Personal Loans - Materialising All Financial Needs

By: Bernard John

Be it a new conservatory or kitchen, the trend for home improvements are stronger than ever. The DIY programmes on TV, focusing on the eloquent interior designs multiply the customers' carving for a well designed unique home.

Personal loan trends
Studies conducted by Halifax bank have led to some amazing results in relation to personal loans. Some of them are cited below.

&bull Debt consolidation is one of the major drives for procuring an unsecured personal loan.
&bull Women are more inclined towards availing personal loans for debt consolidation than men.
&bull May is the most popular month for taking a personal holiday loan.
&bull September and October record the highest number of personal loans.
&bull Britons spend almost ?15.4 billion a year for maintaining and repairing homes through loans.

Personal Loans repayment losses in 2007
The number of Britons availing personal loans is increasing and so is the number of defaults in repayments. A leading high street lender has predicted that personal loan arrears will increase in the year 2007 and so will the defaults. At the end of 2006, an alarming 5.6% of Alliance and Leicester personal loans were in arrears. The Times newspaper recently quoted Antony Broadbent from wealth management firm, Sanford Bernstein who stated that the British lending sector is currently at the worst point of its credit cycle, with personal loan losses expected to peak soon. This data points toward the fall in the disposable incomes of loan takers in UK.

So, before availing hefty amounts as personal loans, one should be sure enough of paying it back. Otherwise, it may adversely affect your credit score and lead to severe conditions like defaults, bankruptcy and CCJs. This may create problems for the borrower to avail personal loans further.

By: bernard john

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