New Delhi, May 21 -- The covid-19 crisis has hit many people hard, resulting in a cash crunch for people who have lost jobs or taken pay cuts or whose businesses have suffered. If you are looking for funds on a short notice, personal loans and credit cards may seem to be the immediate solution, but they come with high interest rates. What you can instead look at is taking loans against assets or securities such as life insurance policies, mutual funds, gold or property you own. Such loans, typically, charge a lower interest rate as they are backed up by an asset.

But there may be situations when liquidating these assets may make more sense than taking a loan against them or taking any other loan for that matter. Read on to know more.

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