At Smarter Loans we are committed to doing whatever we can during these difficult times, to help Canadians get access to financial support when they need it most. We are working closely with all lenders on the platform, the Canadian Lenders Association and other organizations, and will your updated as new information becomes available.
While the situation is changing quickly there are a number of new measures that small business owners need to be aware of, ranging from extended deadlines for tax filings to wage subsidies to working capital loans. We will continue to update this information as the situation continues to unfold, but for the meantime here’s what small business owners in Canada need to know in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.
We’ve prepared this guide to answer the most common questions we hear about personal loans. Alongside our lender comparison charts, after reading this you should have all you need to get started with your application!
It isn’t always easy to spot misinformation because of the volume of money myths going around. Therefore, there’s no greater time than the present to debunk myths that have impacted how people use credit, save money, and make investments. In no particular order, here are ten of the most popular money myths!
A small personal loan can be all that is needed to solve a minor financial issue. An affordable loan can be paid as agreed, which may lead to improved credit. Whether borrowing online, in person, or from an alternative lending source, the key is to ponder the pros and cons before jumping into a commitment, a combination which leads to a good ending.
Consolidating credit card debt involves borrowing money at a lower interest rate to pay off credit card balances. This method makes managing money easier by creating a single payment each month. The added benefit is that the high interest credit cards go to a zero balance. This can boost the cardholder’s credit score if they are left open and unused.
CCB assistance is received in the form of a monthly tax-free payment to parents of minor children. Because the benefit is paid on a regular basis (monthly), it is considered qualified income which can be used in an application for a personal loan. In fact, due to popular demand, there is an abundance of loan products exclusively geared to child tax benefit recipients.
The cost of health care for medical necessities is astronomical. Even people with medical insurance feel the pinch when they make co-pays or share the cost of prescriptions., but where there’s a will there’s a way. Finding financing for elective cosmetic procedures is a snap. If financing for an optional cosmetic procedure is the only choice, borrowers must make thoughtful decisions, starting with considering how much they can really afford to spend.
Guarantor loans are exploding in popularity as the country’s only provider of the unique alternative loan type, Lending Mate, continues its national expansion.