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A Little More Information About Unsecured Credit

Aug 17, 2007
It is very difficult to get an unsecured loan if you have a low credit rating. Every time you try another company for an unsecured credit approval, and get refused, the enquiry makes you credit rating even lower, therefore it is better to try for a secured loan first.

Whatever company you apply to will have different terms and conditions. You must read these very carefully. You must also pay particular attention to the charges, how often they are payable and check to see that there are not any hidden extra charges. Sometimes these details are in very small print. Check every word before signing the contract.

Do not get an unsecured card unless you are in a position to make regular payments. If you have made late payments and continue to do so with an unsecured card, late payment charges and interest will increase your debt. It would therefore better to keep to a secured credit card.

It is possible for parent to sign to say that they would back the application for a unsecured credit card, and take the risk for their student children. If you decide to do this, make sure that you have a very low limit that you are in a position to pay if necessary. A bad debt on the card will affect your own credit rating.

It is possible that your bank would be able to offer you an unsecured credit card which has a lower interest rate or possibly a consolidation card. If you are able to financially pay the money for the unsecured credit card without taking money from other credit cards or elsewhere then this is an option really worth considering before making any other decisions.

If you are a person that struggles with credit ratings then you may still have the option of getting an unsecured credit card, a secured credit care or possibly a prepaid debit card. Each of these cards has different benefits so you would need to think about your current finances and which unsecured credit card would best suit you. If you are for instance only going to use the credit card for emergencies or every now and again then the prepaid credit card maybe all that you will need.

A prepaid credit card works like a gift card. You are not borrowing money from a credit card company, instead you are using your own money. You cannot spend more than the amount that you place on the card so you will not be able to get into debt with one of these cards. The only thing that you may have to pay extra is a fee to have the credit card from the company as this is how they make their money.
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Shelley Green is the owner of http://www.loans-click.com, a site that specializes in Loans including tips and advice on different loans and also other recommended sites for loans.
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