee is 2.5%, and the term is 15 years. The first repayment will ...
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Investing loan amount taken primarily to increase credit rating?

I had been facing very big issue of bad credit score of mine. I was not able take any credit cards and I was constantly kept applying for new credit from different sources. It took my credit score ...
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What steps or checks should I do to see if a lending company that cold-called me is legit? Too risky?

A few days ago I got a call from company asking me if I have any outstanding debts and saying they can help me with my debts. Well, I don't have any debts; though I use 3 credit cards, I always pay ...
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Not Paying Loan Should I opt for One time Settlement. How will this reflect in CIBIL score?

I have loan. I didn't pay EMI for the past 1 year. Now the bank has provided me the option of One Time Settlement. This is roughly half of the entire loan. If I pay the One time settlement , how ...
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INR 10 million borrowed from friend at 7% interest per annum

If my friend transfers INR 10,000,000 into my bank account and we make a legal document for the same to return the amount at 7% per annum for next 12 yrs, should I pay tax on the same? If my salary ...
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Is interest on a personal loan tax deductible?

My father loaned me money to invest in a company and the company pays me quarterly profits. I have to pay back the loan to my father plus interest. What I would like to know is whether or not the ...
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Borrow money to move abroad

I live in the UK, and I am planning to leave the country next year for another European country. I have lived in this country for more than 5 years, and I have an excellent credit score. I have also ...
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Does a house mortgage make it easier to get a personal loan?

This question is about whether a house mortgage "on its own" would improve a persons chances to qualify for a personal loan. With this I mean, does a house loan provide benefits that, simply because ...
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Is it a good idea to make a lump-sum payment to pay off a personal loan, even if I want to build credit history?

I have recently received some money that I could use to repay my personal loan, however I am not sure if doing that, is a better idea than continuing paying the loan normally, with instalments taken ...
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Tax exemption on personal loan interest component in India

I have taken personal loan for my father business and home construction. The land is on my mom's name. My father is cosigner for the loan. Am I eligible for the tax exemption if yes then under which ...
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I have paid $7000 extra of my mortgage in 6 months. Should I transfer this to my $11,000 car loan or is it better of the home loan?

My car loan is 6.49% but it costs $12 a month for every month you pay it off early. It is a 60 month loan, I have been on it for 6 months and have paid off $2500 (From $14 000 to $11-500. My ...
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Shopping around for loans without detrimentally affecting credit rating/chance of getting said loan?

I've found myself stuck in a quandary. I put a deposit down on a car and I'm trying to obtain a personal loan based on this. The problem is that I'm finding that despite passing all initial checks ...
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How to record business expenses paid from personal accounts?

Sometimes I have to pay for business expenses from my personal accounts. What is a good practice for administering these types of transactions? What should I name the account? What system should I use ...
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Setting up a personal loan, how do I report to CRA?

I am about to make a simple loan to a family member. I have a contract written up, and a payment schedule that we will both sign as well, along with a witness. While the interest rate I am charging ...
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Personal loan to renovate my mother's home

Am I allowed to take out a personal loan to fix up my mother's basement for me to live in? How do loans work in this situation? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
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If I'm paying extra, is a lower payment better or a shorter term?

If I'm borrowing say, $5,000 and plan to make $200 payments each month, which of these loans would end up being the better option? I believe that the interest on either will accrue daily rather than ...
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How to handle a parent going through divorce asking to borrow money

Asking for a friend. The parents are currently going through a divorce and one parent is struggling a bit financially to pay for lawyer fees for example and needs to borrow money. The problem is that ...
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To take out or loan, or not to take out a loan, for the sake of credit score?

My credit score is sitting around the 720 range and I'm interested in getting it back over 750. I utilized 2 different "0% for 18 month" credit cards as short term loans in order to pay for a wedding ...
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Personal loan from Dubai to send to India

I am staying in Dubai and I am planning to take a personal loan of INR 10 lacs. I would be using it to purchase a car back in India. Do I have to pay tax for this? if yes, is there any way to avoid ...
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Purely theoretical question about taking a loan

If I take a loan of $1000 by agreeing to pay $50 + 10% interest each month what will happen if lets say the value of $1 doubles 4 months after? would I owe more money to the bank? Are there loans ...
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What is the next step to collect money after a judgment has been ignored?

How do I recover my personal injury settlement money that my ex-husband illegally took? I have a judgment against him to return the settlement with no results. How can I get money now? Can I sell the ...
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Can I deduct personal loans or use them as tax “write offs?”

Say I loan $5,000.00 to a relative, and they still owe the majority of that amount after many years of no payment. Can I just vaguely write off this number, assuming the money was lent as cash, hand-...
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Why do new car loans, used car loans, and refinanced loans have different rates and terms?

If I want to refinance a car that is two years old, and getting a new car loan is better APR then a used car loan and even a refinanced loan, why does it matter which way you go? Isn't a loan just a ...
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Why is proof of income requested for certain loans but not others?

I have over 100K in credit available, and have NEVER been asked for proof of income. In fact, my income is far below 1/8th of my credit line. I can probably buy a Rolls Royce with credit, which is the ...
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Why do I need to specify exactly what a personal loan is for?

I'm looking at getting a personal loan for a variety of reasons, some good, some not great. I don't know about the rest of the world but in New Zealand they seem to want to treat me like an idiot ...
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Can I take personal loan in UK and send the proceeds to parents abroad?

I am an EU citizen and have been working many years in UK. I don't have any debts, but do possess a good credit score thanks to using a credit card all that time. My parents are thinking of buying a ...
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Paying off Mortgage with unsecured debt [duplicate]

Question Are there any downsides, or side-effects to paying off the remaining balance of a home mortgage with the help of an unsecured loan owed to a relative? Are there legal considerations that ...
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I am considering leasing a new car for my ex-wife. What can go wrong?

My ex-wife is a financial wreck and is about to lose her car (lease is over) in an area of the country where you can't get around without one. She can't get a new one because her credit is really bad ...
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Buying out a sibling's portion of inherited real estate

Sorry, this is a bit long, so I won't blame you if you skip down to the dilemmas & questions at the bottom due to TL;DR The backstory: About 15 years ago my siblings and I inherited several ...
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What is the best way to help my dad consolidate his credit card debt at a lower rate?

So my father and I are somewhat in a sticky situation. He has accumulated roughly $30k debts on his credit cards. He makes decent money now but the problem is paying about $650 a month in interest ...
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Can a friend put up collateral for my secured loan?

I'm the friend. My mom needs a loan from me and figures involving a bank might avoid some headaches. She wants me to lend her 20K. Wire it to the bank. Then the bank will (presumably) lend her 20K. Do ...
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Allowed roommate to make a purchase on my credit card. How do I calculate her interest?

On Nov 5th my roommate had a medical emergency for her cat. The bill totaled $1097.46. I was with her, and we put the bill on my credit card with the understanding she would pay it back, including any ...
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Islamic Banks and Personal Lending

As per my previous question on "The difference between Islamic Banks and Western Banks", it was answered that Islamic Banks do not charge interest but instead agree on a percentage of profits the ...
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How can I legally and efficiently help my girlfriend build equity by helping with a mortgage?

I am in a committed relationship -- but for various reasons don't want to get married. I just bought my first apartment for $200,000 on a 30 year mortgage. My girlfriend will be living with me but her ...
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3% personal loan online. Is this a scam?

Individual offering a 3% loan, any amount, any length of repay time. Requires no collateral, no signature, everything done online. Information I'm required to supply: Name Country City Address Gender ...
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How does a debt consolidation loan affect my credit score?

I am in a stinky situation where I accumulated lots of debt by paying my tuition fees on my credit cards and now they are just killing me with interests. Being on a visa, I was not eligible for a ...
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Personal Loan: How to define loan purpose

I've grown interest in the personal loan market in the past few weeks, and I noticed that a lot of lenders do not lend to applicants whose purpose is to finance the tuition for post-secondary ...
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3 loans under my name, 2 are fixed, one is a declining balance interest loan. Which to pay first?

I've searched for this answer for a while, but my loans are set up in a different way and I'd love some advice. (FYI I don't live in the USA) Loan 1: Personal loan. It was $200,000 with a 4.95% Fixed ...
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Does money borrowed from other people in U.S. need to be reported in tax report?

I have a friend who is willing to lend me some money (about 40k dollars), since I am not financially well. We are foreigners studying and working in the U.S. (F1 and H1 visas). We report taxes ...
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Is it a good idea to get an unsecured loan to pay off a credit card that won't lower a high rate?

My wife and I just called the customer service department of a credit card company, only to find them "unable" (at the account manager level) to lower the 25% APR on the card. The guy went on to say ...
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Is it advantageous to use a lower-interest rate loan to enrich the savings account of an offset mortgage?

Background: I have an offset mortgage on my house. I specifically chose an offset mortgage as my employment circumstances mean there will be irregular and unpredictable cash flows in and out during ...