BSN Housing Loan

bsn personal loan

Bank Simpanan Nasional (BSN) Housing Loan

BSN Second Charge is a home loan under BSN GIRO Home that suits for any government servants and other government agencies. This home loan mainly work as an additional loan for the individual mentions received insufficient loan that they are entitled. Another BSN GIRO Home packages include the BSN 2 Generations which primarily work as a joint loan between two generations comprising a parent with a child who still studying at any level, age 21 years old and above that would graduate in three years time. This makes the BSN 2 Generations to have a longer loan period with the parents did not suffering from a bad income for a period of five years.

Moreover, BSN which is a wholly government owned can opt for the zero moving cost (ZEC). The ZEC works as an absorbent for the entry cost that has been made to the borrowers. Currently, these home loans offer a financial amount starting from RM 50,000 to RM 100,000 and above. The interest rates for the borrowers start from 6.95% per annum to 4.40% per annum with a financial margin up to 90% of the property value. There is also another 5% charges with the property value finance which include the MRTA. The loans tenure is up to 35 years or till borrowers is age 70 years old whichever comes first.


The loan needs the borrowers to be at least 21 years old to 70 years old by the end of financing with a minimum annual income of RM 24,000 and is open to any nationalities.


BSN property loan requires a 1% per annum for any delayed payments, 1% for the late penalty fee from current outstanding amount, RM 50 for the redemption letter fee and RM 20 for the letter for EPF withdrawal fee.


These documents are needed to apply the loan

  • A copy of NRIC or Identity Card
  • A copy of sales and purchase, letter of offer or booking receipt from the developer
  • A copy of individual title deed
  • Property evaluation reports for built or subsale properties
  • A copy of letter of employment
  • Latest copy of 3 to 6 consecutive months salary slip
  • A copy of business registration Form 24 and Form 49

RHB Home Loan


RHB Housing Loan

For years now, RHB has been known to provide home loans in Malaysia. This is a bank which offers home loans at very competitive rates which includes flexibility of loan payments and also loan tenure. It doesn’t matter whether you are looking to buy a new home or an old one, RHB is one of the banks worth considering. RHB is currently in 9 countries in South-East Asia and it is also a merger between four banks which are, Kwong Yik Bank Berhad, Sime Bank Berhad, Bank Utama Berhad and DCB Bank. RHB is without doubt one of the most preferred banks among the people in Malaysia because of its varieties of banking and financial services like premier banking, investment banking, loans, asset management, credit cards and Islamic banking.


Do you qualify for a RHB Bank housing loan?

If you want to qualify for the RHB housing loan, you would have to meet the age requirement that has been set by RHB Bank whereby you need to be at least 21 years old and above and you also cannot be more than 70 years of age. You have to be employed or self-employed and you must meet the minimum required salary in order to be qualified for the home loan.


Just how much can you really borrow?

The first thing that you would need to know is that RHB Bank has given you a maximum instalment limit of up to 50% of your income to service the loan. The loan is provided could also reach up to a 90% of the property but that is not all as you also get an additional 5% Mortgage Reducing Term Assurance (MRTA) . Do keep in mind that if you have any other instalments from other existing loans, it will make it a little harder to qualify for the full loan.


How do I improve my chances on getting a loan for that dream house I have always wanted?

When it comes to applying for loans, being married is always a plus point. You will have the choice of being able to make your spouse a co-applicant and her income will be added to your eligibility when applying for the loan. If all else fails is that you could also add your parents as co-applicants and the same privileges apply. Of course, you could always choose a longer tenure loan up to 35 years which would reduce your monthly repayments and increase your chances of getting the loan.


2 Types of loans available

My1 Flexi Home Loan

The My1 Flexi Home Loan comes with the flexibility whereby you can withdraw or even deposit any amount of cash into your account when it is required. You would have to pay a small fee each time you use the redraw feature however this loan comes with no processing fee. The interest rate is flexible and it depends on factors such as your credit history and annual income. The loan tenure ranges between 5 – 35 years or before you reach 70 years of age. This is depending on whichever comes first. The best part of all is you can get a total loan amount of up to 90% of the property value and all Malaysians and Non-Malaysian aged between 21-70 years of age are eligible for this loan.

My1 First Home Loan

If you are about to purchase your first home, then think no more as this loan would be just perfect for you. The beauty about this loan package is that it comes with a full 100% margin of finance and is in line with Malaysian Government. Being young isn’t going to stop you from having your own home now with an offer like this. The interest rate is flexible and it depends on factors such as your credit history and annual income. The loan tenure ranges between 5 – 35 years or before you reach 65 years of age. The crazy thing about this loan is that you can get a total loan amount of up to 100% of the property value. Only Malaysians aged between 21 and 35 are eligible for this loan here and they also have to be a permanent employee with more than 6 months with the current employer. The properties which you will be eligible to purchase with this loan range between RM 100,000 – RM 500,000.


The Conclusion

Both home loans offer great advantages in their own ways. Do your homework and be sure about what both loans offer and which repayment scheme would suit you best.  If you are a first time home buyer then think no more as the My1 First Home Loan offers a better bargain for what your money is worth.



Citibank Personal Loan



Citibank is one of the top banks in the world which has repeatedly won prestigious awards such as Best Consumer Internet Banks, Best Corporate and Institutional Bank and Best Cash Management Bank for its unique services at the global and local levels with approximately 200 million customer accounts and operates in more than 160 countries. With a combination of international and local expertise, Citibank has offered variety of services including the Citibank Personal Loan schemes which are reputed to be one of the customer friendly and one of the most affordable loans available in the market.

The Citibank Personal Loan can be used to meet varied financial requirements or any other bona fide cause. The loan also has low interest rates, no processing fee charges and won’t need a guarantor or any collateral. The loan offers a minimum of RM 5,000 with their ‘New-to-Bank’ (individuals who are new to the bank) customers entitled to loan amount of up to RM 120,000 and ‘existing customers’ (individuals who are holding an existing active credit card and/or existing active Ready Credit with Citibank for more than 24 months) are entitled to loan amount of up to RM 150,000. The clients may get a loan of up to 8x if their annual income is above RM 60,000 and a loan of up to 6x if their annual income is below RM 60,000.


Loan repayments begin on the first day of the month following the date you received the loan and need to be paid every month until the total amount of the loan is repaid. The personal loan provides loan repayment tenure options of 24, 36, 48 or 60 months and prescribed rates for Citibank’s ‘New-to-Bank’ customers at an effective rate range of 14.5% to 21% per annum which equal to 7.9% to 12.5% per annum of the flat interest rate.


There is a 0.5% stamp duty fees which is based on the approved loan amount. Borrowers who want to pay off their loan early need to pay RM 200 or 3% of the outstanding balance (whichever is greater) as an early payment fee during the first 2 years or before reaching half the tenure (whichever is earlier). If payments are not made on time, a 1% per annum penalty charged daily on the outstanding amount for the month, on top of the prescribe rate.


The loan is eligible to Malaysian citizen or P.R. working in Malaysia, age 21 to 60 years old at the time of the loan maturity, holding any Citibank’s Credit Card, personal loan, car loan, home loan or overdraft for more than 2 years and a minimum annual income of RM 48,000. In addition, the business must be at least established for 2 years for self employed. The Citibank may also ask for some supporting documentation in order to process the loan application.


For salaried applicant:

  • A both sides photocopy of MyKad
  • Most recent EPF statement


  • Most recent 2 months’ salary slip


  • Any of the following document where required:
  • Most recent BE form with tax receipt
  • Most recent 3 months bank statements
  • Most recent EA Form (dated within the last 12 months)

For self-employed applicant:

  • A both sides photocopy of MyKad
  • A photocopy of Business Registration Form


  • Most recent Form B with tax receipt


  • Most recent 6 months bank statements