Unsecured Business Loans - for Short-term Business Needs

By: Aisha Cristal

It is known fact that every business venture - irrespective of its type and size - needs funds. It is always the most fundamental and critical factor for all business types, as none can flourish without it. In an age, when people have to avail credit assistance even for routine personal needs, self-financing a business is virtually impossible.

Business loans - a sub-type of the personal loan category - can give a concrete shape to the dreams of an aspiring entrepreneur and a new life to an existing business. Based on monetary requirement, businesspersons can choose from secured (by pledging collateral) and unsecured (without pledging collateral) business loan sub-types. Though secured credit offers maximum loan benefits, market report shows that unsecured credit is also catching up in the UK loan market - both offline and online.

Unsecured business loans is the only option for people who are unable to offer collateral because they do not own one (tenants) or are living with their parents (students), and are a good alternative for people who are unwilling to get into property related legalities or risk their property for a small amount (homeowners and property owners). Also, this personal loan sub-type is ideal for small monetary requirements, as offering collateral may not be required and for urgent needs, as getting into lengthy property evaluation procedures may not be feasible.

The advantages of unsecured business loans are:

&bullno collateral compulsion loan seeker need not offer security for the loan amount; credit for all
&bullnon-homeowners, homeowners and property owners;
&bull no time-consuming property evaluation procedure
&bullleading to less paperwork and fast service
&bullno repossession threat - in the event of repeated defaults or non-payment of the borrowed amount.

Any UK resident over 18 years of age can apply for an unsecured business loan. The approval of the loan amount and all terms and conditions are subject to the lender's credit policy, and the borrower's credit history, employment status and debt to income ratio (DTI = Debts/Income), which determines his current and prospective repayment capacity.

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