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Bad Debt Does Not Mean Credit Is Impossible

Aug 17, 2007
Everyone faces unavoidable financial problems at some time and find that they are in an impossible situation and unable to meet their obligations. This situation might make some feel that it is hopeless to find money help, but that is not necessarily true. Educating oneself on loan terminology and shopping around for a loan will go a long way in saving money.

Bad credit auto loans can be obtained through auto dealerships, online lenders, and high-risk lenders. They are normally available for the people with a credit score of less than 600. Such a low credit score can happen after a divorce, bankruptcy, or poor financial decisions. Lenders will try to compensate for the bad credit rating by charging higher interest rate than they would for a normal credit rating.

There are two types of bad credit personal loans, secured and unsecured. A homeowner may qualify for the secured personal loan and non-homeowners may apply for the unsecured bad credit personal loan. Bad credit should not affect your ability to obtain a home mortgage loan. The interest rate for a home mortgage loan will depend upon your credit rating. If the credit score is 600 or above, the borrower is usually required to pay a 5% down payment. Credit scores that fall below 580 necessitate down payments of 20% or more. However, reputable bad credit mortgage lenders do not require unreasonable down payments of 50%. Home loans with bad credit are made because lenders know that often a person with less than perfect credit did want to make their payments but because of illness, loss of employment or some other event out of the borrowers control may contribute to late payments or foreclosures.

Bad credit secured personal loans are worth considering if you own property such as real estate, automobiles, valuable jewelry, or other types of assets. However, it is important to keep in mind that the collateral may be seized and sold by the lender in the event of non-payment. In addition, there are bad credit automobile loans that are easy to apply for with minimal requirements to qualify, such as an income of $1,500 per month, proof of residency, and verifiable employment. There are reliable lenders who have reasonable interest rates and offer good financing options.

Debt consolidation loans are another option to consider if you have a history of bad debt. These loans consolidate your debts into one loan, allowing you to make one monthly payment that you can afford. Unsecured debt consolidation loans are not tied to your assets, and they eliminate annoying calls and letters from creditors, as well as helping you avoid filing bankruptcy.

Don't let a history of bad debt keep you from having the things you want or need. There are answers to your bad debt problems.
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Connie Barker is the owner of several websites including Bad Credit Loans
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