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Metro News 20 Jun 2019 | 12:00 AM

Tekun collects RM200mil in repayment from borrowers

THE National Entrepreneur Group Economic Fund (Tekun) has managed to collect loan repayment amounting to RM200mil from 419,483 borrowers, who took business loans with the agency, during the first five months of this year.

Metro News 03 Jun 2019 | 12:00 AM

Muslims urged to practise moderation for Raya

JOHOR BARU: Muslims should be moderate when it comes to celebrating Hari Raya Aidilfitri and not go into debt to cover expenses.

Metro News 23 Dec 2017 | 12:00 AM

Highest number of AIM borrowers in Sabah

SEMPORNA: Sabah has the highest number of ‘Sahabat’ or borrowers in the microcredit programme, Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia (AIM) in the country with 64,000 persons.

Metro News 14 Dec 2017 | 12:00 AM

Food truck operator hounded daily for business debts

LIFE has been an unending nightmare for a food truck operator who faces daily harassment from six loan sharks.

Metro News 26 Oct 2017 | 12:00 AM

Shamsul: More parents now saving for kids’ education

ISKANDAR PUTERI: The majority of parents are now saving for their children’s education as seen in the increase in withdrawals from the National Education Saving Scheme (SSPN) accounts over the past three years.

Metro News 06 Sep 2017 | 4:00 AM

Uphill fight against loan shark stick-on ads

Local authorities are fighting a losing battle with illegal advertisements put up by loan sharks (Ah Long).

Focus 14 Aug 2017 | 12:00 AM

London craft brewer rides out Brexit with hops and hope

RECENTLY, Samir Desai made his way to a warren of industrial buildings in south London looking for an answer to a crucial question: How is Brexit affecting his small-business customers?

Community 14 Jul 2017 | 12:00 AM

Yayasan Sarawak enjoys high loan repayment rate

KUCHING: Attractive incentives and good sense of responsibilities among borrowers have enabled Yayasan Sarawak to enjoy a loan repayment rate of about 80% annually.

Community 23 May 2017 | 12:00 AM

Penang wants to discuss high loan rejection rate with Bank Negara

Penang's State Housing Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo (pic) wants a discussion with Bank Negara following a joint motion by the state government and the state opposition to address the high loan rejection rate of first-time home buyers.