The Way Forward with Adverse Credit Secured Loans

By: Gordon Goodfellow

Adverse credit secured loans are possible for borrowers irrespective of the number of CCJs, IVAs and other bad credit factors that may show against the borrower. An adverse credit secured loan requires you to pledge collateral for the loan and this comes usually in the form of your own home.

The very fact that you own your home means you will be able to apply for an adverse credit secured loan. Your home is your greatest asset, and you will find that you can leverage this asset to your advantage because, as you will find, secured loans will be cheaper to service (in terms of the monthly repayments) than unsecured loans. It makes sense to opt for a secured loan every time as long as you can meet the repayment schedule.

Beware of adverse credit secured loans that may seem too good to be true, as they might be just that. Remember that this is your home being put forward as collateral, so only apply to loan companies of the utmost probity and reputation. The regular high street banks are, of course, the most well-known lenders, but they may not be particularly experienced in offering credit to people in unusual financial situations. The best solution is to go to a specialist lender who knows what to look for, and can probably find a solution where there was none before.

Loans of up to 125% of the property value are also generally available. All adverse credit secured loans are subject to status and a credit search specified by the lending company. Borrowers should be encouraged by the fact that such loans are designed to suit the borrower's individual lifestyle and particular circumstances.

Some loan companies offer special incentives, gifts or extra low interest rates at the start of the adverse credit secured loan to get you signed up. You may well find that you are offered a repayment holiday of several months. Take advantage of all these things while you can.

One aspect of adverse credit secured loans is that of debt consolidation. The borrower will be able to consolidate existing debts into one manageable and affordable loan at a better rate. Credit card borrowing may be up to three times as expensive as secured loan borrowing (store cards up to five times) so it would make sense to wipe out such debt and consolidate it with an easier payment method.

Consolidation loans also exist based on the equity in shared ownership homes. If ownership is shared and the joint owner's financial circumstances are much better than the main owner then this will make the loan process much easier and a positive outcome more likely. It might be worthwhile considering shared ownership in such cases.

Borrowers will want to find a lender who does not charge fees; most online brokers allow you to apply from a simple web form for no charge. Online borrowing is also by far the quickest way to get credit, and presents the borrower with the least fuss and hassle. Look for a free no obligation loan quote service and easy application procedure.

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