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Secured Finance Is Cheaper When Searched For Online

Mar 22, 2008
You can always get among the cheapest secured finance by shopping online. The best deals are found by a specialist website and are delivered to you for comparison. A specialist is able to shop around with the whole of the marketplace to make sure that they find you the cheapest interest rates.

Secured finance is popular due to the fact that you are able to borrow a larger sum of money than a personalised borrowing would allow. This type of loan can also be taken out for a longer period and can be taken for just about any reason. You do have to give some thought however when spreading out the borrowing over a long period. One reason is that you will accumulate more interest on the borrowing. The other is that you home is put up as security against the amount you are borrowing. This means that the longer you take out the loan the longer you are at risk of losing the roof over your head.

Your home is not only put up as security against a secured loan. It is also used to determine the amount of money that you are able to borrow. The lender will reach this figure by taking the total value of your home and deducting what is left outstanding on the mortgage. This is the maximum amount that is lent in the majority of cases. However, some lenders are willing to offer up to 125% of this amount.

The actual rate of interest that is given will be dependent on several factors. The first thing that all lenders will take into account is your credit rating. Those individuals who have an excellent rating will be offered the cheapest rates of interest. This is due to the fact that they are seen as less of a risk than those with a poor credit rating. However, a specialist will be able to get the individual the cheapest secured finance possible for their circumstances. Your ability to repay the borrowing will also be checked and of course, the lender will take your income and outgoings into account.

All secured loan deals that the specialist is able to find will come with the key facts attached. This makes comparison easy. It is imperative to read the terms and conditions because they hold valuable information regarding the loan. This is where you are able to find the APR of the loan, how much interest will be added onto the borrowing and how much in total you will have to repay over the term. You will also be able to find out if there are any additional fees attached to the loan. Sometimes lenders will add-in an early repayment fee. This means that if you take the loan out for say 5 years and find that can repay it back in full within 1 year; you would have to pay a fee - usually around two months' interest.

Never be tempted into rushing into taking out secured finance for whatever reason. You should of course give some thought to protecting the repayments of the loan. Payment protection insurance can be taken out for this and can insure against your circumstances changing in the future.
About the Author
Louis Rix is Director of Netloans Ltd, a leading Secured Loan Broker for UK Homeowners offering secured loans and homeowner loans for any purpose, ensuring that their customers get the best loan deal.
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