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Secured Personal Loans For Your Financial Needs

Apr 21, 2008
When Brits need to find the best loan amount available, at the lowest rate possible, secured personal loans are a viable option. Secured loans offer many advantages over unsecured loans. Secured debt is simply debt assumed by offering a property or asset as a security, or collateral, to reduce the risk to the lender for making the lender. Homes and cars are common assets used as security for loans.

The benefit to lenders when borrowers use security to obtain a loan is that in the event of non-payment, lenders may have the option to repossess the asset. This gives them some type of financial security that they will, at the very least, be able to recoup their costs. Along with the financial security, lenders also realize that borrowers willing to expose their property to risk of loss must believe they have the ability to manage the debt obligation.

Secured personal loans is a very broad phrase used to describe loans of virtually any type that are backed with a secured asset. Some people call secured or unsecured personal loans any purpose loans, because they are often awarded for virtually any purpose. Secured loans, especially, are awarded for home improvements, car purchases, vacations, large purchases, or various other reasons. Lenders are not quite as concerned with the use of the funds if the loan is secured. They are more likely to presume the borrower has a good reason for taking on the debt if they are securing the loan.

Debt consolidation is another common reason consumers turn to secured personal loans. As average credit card debt continues to rise, many people find themselves stuck with significant debt, at very high interest rates. Secured loans are often available at much lower rates. Therefore, many people take out secured loans and use the funds to pay off their credit card debt. This can be a great way to reduce monthly payments, lower interest payments, and greatly diminish the payoff time required for debt.

Along with better rates for secured borrowing, consumers also have the opportunity to borrower more money. Again, lenders usually are more flexible if the borrower is willing to subject their assets to risk to obtain a loan. A loan obtained through a secured property can off be for as much as 250,000 pounds. This gives the borrower great leverage to work with in accomplishing their goals with the debt.

Along with the interest and value available through secured debt, consumers also find greater flexibility from lenders when they offer collateral. Many lenders promote the fact that they will work with virtually any loan need and credit situation if security is involved. Some lenders even offer deferred payments for up to 6 months for a secured debtor.

The important thing is for the borrower to carefully consider their debt needs to determine if secured personal loans are right. Loan brokers are a great resource as they have access to many great loan products and can quickly compare benefits and rates of various loans, in order to find the best option.
About the Author
Louis Rix is Director of Netloans Ltd, a leading Secured Loan Broker for UK Homeowners offering a secured loan service and homeowner loans for any purpose, ensuring that their customers get the best loan deal.
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