Unsecured Loans - a Sub-type of Personal Loans

By: bernard john

It is a known fact that in a secured deal, collateral protects the lender's investment, and thus makes it easy for him to part with his money and facilitate the borrower with loan benefits like quick attention, high credit limit, competitive low APR, variety of rate plans, different repayment methods, and negotiable loan terms and conditions.

a sub-type of personal loans, do not offer the above-stated benefits. But, they are still catching up in the UK loan market. So, what are the reasons behind the growing popularity of unsecured personal loans?

The most significant reason is that irrespective of the loan seekers capability and willingness to pledge collateral, this personal loan sub-type can be availed by all - tenants, students, homeowners and property owners.

We all know that homeowners and property owners can easily take advantage of their valuable assets to avail favourable secured loan deals. However, pledging collateral may not be always practical or essential.

Hence, unsecured loans is a better alternative for people who are capable of offering collateral, but are unwilling to get into property related legalities or risk their property for a small monetary requirement.

Also, as every UK resident is not a homeowner or a property owner, unsecured personal loans is the only credit option for people who are incapable of offering an asset as collateral - tenants and students. This no collateral attribute in turn leads to:

&bull Less paperwork and quick service in the absence of lengthy property evaluation procedures

&bull No immediate risks in the event of repeated defaults or non-repayment of the loan amount

Hence, unsecured loans are ideal for small monetary requirements, as offering collateral may be unnecessary. And, for urgent requirements too, as getting into extensive property evaluation procedures may be unfeasible.

Besides advantages, no collateral attribute has disadvantages too, as the lender's investment remains unprotected - limited amount, high interest rates, fixed payback option, and preset loan terms and conditions.

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