Are you wondering why choose a personal loan? One of the main reasons for choosing a Personal loan is the flexibility. There are a variety of Personal loans available which can be divided into two categories: secured personal loans and unsecured personal loans. Homeowners can apply for a Secured personal loan (using their property as security), whereas tenants only have the option of an unsecured personal loan.
Secured Personal Loan:
A Secured personal loan is simply a loan that is secured against property. Secured personal loans are suitable for when you are trying to raise a large amount; are having difficulty getting an unsecured personal loan; or, have a poor credit history.
Lenders can be more flexible when it comes to Secured personal loans, making a Secured personal loan possible when you may have been turned down for an unsecured personal loan.
You can borrow any amount from £5,000 to £75,000 and repay it over any period from 5 to 25 years.
The only disadvantage to a secured personal loan is that there is a risk of losing your home, if for whatever reason, you are unable to keep up the repayments.
Unsecured Personal Loan:
An Unsecured personal loan is good for people who are not homeowners and cannot obtain a secured loan for example; a tenant living in rented accommodation.
An Unsecured personal loan is a personal loan where the lender has no claim on a homeowner’s property should they fail to repay. Instead, the lender is relying solely on the ability of a borrower to meet their loan borrowing repayments.
The amount you are able to borrow can start from as little as £500 and go up to £25,000.
The repayment period will range from anywhere between six months and ten years.
An Unsecured personal loan can be used for almost anything – a luxury holiday, a new car, a wedding, or home improvements.
Unsecured personal loans are invariably more expensive than secured loans, and the repayment periods demanded by lenders are shorter too.
About the author
John Mussi is the founder of Direct Online Loans who help UK homeowners find the best available loans via the www.directonlineloans.co.uk website.