Whether or not you are hysterical about the coronavirus pandemic, one thing we can agree on is that several households have been affected adversely when it comes to their financial situations. The economy is bad and retrenchment rates are increasing. People in Singapore are losing their jobs and many businesses have been forced to close due to COVID-19. Anyone who is brave enough to check their savings account will agree that the numbers are dropping rapidly. All banks in Singapore such as DBS, UOB, Standard Chartered and more are lowering their banks’ savings interest rates. Moreover, investors are panicking and events are being cancelled until further notice. Some of the people who have been hardest hit by the impact of the crisis are the people who face job uncertainty and layoffs. These are mostly people who are employed in everyday industries. Small businesses and restaurants have also been struggling in the wake of the pandemic with more and more people wondering how they will get money during Covid-19. On the bright side, there are different ways you can access financial support to fulfil your obligations as the pandemic rages on. Seeking Financial Help From A Licensed Moneylender Borrowing from a licensed moneylender is a legitimate option to get money. Differing to what most people think, licensed moneylenders do not charge exorbitant interest rates like loan sharks. They abide by the rules set by the Ministry of Law and will only offer interest rates between 1 to 4%. As the only moneylender in Singapore with 4 outlets and one of the few piloting new lending programs with the government, Lending Bee even has our own loan packages that offer better rates for some. If you are interested, you can make an appointment to find out more for free. To play our part and help everyone in Singapore, Lending Bee is also giving out free masks to help the community. One of the most important rules to keep in mind when borrowing money from a moneylender is to make sure that they are licensed. Even during a financial crisis, you should not
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