The Flexibility Of A Secure Loan

By: Louis Rix

If you need to borrow a large amount of money and have the luxury of being able to pay it back over a long period then give some consideration to a secure loan. This type of loan allows the individual to borrow more than with a personal loan. It is also one way that those who have a low credit rating to secure finance.

A secure loan will be based on the fact that you put your home up as security in case you should default on the loan. Your home is also used to determine how much you would be allowed to borrow. A lender will give you the amount of spare equity in your home. This is what is left after the outstanding has been deducted from the value. In some cases the loan can be taken out for up to 125% of this value but your credit rating must be excellent.

Your credit rating is always taken into account when it comes to whether the lender will take a chance on you. It also sets the rate of interest. The rate will also be based on how long you take the loan over and your circumstances. Different lenders set different rates above the Bank of England base rate and it is imperative that you search for the cheapest quotes. The high street lenders will offer a loan secured on your home but usually these do not come with the best interest rates. Going online with a specialist provider will lead to you getting the best deals and cheapest rates of interest. This is due to the fact a specialist has access to the whole of the marketplace and lenders which you do not.

When comparing quotes that come with a secure loan you should also compare the terms and conditions. These can make a huge difference to how much the loan will cost. This is because there can be hidden fees attached. For example lenders can add on early repayment fees. This means that if you should take out the loan for 10 years and be able to pay it off in 2 or 3 years, you may have to pay out an early redemption fee, which is usually two months' interest. The small print will also state how much in total you would have to repay on the loan and how much interest the loan will accumulate over the loans period.

This type of loan is one of the most flexible types of ways to borrow. It can be taken out for almost anything but it is important to weight up the risk of putting your home up as security against the reason for the loan. When taking out this type of finance you are better off taking it over as short a term as possible. This is due to the fact that you will be paying out a large sum for your mortgage already. Taking out a secure loan over what could be 20 years would seriously stretch your budget to the maximum. It also means that you would pay a large amount of interest. While taking the loan longer keeps the monthly repayments down you will pay more in the long run.

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