Personal Loans - Loans for Any Personal Requirement

By: Bernard John

Most of the above-mentioned personal loans products can be availed in both secured (suitable for big and long-term monetary requirements) and unsecured (suitable for small and short-term monetary requirements) form. The key difference between the two sub-types is the presence or absence of collateral, which has both advantages and disadvantages.

&bullSecured personal loans - credit assistance against collateral
&bullUnsecured personal loans - credit assistance without collateral

The advantages of presence of collateral in a secured deal are quick attention, high credit range (as high as ?250,000), competitive low APRs, multiple rate plans, diverse payback methods and flexible loan clauses.
But, the disadvantages are credit for homeowners and property owners only, slow approval procedure and additional paperwork - due to property evaluation procedure, and repossession threat - in case the borrower fails to payback.

The advantages of absence of collateral in an unsecured deal are no collateral, credit for all (tenants, homeowners, property owners and students as well), no time-consuming property evaluation procedure, less paperwork, quick loan approval and no repossession threat - in case the borrower fails to payback.

But, the disadvantages are limited credit range (typically between ?500 and ?25,000), high interest rates (typically between 7.9% and 41%), fixed rate plan and payback option, and preset loan terms and conditions.

Please note: To avail the benefits of personal loans - secured or unsecured - the applicant must be a UK resident and over 18 years of age. In addition, the approval of the loan amount is subject to the lender's credit policy, and is in proportion to the borrower's credit history, employment status, debt to income ratio (DTI = Debts/Income) and the value of the pledged collateral (in case of the secured credit only).

By: bernard john

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