Loans for Personal Use

By: Bernard Ethen

Unsecured loans are given without the need for the borrower to put up any collateral as security. These loans are typically short term in nature; they come with a shorter repayment term and a smaller amount.

The range for these loans lies between â‚?500 and â‚?25000. The interest rates are slightly elevated (compared to secured loans). These loans can be used for a number of purposes, like consolidating debts, funding holiday vacations, financing education etc.

There are many places from where one can avail unsecured personal loans. Banks and private institutions are two such places. The private lenders and the online option, however, provide what the customers need most - choices and expediency.

Unsecured personal loans should be availed after proper research and comparison analysis. There are always loan sharks in the market, who often advertise the best rates and deliver loans riddled with hidden and extra charges.

One of the major benefits of unsecured loans is that collateral is absent in this case. In other words, in the event of a repayment failure, the borrower will not lose any of his assets, as would be the case with a secured loan.

Unsecured personal loans are available to one and all. The tenants see this as the only real option of borrowing money. Collateral owners take this loan when they feel that furnishing an asset would be too much of a risk.

A credit score assumes importance with unsecured loans. The lender is at too much of a risk with this kind of loan. The better the credit score of the loan taker, the greater the chances of him availing an unsecured loan.

In fact, ever borrowers with bad credit histories - defaults, arrears, bankruptcy etc. - can avail these loans. However, they do come with greater interest rates as the threat to the lender is at its biggest here.

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