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Taking a Loan Before Retiring

For retirees, it is best to live with cash. Wherever possible, try to pay with cash. Normally, a loan is taken to finance something that you cannot afford. So, for the retirees who do not have a steady income should avoid this kind of situation.

Sometimes, unforeseen events or emergencies may compel you to borrow. For example, an offspring may encounter financial problems and most of the parent may find it difficult to support. Or may be you start a business or invest in properties. It’s not surprising to find them applying for business or personal loans to finance their desire path. Apart from that, they might need to get housing loans from bank if they are quite active in the property market which encourages them perform buy and sell.


Most of the retiree nowadays will take loans to buy new cars or refinance their homes. Some of them may prefer to get a loan when purchasing big ticket items although they can afford them. This is because they think that they will be audited by the Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri (LHDN) if the items are paid in cash.

Generally, financial institutions deny loans to those who are not earning an income. Here are few tips to increase your chances of getting a loan before retirement age:

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