Unsecured Loans: Get Money Without Risking Collateral

By: Chaste Jon

As the name suggests, unsecured loans are those which can be availed without pledging any collateral. The apprehension of most of the borrowers, homeowners or non-homeowners, has led to lenders come out with unsecured loans and at present there are a huge folk of lenders who offer unsecured loans. So, if you don't have collateral or due to some reason don't want to risk your property then you can opt for unsecured loan.

Features

To avail an unsecured loan you need to be a citizen of UK residing at your present residence for at least 12 months. You must give your income proof and there is an age bar of 18 years. Satisfying these minimal requirements you qualify for unsecured loan. Poor credit score is also not a factor of denial and lenders are ready to consider even those who have poor credit ratings, CCJ's, defaults, arrears etc against their name. With unsecured loan it is possible to get an amount ranging around ?1000 to ?25000. Interest rate is slightly high in case of these collateral free loans. However one can get a decent interest rate with a proper market survey and by proper negotiations with the lenders before making a final decision over one particular loan. For this borrower can make use of internet and find out the best deal suiting their interest.

Advantages related to unsecured loans

First and foremost advantage is that you get loan approved without pledging any collateral. As there is no collateral, no time is wasted in their valuation. So, loan can be approved at a quicker pace. Thirdly, the loan amount can be put to any kind of use like debt consolidation, planning holiday or for some function like marriage, educational purpose etc. With debt consolidation and regular repayment, it becomes possible to improve the credit score which can be of great help in future.

Repayment

Like any other loan unsecured loan are also to be repaid and repayment term can be around 5 to 15 years. Although you are not pledging collateral, in case you make continuous defaults, lender may file a case and you may be repossessed of your valuables to get back the money. So, it is always advisable to plan the repayment considering your income and expenditure.

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