What is Citibank Personal Loan?
Citibank Personal Loan is a product by one of the largest banks in Malaysia, Citibank.
What purpose can Citibank Personal Loan be used for?
You may want to remodel or renovate your home, purchase a financial asset for investment or advance your current qualification to higher academic echelon; whatever personal reasons you may have in mind and heart, as long as it is a reasonable expense for Citibank to stamp "Approved".
Citibank Personal Loan offers an unsecured personal loan on a flat interest rate with flexible repayment terms and higher financing limit. Plus, you don't need a guarantor or to pledge collateral to back this personal loan up.
How much money can I borrow from Citibank?
The minimum amount you can borrow from this personal loan is RM5,000, with a maximum limit of financing capped at RM150,000. You can access a higher financing amount up to 10x your monthly income, if you earn above RM5,000 every month, also subject to Citibank's approval.
Borrow any amount indicated in the financing bracket, enjoy a low flat interest rate of 5.88% p.a. (equivalent to Effective Interest Rate of 10.9% p.a.) throughout the tenure and stretch your repayment period up to 5 years.
What is my commitment for this Citibank personal loan?
Your monthly repayment begins on the first day of the month following the date you have made full disbursement of your personal loan. You must commit to repaying your personal loan every month until the total outstanding amount of the loan is fully repaid.
If you have extra cash in hand and want to clear your loan, partially or fully, before it is due, you can make an early settlement. However, you should do so after the lock-in period of 2 years as you will be charged with RM200 or 3% of the outstanding balance (whichever is greater) as a penalty.
Who can apply for this personal loan?
To access a higher financing limit of RM150,000 from this personal, you need to be Citibank's holder of credit card, personal loan, home loan or hire purchase for at least 2 years on application.
Any individuals aged between 21 to 60 years can qualify for this personal loan application. Salaried employees must have an annual income of at least RM48,000 as well as self-employed, whose business must be established for more than 2 years.
What are the required documents for Citibank personal loan application?
In order to process your Citibank Personal Loan application, you will be asked to provide some supporting documentation:
- Copy of NRIC (front and back)
- Latest EPF Statement; OR
- Latest 2-months salary slip; AND
Any of the following documents:
- Latest BE form with tax payment receipt
- 3-months bank statements
- Latest EA Form (dated within the last 12 months)
- Copy of MyKad (front and back)
- Business Registration Form; AND
- Latest B Form with tax payment receipt; OR
- 6-months bank statements
Am I qualified to apply for Citibank Personal Loan if I'm blacklisted?
Depending on your credit history with other financial institutions because all these information (outstanding credit card, personal loan, home loan or car loan debts) will be captured in CCRIS / CTOS (a system that collects credit information on borrowers, not blacklisting them).
Assuming you have poor credit standing due to irregular payments, the best course of action would be to break the habit and start making your payments on time to avoid future hurdles.
Citibank is more likely to approve your personal loan application if you can show that you are managing your personal finances, rather than accumulating more debt.