Bad Credit Loans - You Do Have Options
Written by: Monique Thomas
If you are one of the millions of people walking around today
with a bad credit rating, you may well be wondering how you'll
ever be able to get a loan again in the future. Well wonder no
longer. If you need a loan and have bad credit, the following
are some of the alternatives currently available to you:
Bad credit personal loans
Although you may have been told that having bad credit debars
you from applying for a loan, this is in fact a myth. Indeed,
there are a large number of lenders willing to lend money to
those they consider 'credit risks'. The only problem that you'll
have to contend with is the fact that the amount of the loan may
not be as much as you would otherwise have liked it to be and
you may well end up having to pay a higher interest rate - as
you'll be seen as a higher credit risk!
Even though you have bad credit, with the intense competition
there is these days among credit card providers, you should able
to get a bad credit rating credit card. That said, be prepared
for a couple of shocks:
First, you may be asked to apply for a secured credit card. In
short, a secured credit card means you agree to provide the
credit card provider with security over the credit card limit.
Practically, this means you have to give them a cash deposit to
cover any expense you incur. While this is very burdensome on
you, it is also an ideal way to start to rebuild your credit
Second, even if you are not asked to provide security, the limit
on your credit card is not likely going to be anywhere near what
you were used to in the days before you had a bad credit rating.
In part, the reason for this is to ensure you can make the
Third, be expected to pay a higher rate of interest than would
have been the case when you had a mainstream credit card.
Nonetheless, with the lower credit limit, you really should be
looking to repay your bad credit credit card in full each month.
Pay day loans
When all else fails, you can apply for a pay day loan. In short,
pay day loans are a new concept offered by lenders predominantly
advertising on the internet who agree to provide you with a
short term loan until you receive your next pay check. In order
to be able to apply for a pay day loan, you need to evidence
that you receive a salary and have a current checking account.
You do not need to comply with any credit rating check as a
credit rating check is not undertaken - thus making it an ideal
short-term loan for those who have a bad credit rating. That
said, pay day loans do attract high fees and so they are not
generally considered a wise move in any long term debt
Bad credit mortgages
As with all other types of bad credit loans, some lenders are
willing to provide bad credit rating mortgages. However, be
warned that you'll likely need to have some savings as most bad
credit rating mortgage providers expect borrowers to invest up
to 20% of the purchase price of the property themselves, i.e.,
they'll not likely lend you any more than 80% of what they
believe the appraised value of the property is.
Finally, keep in mind that just because you have a bad credit
rating does not necessarily mean the whole world does. So if you
have a relative or friend who has a good credit rating, and they
are willing to lend money to you, this could be a very cost
efficient way for you to borrow money. Nevertheless, generally
borrowing money from family and friends is not overly
recommended as it does put certain strains on relationships if
you fail to repay them, or if you believe that repaying other
debtors before them is more important.
About the author:
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