UOB's CashPlus personal line of credit is not among the cheapest available in Singapore. This is due to its high annual fee of S$120 combined with its interest rate of 20.5% (23.5% for individuals earning below S$30K annual income), which is around the market average in the country. Despite these factors, UOB's personal line of credit is not the most expensive available either, making it a decent alternative to the more affordable loans.
|Summary of UOB CashPlus|
|Interest Rate: 20.5% p.a. for customers with annual income above S$30,000 and 23.5% for customers with annual income below S$30,000|
|Annual Fee: S$120 per year (waived for first year)|
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What Makes UOB CashPlus Stand Out to Borrowers
UOB is offering a competitive promotion that includes a 0% prevailing interest rate for 3 months and a S$30 processing fee waiver (Please note that this promotion is only applicable for UOB CashPlus Account customers). Furthermore, the bank's interest rate of 20.5% (for people earning an annual income above S$30,000) is about average for personal lines of credit in Singapore. Therefore, UOB can be a decent backup option to the cheapest personal lines of credit for those who were not able to get approved for those options.
Additionally, UOB is offering a discounted funds transfers to its CashPlus personal line of credit customers. These borrowers are eligible for a UOB CashPlus Funds Transfer loan with 0% interest for 6 months and a 1% processing fee, which is one of the best balance transfer rates available in Singapore.
Summary of UOB CashPlus Costs
|Annual Income||Annual Interest Rate||Maximum Credit Limit|
|Less than S$120,000||20.5% (annual income less than S$30K) |
23.5% (annual income more than S$30K)
|4x monthly income|
|S$120,000+||20.5%||6x monthly income or S$200,000 (whichever is lower)|
Who Can Apply: Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must be Citizens or Permanent Residents in order to be eligible for UOB's personal line of credit. Additionally, eligible individuals must be at least 21 years old.
Other Charges & Fees
One of the primary reasons that UOB CashPlus is not the cheapest personal lines of credit is because it charges higher fees than other banks. For instance, the UOB charges a S$120 annual fee which will be waived for the first year. It also charges higher late payment and overlimit fees than other banks. With that said, it is important to properly plan your loan in order to avoid unnecessarily paying fees, which can significantly increase your total cost of borrowing.
|Late Payment Fee||S$120|
|Minimum Monthly Repayment||S$30 min. sum payable for outstanding amounts between S$30 and S$1,200 |
2.5% of current balance + any overdue amount (if applicable) min. sum payable for outstanding amounts more than S$1,200
How to Apply for UOB's CashPlus Personal Line of Credit
Individuals that are interested in UOB's personal line of credit must submit an application form and identification and income documents. To prove their annual income, salaried applicants must provide either their latest 12 months' CPF Contribution History or their latest computerised payslip. Self-employed and commission-based employees must submit their latest Income Tax Notice of Assessment. Finally, applicants must also submit a photocopy of the front and back of their NRIC and an image of their specimen signature.