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What Loan Options Are Available To Those With Bad Credit?

Aug 17, 2007
When it comes time to look around for the money you need to buy that thing you want, whether it is a car, a vacation, electronics, or whatever, you do not need to restrict yourself just because of bad credit. The truth is, nowadays, that loans are just about as available for people with good credit as for people with bad credit. Here are some of the various types of loans that you can get - even if you have bad credit.

It may be that one of the reasons that someone with bad credit can more easily get a loan these days is because most people will come back to a lender sometime and get another loan. This, of course, means more profit to the lender. Anyway, whatever the reason, if you have bad credit there are different kinds of loans that will help you when you need it.

One of the most common and easy to get is called a cash advance, or payday loan. These loans are unsecured, and for this reason are often referred to as being signature loans. These loans are available for emergency cash - up to $1,000, and are electronically deposited into your checking account within 24 hours. Some will put the cash where you need it in much less time. A word of caution about these, though, is that the interest is very high - usually around 30%, and will need to be paid back within two weeks.

Another personal loan, which would be your best option, is a secured loan. Collateral will need to be given, such as a house or car. Bad credit is accepted, and having collateral will enable you to get better rates than if you offered none. Although a bad credit loan is secured, you still will get higher interest rates than someone who has better credit. So if you need the money now, you have access to it.

You will want to remember that with any money that you borrow, that it does effect your credit rating. By making your payments on time each time, you slowly build your credit rating and work to bring it back to where it should be. Getting a loan with bad credit can help you, but you might want to think about trying to keep them small or you will be paying more interest than necessary. It might be more profitable to you if you wait a little longer until your credit is repaired with small loans and credit cards.

Unsecured loans are personal loans that you can get which do not require any collateral. Having no collateral, though, and bad credit, will mean that you pay more in interest. You will also have smaller amounts that you can borrow, and shorter periods of time to pay the loan.

Bad credit should not stop you from getting the money you need. However, many lenders will charge higher interest than others will and it will be up to you to look around to get the best deal. You should get several online quotes to see which bad credit loan is best for you. In addition, be sure that there is not any early closure penalties that charge you for paying it off early. You can easily get a loan without this clause and it could allow you to save even more money.
About the Author
Joe Kenny writes for UKPersonalLoanStore.co.uk, where you can find bad credit personal loan offers along with NationsFinance.co.uk's loan section of the site.
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