My Mid Term ETF Investments

My Mid Term ETF Investments

Blackrock World Technology Fund A2 USD

Blackrock World Gold Fund A2 USD

Allianz Global Artificial Intelligence AT Acc USD

Blackrock China Fund A2 USD

Predicting a recession is a notoriously difficult undertaking — both for investors and financial experts.

Yield curve inversions, a rare phenomenon, are often interpreted as a sign of recession. Since the late 1960s, there have been about nine episodes of a protracted yield curve inversion, with each later followed by a slowdown.

Thus, when the yield for 10-year U.S. Treasury notes dipped below that of three-month Treasury bills in late March, it spurred much debate about whether the next recession is looming. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, there is a 25% probability of a U.S. recession in the next 12 months, based on Treasury spreads.

Different take

We beg to differ. The outlook for the global economy, and in turn financial markets, may not be nearly as bleak as the yield curve suggests.

We estimate the probability of a recession in the U.S. at less than 10% in the next 12 months, less than 20% in two years and just over 30% in three years. Contrary to commonly used models such as that of the New York Fed, our model does not include market data but focuses on structural macro data such as consumption and income balances and central bank accommodation.

The yield curve is clearly an important indicator to look at, though it does not pinpoint the precise timing of a recession. The yield curve inversion between July 2000 and January 2001, for example, was followed by a U.S. recession between March and November 2001. The yield curve inverted again in July 2006 to May 2007 ahead of the global financial crisis in the autumn of 2008.

As the circumstances of each recession are different, it is prudent to look at the bigger picture. First, certain conditions have changed over the past decade: Following the 2008 financial crisis, major central banks introduced significant quantitative easing measures that have moved bond markets and yields to levels where an inversion of the yield curve is more likely now than in previous economic cycles. This diminishes the role of yield curve inversions as a recession bellwether.

Furthermore, other structural macroeconomic factors can potentially signal a recession. It is therefore important to look at labor markets, corporate and consumer debt, the fiscal policy of major central banks, and the state of the Chinese economy, to name just a few. None of these signals currently point to an impending downturn.

Shifting picture

So where does this leave the global economy? It is in the late phase of an extended economic cycle, and global growth should reaccelerate in the second half of 2019, providing late-cycle opportunities for investors.

The good news for investors is that the clear uptrend we saw in financial markets during the first quarter should continue in the coming months. This view is based on changes in underlying conditions that have altered the big picture in recent months.

The most noticeable shift has been in U.S. monetary policy. While U.S. labor markets remain strong, the U.S. Federal Reserve has signaled that it will not hike further this year, while the European Central Bank has also put rate hikes on hold. The Fed’s new policy of patience came after a historically turbulent fourth quarter for financial markets in 2018 as a number of issues — slumping global industrial production, Brexit, the U.S.-China trade war, and a hawkish Fed — scared off investors.

At the same time, the Chinese economy appears to be on the mend. The latest Purchasing Managers’ Index in China rose above 50 to enter expansionary territory for the first time in four months, with new orders and purchase volumes advancing. Such improvements indicate that the Chinese government’s fiscal and monetary stimulus is helping to strengthen the economy. Any resolution in the current U.S.-China trade dispute would provide additional support. As China’s economy picks up steam, other economies, including the export-oriented euro zone, should improve as well.

Upside ahead

These combined factors should bode well for financial markets and risky assets in particular in coming months. Equities, real estate and commodities all stand to benefit. For the investors who missed the first-quarter rally, there should be future opportunities to participate in rising markets. Any small correction in equities in the coming months could be viewed as an opportunity to re-enter the market.

Investors now find themselves back to where they were in the fall of 2018 — before the fourth-quarter correction — when U.S. equity markets were hitting all-time highs. Economic cycles do not last forever. But for now, focusing on the likely upside ahead should prove rewarding.

—Michael Strobaek is the global chief investment officer at Credit Suisse.

Atomic Swaps will change how you trade cyptocurrencies

Atomic Swaps has the potential of completely revolutionizing the money transfer system in the crypto world. To put it in simple terms, atomic swaps will enable people to directly trade with one another wallet-to-wallet.

Since 2012, the concept of a trustless, peer-to-peer cryptocurrency has been a pretty hot topic. In July 2012, a developer by the name of Sergio Demian Lerner created the first draft of a trustless exchange protocol. The idea was pretty appealing, however, it wasn’t really fleshed out.

The breakthrough in atomic swap research happened around May 2013, when TIer Nolan provided the first full account of a procedure for atomic swaps. Tier Nolan is widely credited as the inventor of atomic swaps.

In this guide, we are going to look into how atomic swaps work and the advantages that they are going to bring into the ecosystem.

Problems With Centralized Exchanges

Suppose Alice has Bitcoin and wants to sell them for Litecoin. Similarly, we have Bob who has Litecoin but wants some Bitcoin instead. Normally what would have happened is that both of them would have had to go a centralized exchange, sell their cryptos and buy newer cryptos. However, there are a lot of problems with these exchanges.

#1 Hack Vulnerability

Centralized exchanges always have the risk of getting hacked. Probably the most infamous example of this is Coincheck which got hacked for $550 million worth of NEM. The worst part is that this hack greatly reduced crypto sentiment in Japan, a country that was traditionally known to be very crypto friendly.

#2 Subject to Mismanagement

The infamous Mt. Gox hack where bitcoins worth $500 million were robbed happened directly as a result of CEO Max Karpeles’s inept management. As Andreas Anatopoulos put it:

“Magic The Gathering Online Exchange (Mt. Gox) is a systemic risk to bitcoin, a death trap for traders and a business run by the clueless.”

#3 Volume Demands

Exchanges can’t deal with changes in demand, especially when there is a sudden increase in demand. Do know why BCH’s value nearly went down by half on 12th November?

Turns out, there was a sudden rise in demand and most exchanges couldn’t cope. Bithumb, in particular, suffered 90 mins of downtime and lost 60,000 BTC in volume.

#4 Subject to Government Regulation

Because the centralized exchanges are registered in particular countries, they are subject to the whims of the government,

Because of the reasons stated above, centralized exchanges are not the ideal way to go forward for mainstream adoption.

What Are Atomic Swaps?

Atomic swap is a peer-to-peer exchange of cryptocurrencies from one party to another, without going through a third party service like a crypto exchange. During this entire process, the users have full control and ownership of their private keys.

On September 20, 2017, Decred and Litecoin did the first known successful implementation of the atomic swap.

Another interesting thing to note about atomic swaps:

  • They can either be directly executed between separate blockchains with different native coins

  • Or, they can also be executed via off-chain channels that are offshoots of the main blockchain.

Atomic swap is also known as cross-chain trading.

How Does Atomic Swaps Work?

To give a very simplistic explanation. Two parties who are going to engage in atomic swaps decide on a shared secret. The two parties will share their cryptos if and only if their secrets match. So, this way, if somebody else barges into this exchange, they won’t be able to get their hands on any of the coins because they will not know this secret.

Ok, so now you know the concept, but how does it actually work?

In order to execute this, something known as Hashed Timelock Contracts or HTLCs are used. If you are familiar with the lightning network then you should know how hashed timelock contracts work. Right now we will just give you a brief description of what hashed timelock contracts are.

What are Hashed Time Contracts?

Hashed timelock contracts are a special form of payment channels. Payment channels are basically off-chain state channels which deal with payments.

A state channel is a two-way communication channel between participants which enable them to conduct interactions, which would normally occur on the blockchain, off the blockchain. What this will do is that it will decrease transaction time exponentially since you are no longer dependent on a third party like a miner to valid your transaction.

So what are the requirements to do an off-chain state channel?

  • A segment of the blockchain state is locked via multi-signature or some sort of smart contract, which is agreed upon by a set of participants.

  • The participants interact with each other by signing transactions among each other without submitting anything to the miners.

  • The entire transaction set is then added to the blockchain.

The state channels can be closed at a point which is predetermined by the participants. Closing can happen because of one of the following reasons:

  • Time lapsed eg. the participants can agree to open a state channel and close it after 2 hours.

  • It could be based on the total amount of transactions done eg. close the chain after $100 worth of transactions have taken place.

Hashed timelock contracts or “HTLCs” are one of the most convenient applications of the payment channels.

So, what is an HTLC?

Earlier iterations of payment channels which use “timelocks”. An HTLC “extends” that by introducing “Hashlocks” along with the timelocks.

The HTLC enables opening up of payment channels where funds can get transferred between parties prior to a pre-agreed deadline. These payments get acknowledged via the submission of cryptographic proofs. Along with that, another brilliant feature of the HTLCs is that it allows a party to forfeit the payment given to them and return it to the payer. The idea is to use a multisignature transaction system that holds both traders accountable for a swap to be successful.

 

The standard ’60-40′ portfolio of stocks and bonds just had its best quarter in a decade

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/02/the-standard-60-40-portfolio-just-had-its-best-quarter-in-a-decade.html?recirc=taboolainternal

An old investing rule of thumb is working better than it has in a while.

It’s called the “60-40” rule — which describes a portfolio made up of 60 percent stocks and 40 percent fixed-income securities. Advisors have recommended the balance as a middle-of-the-road way of investing. It puts the majority of an investor’s money into stocks, which are riskier but higher yielding than bonds, while still having a solid amount held in government, corporate and agency bonds.

The Vanguard Balanced Index fund, which mirrors that portfolio rule, just had its best quarter in nearly a decade with a 9.5 percent gain in the first quarter.

The approach is usually more of a hedge. When stocks do well, it’s not typically the case that bond prices also rally. But this year has been different, thanks to the Federal Reserve.

The Fed signaled in January that it was putting the brakes on raising its short-term benchmark rates. Investors embraced the stance and bought bonds, pushing their prices higher as the yields fell. That also boosted stocks. Higher rates can sometimes dampen enthusiasm for stocks because rising borrowing costs eat into corporate profits and can make earnings valuation look too high.

Bond yields and prices move in opposite directions. In this case, lower yields means higher bond prices, and therefore more value for that 40 percent of an average investors’ “60-40” portfolio. With the Fed no longer a roadblock and the economy chugging along at a respectable 2 percent growth, U.S. stocks and bonds have both been in favor this year.

In other words, the quarter was “the perfect storm, in a good way” for investors, according to Paul Schatz, president at Heritage Capital.

“The rising tide of the first quarter has lifted all ships, debris and just about anything and everything in the ocean,” Schatz said. “The 60-40 portfolio was an easy winner.”

The other factor boosting U.S. Treasurys was how good they looked compared with the rest of the world. The German and Japanese 10-year government bonds, for instance, both yield negative interest rates. Any return looks great in comparison, especially for global investors looking for a place to park their money. The U.S. 10-year yields just under 2.5 percent.

“We might think of U.S. bonds as low income — but for the rest of the world it’s like a high yield bond,” said Ken Kamen, president of Mercadien Asset Management. “Worldwide demand is helping.”

The amount a retail investor should put in stocks versus bonds has a lot to do with their tolerance for risk and how close they are to retiring. Advisors often recommend that younger investors invest a greater portion of their money in stocks, or around 80 percent. Someone who is retired, on the other hand, might put 30 percent in stocks and have 70 percent in bonds.

Will it last?

Another rule of thumb advisors have used over the years is to subtract their age from 100. The remainder is the percentage of their portfolio that should be in stocks, some advisors say.

“It is the default for people, it has worked for the past 30 years and it continues to work,” said Rick Ferri, investment advisor and author of “All About Asset Allocation.” “It’s a pretty nice long-term allocation that outperforms most endowment funds for years, and is a tough balance to beat.”

Ric Edelman, CEO of Edelman Financial Services, said the fact that the 60-40 model worked so well is more of a reflection of the strong quarter than anything. The start to 2019 was a “a wonderful environment” for both stocks and bonds, he said. But that might not last.

“Sixty-forty has never not worked,” said Edelman. “But it’s unrealistic that the pace continues. We need to temper our enthusiasm.”

Based on the first quarter’s double-digit rally, if the S&P 500 stayed on the same growth trajectory, it would end the year up by more than 40 percent. Edelman expects that growth in share prices to retract, or slow at the very least.

Others are less excited about the old-school model, regardless of how great the quarter was. As money manager Peter Tanous put it — the 60-40 model is “dead.” Tanous, who has been in the business for 50 years, said there was a time when it worked great because bonds would kick back 8 percent.

“The problem is, that has not been true for a number of years,” Tanous told CNBC. In the prolonged low-rate environment over the last decade, “the 40 percent in bonds is sitting there ’doing nothing.”

“You need to look for other creative ways to create income, and you may need to take a little more risk compared to the old days,” he said.

— With reporting by CNBC’s Michael Santoli

Sound business loan proposals require you to see via the ‘banker’s eye’

At some point in their life, most small businesses will go to a bank or other lending institution with what they believe to be sound business loan proposals to borrow money for expansion of their operation. Many small business owners, however, initially fall victim to several of the common and potentially destructive myths that concern applying for loans. You should always do your own research.

By: Phoenix Lee/

Myths concerning applying for a loan

For example, first-time borrowers commonly believe:

  • Lenders are lined up and eager to provide money to small businesses.

  • Banks are willing sources of financing for start-up businesses.

  • Loans are obtained by talking the lender out of funds.

  • When it comes to seeking money, the company speaks for itself.

  • A bank, is a bank, is a bank, and all banks are cold, impersonal institutions.

  • Banks, especially large ones, do not need and really do not want the business of a small firm.

Research shows that 67 per cent of all small businesses that borrow money get that money from commercial banks. This places banks among the largest sources of credit; and makes them one of the most vital components to small business survival. Understanding what your bank wants and how to properly approach them with sound business loan proposals can mean the difference between getting your money for expansion and having to scrape through finding cash from other sources.

The name for people who simply walk into a bank and ask for money is “Bank Robbers”. To present yourself as a trustworthy businessperson, dependable enough to repay borrowed money, you need to first understand the basic principles of banking.

Your chances for receiving a loan will greatly improve if you can see your proposal through a banker’s eyes and appreciate their position. Banks have a responsibility to government regulators, depositors, and the community in which they are in. While a bank’s cautious perspective may be irritating to a small business owner, it is necessary in order to keep the depositors money safe, the banking regulators happy, and the economic health of the community growing.

Banks differ in the types of financing they make available, interest rates charged, willingness to accept risk, staff expertise, services offered, and in their attitude toward small business loans. Selection of a bank is essentially limited to these choices. Furthermore, a bank will typically not make business loans to any size business unless a current account or money market account is maintained.

Ultimately, your task is to find a business-oriented bank that will provide the financial assistance, expertise, and services your business requires now and is likely to require in the future.

A good loan specialist will be able to assist you in deciding which bank will best suit your needs and prepare sound business loan proposals.

As such, you should devote time and effort to building a background of information and goodwill with the bank you choose, and get to know the loan officer you will be dealing with early on. You should also build a favourable climate for a loan request long before the funds are actually needed. The worst possible time to approach a new bank is when your business is in the throes of a financial crisis. That is like walking into a funeral parlor carrying a body.

Remember that bankers are essentially conservative lenders with an overriding concern for minimising risk. Logic dictates that this is best accomplished by limiting loans to businesses they know and trust, and to those who make sound business loan proposals.

Experienced bankers know that every firm encounters occasional difficulties; a banker you have taken the time and effort to build a rapport with will have faith that you can handle these difficulties. A responsible reputation for debt repayment may also be established with your bank by taking small loans, repaying them on schedule, and meeting all facets of the agreement in both letter and spirit.

By doing so, you gain the bankers trust and loyalty. He or she will consider your business a valued customer, favor it with privileges, and make it easier for you to obtain future financing.

Lending is the essence of the banking business and making mutually beneficial loans is as important to the success of the bank as it is to the small business. This means that understanding what information a loan officer seeks, and providing the evidence required to ease normal banking concerns, is the most effective approach to getting what is needed.

Sound business loan proposals should contain information that expands on the following points:

  • What is the specific purpose of the loan?

  • Exactly how much money is required?

  • What is the exact source of repayment for the loan?

  • What evidence is available to substantiate the assumptions that the expected source of repayment is reliable?

  • What alternative source of repayment is available if management’s plans fail?

  • What business or personal assets, or both, are available to collateralise the loan?

  •  What evidence is available to substantiate the competence and ability of the management team?

Even a brief examination of these points suggests the need for you to do your homework before making a loan request. It is a virtual certainty that an experienced loan officer will ask probing questions about each of them. Failure to anticipate these questions, or to provide unacceptable answers, is damaging evidence that you may not completely understand the business and/or are incapable of planning for your firm’s needs.

How to Secure Personal Loans Quickly

If you have limited capital and are searching for personal loans to expand your business, the loan consultants at iCompareLoan can set you up on a path that can get you a it in a quick and seamless manner. Our loan consultants have close links with the best lenders in town and can help you compare various loans and settle for a package that best suits your needs. Find out money saving tips here.

Our Affordability Tools help you make better property buying decisions. iCompareLoan Calculators help you ascertain the fair value of a property and find properties below market value in Singapore.

If you are looking for a new home loan or to refinance, our Mortgage brokers can help you get everything right from calculating mortgage repayment, comparing interest rates all through to securing the best home loans in Singapore. And the good thing is that all our services are free of charge. So it’s all worth it to secure a loan through us for your business expansion needs.

Contact us for advice on a new home loan.

Contact us for home loan or refinancing advice.

Home based business financing can be challenging but not impossible

By: Hitesh Khan/

Running a home-based business can be a profitable and enjoyable way to make a living. But before you consider applying for home based business financing to expand your business, it is important to have an ironclad idea, some form of collateral, investors (in some cases) and a long-term plan for success.

1. Pull a copy of your credit report. A lender will not grant a small business loan to any potential borrower with poor credit.

Credit scores are major considerations on personal loan applications. The higher your score, the better your approval chances.

A credit score is a number that the lenders consider for home based business financing.

It is a joint effort between all the major lenders here, where data about consumers’ credit history is pooled together and aggregated. Within the aggregated data, lenders would have access to records that show the number of accounts that you have across different banks, and your payment history.

After crunching the available data, each account holder is then assigned a credit score. This indicates how good or bad of a risk you might be to the lender as a customer. The higher the number (up to 2,000 and AA rating), the better your credit score.

Although the the exact weightage of how your credit score is calculated isn’t public knowledge, the factors that the Credit Bureau of Singapore (CBS) uses in determining your credit score is.

Factors like usage patterns of loan facility (e.g. if you have been making large purchases or transactions lately); your recent credit account activity (The number of credit facilities an account holder has is considered by banks as liabilities as they may perceive that you are over-extending yourself); and your account delinquency data, or how you have fared as a customer (this means where possible, always avoid making late or partial payments for your facilities).

Other factors considered by CBS include your credit account history, or how long you have been a customer (factors like if you have you been a loyal customer of your bank since you received your first credit card from them); how much available credit do you have (your credit score is affected by the number of accounts you have with various banks in Singapore); and enquiry activity of how many organisations have asked about you (having too many enquiries might indicate to banks that you could be taking on more debt than you should).

2. Collect all of your documents and do a self-analysis. Put yourself in the lender’s shoes – decide how strong a credit risk you are. Positive attributes of a successful business loan borrower include strong assets (house, investments), existing investors (either angel investors or venture capitalists), strong cash-flow from an existing business or other career and a unique business idea with a clearly defined customer market.

3. Research lenders. If you do not have the time to do research, seek the services of a loan specialist for your home based business financing. The loan specialist is not a direct lender but instead contracts with private lenders to provide small business loans to consumers. A prospective lender is looking for a profitable loan and will scrutinize your application quite carefully.

Be sure to provide the loan specialist your present personal bank statements, business bank statements and a clear one-page report on the thrust of your home-based business, its prospective customers and your ideas for long-term sustainability and growth.

4. Make sure your documentation is all in place. Although it varies slightly from lender to lender, a small business loan package usually comprises several documents, including a loan agreement, a promissory note and some form of guarantee and surety agreement.

The loan agreement will contain what are commonly known as “representations and warranties” of the borrower. These provisions serve as your promise to the bank that you’ve complied with certain conditions. The bank will ask you to affirm, that you’re authorised to bind your business to the loan terms. You may also be asked to deliver your business’s financial reports for review, either annually or quarterly, for a term specified in the loan agreement.

Generally, it’s a good idea to get the loan documents ahead of time so you have a chance to review them for a couple of days before you sign them. Most lenders won’t have a problem sending advance copies of the documents, but they will generally only do so if they’re specifically asked.

The documents can be somewhat complex – which is why you may need an independent loan specialist to help you understand what the fine print means.

5. Make sure that all approved loan offers meet your original needs. Obtain copies of all approved small business loans and compare the final terms to your original idea.

Make sure the capital sufficient home based business financing to fund your start-up.

Make sure you can make the monthly payments and make sure the business idea is still viable. For example, if another business owner has entered the market you had hoped to penetrate with a similar idea, you’d be wise to revisit your business plan before accepting any loan funds. If it seems as though your customer market is still there, proceed with the loan. However, if your plan is in jeopardy due to the new business, it’s best to refuse any loan and go back to the drawing board.

How to Secure a Personal Loan Quickly

If you have limited capital and are searching for a personal loan to expand your business, the loan consultants at iCompareLoan can set you up on a path that can get you a it in a quick and seamless manner. Our loan consultants have close links with the best lenders in town and can help you compare various loans and settle for a package that best suits your needs. Find out money saving tips here.

Our Affordability Tools help you make better property buying decisions. iCompareLoan Calculators help you ascertain the fair value of a property and find properties below market value in Singapore.

If you are looking for a new home loan or to refinance, our Mortgage brokers can help you get everything right from calculating mortgage repayment, comparing interest rates all through to securing the best home loans in Singapore. And the good thing is that all our services are free of charge. So it’s all worth it to secure a loan through us for your business expansion needs.

Contact us for advice on a new home loan.

Contact us for home loan or refinancing advice.

Non conventional personal loans for small businesses who need a boost

By: Hitesh Khan/

When your business is struggling and you need additional funding to tide over a tough patch, then you will find that your access to funding is completely cut off and end up with very expensive funding.

But there are many options available for small business owners searching for non conventional personal loans to give their businesses the much needed boost.

Angel Investors

An angel investor or angel is an affluent individual willing to invest in a company at its earlier stages in exchange for an ownership stake, often in the form of preferred stock or convertible debt. Whether you decide to seek an angel investment depends on your personal management style and the long-term plans for your company. Unlike a bank loan or other types of debt financing, equity capital gives someone else an ownership interest in your company.

Credit Co-operative Societies

Co-operative Societies (Co-ops) are associations of people who voluntarily band together to achieve a common social or economic aim by forming a jointly-owned and democratically controlled business organisation. Co-ops operate on principles of self-help and mutual assistance, and most co-ops have social missions to benefit the society at large. Co-ops in Singapore are regulated by the Registry of Co-operative Societies, under the Co-operative Societies Act (Chapter 62) and Cooperative Societies Rules 2009. Credit co-ops provide financial services to their members who are within a pre-existing common bond of association or community of interest.

Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding describes the collective effort of individuals who network and pool their money, usually via the internet to support efforts initiated by other people or organizations. Crowdfunding has its origins in the concept of crowdsourcing, which is the broader concept of an individual reaching a goal by receiving and leveraging small contributions from many parties. Crowdfunding is the application of this concept to the collection of funds through small contributions from many parties in order to finance a particular project or venture.

Invoice Financing (factoring)

Factoring is a financial transaction in which a business sells its invoices to a third party at a discount. A business will sometimes sells its invoices to meet its cash needs. Factoring is commonly referred to as accounts receivable factoring, invoice factoring, and sometimes accounts receivable financing. Factoring is not a loan, it is simply selling outstanding invoices for cash.

Microlending

Micro loans are small business loans typically under $50,000. Micro loans are generally used for start-up cash but are sometimes given to newly launched small businesses for working capital. Micro loans can be used for many purposes including the purchase of equipment, inventory, machinery, fixtures, furniture, supplies, and even to purchase another business. Each lender will have their own requirements for repayment of a micro loan. Interest rates and collateral requirements vary considerably between lenders but almost all require a personal guarantee by at least one of the business’ owners.

Peer to Peer Lending

Peer-to-peer lending is the practice of lending money to unrelated individuals, or “peers”, without going through a traditional financial intermediary such as a bank or other traditional financial institution. This lending takes place online on peer-to-peer lending companies’ websites using various different lending platforms and credit checking tools.

Venture Capital

Venture Capitalists focus on companies developing significant innovations – be it a new piece of software, a life-saving cancer drug, or a new model for consumer sales. Unless the company is poised for significant growth, a VC won’t invest. Making investments at the earliest stages of a company’s development, often before a product or service is more than just an idea, involves significant entrepreneurial risk which severely limits capital sources for such companies. Yet, venture capitalists assume this risk alongside the company founders by providing capital in exchange for an equity stake in the company.

Startup Accelerator

Accelerator works with startups for a short and specific amount of time, usually from 90 days to four months. Accelerators also offer startups a specific amount of capital, usually somewhere around $20,000.

Licensed Moneylenders 

Moneylenders in Singapore have to be registered and licensed with the Registry of Moneylenders. Most moneylenders operate with the goal of offering instant cash loans to Singaporeans, Permanent Residents and foreigners in Singapore. Moneylenders offer fast, hassle-free and efficient services to their clients.

Licensed moneylenders are useful to people who may find it highly challenging to procure a significant amount of money in a short span of time.

Licensed moneylenders being providers of non conventional personal loans will simplify your application process thereby making the cash loan more readily available.

How to Secure Non Conventional Personal Loans Quickly

If you have limited capital and are searching for non conventional personal loans to expand your business, the loan consultants at iCompareLoan can set you up on a path that can get you a it in a quick and seamless manner. Our loan consultants have close links with the best lenders in town and can help you compare various loans and settle for a package that best suits your needs. Find out money saving tips here.

Our Affordability Tools help you make better property buying decisions. iCompareLoan Calculators help you ascertain the fair value of a property and find properties below market value in Singapore.

If you are looking for a new home loan or to refinance, our Mortgage brokers can help you get everything right from calculating mortgage repayment, comparing interest rates all through to securing the best home loans in Singapore. And the good thing is that all our services are free of charge. So it’s all worth it to secure a loan through us for your business expansion needs.

Contact us for advice on a new home loan.