What is a personal loan?

A personal loan is a type of debt borrowed from banks, credit unions, licensed money lenders, or neighbouring loan providers for a short or mid-term tenure (Few months or few years), payable in equated monthly instalments which can be used for numerous reasons such as debt consolidation, emergency medical expenses, wedding expenses, starting a business etc. Personal loans are generally expensive compared to other kinds of loans and thus should be taken only when required. Majority of the Personal loans available in the market are ‘unsecured loans’ which means that you don’t need to provide a collateral to the lender for the same. Some of the banks that provide personal loans in Singapore include OCBC, Standard Chartered, DBS, UOB etc