Holiday Loans - Better Than Payment Cards

By: Angelo Drew

Monotony in any form is boring. Daily routines too make life monotonous. Hence, holidaying is important to break away from the usual routine, relax and rejuvenate. Most vacationers use payment cards like credit cards for miscellaneous travel expenditures. As these cards have high interest rates, holidays financed with them turn out to be more expensive.

Hence, holiday loans, a sub-type of personal loans, are a better option for miscellaneous travel expenses related to travelling (fare & taxes), accommodation, food & beverages, shopping and site-seeing.

Typically, we all want maximum benefits from any transaction. A credit deal is no different. Though holiday loans are available in unsecured form too, there is no better way of borrowing money than by opting for a secured deal, i.e., by placing an asset (like home) as security against the loan amount.

Besides big monetary requirements, secured holiday loans are also ideal for people who:

  • Are facing an adverse credit situation

  • Have been denied an unsecured loan

    Risk: Property seizure

    As an alternative form of repayment, collateral protects the lenders investment, i.e., in case of repeated defaults or non-repayment, the lender can take over the pledged collateral to recover his money. Hence, lenders are very forthcoming when one selects a secured loan.

    Advantages: Maximum benefits

    Especially for long and expensive vacations, secured holiday loans are more suitable, as they ensure maximum loan benefits in the form of quick attention, high credit limit (normally ?5,000 onwards), competitive low APR (normally 6.7% onwards), flexible repayment terms and suitable loan clauses.

    Limitation: Slow loan approval procedure

    A secured holiday loan deal has an additional thing - time-consuming property evaluation procedure, which requires a lot of time. Hence, the overall loan approval time of a secured deal is more.

    Precautions: Timely repayment and thorough research

    Due to the risk of collateral seizure, a secured loan deal may seem risk to a borrower. However, risks can be easily taken care by paying the EMI's as decided. Also, a meticulous assessment of the market trends is recommended, as APR's, payback options and loan terms can vary extensively.

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