Top 10 New Year Resolutions on Saving Money

(Bank Bazaar) 10 New Year Resolutions to save money

Every New Year, you can be sure to find people going on about their resolutions. Saving money is one such resolution that’s on nearly everyone’s New Year Resolutions’ list almost every year. Much like the ones who want to lose weight, the people who decide to clean up their finances …

Achieving Financial Goals: A Simple 7-Step Guide

Bank Bazaar - How to Achieve Financial Goals)

Have you ever said you’re going to set aside an X amount of money every month, only find yourself woefully low on funds and hoping you’d get by till the next pay cheque? You can give yourself any amount of excuses you like. Oh, it was your best friend’s wedding, …


4 Ways to Save in the Digital Era

4 ways to save in the digital er

We’ve all been there before: at first, we were just absentmindedly scrolling through our Instagram feed when we come across a beautifully made travel bag or trendy sneakers posted by a brand account. Next thing we know, we’ve placed our order and we’re ready to make a purchase. Everything happened …


4 Ways to Manage Personal Finance as Millennials

4 Ways to Manage Personal Finance as Millennials

When it comes to personal finances, millennials often struggle. Older generations sneer, saying that the youth’s money problems stem from their own spending habits, from frequent eating out to coffee shops. That criticism has some merit. A recent survey conducted by Bankrate show that the average millennial eats out or …


Budgeting: Balance Your Spending

Personal Budgeting: Balance Your Spending

“My money keeps spilling out like water.” Many of us have experienced the frustration of having too many expenses to track. We have to pay for housing, utilities, taxes, transportation, food, the list goes on. Sometimes we can’t catch a break despite bringing in a reasonably good income. It’s normal …


Types of Investments

Types of investments

If it is long-term financial security you are after, you will have to start investing – and better sooner than later. Here is a quick guide to the different types of investments: 1. Time deposits A time deposit is a bank deposit with (i) a higher interest rate than a …

Investing in a Post-US Election World

Investing in a Post-US Election World

Prior to US Election Day 2016, most polls had projected a Hillary Clinton victory. So to say that the eventual result was unexpected seems fair. The shock impacted the markets even before the official winner was declared. As Donald Trump’s victory became more and more assured, gold prices soared; the …

8 Steps to Creating a Smart Financial Plan

8 Steps to Creating a Smart Financial Plan

An illuminating Straits Times article published early this year revealed the results of a poll conducted by the Financial Planning Association of Singapore (FPAS). Some unexpected and uncomfortable finds were disclosed. Only a third of Singaporeans had a comprehensive financial plan. Only 11% felt knowledgeable about financial matters. Most felt …

Investing in Invoice Financing vs Term Loans

Investing in Invoice Financing vs Term Loans at Funding Societies

Some of our investors may have already heard of our new product – Invoice Financing. We hope that this post will help to answer some of the FAQs regarding investing in invoice financing and dispel any confusion. Q: What is invoice financing? Invoice financing is a loan product where sellers …

Good Deeds Paid Off for Withdrawal of Loan

At Funding Societies, safe growth is more important than fast growth.

As you are aware, Funding Societies takes credit assessment and defaults very seriously. To us, safe growth is more important than fast growth. This is evident from our default rate of 1.8% (as of June 2016), which is much lower than that of comparable platforms. It is a principle shared …