Save yourself From Credit Fraud

By: Angelo Drew

Increased number of lenders in the UK loan market has indeed done good for the borrowers. New loan products have been introduced in the loan market and customers have a wider panel of lenders to choose from. But, the growth of the loan market has also given birth to a number of loan sharks. These are unlicensed lenders who operate illegally and lend you money by promising big deals. But, afterwards, you may find that you have fallen prey to a bad loan deal. A loan shark does the following:

  • Includes many hidden charges and you find it difficult to keep up the repayments
  • You might be forced to take another loan to pay the first and this way you land up in a vicious circle of debts
  • These lenders usually turn nasty if you fall behind your repayments
  • The interest charged on the loan is far greater than what was offered
  • Their interest rates can easily exceed 100%
  • These lenders don't follow any sort of regulation that governs the UK financial industry

    secured loans that require you to pledge your home as security should be taken with great care, precaution and after an extensive research about the lenders you are considering and current trends in the UK loan market. Falling prey to a loan shark in case of secured loans may lead to loss of your home without any fault of yours. One should always go for a FISA regulated lending institution. So, before you sign any loan deal, hunt extensively and then avail a secured loan.

    In case of secured loans, your most treasured possession, your home is at risk. So, it becomes all the more important to be cautious. Following are some of the guidelines for safe secured loans:

  • Compare various secured loans using loan calculators and comparison tables
  • Read the loan agreement carefully
  • Ask the lender the true cost of your secured loan
  • Clarify any controversial or misleading term and condition in the loan agreement
  • Take professional guidance from financial consultants

    Secured loans are taken against the equity of your house. So, take every possible step to ensure that you are going for a profitable, cost-effective and above all a safe deal.

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