A Guide to the Bad Credit Personal Loan
Here is a useful guide to the bad credit personal loan.
If you find yourself in need of extra money but without the good credit needed for an unsecured loan, you may want to consider getting a bad credit secured loan.
These loans require you to place some item or property in the lender's trust as collateral for the loan, and should you not repay the loan then they are free to sell the item that you granted them as collateral.
Some lenders require that you turn over the collateral to them in order to get your bad credit secured loan, but many will allow you to keep the collateral.
What are common collateral items?
Common items that are used as collateral for a bad credit secured loan include items like automobiles and real estate, though precious jewelry or other items are also used from time to time.
When using an automobile or piece of real estate, the person seeking the bad credit secured loan is often able to keep their car or house; they simply turn over the deed or title to the finance company or other lender who is then granted a legal claim to it until the loan has been repaid.
Where can you find a bad credit secured loan?
While not all banks and lenders are willing to offer a bad credit secured loan, many finance companies will take the risk.
You may wish to shop around at various finance companies and lenders, finding out which ones offer bad credit secured loans and what interest rates they charge (though the interest rates will likely be higher than they would be for a loan through a bank).
You might also wish to check out bad credit secured loan providers on the internet, checking out the lenders a bit more since you don't want to get caught up in an internet scam.
Once you've compared the interest rates at several establishments, pick the one that offers the best terms and see them about getting your bad credit secured loan.
When you apply for your bad credit secured loan, remember that the amount that you'll be offered is up to the lender, and may be a lot less than the actual value of your collateral.
You should also make sure that you only borrow as much as you need, not as much as you can get? after all, the more that you borrow then the more you'll have to pay back (and if you don't then you'll lose your collateral).
A bad credit secured loan can help you to get back on track, but you need to make sure that you don't get in over your head.
The author, John Mussi, is the founder of Direct Online Loans.