How Do Bankruptcy Loans Requirements Work?

By: Melissa Kellett

Bankruptcy Loans have certain requirements that affect all the loan terms in diverse ways. However, certain loan requirements affect particular loan terms significantly more than others. Knowing this will help you understand which type of loan you can request and what loans you have more chances of getting approved for.

Bankruptcy loan's qualification is not an easy task. You need to overcome serious lender's wariness about your ability and disposition for repaying the loan you are requesting. At this stage, you need to make no mistakes, your behavior has to be stainless and you need to show the lender that the past problems that led you to bankruptcy exist no more.

Earnings & Loan Installments

Your income will determine the amount of the loan installments you can cope with. The amount of the installments will never exceed 40% of your income. Thus, if your income is limited, you will need to reduce the monthly payments either by requesting smaller loan amounts or by extending the repayment period.

While lowering the amount of money you request will save you money on interests (though it may not provide you with all the finance you need), extending the repayment program will increase the amount of money you will spend on interests and it is not always feasible on bankruptcy loans due to the higher risk it implies.

Credit Score & Loan Amount

Your credit score will determine approval but it also determines the amount of money you can request. The lower your credit score, the less loan amount you will be approved for. This is due to the fact that your credit score is directly associated with the risk involved in the financial transaction and thus, the lender will not like to endanger large amounts if he is not certain you will be able to repay the loan.

Though income is also related to loan amount, it has a more direct inference on the amount of the loan installments. As long as you repay the loan, the lender will not mind extending the loan repayment program so you can afford the payments with a lower income. But this is only feasible if your credit score is good enough to qualify for the loan amount you seek.

Overall Risk & Loan Length

As regards the loan length, it cannot be said that certain requirement has a special inference on it. The overall risk involved in the financial transaction will determine how long is the lender willing to wait to recover the money invested. Thus, getting a longer repayment schedule can easily be achieved by reducing the risk. This means that it can be done by modifying any of the requirements' variables.

A longer repayment schedule can be obtained by raising your credit score, by offering a larger income, by offering some sort of collateral, by applying with the aid of a co-signer, etc. Loan length is not such an important variable as the other loan terms and is almost always negotiable. So, if you need a longer repayment program, you can always contact the lender and agree to refinance the loan.

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