Unsecured Personal Loans: Loan Without a Collateral

By: Shain Johnson

Unsecured personal loans are offered by lending institutions without any security for the debt. The borrowers do not have to offer any collateral to avail the loan. They are not available for speculative purposes or business purposes.

Personal loans are available for different amounts and repayment terms. Usually unsecured loans are short term in nature. But large loans such as those over ?10,000 can be taken over longer term i.e. 7 to 10 years. The maximum amount you can borrow is ?25,000, which usually varies from lender to lender.

If you are looking for a low cost loan, compare the interest rates offered by different lenders and only then go ahead with your deal. If you are considering an online search you can find several lenders with various interest rates, to help you finalize your lender easily. It is a very simple procedure where you just have to provide your details in an online application form available on the lenders website, and if you are eligible your deal is done almost immediately.

There are two ways of charging the interest rate, a fixed interest rate which stays the same throughout the term of the loan and a variable interest rate which rises and falls in line with any changes to the bank base rate. The exact rate offered to you will depend on the loan amount and term and also on assessment of your financial circumstances.

are repayable on a monthly basis. Certain lenders may also permit a lump-sum payment, which allows you to clear the debt over a shorter time period than first agreed.

Personal loans are governed by the Consumer Credit Act 1974. The Act contains strict regulations about how money is lent and covers unsecured loans up to ?25,000. Before borrowing you will be asked to sign a credit agreement, and you will be bound by its terms. Insurance policies are available which covers your repayments in the event of sickness, accident or unemployment. In the event of your death your debt could even be repaid in full.

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