Long Term Unsecured Loan?
Posted by Toni Phelps
Countless people search online for an unsecured loan, because the majority had been rejected by their local bank or SBA due to unfavorable credit. This article focuses on possible alternatives for a long term unsecured loan for bad credit people.
In order to understand qualifications for loan approval, let's examine the types
of loans; secured and unsecured, and the two types of
re-payment plans: short term and long term.
Secured loans have both short and long term repayment plans. These types of
loans are secured by a form of collateral, such as the equity in a home or auto.
Some lenders will also accept stocks and bonds as security against the loan.
Because these types of loans are secured, the risk to lenders is minimized and
allows borrowers to enjoy lower interest rates than unsecured loans. And; even
if there are still payments due on an existing auto or home loan, it's possible
to get a lower rate than the original loan terms, particularly if the borrower's
credit had improved.
Unsecured loans generally have only a short term repayment plan. The most common
type of unsecured loan is a payday cash advance, or a signature (personal loan)
from a bank. The payday cash advance is a much shorter term loan, most commonly
to extend only until the recipient's following payday. A bank signature
loan; however, generally has a one year repayment plan. Another main difference
between these two types of loans is how the interest rate is calculated. A
payday cash advance charges a fee instead of an interest rate, but Federal
regulations require lenders to provide an "interest computation" so
borrowers can compare rates amongst various loan products and lenders.
When a payday cash advance fee is transformed to an interest rate, the sum is
much higher than a bank signature loan, which is an actual percentage rate
charged over the duration of the loan. But there's yet one more difference
between these two loans which makes payday cash advances more accessible.
Whereas a bank signature loan requires favorable credit, a payday cash advance
does not, making this an attractive loan for bad credit people.
Your credit rating, assets, and the eagerness of a lender to issue a loan, all
determine which types of loans you are qualified for. If you have favorable
credit, consult your local bank loan officer or; if you desire a business loan,
your local SBA. If you have troubled credit, instead of seeking a long
term unsecured loan, consider alternatives such as using your home or auto as
collateral for a secured long term loan, or consider a payday cash advance for a
short term unsecured loan.
Toni Phelps is the Research Manager of http://www.creditfederal.com where you can find more information regarding loans.