Understanding the ‘cost’ of suspending loan repayments
An economist sheds some light on possible confusion over loan moratoriums and the matter of accrued interest.
No compound interest, late fees: moratorium same as last year’s
Banks have agreed to implement the latest moratorium based on the same terms given for the six-month freeze during the first movement control order.
6-month loan moratorium, food allocations to all MPs as PM announces multi-billion lockdown aid
Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin also announces discounts on electricity bills and special Covid-19 assistance for millions.
Dire need for blanket loan moratorium, think tank warns as MCO extended
Emir Research makes its case for the government to announce an automatic loan moratorium, saying it would be a win-win situation even if some wealthy borrowers get a 'free ride'.
Restaurant bosses urge govt to allow dining in, longer opening hours
Primas also calls for other measures to help operators stay afloat including an automatic loan moratorium and rental relief assistance.
Zafrul must lose his banker’s hat
The Covid-19 crisis has given Tengku Zafrul Aziz an opportunity to show that he can use his knowledge of banks to help the people.
Can banks sustain another blanket moratorium?
When banks' profitability is challenged, their capacity to lend is affected.
Budget reflects bipartisanship but more can be done
Measures can still be enhanced to ensure that the benefits continue to flow over a much longer period of time.