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Ways to Use Credit Cards Wisely

Credit cards come with advantages and disadvantages just like all other forms of credit such as bank loans, mortgages, and personal loans. Having a credit card was primarily a sign of status many decades ago. Today, it can be a necessity in some circumstances in addition to the convenience of its use.

SkyCap Financial Wants to Help Clients Get Back to Borrowing from the Bank

While some short-term lenders seek to keep their customers on a cycle of payday loans with high interest rates, the Kingston-Ontario based alternative lender strives to get its customers back to borrowing at lower rates from the banks. “The goal for us is to help that client to not have to borrow with us,” said SkyCap Financial president Jeremy Wilson. “We want the client to get back to being able to borrow with a bank.”

Bad Credit Mortgage Loan Guide

A surprising number of people won’t ever try to buy a home because they think that they cannot get a mortgage with bad credit. But these days, it is not a shock to lenders that people fall on hard times or make financial mistakes. For people who are working toward turning their credit around and are determined to own a home, there are ways to make their dream come true. It is not impossible to get a mortgage loan with bad credit for those willing to put in the effort to do so.

How to Repair Credit: A Way to Repair Credit That Works

There are some people with bad credit who speculate whether or not is it actually necessary to attempt to improve their low credit score. The answer is a definite yes! Financial responsibility is not always easy. Yet in today’s world, having the best credit score possible can help life go more smoothly in a variety of ways.

AutoArriba Brings Speed, Automation and Peace of Mind to Private Auto Sales

In recent years Canadians have been provided with a host of digital solutions for auto financing, but the speed and efficiency they offered was never made available to private sellers, until now. Newly launched AutoArriba now looks to bring the same services Canadians have come to expect from dealerships and online auto lenders to peer-to-peer, private auto transactions.

Guide to Getting a Personal Loan from a Private Company

A personal loan is an ideal solution for people who need quick cash to cover expenses due to any number of issues. They can be used for anything from bills or educational costs to major ventures such as home improvement. A personal loan from a private vs public lender poses a unique set of circumstances.

Fundamentals Of A Business Line Of Credit

One thing that is true about businesses is that they run in an endless cycle of ups and downs. A business line of credit is the answer to resolving the dilemma of not having money to meet goals or secure resources when they are needed.  With a line of credit, business owners can draw on funds immediately to put out any fire that comes up such as purchase or repair of equipment, payroll or other business expenses. What is a business line of credit and how does it work?

What Is Debt Consolidation?

Debt consolidation involves merging any number of credit cards or other debt into a single loan. It is also called bill consolidation. The new loan is borrowed at a lower interest rate than the current debt. Consolidating debt is a finance strategy that saves money on interest and is more convenient for borrowers to pay one, rather than several, bills a month.

Financing Equipment vs Leasing Equipment

A broad spectrum of customers either finance or lease equipment for business or personal use. And the list of the variety of equipment available is seemingly endless. The determining factors of whether to lease or finance equipment include a) who is the customer b) what the equipment is needed for and c) how long or how often it will be used.

Installment Loans on the Rise as Payday Loan Rules Tighten

In early May, Toronto was the latest of a host of municipalities to crack down on payday lenders. They imposed bylaws to restrict business activities by limiting the number of physical locations and requiring operators to be licensed. Meanwhile, the Ontario government had already decreased the cost of a payday loan from $21 to $15 this year.