Your Free Guide to a Fast Loan

OK, so you can’t go to the Bank of Mum and Dad but you still need a fast loan – what are your options? You can look on the high street or online and see there are many different types of loan on offer…

A secured loan (sometimes called collateral loans) is where a loan company or bank can reclaim the goods if you stop (default) payments. Due to the opportunity to repossess the goods in the case of default this has been historically an easy loan route with lower interest rates. With a secured loan you make monthly payments over a fixed time, often two to five years and the goods are the security for the lender.

But, due to the present financial conditions, banks in particular have become reluctant to lend very much money to anyone. Many people consider the banks have brought all this on them selves but the impact on anyone needing a loan has been negative.

An unsecured loan are more risky for the lender who hasn’t any security other than your word that you will repay the loan. If, for example, you borrow money for a holiday (not advisable) and then default on the payments there’s nothing for the loan company to repossess. Or, a business plan could go wrong and the investment lost. Again there is nothing to be repossessed by the lender.

Due to the lender’s increased vulnerability relating to unsecured loans the amount able to be borrowed is generally less with far higher interest rates.

A credit card isn’t regarded by most people as being a loan but that’s exactly what it is and is probably one of the most commonly accessible form of fast loan. You are given a limit on spending and a minimum amount to repay each month. It’s pretty much the only fast loan that can also be free because if you pay your debt off fully each month you pay no interest. When used sensibly credit cards are an excellent source of credit. But beware, if used badly they’ll end up costing you a fortune as they can have sky high interest rates.

A Payday loan is to cover an emergency that means you need cash quickly. Maybe your car unexpectedly breaks down or the washing machine falls apart. All sorts of events can happen at any time that constitute an emergency and you need help to pay for replacements or repairs. Payday loans are for these eventualities and are an easy and fast loan to acquire. They are intended to be short term – to your next payday – and can be arranged very quickly either on the high street or online with the cash often being available within hours.

Payday loan Interest rates are far higher than for other types of loan but, because of the short time scale you don’t end up paying too much interest. But, be sure you will have the funds to settle your account rather than have to extend the loan which will incur more interest to pay.

Loans Guide

Many people are confused by the different types of loans available. Here is a helpful loans guide of the most common loans available today.

Bad Credit Personal Loan

A Bad Credit Personal Loan is a loan designed for the many people with a bad credit rating. However created, your past record of County Court Judgements, mortgage or other loan arrears can live on to deny you access to finance that other people regard as normal. If you are a home owner with equity in your property, a Bad Credit Personal Loan can bring that normality back to your life. Secured on your home, a Bad Credit Personal Loan can give you the freedom, for example, to do the home improvements or buy the new car you really wanted. With a Bad Credit Personal Loan you can borrow from £5,000 to £75,000 and up to 125% of your property value in some cases.

Bridging Loan

A bridging loan as the name implies is a loan used to “bridge” the financial gap between monies required for your new property completion prior to your existing property having been sold. Bridging loans are short term loans arranged when you need to purchase a house but are unable to arrange the mortgage for some reason, such as there is a delay in selling your existing property.

The beauty of bridging loans is that a bridging loan can be used to cover the financial gap when buying one property before the existing one is sold. A bridging loan can also be used to raise capital pending the sale of a property. Bridging loans can be arranged for any sum between £25000 to a few million pounds and can be borrowed for periods from a week to up to six months.

A bridging loan is similar to a mortgage where the amount borrowed is secured on your home but the advantage of a mortgage is that it attracts a much lower interest rate. While bridging loans are convenient the interest rates can be very high.

Business Loan

A business loan is designed for a wide range of small, medium and startup business needs including the purchase, refinance, expansion of a business, development loans or any type of commercial investment. Business loans are generally available from £50,000 to £1,000,000 at highly competitive interest rates from leading commercial loan lenders. They can offer up to 79% LTV (Loan to Valuation) with variable rates, depending on status and length of term.

They are normally offered on Freehold and long Leasehold properties with Bricks and Mortar valuations required. Legal and valuation fees are payable by the client. A business loan can be secured by all types of UK business property, commercial and residential properties.

Car Loan

The main types of car loans available are Hire Purchase and Manufacturer’s schemes. Hire purchase car finance is arranged by car dealerships, and effectively means that you are hiring the car from the dealer until the final payment on the loan has been paid, when ownership of the vehicle is transferred to you.

A Manufacturers’ scheme is a type of loan that is put together and advertised by the car manufacturer and can be arranged directly with them or through a local car dealership. You will not be the owner of the vehicle until you have repaid the loan in full, and the car will be repossessed if you default on repayments.

Cash Loan

Cash Loans also known as Payday Loans are arranged for people in employment who find themselves in a situation where they are short of immediate funds.

A Cash Loan can assist you in this situation with short term loans of between £80 and £400.

Loans are repayable on your next payday, although it is possible to renew your loan until subsequent paydays. To apply for a Cash Loan you must be in employment and have a bank account with a cheque book. A poor credit rating or debt history is initially not a problem.

Debt Consolidation Loan

Debt consolidation loans can give you a fresh start, allowing you to consolidate all of your loans into one – giving you one easy to manage payment, and in most cases, at a lower rate of interest.

Secured on your home debt consolidation loans can sweep away the pile of repayments to your credit and store cards, HP, loans and replace them with one, low cost, monthly payment – one calculated to be well within your means. With a Debt Consolidation Loan you can borrow from £5,000 to £75,000 and up to 125% of your property value in some cases. It can reduce BOTH your interest costs AND your monthly repayments, putting you back in control of your life.

Home Loan

A Home Loan is a loan secured on your home. You can unlock the value tied up in your property with a secured Home loan.

The loan can be used for any purpose, and is available to anyone who owns their home. Home loans can be used for any purpose such as, home improvements, new car, luxury holiday, pay of store card or credit card debt and debt consolidation.
With a Home Loan you can borrow from £5,000 to £75,000.

Home Improvement Loan

A Home Improvement Loan is a low interest loan secured on your property. With a Home Improvement Loan you can borrow from £5,000 to £75,000 with low monthly repayments. The loan can be repaid over any term between 5 and 25 years, depending on your available income and the amount of equity in the property that is to provide the security for the loan.

A Home Improvement Loan can help you with a new kitchen, bathroom, extension, loft conversion, conservatory, landscaping your garden or new furniture. You can even use it on non-house expenditure like a new car or repaying credit card or other debts.

Home Owner Loan

A Home Owner Loan is a loan secured on your home. You can unlock the value tied up in your property with a secured Home Owner loan. The loan can be used for any purpose, and is available to anyone who owns their home. Home owner loans can be used for any purpose such as, home improvements, new car, luxury holiday, pay of store card or credit card debt and debt consolidation. With a Home Owner Loan you can borrow from £5,000 to £75,000.

Payday Loan

Payday Loans also known as Cash Loans are arranged for people in employment who find themselves in a situation where they are short of immediate funds.

A Payday Loan can assist you in this situation with short term loans of between £80 and £400.

Loans are repayable on your next payday, although it is possible to renew your loan until subsequent paydays. To apply for a loan you must be in employment and have a bank account with a cheque book. A poor credit rating or debt history is initially not a problem.

Personal Loan

There are two categories of personal loans: secured personal loans and unsecured personal loans – See individual titles below. Homeowners can apply for a Secured personal loan (using their property as security), whereas tenants only have the option of an unsecured personal loan.

Remortgage Loan

A remortgage is changing your mortgage without moving your home. Remortgaging is the process of switching your mortgage to another lender that is offering a better deal than your current lender thereby saving money. A remortgage can also be used to raise additional finances by releasing equity in your property. You can borrow from £25,000 up to £500,000. Rates are variable, depending on status.

Secured Loan

A secured loan is simply a loan that uses your home as security against the loan. Secured loans are suitable for when you are trying to raise a large amount; are having difficulty getting an unsecured loan; or, have a poor credit history. Lenders can be more flexible when it comes to secured loans, making a secured loan possible when you may have been turned down for an unsecured loan. Secured loans are also worth considering if you need a new car, or need to make home improvements, or take that luxury holiday of a lifetime. You can borrow any amount from £5,000 to £75,000 and repay it over any period from 5 to 25 years. You simply select a monthly payment that fits in your current circumstances.

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. Secured personal loans are also worth considering if you need a new car, or need to make home improvements, or take that luxury holiday of a lifetime. You can borrow any amount from £5,000 to £75,000 and repay it over any period from 5 to 25 years.

Student Loan

A student loan is way of borrowing money to help with the cost of your higher education. Applications are made through your Local Education Authority. A student loan is a way of receiving money to help with your living costs when you’re in higher education. You start paying back the loan once you have finished studying, provided your income has reached a certain level.

Tenant Loan

A tenant loan is an unsecured loan granted to those that do not own their own property. A tenant loan is always unsecured because in most cases, if you are renting your accommodation, you do not have an asset against which you can secure your loan. Tenants sometimes find that some loan companies will only lend money to homeowners. If you are a tenant you need to look for a company, bank or building society willing to give you an unsecured loan.

Unsecured Loan

An unsecured 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. Because you not securing the money you are borrowing, lenders tend to limit the value of unsecured loans to £25,000.

The repayment period will range from anywhere between six months and ten years. Unsecured loans are offered by traditional financial institutions like building societies and banks but also recently by the larger supermarkets chains. An unsecured loan can be used for almost anything – a luxury holiday, a new car, a wedding, or home improvements. It is good for people who are not homeowners and cannot obtain a secured loan for example; a tenant living in rented accommodation.

Unsecured Personal Loan

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. It is good for people who are not homeowners and cannot obtain a secured loan for example; a tenant living in rented accommodation.