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 a 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 a higher financing limit.
Plus, you don't need a guarantor or 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 of 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 5.33% - 9.80% p.a. throughout the tenure and stretch your repayment period up to 5 years.
What is my monthly 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 RM200 or 3% of the outstanding balance (whichever is greater) as a penalty.
What if I'm servicing multiple personal loans and credit cards with other banks?
It can be overwhelming managing repayments for multiple personal loans and credit card accounts you have with various banks.
Not to mention, the different interest rates charged meant different repayment amounts for multiple banks to remember!
Great news! There is an option for you to simplify repayment of up to 5 credit cards and/or personal loan accounts you currently have into ONE debt consolidation account.
It is an unsecured loan with a fixed rate that can help you to refinance your current personal loan or credit card debts from other banks.
What are the benefits of Citibank Debt Consolidation:
- Simplify cash flow management from only one debt consolidation account
- Competitive interest rate of 6.40% - 7.20% per annum
- High borrowing amount up to RM150,000 or 10x your gross monthly income
- Loan repayment tenure options of 24, 36, 48 and 60 months
- Easy application process with minimal documentation required - only the latest redemption statement or closure quotation from the other banks
- Cash-out option, which will be disbursed to your current or savings account for extra cash in hand
How would repayment work for debt consolidation?
If you did not opt for cash out, the full approved amount which is granted to you for consolidation purposes will be disbursed directly to the respective banks via GIRO transfer.
An example of how debt consolidation works:
|Total Consolidated Loan Amount||Tenure||Interest Rate||Monthly Repayment||Total Repayment to Citibank|
(Effective rate: 11.90%)
So instead of making repayments to up to 5 different accounts or banks, you will only need to do so for one debt consolidation account ie. Citibank.
Please note that the approval of the loan amount and rate are subjected to Citibank's credit assessment.
Who can apply for this personal loan?
To access a higher financing limit of RM150,000 from this personal loan, 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's personal loan application?
In order to process your Citibank Personal Loan application, you will be asked to provide some supporting documentation:
- Copy of MyKad (front and back)
- Latest EPF Statement; OR
- Latest 2-months salary slip; AND/OR
Any of the following documents:
- The 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)
- Copy of Business Registration Form; AND
- Latest B Form with tax payment receipt
Am I qualified to apply for Citibank Personal Loan if I'm blacklisted?
Depending on your credit history with other financial institutions because all this 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.