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The Fastest Way To Secure A Loan

Aug 17, 2007
If you need to get hold of money fast, then you might think that getting a loan is not a good option. However, you can secure and get hold of loan money in a very short time if you know how to speed up the process and satisfy the lender's expectations. If time is the main factor in getting a loan, then you should follow these steps to help you get hold of the money in the quickest time possible:

Get together your paperwork

Before you apply for a loan, you should get together any relevant paperwork that you think the lender might require. This includes bank statements, employment records, housing documents and tax records. Make sure that you have both photocopies and the originals nearby so that anything the lender requires you can provide promptly. It pays to have more documents than you might need because this will help satisfy the lender more quickly and so speed up the application process.

Compare lenders

The next step is to compare lenders. The quickest and easiest way to do this is to use the Internet. There are web sites that have tools that allow you to compare rates and terms of various loan companies in a matter of minutes. Although you may not be find the best deal if you do not take the time to search all possible lenders, you can search a wide variety in a short space of time. This will allow you to find a good deal in less than a few hours.

Applying for the loan

Once you have found a lender you like, you need to apply for the loan. When filling out the form, make sure that you check and double-check that all the details are correct, as any problems on the form will delay the application process. If your form is filled in correctly then you will get a decision more quickly.


The quickest way to get approved for a loan is to secure the loan using collateral, usually in the form of property. If you have property then the lender is more likely to give you a quick decision on the loan, as the conditions of the loan do not depend on your wages or financial status as much. However, you need to remember that using collateral is risky, and that if you do not keep up with repayments you could lose your home.


One way to speed up the loan process is to ask for pre-approval. If you need to buy something quickly, then getting pre-approval can help. This basically means that the lender will quickly check your information and credit history to let you know if you are eligible for the loan. If you have pre-approval then many firms will take this as the loan itself, allowing you to use the money before you actually receive it. Although this does not always work, it is worth trying if you are in a hurry to get a loan.

However quickly you need a loan, it is still possible to get a good deal with the terms you want. You should not have to pay very high rates simply because you need the money immediately. Many loan companies can give you a decision and have the money sent to you within a few days if you have everything ready beforehand.
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Peter Kenny is a writer for creditcards-gb.co.uk.
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